Education & Certification
Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay (1975)
National Register Member Since
Marjorie Gans Walters, PhD
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience in both clinical and forensic (court-related) work with families of divorce. My private practice, located until 2013 in Northern California, is now located in Portland, Oregon.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, doing various forms of divorce-related psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Aside from direct clinical services, I do consultation, teaching, supervision of doctoral students, and research.
My longstanding interest in working with high-conflict families of divorce led to substantial experiences with families in which allegations of “alienation” were raised. I developed a sub-specialty working with families in which a child aligns with one parent, and resists or refuses to have contact with the other parent. Along with several colleagues, I formulated an outpatient clinical intervention with these families, called the Multi-Modal Family Intervention (MMFI). This intervention usually involves all family members, and when possible, utilizes a collaborative team of professionals.Learn more about me on my website: www.marjorieganswaltersphd.com
Areas of Expertise
- Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
- Family Therapy (e.g., parent-child problems, divorce with kids, family illness)
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Languages Spoken Other Than English
- Psychodynamic Treatment
American Psychological Association, Life Member
Society for Personality Assessment, Fellow Status
AFCC- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
National Register of Health Service Psychologists,
Marin County Psychological Association (President, 1983; Chairperson, Children and Minorities Committee; Chairperson, Membership Committee; Forensic Committee, ).
Center for the Family in Transition Research Associates
I have a history of volunteering my services pro bono within different community agencies in Northern California. I received an award from the Marin County Mental Health Board for my work with the Marin Organizing Committee in educating the community about mental health issues and needs.
Fee Information/Office Policy
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Health Care Plan Participation
I am not on any insurance panels presently.