Clinical Program Faculty

Rochelle I. Frank, PhD
Adjunct Faculty

BA Psychobiology (Departmental Honors), Wellesley College, 1981
MA Psychology, New York University, 1985
MS Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 1989
PhD Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 1992

Dr. Rochelle Frank completed her internship at the Yale Psychiatric Institute (Yale University School of Medicine), on an inpatient unit for severely disturbed, treatment-resistant adolescents. Throughout her training and career, she has worked in inpatient, out-patient, and residential treatment settings, specializing in mood, anxiety, trauma-related, and comorbid disorders. After her predoctoral fellowship, Dr. Frank was the Supervising Psychologist of a 39-bed inpatient unit for children and adolescents servicing 27 counties in upstate New York. Following her move to California, she was the Chief Psychologist at Seneca Center (San Francisco), a sub-acute residential treatment facility, where she participated in clinical services, program development, and supervision of clinical and support staff. She was Clinical Director of Family Mosaic Project from 1998 - 2006, an intensive care management and wraparound services agency serving severely emotionally disturbed children, youth, and families within the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). During her tenure, she also served on numerous county-wide program and policy development and quality assurance/quality improvement committees for SFDPH. In addition to her training in cognitive-behavioral, compassion-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapies, she has received post-doctoral intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy, prolonged exposure, cognitive-behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy, and radically-open DBT.

Dr. Frank currently maintains a private practice in Oakland, where she provides psychotherapy, clinical consultation, and workshops to both professional and lay audiences. Dr. Frank specializes in evidence-based treatment of complex and co-occurring mood, anxiety, and trauma-related problems in adults and adolescents, and also treats high-conflict couples and families. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Clinical Science Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and also supervises psychiatry fellows at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. In addition to teaching the Advanced Clinical Seminar, Dr. Frank supervises at the Wright Institute Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center and is a Clinical Adviser for Octave Health Group, a state-of-the-art behavioral health services organization that integrates technology and treatment to enhance therapy outcomes. Dr. Frank is co-author of The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning: Practical Guidance for Clinical Decision Making, and a contributing author to S. G. Hofmann & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Beyond the DSM: Toward a Process-Based Alternative to Diagnosis and Mental Health Treatment. She is a past-president of the Alameda County Psychological Association, and currently is a reviewer for the American Psychological Association (publication division) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (conference division).