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.


Barbara Denny, MSW

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Relationships, clinical hypnotherapy, anxiety disorders, stress and pain management


Barbara Denny has been a faculty mentor with California Southern University for many years. She helped develop the bachelor’s program in psychology as well as many of the graduate-level courses in the department. She also has a thriving private practice, specializing in relationship problems, eating disorders, and job stress. Barbara employs clinical hypnosis techniques for stress, pain control, sleep disorders and habit modification. She is a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marriage and family therapist and is certified in clinical hypnotherapy. Her professional affiliations include membership in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the National Association of Social Workers, the Employee Assistance Professional Association and the Los Angeles Academy of Clinical Hypnosis.

Barbara loves to travel, especially internationally, whether on safari in Africa or hiking through the French countryside.

Educational Background

MSW Social Work, Adelphi University, New York; BA English, Seton Hill College, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught
  • PSY 2102 - Introduction to Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling
  • PSY 2106 - Psychology of Communication
  • PSY 2404 - Crisis Intervention
  • PSY 2410 - Psychology of Adjustment
  • PSY 2411 - Psychology in Business
  • PSY 2505 - Cognition and the Brain


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