Alumni Stories

As I was finishing my psych degree in Fall 1971, I was offered a job as a group counselor for a new (and to be the first) comprehensive alcohol treatment facility in Alaska.   I was able to take...

Normally, I would probably not respond to general invitations of this sort.  But I was surprised, awakened, let us say, by the news that the psychology department will soon be vacating Tolman Hall...

I am an investment consultant for Wedbush Securities. I've been in the business for 31 years after graduating from Cal in 1984 with a BA only; received my Series 7 license in 1986.  There is a lot...

After graduating in 1975 with my Bachelor's in Psychology, I went on and received my Master's and PhD at PGSP (now Palo Alto University). and immediately went into private practice. I basically...

Happy to announce that starting September 1, I'll be the Vice President Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest Health Sciences (University of Toronto), where I'...

I run Marketing and Digital for the Golden State Warriors. That was not by plan but what was by plan was to study Psychology at CAL. I went to a math / science / Computer magnet program in San...

Robert H. Friis—B.A., Psychology, 1964 Robert Friis received his B.A. in psychology in 1964 from Berkeley, and both an M.A. degree in educational psychology (1966) and a Ph.D. in higher...

After finishing a double major in Psychology and Music at Cal, I went on to complete a MA and PhD in Education-School Psychology, also at Cal. I am a credentialed school psychologist and have a...

Currently working at UC Santa Cruz as a trauma informed psychologist in the Student Health & Counseling Dept 

After graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1962, Richard Gatley went on to take an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University. In 1969 he became an Assistant...

I received my BA at Cal and my Ph.D in psychology at UC Davis. I am now an Associate Professor of Psychology at Holy Names University. I received tenure in 2013. I live in Alameda, CA with my...

I'm a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.  As the first (and as yet only) psychologist to receive tenure in the history of the school, I am very busy sharing the insights...

I received my Ph.D. in June, 1955(B.A. in 1949). Taught at Louisians State University, then while children were small did not work professionally until 1967.  In Arizona was Director of Psychology...

Aloha, BA in Psychology, 1991, MA Marriage and Family Therapy, PsyD has given me the opportunity to be part of the Hawaii mental health system for the last 18 years. I have been in community...

I received my undegraduate psych degree in 1976, after taking classes for two yearts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

At the time, I was trying to sort out how I might combine my...

I graduated with an AB in psych from Cal in June 1968.  After doing alternate service as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War I enrolled in the fall of 1971 in graduate program in clinical...

At the age of 41, I decided I would like to get a degree in psychology.  I went 3 years to a community college and transfered in to UC Berkeley at the age of 44.  I graduated in 2 years (2004)...

After Cal, I earned a master's degree in school counseling in Texas, a teaching credential in special education, an educational diagnostician credential, and EdD in Special Education (Teachers...

I received my PhD as a Social Psychologist  in 1964. I took two years iof clinical training, one year at Yale New Haven and one year at Mt Zion in San Fancisco  and then became a liciensed...

I currently work in a residential dual recovery program as a primary counselor, supporting clients with mental health challenges and substance use disorders in their recovery in Monterey County. ...

I graduated in 2009 with a major in psychology and social welfare. I received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012 and am currently pursuing my Psychology doctorate (PsyD) and will be...

What I did with my B.A. in Psychology

My journey began in my pre-teen years with a search for self and a desire to grasp an understanding of humanity.  After...

Psychology Takes You Places!

After graduating from the Psychology Dept. in 1968, I spent several years as the Registrar at the College of the Holy Names in Oakland.  In 1972, soon after the...

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968 with a BA in Psychology. Thus began my journeyinto the field of mental health. I've been a practicing clinician since 1979 in West Los Angeles...

I am a professor of organizational behavior at the Haas School of Business.  My undergraduate training in psychology was pivotal in launching me on this career path.  I took the psych 100 series...

While at Berkeley, I had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in two outstanding labs. I worked on interesting questions including: do powerful people break the bystander effect? What...

After Cal, I earned a Masters degree from CSU East Bay in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling with a PPS Credential. I am a high school counselor. 

I always knew I wanted to work in Student Affairs, so while I was an undergraduate Psych major at Cal, I worked as a Resident Adviser and then a Hall Coordinator in the Residence Halls. After I...

Graduated in 1967 and began teaching in Oakland.  It didn't take long to think "someone ought to be able to run schools better than this"!   So I went back to school in school administration and...

After earning my AB in 1968 I went on to get a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona.  I worked as a clinical psychologist from 1975 until I retired in 2010.  I spent my career...

Earned MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine July 2015. Training in Radiology at University of Washington. 

I continue to use all I gained at Cal, becoming a novelist (2 published to date) and a weekly columnist for the Dunkirk NY Observed. Couldn't have done it without the insight I gained through my...

I received my bachelors degree in Psychology in winter 1961.  I had been in the first group of Honors students in the department (this program was started in the second semester of my junior year...

David continues to maintain his private practice as a psychotherapist in Boston's Back Bay and Financial Districts. He continues to treat individuals, couple's and families from an eclectic base,...

I am a full professor of Psychology at Baruch College, one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. Apparently to make sure that nothing happens in my department that I don't...

Hi folks -- 

Brad Cooke here (cohort of 1996 - graduated 2001). 

I'm currently an assistant professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University in Atlanta GA. Its a terrific...

While in my senior year I started entrepreneur activities with my buddy who was a grad. student at a different department.  I kept doing that after graduating with my B.A. in Psychology, and...

After being on the faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine in the Department of Ambulatory and Community Medicine for 32 years, I retired in 2003 and went to work for what is now Sutter Pacific...

After getting my undergraduate degree at Cal, I got a PhD in Psycholinguistics at Michigan. Am now teaching at Los Angeles Pierce College. My main research interest is musical rhythm. Website:...

I graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1998. I am currently the Family Practice Residency Director at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, CA.

I practiced at an Indian Health...

I graduated in 1968 with my BA in psychology and went to the University of Arkansas and enrolled in their medical technology program.  The draft was after me and medical technology school wasn't...

After graduating with my BA in Psychology at Berkeley in 2004, I entered a PhD program in Social Psychology at UCLA. 

I graduated with my PhD in Social Psychology at UCLA in 2010, and...

Kristel is currently in private practice as a Somatic Psychotherapist in San Francisco.  After graduating from Cal she pursued studies in Yoga, Insight Meditation and Bodywork through a year long...

I have moved back from Cardinal country to Bear Country and I'm establishing a Marriage and Family Therapy practice in the Rockridge area, eventually fading out my Redwood City practice totally to...

Thomas W. Lee (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the Foster School of Business,...

My work on a senior honors thesis at UCB on simulated neural nets got me interested in complex systems generally, and the problem of how best to represent them. I developed a new way to represent...

I am currently a visiting professor in Moscow at the Institute of Psychology,

State Academic University of Humanitarian Sciences, and a distinguished visiting professor at the City...

Alumni Update: I graduated from Cal Berkeley in with dual degrees in Psychology and Architecture. I went on to complete my Masters in Architecture from UT Austin. Though I didn't continue with a...

I graduated from UC Berkeley with an AB in Psychology in 1982.  I went on to get a law degree at the University of Oregon.  For the past 25 years or so, I have been a public defender in the Puget...

Rebecca joined Mathematica Policy Research in July 2011 as a Survey Associate. Over the last two years, she has worked on numerous large-scale data collection projects in the areas of substance...

I recently (July 2013) joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Prior to moving to Vanderbilt, I served as Associate Professor of...

Enrolled in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program in 1972.  Completed Master's Thesis with Prof. Sheldon Zedeck in 1974. Transferred to University of Illinois when I/O program was "...

Teaching mathematics at Lowell High School since 2004, SFUSD since 1989.  Went to Berkeley originally as a Math major, switched to Psychology after meeting Lew Abrams, a brilliant guy with big...

Alan Schwartz (PhD 1997) was named Editor-in-Chief of Medical Decision Making, the journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, in January 2013. Alan continues to pursue his research and...

Hmmm.  Summarize 50 years.  Left Berkeley in 1965.  Received psychology PhD from U. Colorado in 1969.  Spent 30+ years at the University of Michigan-Flint (Departments of Psychology and Resource...

I am currently the William A. Kern Professor of Communications, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. I spent 11 years in Europe (at the Royal Institute of...

 

Good morning:

I am responding to your recent email on career path since graduating from Berkeley.

University of California, Berkeley: Psychology major graduated in 1972....

 

Hello,

I graduated in 1975 from Cal with my A.B. in Psychology.  Thirty-seven years later, here’s an update.  Many thanks, Tom Lee

Thomas W. Lee (Ph.D., University of Oregon...

 

Dear Berkeley Psychology,

I graduated last year from the Psychology Ph.D. program and am currently a post-doc fellow at Johns Hopkins University doing research
on stroke...

 

How Creative Maladjustment Helped Me Change America's Education System, John Laue, Joelmobius@aol.com, (831) 684-0854

         As I write...

Dear Dr .Ivry:

 Thank you so much for developing PsychologiCAL and including me on you rmailing list! 

It has been interesting to learn of...