Professor Natasha Fratello
M.S.- Counseling: Marriage & Family Therapy,
University of La Verne, 1993
B.A.- Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, 1990
A.A.- Liberal Arts, Ventura College, 1988
Having lived in Southern California for most of my life, I still consider myself more "SoCal" than "NorCal", though Sacramento really does feel like home to me now.
Before teaching, I worked for over 11 years in the field of mental health. During those years, I worked in elementary schools, non-profit agencies, and in private practice. Most notably, I was the lead therapist for the Early Intervention Program at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and I headed the mental health department for the largest Head Start agency in Los Angeles at the time.
TEACHING & LEARNING:
Students who take my classes will find themselves laughing a lot, working hard, and leaving well prepared not only for more advanced courses in psychology, but better prepared for transfer to undergraduate study at a college or university.
Psychology is a broad field which is reflected in the courses I've taught: General Principles, Child Psychology, Human Sexuality, Child Development, Critical Thinking, and Human Development. I have been teaching full-time at ARC since 2002. Prior to ARC, I taught at Napa Valley College and also at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California.
COLLEGE SERVICE and PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (license not kept current)
Special Forum: History, Political Science, Psychology, and Legal Perspectives on Current Events in the USA.
Is Anybody There? Keeping Distance Education Students Plugged In
Western Psychological Association Convention
We're Plugged In!
American River College
Recent Past Service:
|Updated January 2018|