Gerardo Canul

Gerardo Canul

Department Faculty
  • Department Faculty
    Associate Professor,

    Applied Clinical Psychology

  • The Chicago School Irvine
Applied Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
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A licensed clinical psychologist with several years of teaching experience, Dr. Canul brings a balance of theory and practical information to the classroom. In addition to the courses he teaches, Dr. Canul is part of The Chicago School's Latino Mental Health Initiative in LA/Orange County. In this capacity, he helps build community relationships that provide students with community service opportunities throughout the region. Dr. Canul also provides mental health and consulting services to individuals, agencies, and Courts throughout the Southern California area. He is currently researching non-traditional interventions in Latino mental health-using images to facilitate the identification and expression of experiences and emotions.

  • B.A., Dance, University of California, Irvine
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Washington State University
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington State University
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist-California
Areas Of Expertise

Courses Taught

  • Law and Ethics 
  • Diagnostic Intake 
  • Aging • Multicultural 
  • Professional Development 
  • Latino Psychology


Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.

A: I believe that it is important to integrate a balance of theory and practical information in teaching. My role is not only to provide the classroom experience but also to give students the opportunity for community outreach.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.

A: To effectively help clients it is crucial to have knowledge of and to then implement the latest demonstrated evidence-based interventions.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?

A: Giving back to the community has always been important to me and psychology provides me with another opportunity to serve the community.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?

A: Apply yourself and learn all that you can-this is how you will find your passion.