A 40th anniversary conference was held at SFGH September 9, 2017.
The purpose of the conference was to recognize the many individuals who obtained clinical psychology research training at UCSF/SFGH for the last four decades. Invited speakers included pre- and postdoctoral Fellows and members of the research teams who carried out the studies in Spanish and English during their training. Dr. Ricardo F. Muñoz and Dr. Jeanne Miranda were their UCSF mentors over the last forty years.

We discussed the importance of education, the value of knowledge, and efforts to share this knowledge first with the diverse low-income patients that San Francisco General Hospital is committed to serve, and then with Spanish- and English-speaking people all over the world.
Our research program's goal has been 1) to prevent and treat depression and 2) to help people quit smoking using psychology and technology to do so. Our work over the years eventually led to the global Internet intervention research program at UCSF/SFGH and now at Palo Alto University's Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health). The manuals we developed are available for downloading at no charge under the Resources Tab at the i4Health website.

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Conference Welcoming Remarks

Ricardo Munoz

Dr. Ricardo F. Muñoz
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology
Palo Alto University
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, UCSF
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Participant Talks, 1977 - 1985 Training Years

Yvette Florez-Ortiz
Yvette Florez-Ortiz, Ph.D.*
Professor, University of California, Davis
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Mike Glish, Ph.D.*
VP, Global Services, Cambium Networks
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Susan Scheidt, Psy.D.
University of California, San Francisco
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Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.*
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles
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Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor, University of California, Davis
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Jacqueline PersonsJacqueline Persons, Ph.D.
Director, Oakland Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center and Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley
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Participant Talks, 1986 - 2000 Training Years

Jeffrey King
Jeffrey M. Ring, Ph.D.*
Principal, Health Management Associates
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Kurt Organista, Ph.D.*
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
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Pamela Balls-Organista, Ph.D.*
Professor and Associate Dean for Social Sciences
University of San Francisco

John McQuaid, Ph.D.*
Professor and Chief of Mental Health
San Francisco VA Health Care System
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Francisca Azocar, Ph.D.*
Vice President Research and Evaluation
Behavioral Health Sciences
Optum – United Health Group
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Laura Kohn-Wood
Laura Kohn-Wood, Ph.D.*
Dean and Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami
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Jeanne Tsai, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
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Participant Talks, 2001 - 2017 Training Years

Guido Urizar
Guido Urizar, Ph.D.*
Professor of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach
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Alinne Barrera
Alinne Barrera, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Palo Alto University
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Yan Leykin, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor, Palo Alto University
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Adrian Aguilera
Adrian Aguilera, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
University of California San Francisco, Psychiatry
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Nancy Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Director, Psychology Clinic

Support Staff for LMHRP (Latino Mental Health Research Program), IWHRC (Internet World Health Research Center), and CPTP (Clinical Psychology Training Program)

Carlos Penilla, DrPh, MS

Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Department of Pediatrics UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital University of California, San Francisco


Paula Valenzuela*
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Luz Marin*
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Angelica Sosa*
Hugo Sosa*  

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*Photos by Mike Glish, Ph.D.
Videos recorded and edited by Rodrigo A. Muñoz
Panorama picture by Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.