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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Interim Dean


Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Social Psychology

Research Cluster: Gender

Writing Workshop

Psychology of women, including role strain, work, and health; gender roles; issues relevant to the practice of professional psychology; graduate education

Tori, C.D., & Ducker, D.G. (2004). Sustaining the commitment to multiculturalism: A longitudinal study of a graduate psychology program. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 649-657.

Ducker, D.G., & Tori, C.D. (2001). The reliability and validity of a multicultural assessment instrument developed for a graduate program in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32, 425-432.

Porter, N., Ducker, D.G., Ferrell, H.E., & Henton, L. (2001). Exploring the rift: An intergenerational dialogue about feminism. Women & Therapy, 23, 57-58.

Ducker, D.G. (2004, May). Children's and mothers' coping during mothers' treatment for breast cancer. Poster at the Western Psychological Association Convention. Tucson, AZ.

Ducker, D.G. (2003, May). Longitudinal view of graduate students' reactions to a diversity mission. Paper at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, CN.

Ducker, D.G., & Levine, E. (2003, September). Children's stress during mother treatment for cancer. Poster and presentation at the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Symposium, San Diego, CA.

Tori, C.D., & Ducker, D.G. (2002, February). Then multicultural education of graduate students in psychology: A quantitative and qualitative outcome study. Presentation at the 9th Annual Diversity Conference, San Diego, CA

Ducker, D.G. (2001, August). Experiences of a diverse sample of women with multiple roles. Paper at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Ducker, D.G. (2000, January). Experiences of discrimination in psychology graduate education. Paper at the International Conference on Women In Higher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Academic History and Background

PhD, City University of New York, 1974

Licensed Psychologist in California

Professional Practice and Community Service

Program evaluation and consultation

Kimberly Leicester. Perfectionism in college students: Parental perfectionism, parental authority styles, and interactions with parents and students' self esteem and grade point average

Wanda Rieman. The Rorschach texture response: A construct validation study

Danielle Doan. Couples' sexuality: Relation to gender role attitudes and division of household labor

Richanne Sniezak. Parental criticism and eating disturbances in adolescent females: Implications for multifaceted eating disorder prevention program

Tracy Ryaru. The Rorschach active-passive movement response: A concurrent validation study

Bio and Links

Dr. Dalia Ducker currently serves as Interim Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. She has been a faculty member at CSPP since 1977 and a professor since 1991. She was CSPP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2014, after serving as program director of the CSPP-San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD program since 2003. As a faculty member, she has held a range of leadership roles, including serving as chair of the campus faculty assembly for eight years and chair of the campus performance evaluation review committee for five years. She was a founding member and the first chair of the school-wide faculty senate. From 1998 to 2001, she was a faculty representative to the Alliant Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ducker received her PhD in Social Psychology in 1974 from the City University of New York. Her research has focused on employed women with multiple roles, attitudes and stereotypes regarding women leaders, and role modeling and mentoring for professionals. In 2001, she was a co-principal investigator on a study of adolescent children of women in treatment for breast cancer, funded by Breast Cancer Research Program, Office of the President, University of California. She has also conducted research on assessing educational effectiveness, evaluation of dissertations, and reactions to the school’s diversity mission.