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Matthew R. Mock

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Dr. Matthew R. Mock received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brown University and his Doctorate and Masters degrees in clinical and consulting psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). He is the Director of the Center for Multicultural Development with the California Institute for Mental Health. Located in Sacramento, CiMH provides training and technical assistance to counties all across the State. Prior to this, Dr. Mock was Director of the Family, Youth, Children's and Multicultural Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health Division where he was practicing for over 20 years. He was also Director of the Cross Cultural Program, and Professor of Psychology with the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at John F. Kennedy University focusing on diverse children and families. As an Adjunct Faculty with the California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, he focuses on the teaching of socio-cultural and psychotherapeutic considerations with Asian-Pacific Americans. He is a former officer for the national Asian American Psychological Association and past Chair of Public Interest and Co-Chair of the Ethnic Diversity Committee for the California Psychological Association. He currently serves on several national boards.

Dr. Mock has worked with several universities and colleges extensively providing psychotherapy, consultation and training on multiculturalism, clinical interventions with Asian-American families and ethnic children, immigration, treatment of trauma, interracial relationships and biracial identity. He has given dynamic, invited presentations locally, nationally and internationally to community groups, universities, at conferences and on television and radio. His workshops and trainings consistently received the highest ratings by participants.

Dr. Mock is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the 1994 Cultural and Economic Diversity Award by the American Family Therapy Academy and the 2000 Cultural Competence Award (California). He is third generation Chinese American and highly committed to diversity, social justice, equity, cultural competence, eliminating disparities and community issues.

Partial List of Publications

Mock, M. (2008) Visioning Social Justice: Narratives of Diversity, Social Location and Personal Compassion. In M. McGoldrick and K. Hardy (Eds.) Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2006) Asian American Families: An Overview. In M. McGoldrick, J.K. Pearce, and J. Giordano (Eds.) Ethnicity and Family Therapy (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2006) Chinese American Families. In M. McGoldrick, J.K. Pearce, and J. Giordano (Eds.) Ethnicity and Family Therapy (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2005) Personal Compassion and Alliance Building. In S. K. Anderson and V. A. Middleton (Eds.) Explorations in Privilege, Oppression, and Diversity, Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole

Mock, M. (2002) Cultural Sensitivity, Relevance, and Competence in School Mental Health. In M. Weist, S. Evans and N. Lever (Eds.) Handbook of School Mental Health, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Mock, M. (1999) Cultural Competency: Acts of Justice in Community Mental Health. In M. Mock, L. Hill and D. Tucker (Eds.) Breaking Barriers: Psychology in the Public Interest, Sacramento, CA: California Psychological Association

Mock, M. (1999) Developing Cultural Proficiency in Clinical Practice In M. Mock, L. Hill and D. Tucker (Eds.) Breaking Barriers: Psychology in the Public Interest, Sacramento, CA: California Psychological Association

Mock, M. (1998) Clinical Reflections of Refugee Families: Transforming Crises Into Opportunities. In M. McGoldrick (Ed.) Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice, New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (1997) The Meaning of Cultural Competence: Voices of Reality, Voices of New Vision. In R. Hampton and T. Gullotta (Eds.). Promoting Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Understanding and Reconciliation, Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Wong, L. and Mock, M. (1997) Developmental and Life Cycle Issues of Asian Amercians: Asian American Young Adults. In E. Lee (Ed.) Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians, New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2008) Visioning Social Justice: Narratives of Diversity, Social Location and Personal Compassion. In M. McGoldrick and K. Hardy (Eds.) Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2006) Asian American Families: An Overview. In M. McGoldrick, J.K. Pearce, and J. Giordano (Eds.) Ethnicity and Family Therapy (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2006) Chinese American Families. In M. McGoldrick, J.K. Pearce, and J. Giordano (Eds.) Ethnicity and Family Therapy (2nd ed.), New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (2005) Personal Compassion and Alliance Building. In S. K. Anderson and V. A. Middleton (Eds.) Explorations in Privilege, Oppression, and Diversity, Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole

Mock, M. (2002) Cultural Sensitivity, Relevance, and Competence in School Mental Health. In M. Weist, S. Evans and N. Lever (Eds.) Handbook of School Mental Health, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Mock, M. (1999) Cultural Competency: Acts of Justice in Community Mental Health. In M. Mock, L. Hill and D. Tucker (Eds.) Breaking Barriers: Psychology in the Public Interest, Sacramento, CA: California Psychological Association

Mock, M. (1999) Developing Cultural Proficiency in Clinical Practice In M. Mock, L. Hill and D. Tucker (Eds.) Breaking Barriers: Psychology in the Public Interest, Sacramento, CA: California Psychological Association

Mock, M. (1998) Clinical Reflections of Refugee Families: Transforming Crises Into Opportunities. In M. McGoldrick (Ed.) Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice, New York: Guilford Press.

Mock, M. (1997) The Meaning of Cultural Competence: Voices of Reality, Voices of New Vision. In R. Hampton and T. Gullotta (Eds.). Promoting Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Understanding and Reconciliation, Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Wong, L. and Mock, M. (1997) Developmental and Life Cycle Issues of Asian Amercians: Asian American Young Adults. In E. Lee (Ed.) Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians, New York: Guilford Press.