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MICHELLE D. GANNON, Ph.D.
417 Spruce Street
San Francisco, California  94118

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2016- present Rising Strong™ Workshop Leader- Workshops based on the work of Brené Brown and led by Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. & Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW (San Francisco, Marin, Esalen & Internationally) RiseStrongWorkshop.com
  • 1993- present Psychologist – San Francisco Private Practice

 – Individual and Couples Therapy (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2012- present Certified Supervisor & Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Certified Daring Way™ & Rising Strong™ Facilitator
  • 2012- present Hold Me Tight® Workshop Leader for Couples: 
Couples Workshops based on Attachment Theory and the Emotionally 
Focused Therapy (EFT) Model and the work of Sue Johnson and led by Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. & Sam Jinich, Ph.D. (San Francisco, Marin, Esalen & Internationally) HoldMeTightWorkshop.com
  • 1999- 2016 Marriage Prep 101 Founder & Leader: Award winning Marriage Prep 101 Workshops for Engaged, Newlywed and Seriously Dating Couples. Led by Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. & Patrick Gannon, Ph.D.
  • 1997-2001 Couples Communication Instructor Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1996-1998 Adjunct Clinical Faculty California School of Professional Psychology   (Alameda, CA)
  • 1993-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Oakland, CA)
  • 1992-1993 Psychology Intern California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco,CA)
  • 1990-1991 Psychology Intern CSPP-Psychological Services Center   (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1989-1991 Counselor Gladman Memorial Hospital (Oakland, CA)
  • 1989-1990 Family Therapist Intern North Peninsula Family Alternatives   (Millbrae, CA)
  • 1985- 1987 Milieu Therapist Grant Center Psychiatric Hospital (Miami, Florida)
  • 1986-1987 Senior Counselor with Gifted Children University of Toronto Summer Academy (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1986-1987 Coordinator of Peer Counseling Service University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1986- 1987 Academic Director University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1985-1986 Exceptionality in Human Learning Practicum Mississauga Hospital, Infant Stimulation Program (Mississauga, Canada)
  • 1984- 1986 Residence Advisor University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)  RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1994 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco -Member of research team studying medical and   psychological issues of sexual abuse survivors.
  • 1992 Doctoral Dissertation “Child Psychotherapy Outcome: An Evaluation of a School-based Psychotherapy Program”
  • 1990 Stanford University, Children’ Health Council -Research assistant in a psychotherapy program evaluation
  • 1990 Dunsmuir Research Project -Member of research team evaluating the psychological and physiological effects of a toxic spill into the   Sacramento river.
  • 1989 University of California, San Francisco Adolescents and Families Project (NIMH funded project) -Member of research team evaluating interactions of   substance abusing adolescents and their families.
  • 1986 University of Toronto Psychology Thesis:  “Test Anxiety and Intrinsic Motivation in College Students”

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • 1994 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco
 – Member of research team studying medical and psychological issues of sexual abuse survivors.
  • 1992 Doctoral Dissertation

 “Child Psychotherapy Outcome: An Evaluation of a School-based Psychotherapy Program”
  • 1990 Stanford University, Children’ Health Council 
- Research assistant in a psychotherapy program evaluation
  • 1990 Dunsmuir Research Project

 – Member of research team evaluating the psychological and physiological effects of a toxic spill into the Sacramento river.
  • 1989 University of California, San Francisco

 – Adolescents and Families Project (NIMH funded project)
-Member of research team evaluating interactions of substance abusing adolescents and their families.
  • 1986 University of Toronto – 

Psychology Thesis: “Test Anxiety and Intrinsic
 Motivation in College Students”

ADDITIONAL TEACHING AND SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

  • 2014-present San Francisco Center for EFT Faculty  – Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)- Forgiveness Training for Therapists – Attunement Training for Therapists – EFT Certification Intensive – Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Advanced Core Skills
  • 2002 Presenter – 
Smart Marriages National Conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1997-2001 Couples Communication Instructor
 – Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2000-2001 Board Member & Newsletter Co-Editor
 – San Francisco Psychological Association
  • 1996 Adjunct Clinical Faculty
 – California School of Professional Psychology
  • 1996 Guest Lecturer
 – California School of Professional Psychology
Child Abuse Workshop
  • 1996 Guest Lecturer
 – New College of California
 – Couples Therapy
  • 1996 Guest Lecturer
 – California School of Professional Psychology
 Observation and Interviewing Skills
  • 1995 Guest Presenter – 
California School of Professional Psychology 
”Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)”
  • 1995 Workshop Leader – 
Alumnae Resources, Career Development Center – 
”Coping with the Stress of a Job Search”
  • 1995 Guest Presenter
 – Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
” – Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)”
  • 1990 Teaching Assistant
 – California School of Professional Psychology
 – Intelligence Testing Practicum
  • 1987 Teaching Assistant
 – University of Toronto
 – Introductory Psychology Class

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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