Clinical Program Faculty

Oscar Ureño, PsyD
Adjunct Faculty

BA Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, 2004
PsyD Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2012

Dr. Oscar Ureño is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and families with an emphasis on working with historically underrepresented and underresourced communities. He completed his predoctoral internship at UC Davis in the Counseling and Psychological Services department, where his clinical work primarily focused on addressing the mental health needs of African American and Latinx students. He completed his postdoctoral training at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ureño has provided clinical services in various settings, including hospitals, community mental health agencies, and schools. His clinical work is centered on Social Justice values, empowering clients by providing clinical interventions that employ a strength-based approach and focusing on prevention by taking existing mental health models and redefining them to fit the needs of the community.

Dr. Ureño's clinical approach with youth always includes supporting the family and a school system to affect real, lasting change. In addition to his part-time faculty position with the Wright Institute, Dr. Ureño oversees the Practicum Training Program and the development and implementation of mental health services available at Leadership Public Schools (LPS). LPS is a network of public charter schools in the East Bay and maintains a limited private practice. Dr. Ureño is a first-generation Mexican American immigrant and the first in his family to graduate from high school and attend college.