Many Distinguished and Accomplished Graduates
When they graduate from the Professional School of Psychology, our mature and accomplished students tend to move on to even higher and more distinctive levels of responsibility and influence. One of our graduates has served as Deputy Director of the Department of Mental Health for the State of California (overseeing all State Mental Hospitals); another has established the first freestanding graduate school of psychology in Eastern Europe. One of our graduates is a Professor of Psychology at a major medical school in California, while yet another heads the Department of Psychology at the Northern California campus of an internationally-known university.
One of our graduates is both a pharmacist and psychologist. Her book on psychopharmacology is an international best-seller. Another of the women who recently graduated from PSP will be uniquely combining her degree and license as a nurse practitioner with her license as a psychologist. One of our current students is a very successful physician, who will be combining her medical experience and license with a degree and license as a clinical psychologist. Another is the first African-Canadian vice president of a Canadian university A third PSP student has been appointed Chief of Police in a major California city. There are very few (if any) Chiefs of Police with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology.
Two of our graduates are pastors who have integrated their work in the church with clinical psychological services. Another graduate is a full Professor of Literature at a major Midwest university who wishes to work with men with prostate cancer; yet another of our graduates is integrating her work in California prisons with her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Many of our other students and graduates own their own consulting firms and are working with organizations throughout the world.
A Featured Alumnus: Marcia Reynolds
On this web-site we are pleased to briefly descrbe the accomplishments of one of our graduates. We periodically change the alumnus we are featuring so that we can do justice to the remarkable record of our many graduates.
Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC, is considered an expert on how the brain works by her clients world-wide. In addition to coaching executives in multi-national companies, she travels around the world speaking and teaching classes in leadership, emotional intelligence and communications. Excerpts from her book Outsmart Your Brain have appeared in many places including Fortune magazine, Harvard Communications Newsletter, Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Dr. Reynolds has appeared on ABC World News, National Public Radio, and Japan Nightly News.
Marcia is a pioneer in the coaching profession and a past president of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She was one of the first one hundred people to earn the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC). Marcia’s doctoral degree at PSP was in Organizational Psychology and her dissertation concerned needs of the current generation of high-achieving women in the workplace. She recently completed a book for these women, called Wander Women, which was released by Berrett-Koehler in 2010.