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Dr. Matthew Mock, LMFT

Dr. Matthew Mock, LMFT
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3430

Dr. Matthew Mock is a distinguished expert on the relevance of cultural competency, ethnicity and multiculturalism in psychotherapy with children and families. As a Professor, he teaches courses including Theory and Practice of Community Mental Health, Multi-Cultural Competence in Counseling and Community Practice, Clinical Skills A: Self as Clinician, and the Diversity Awareness Workshop.

Most recently, Dr. Mock was Director of the Center for Multicultural Development (CMD) with the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) in Sacramento. He also served as the Director for the Family, Youth and Children's Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health and Ethnic Services Manager system-wide, while teaching as adjunct faculty for the MA in Counseling Psychology Program at JFK University for the past two decades.

Dr. Mock received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and his B.A. from Brown University. He has served on many boards including the Asian American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association for whom he was the Chair of the Public Interest Division and the American Family Therapy Academy and was an active member of the Cultural Competence Advisory Committee for State DMH that set Statewide standards for county programs. Dr. Mock often gives presentations locally and nationally to community groups, universities, at conferences, on television and radio, and has written on many subject areas.

As a third generation Chinese-American, Dr. Mock is highly committed to diversity training, consultation and community issues. In addition to teaching and public appearances, Dr. Mock continues a private practice as a psychotherapist and consultant in Berkeley, California.


B.A., Brown University, 1977
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1984
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1991