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.


Christine Tanimura, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Attachment, psychological testing, children and adolescents


Dr. Tanimura has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2007. Her clinical experience consists of therapeutic treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults, peer supervision for assessment cases, and conducting trainings for staff as well as parent trainings. Christine has worked in a variety of settings, which include private practice, a non-profit community agency, a non-public school, Headstart, an outpatient and inpatient psychiatric medical center, and a maternity group home, assisting clients from various multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She recently worked at a private non-profit community agency (Airport Marina Counseling Service), where she developed the psychological testing program, as well as provided supervision to interns, conducted trainings, administered psychological tests, provided psychotherapy to families, conducted intakes, and coordinated intern trainings. Additionally, she has worked as an Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, where she taught Personality II, Assessment and Treatment Planning, Psychological Testing, and Child and Adolescent Development classes.

Educational Background

PsyD and MA Psychology, Pepperdine University, California; BA Psychology, Occidental College, California

Courses Taught
  • PSY 87500 - Advanced Theories of Personality


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