Clinical Program Faculty

Becky Pizer, PsyD
Half-Time Institute Faculty

BA Women's Studies, Yale University, 1991
PsyD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1999

Dr. Pizer’s clinical background is primarily in community mental health with a focus on supporting underserved families. After working with young people and their families in school, inpatient, residential, and various outpatient settings, she served as the training director at Alameda Family Services from 2000 – 2007.

Since coming to the Wright Institute in 2007, Dr. Pizer has provided clinical services and consultation at community agencies such as Options Recovery Services, A Home Within, Family Builders, and Witness to Witness. She conducts ongoing consultation groups and annual training for clinical supervisors. Her areas of interest include narrative therapy, foster and adoptive family support, multiculturalism and inclusion, and substance abuse treatment.

Dr. Pizer is the chair of the Board of BAPIC (Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative), which she co-founded in 2008. She also serves on the Board of Division II (Education and Training) for CPA (California Psychological Association). Other professional memberships include AFTA (American Family Therapy Academy), AFTNC (Association of Family Therapists of Northern California), and Diversity 2020. Presentation topics at national conferences include the Wright Institute Mentoring Program (NCSPP presidential address, 2016), teaching multicultural psychology (APA, 2018), supporting student leadership (National Multicultural Conference and Summit, 2019), and decreasing mental health stigma in STEM (SACNAS, 2018).