Clinical Adjunct Faculty
- Los Angeles
- Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Gregory Canillas, Ph.D. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Los Angeles campus. Dr. Canillas' clinical work and research has focused on children and adolescents, children in foster care, family systems, domestic violence/trauma, couples therapy/relationship issues and LGBTQ clients. He has previously served on the faculty of Pepperdine and National Universities, where he taught in the MFT program. He also previously served as Program Director at a non profit mental health agency, where he oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, the CALWORKS mental health and the Homeless CALWORKS Families Project. Dr. Canillas has also served a Clinical Psychologist with Roybal Family Mental Health and MacLaren Children's Center, which are programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Canillas has worked in a variety of capacities with adults, college students, as well as with children, adolescents and families involved in the foster care system, including as a Children's Social Worker with the Department of Children and Family Services, and later as the Clinical Director of a family preservation program. He has also served as a program director of a pregnant/parenting adolescent program. Dr. Canillas served as a Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University, where he taught in the undergraduate psychology program, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles Southwest College and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Canillas also serves at Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Children in Long Beach, California. As a Commissioner, he is charged with developing services and programs for children, youth and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for this population. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, Asian American Psychological Association and Association of Black Psychologists.
- Education History
Degree Institution B.A. Psychology & American History University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California M.A. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Ph.D. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
- Professional Memberships
- Community Involvement
Role Organization Commissioner Commission on Youth and Children, City of Long Beach
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Addiction/Substance Abuse Co-occurring Disorders Child & Adolescent Development Adolescence Discipline Identity Development Media Influence Parenting Styles School Issues (Bullying) Social Development Social Development Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Addictions DSM/Diagnosis Psychopathology Stress/Coping Substance-Related Disorders Trauma/PTSD Diversity African American Psychology Community Mental Health Cultural Issues Diversity Issues GLBT Identity Models Latino/a Mental Health Multicultural Training Racial Identity Development Religion and Spirituality Social Justice and Advocacy Domestic Violence Child Abuse Dating Violence Elder Abuse Perpetrator Treatment Same Sex Domestic Violence Spousal/Partner Abuse Marriage & Family Couples Counseling Family Reunification Family Therapy Foster Care Parenting Relationships and Dating Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology Subdisciplines - Marriage and Family PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention Sexuality/Gender Issues LGBTQ Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Family Systems Theory Multicultural psychology
Title Location Date LGBTQ Adolescents in Foster Care: Strategies for Emancipating from the Child Welfare System. Poster Session presented at the annual Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Honolulu, HI 2016, January A Holistic Approach to Treating Substance Abuse Disorders. Workshop presented at the annual Hawaii University International Conference on the Arts, Social Sciences & Education Honolulu, HI 2016, January Sticks and Stones: Treating Verbal Abuse in Couple Therapy. Workshop presented at the annual Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Honolulu, HI 2016, January Treating the Psychological Effects of Verbal Abuse in Children and Adolescents. Workshop presented at the annual Center for Scholastic Inquiry & International Research Conference Charleston, South Carolina 2015, October Culture and Health. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Black Psychologists Las Vegas, NV 2015, July This Too Shall Pass: The Role of Spirituality in Grief and Loss with Black Women: Panel session presented at Black Women for Wellness Los Angeles, CA 2014, November Prevention of Trafficking in High Risk Males: Issues in working with Gay youth involved in sex trafficking. Symposium presented at SAFE conference. Oak Lawn/Chicago, IL 2014, October Panelist, Effective Treatment Strategies: Working with LGBT clients in therapy. Panel session presented at California Lutheran University Cultural Diversity Seminar Thousand Oaks, CA 2013, April
Canillas, G. (2015, July). Rise and Fall.Ebony, 70(9), 35.
Canillas, G.. (2015). Stress Management Techniques for Foster Parents. Fostering Families Today. 15 (5). 56-69.
- Media Exposure
"How I Got Out of My Own Damn Way", Get Out of Your Own Damn Way JamSessions with Krylyn Peters, www.krylyn.com, August 13, 2015.
"Dating & Relationships: A Christian Perspective. GFem Radio with Femi Ogunjinmi,www.gfemspeaks.com, June 25, 2015.
"Lessons on Forgiveness", PSYCH 1 on 1 with Julie-Ann Goode,www.skidrowstudios.com, June 22, 2015.
"How to Avoid Dating a Psycho Chick," The Rob Aguilar Show: The Podcast for Today's Man, www.robaguilarshow.com , June 8, 2015
"Get Hired or Die Tryin'", This Weird Thing Called Life with David Jay & Nadia Dawson, www.thisweirdthingcalledlife.com, June 2, 2015.
"Community Violence & Trauma", PSYCH 1 on 1 with Julie-Ann Goode, www.skidrowstudios.com, June 1, 2015.
"Finding One's Passions", Consciously Speaking with Michael Neeley, www.michaelneeley.com, May 20, 2015.
"Dating & Relationship Tips", The Wellness Ultimatum with Omar Cumberbatch, www.thewellnessultimatum.com , May 14, 2015.
"Finding Your Bliss: Creating the Life You Want", PSYCH 1 on 1, Skidrowstudios.com, December 22, 2014.
"Essence Readers on Career Success", Essence.com, July 2013.
"Deception with Keith Barry", Discovery Channel, July 2010.