Dr. Phaizon Rhys Wood is a Senior JONES Certified Consultant. He is a psychotherapist with the UCLA Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Health Service and an educator who has dedicated his talents and energy to the challenges facing health and healthcare, higher education and education reform, and private practice psychotherapy in rural New York and in Los Angeles. He is currently an adjunct on the faculty of the Masters in Psychology Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles and on the faculty of Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Services.
Dr. Wood brings a wealth of academic teaching and program development experience, serving as a lecturer at the University of San Francisco and at CSU, Northridge. He was the founding Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of San Francisco, and created the Director of Enrollment Services position at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. He served as a Sr. Program Officer at The California Endowment, a philanthropy addressing access and equity in health and healthcare, and has provided numerous trainings for state and local health care agencies, as well as for schools and colleges across the country.
Dr. Wood’s academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge, a master's degree in Counseling Education from the University of Southern California, a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, graduate fellowships at Cornell University, and an earned doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.
Dr. Wood’s work in diversity consultation and training supports educators and other human service providers as they connect their daily work to core principles of social justice. The pursuit of equity, access, and inclusion in public life continues to be a dominant theme unifying more than 25 years of broad-based, human relations experience.
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