Theopia Jackson



Theopia Jackson

Program Director/Department Chair

Online Programs
Saybrook University

Theopia Jackson, PhD received her master's degree in clinical psychology from Howard University, Washington DC and doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is currently serving as the Program Director for the Department of Humanistic & Clinical Psychology; previous leadership positions at Saybrook include Academic Advisor, Assistant Academic Dean/Dean of Students, and Assistant Psychology Chair. Dr. Jackson is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland in the Healthy Hearts program; formerly in the Department of Psychiatry and Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and a small private practice. In addition, she is the Co-Chair of the Education & Training committee for the Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. (ABPsi) and the president for the Bay Area chapter. Her other professional affiliations include membership in the Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (co-founding member of the Cultural Accountability Committee), American Psychological Association (Division 32 Society for Humanistic Psychology: Member-at-Large), California Psychological Association (Division VII Diversity and Social Justice: Chair-Elect), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Additionally, she serves on the medical advisory council for Baykids Studios and for the Sickle Cell Community Advisory Council (SCCAC). Dr. Jackson has a long history of providing child, adolescent, and family therapy services, specializing in serving populations coping with chronic illness and complex trauma. She is an accomplished scholar-practitioner and educator who provides cultural competency workshops/seminars/consultation. She has been invited to participate on several national and local California initiatives intended to establish integrative health care that is culturally-attuned and linguistically responsive. Dr. Jackson is a life-learner who believes that professional knowledge both shapes and is shaped by community wisdom. She and her husband of 30+ years are the proud parents of three children, her best teachers. Honoring the spiritual healing of creativity and resiliency, Dr. Jackson espouses: "What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn." ~African proverb

Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD The Wright institute, Berkeley, Ca 1995
MA Howard Universityh, Washington, DC 1986
Clinical Psychologist, California
Curriculum Vitae