Terry Masi, MFT has been employed by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since October of 2009 and is currently the Senior Director of training for the department of Applied Professional Practice.
A graduate of California State University, Los Angeles where her focus was on Health Psychology Ms. Masi conducted original research, using the Health Belief model of behavior to examine behavioral patterns, which emerged as a result of 9/11. She was awarded the Symposium of Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Award and presented the study at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association.
During her internship Ms. Masi served as director of the outpatient substance abuse program for California Graduate Institute, as well as resident therapist for L.A. Goal an organization working to empower adults with Developmentally Disabilities. During her internship at L.A. Goal Ms. Masi contributed a case study to a book chapter. The Book entitled “Falling through the Cracks: Psychodynamic Practice with Vulnerable and Oppressed Populations” was published this past year.
In addition to her work at The Chicago School, Ms.Masi maintains a private practice working with a variety of patients including those recovering from addiction. Her referrals include patients from the UCLA Liver Transplant Unit, attorneys, and Addiction Specialists.
- 2011 Co-Occurring Disorders, SAMI
- 2010 Motivational Interviewing, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology workshop for LAPD
- 2008 Proposal for Liver Transplant Patients, Pre and Post-op care, UCLA, Westwood
- 2003 - present- Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- 2008 - present- Member Los Angeles Chapter California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- 2008 - 2009- Board Member Los Angeles Chapter California Association of Marriage and Family Please
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: In practicum class simulating real life clinical experiences through didactics and case presentation.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: A personal experience. I was part of a mentoring program for pregnant teenagers. The girl I was working with had an opportunity to go to college that included on-site child care. The weekend before she was to leave she ran away with a drug dealer. I never considered she was not prepared to make this change in her life. I knew the answer to that question was in psychology.
Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology?
A: Take advantage of every opportunity both on campus and in the professional community.