Dr. Rachel Stein:
Assistant Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Rachel Stein
Assistant Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences

B.A. San Diego State University
M.Ed. Springfield College
M.A. California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles
Psy.D. California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles

Dr. Stein has over 23 years of experience in the field of psychology, both clinically and academically. She was awarded the only full-time teaching fellowship in her department during her master’s program at Springfield College. She has worked within several in-patient facilities where she conducted mental health and chemical dependency triage intakes and assessments. She was the lead therapist, supervising two treatment teams providing therapeutic services within a level 12 residential treatment facility for high-risk adolescents referred by the Department of Probation and the Department of Children’s Services.

She completed her clerkship at the UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities, where she was an advocate for student rights, worked to help students receive their accommodations, and where she conducted diagnostic and character pathology assessments. She finished her pre-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in their high-risk youth program and the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

Dr. Stein has authored a manual developed for a therapist to conduct group intervention for female adolescents who have been victims of acquaintance rape, and has stayed actively involved within the arena of domestic violence and violence against women as an invited panelist, educating and speaking on the “Link” for various symposiums nationwide.

She was the founder and facilitator of a Positive Parenting program within several cities in the Orange County area. She’s held positions on boards of local foundations and school councils, working with administrators, teachers, community leaders, and local school districts, remaining active in the realm of public education.

Dr. Stein is Associate Faculty and a designated Subject Matter Expert for University of Phoenix, online campus, where she instructs courses in both their Psychology and their Applied Psychology with a concentration in Media and Technology programs. She is also currently a Trainer and Curriculum Designer for Law Enforcement Training Solutions (LETS), LLC, which offers corporate courses for professional development as well as a variety of BSCC-STC and POST certified courses for law enforcement personnel to help keep them current with their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Areas of Specialization

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Forensics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Psychopathology


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