Dr. Agigian's Resume


Psychotherapist, private practice, Oakland, CA.  Provide individual, couples, family therapy; social skills training; consultation to mehtal health professionals.  1969-present.

Clinical Volunteer, Vet Center, Concord, CA.  Provided individual therapy and anger management training to veterans, supervised social workers in clinical work, 2012-2017.

Clinical  Consultant, Vet Center, Oakland, CA.  Supervised a post-masters intern, 2007-2010.

Clinical Consultant, Project Impact, Family Service Agency of San Francisco,  Supervised clinical staff, provided consultation to program manager, 2003-2005.

Clinical Social Worker, Vet Center, Oakland, CA.  Provided individual, couples, family, group therapy to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and co-morbid disorders, provided consultation to clinical staff, supervised graduate students, 1996, 1997-2001.

Clinical Social Worker, V.A. Outpatient Drug Dependency Treatment Unit, Berkeley, CA.  Provided individual, couples, family, group therapy and case management services, trained staff in couples and behavior therapy, supervised graduate students, 1980-1985.

Clinical Social Worker, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, Burlingame, CA (part time).  Provided individual, couples, family and group therapy, 1968-1971

Clinical Social Worker, Day Treatment Center, V.A. Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.  Provided individual, couples, group therapy, 1967-1969.

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Community Services, State of CA, Redwood City, CA. (part time). Provided group and couples' therapy to clients abusing alcohol and their partners, 1967-1969.



Lecturer, School of Social Welfare, U.C. Berkeley, 1987, 1989.

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1985-1986.

Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, University of San Francisco, 1976-1978.

Lecturer, Department of Social Work, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1974-1975.

Instructor, Family Study Unit, V.A. Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA1970-1975.

Field Instructor, School of Social Welfare, U.C. Berkeley (1970-1975); Department of Social Work, Sacramento State University (1976-1997); the Wright Institute (1982-1985); Departments of Psychology and Social Work, San Francisco State University (1982-1985); California School of Professional Psychology (1982-1985); College of Notre Dame (1998-1999).

Clinical Supervisor, M.S.W. and M.F.T. post-masters interns, Concord and Oakland Vet Centers, 2013-2017; 2004; 2001-2003; 1997.


Director of Special Projects,, Family Service Agency of San Francisco, 2001-2002.

Director, Day Treatment Centers, Rubicon Programs Inc., Richmond, CA, 1996-1997.

Executive Director, Jewish Family and Children's Service of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA. 1990-1995.

Director, Catholic Counseling Service of the East Bay, Oakland, CA. 1986-1990. 

Chief, Social Work Service, V.A. Medical Center, Martinez, CA. 1975-1980.

Section Chief, Day Treatment Centers, V.A. Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. 1970-1975.


  •  Award for Clinical Outreach Services, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), 2001.
  •  Superior Performance Award (for clinical work), DVA, 1984, 1985.
  •  National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship, 1980-1981, 1981-1982.
  •  Award for Service to the Public, DVA, 1974.



  • Quality and Quantity Assurance Manual for Hospital Social Work Departments.  (1979) Chicago: American Hospital Association (with A. Abbondandolo, N. Butler, C. Coulton and F. Tucker).
  • The Community Training Center. (1977) New York: Brunner/Mazel (with M.D. Spiegler).
  • A comparison of the effectiveness of contingency contracting with behavioral rehearsal and modeling in teaching assertive skills to a chronic psychiatric population.  Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology.  1975, 5, 331 (with D. Funabiki and J. Younggren).
  •  Day Treatment Center Program Guide.  (1974) Washington, D.C.: Department of Veterans Affairs (with others).


D.S.W.      School of Social Welfare, University of California      Berkeley, CA                   1985  

M.S.W.     Hunter College School of Social Work                         NY, NY                              1965       

B.A.           Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey              New Brunswick, NJ         1961


Licensed  Clinical Social Worker            State of California, LCSW 3008

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work         National Association of Social Workers

Member                                                        Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Member                                                        Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences

Member                                                       National Association of Social Workers



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