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Ann Garland, PhD

Ann Garland is the Founding Chair of the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. Dr. Garland’s research is designed to improve mental health care for children and families by bridging the gap between science and community practice. Her scholarly work addresses topics such as improving access to mental health care, reducing racial and ethnic disparities in care and implementing evidence-based practice. She has developed strong collaborative partnerships with a wide variety of community mental health providers to conduct relevant, applied research and has earned over $10 million in funding support from N.I.H., as well as state and local public service agencies. As a licensed Psychologist, Dr. Garland is active in clinical teaching for counselors and therapists at USD. She is widely published (over 100 peer-reviewed publications) and serves on multiple editorial and advisory boards. Dr. Garland received her PhD in Clinical & Community Psychology from Yale University, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

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