Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Behavioral Sciences Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences are skilled and experienced clinicians as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in clinical practice today.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Ron Muchnick, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Brief therapy outcomes, marriage and family issues, depression, anxiety and trauma


Dr. Ron Muchnick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is a passionate supporter of distance learning.

Dr. Muchnick also maintains a private practice in San Diego, CA. He specializes in working with marriage and family issues, ADHD, the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma, blended family and divorce issues, single parenting, and workplace issues. Dr. Muchnick is the author of Self Coaching: How to S.O.L.V.E Your Personal and Workplace Issues.

Dr. Muchnick’s interests include traveling, grandparenting, tennis, reading, and enjoying the beach.

Educational Background

PhD Marriage and Family Therapy, MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Florida; BS Business and Public Administration, University of Missouri

Courses Taught
  • PSY 86508 - Cross Cultural Mores and Values
  • PSY 86532 - Family Systems Theory
  • PSY 86801 - Therapeutic Boundaries
  • PSY 87507 - Human Sexuality
  • PSY 87508A - Cultural Diversity
  • PSY 87509 - Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems
  • PSY 87514 - Brief Therapy
  • PSY 87515 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 87537 - Psychology of Chronic Illness
  • PSY 87701 - Physiological Psychology


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