Bree E. Davis, PsyD, has over 13 years of experience training and managing in the fields of mental health substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, child welfare, juvenile justice and in providing social services to children and families. A member of the American Psychological Association Dr. Davis currently works as Assistant Professor and faculty coordinator for the African American Family Studies Specialization in the School of Cultural & Family Psychology at Pacific Oaks College’s (POC). Previously at POC she served as the Clinical Training Coordinator and African American Family Studies program Affiliate Faculty Advisor. 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 has also worked as 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 served as a Staff Psychologist for the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons (Lompoc and Terminal Island) and more recently as the Family-based Services Director for the highly regarded social service agency St. Anne’s.
In addition to her professional roles, Dr. Davis is also committed to volunteering and providing educational support to local elementary and middle schools. She has worked/volunteered as the Library Aide at Baldwin Hills Elementary and Gifted/High Ability Magnet Center. She also served as the School Site Council (SSC) Chair and as a member of the Compensatory Education Advisory Committee (CEAC). She currently serves as the Co-President of the Friends of Baldwin Hills School (booster Club) and as the Chair of the Community/Outreach Committee at The City Charter School.
Selected Conferences & Training Facilitated
- Bree E. Davis, Vivian Tamkin & AAFS Student Panel (Oct. 2012). The NGUZO SABA principals and the African American Family Studies Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Pacific Oaks College. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Bree E. Davis, Vivian Tamkin - The African American Family Studies Program: Living the Principles of Nguzo Saba. July 17, 2012. Association of Black Psychologists National Convention, Los Angeles, CA
- Academic Publishing & Grant Writing, Created and Facilitated by Dr. Aradhna Tripati and Dr. Bree Davis, Summer Writing Retreat, Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, August 8, 2009
- Field Safety & Workplace Violence, Created and Presented by Bree Davis, Psy.D., St. Anne’s Staff In-service, March 2008 & March 2009