Cris Scaglione

Cris Scaglione

Department Faculty
  • Core Faculty
    MFT department
  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
617 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90017
617 W 7th St
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Cris Scaglione obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2010. She is part of the core faculty in the MFT department of the Westwood campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is Vice chair of the SAC committee, and member of the IRB, Research and Eudemonia (positive psychology research) committees. She is faculty advisor to the Humanistic/Existential club, and regularly provides dissertation assistance to a broad cross section of students from any Chicago School department.

Her main area of expertise is in neuropsychology, including assessment, rehabilitation and therapy with survivors of head injury, stroke and other neurological impairments. She has worked with chronic mentally ill older adults, as well as learning disabled and dual-diagnosis children and adults, including veterans. She also has a wide range of interests and experience, colored by a background in anthropology, music, and concern with social justice, especially the rights of disabled and LGBT communities. Her therapy style incorporates object relations with cognitive and mindfulness strategies.

  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • APS (Association for Psychological Science)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Select Presentations

  • Trickster as Teacher and Healer
  • Chronic neuropsychological effects of emotional trauma.

Select Publications

  • Reinhard, M. J., Satz, P., Scaglione, C. A., D'Elia, L. F., Hinkin, C. H., Arita, A., Rassovsky, Y., Thrasher, D. & Ordog, G. (2007). Neuropsychological exploration of alleged mold neurotoxicity. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 533-543.

Community Involvement

  • Behavioral health working group of the USC Veteran’s Intitiative
  • Speaking at head injury support groups 
  • Singing in Vox Femina Los Angeles