Clinical Program Faculty

Sharon Tyson, PhD
Adjunct Faculty

BA Psychology, The University of Michigan, 1980
MA Clinical Psychology, The California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1984
PhD Clinical Psychology, The California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1987

As a leader in psychology, Dr. Sharon Tyson has trained and supervised hundreds of doctoral level graduate students learning psychotherapy. She completed her predoctoral internship at St. Mary's Medical Center and postdoctoral residency at Ross General Hospital. Early in her career she was employed as the Assistant Training Director and then Training Director at St. Mary's Medical Center where she also worked as an Attending Psychologist on the Adolescent Inpatient Unit. She taught several courses at The University of San Francisco including Child Psychopathology and Lifespan Development. From 2004 - 2017, she was the Training Director and Chief Psychologist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. While at CPMC, she developed an APA internship program that received full accreditation in 2015, establishing the program as the largest psychodynamic APA internship in the country. She also served as the Director of CPMC's Employee Assistance Program. In addition to her work at the medical centers, she has maintained an outpatient psychotherapy practice since 1988, first in San Francisco and now in Berkeley. She currently works as a consultant for Bay Psychiatric Associates. Her clinical interests include psychology training, psychodynamic theory and technique, couples therapy, psychotherapy with adolescents and young adults, and women's mental health.

Dr. Tyson won numerous awards including the Community Service Award - Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2016), the Outstanding Teacher, Mentor, and Supervisor--California Pacific Medical Center (2015), and the Outstanding Training Director--California Pacific Medical Center (2005).