Faculty: Nina Samaco

Nina/ Maria Christina Samaco-Zamora, Ph.D.

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
415-442-6500
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online

Maria Christina Samaco-Zamora, Ph.D. (Nina) is a Clinical Psychologist but these days she is an academician, a researcher and writer, and a yoga teacher.  

She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2013.  While in the Philippines, Nina developed a counseling program for sexually abused children in a non-government organization orphanage. When the Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, Nina trained and led a group of volunteers to provide Psychological First Aid for the victims.  Since moving to the Bay Area 3 years ago, Nina has been involved with various projects.  She volunteered at the Asian Community Mental Health Services to introduce yoga and its mental health benefits.  Nina also served as a consultant for the Suicide Prevention campaign.


COURSES TAUGHT

PSYCH 302
Life Span Development: Theories and Applications for Therapists
PSYCH 320
Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills
PSYCH 335
Special Issues in the Treatment of Families
PSYCH 304
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Psychology

education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Master's in Counseling Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
  • BA Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Golden Gate University, 2014- Present
  • Teacher, Institute of Reading Development, 2014 - Present
  • Behavior Coach and School climate consultant, Edgewood, 2014 - 2014
  • Psychologist, Fr. Bulatao Center for Psychological Services, 2011 -2013
  • Lecturer, Psychology Department, Ateneo de Manila University, 2010 - 2013