CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Victoria Bloom, MS

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Trauma, attachment, altruism, mind-body connections, spirituality, assessment, ethics.


Victoria Bloom is a licensed clinical psychologist. In addition to being a founding member of the faculty at CalSouthern, Dr. Bloom has a successful private practice in Irvine, California. Treating adults, couples and adolescents, Dr. Bloom specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma, and parenting challenges and attachment problems. She is certified in hypnosis and EMDR and has had extensive training and experience in the area of psychological testing and assessment. She worked for many years at inpatient psychiatric facilities, managing groups for both adults and adolescents.

Her interests include home-schooling her five- and eight-year-old daughters, horseback riding, gardening, reading, and traveling.

Educational Background

MS Psychology and BS Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles

Courses Taught
  • MFT 86504 - Ethical Issues in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
  • MFT 86510 - Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • MFT 86510.1 - Child Abuse Reporting
  • MFT 86513 - Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • PSY 2301 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • PSY 2302 - Basic Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 2403 - Ethical and Professional Issues
  • PSY 86502 - Counseling Theories and Strategies
  • PSY 86505 - Theories of Human Development and Functioning
  • PSY 86506 - Psychopathology
  • PSY 86801 - Therapeutic Boundaries