Bree E. Davis, Psy.D. has over 13 years of experience training, working and managing in the fields of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and child welfare, and in providing social services to children and families. She is also a strong advocate for education and believes every child should be able to receive a free high quality education.
As a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Davis works primarily as the Associate Dean in the School of Cultural & Family Psychology at Pacific Oaks College.
Her past professional experiences include multiple non-profit and research agencies. She served as Program Coordinator, acting director and residential counselor at WATTS Health Foundation in South Los Angeles, one of the first, largest and most prominent non-profit community clinics in the United States. She was also a program manager and research analyst at SHIELDS for Families, Inc., which is a non-profit community-based organization employing comprehensive service models for families affected by substance and child abuse. Dr. Davis was also a psychologist for the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons (Lompoc and Terminal Island) and family-based services director for the highly regarded social service agency St. Anne’s. In her past and current positions, Dr. Davis has worked in large part with individuals suffering from mental illness and addictions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California San Diego and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles (now Alliant International University). She received her clinical training from South Central Training Consortium, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles- High Risk Youth Program, and US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Although Dr. Bree (as she is known by her students and colleagues) was trained in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology, she spends most of her current time as a Community Psychologists, believing strongly in prevention and early intervention.
Dr. Bree is the mother of a teenage son, is her parent’s only daughter and big sister her her brothers. She is a Cali native and has lived all over from Oakland to San Diego and lots of places in between.