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Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Training School Professionals & Mental Health Professionals
in counseling and trauma-informed care for a multicultural society

Clarke Heyes, M.S., LMFT, Ph.D. Candidate


R. Clarke Heyes, is a lecturer in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, and a therapist at the San Diego Center for Children. Clarke also works as an Autism Behavior Consultant for the El Cajon Valley School District. He is a proud graduate of the SDSU’s MFT program and the Joint Doctoral Program in Education between San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University’s.

Research & Teaching Interests:

His current research interests include: barriers to client participation in therapy, the use of Narrative Therapy with families living with a member diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Masters students’ perceptions of experiential learning in online Marriage and Family Therapy programs.

Other Professional Activities:

Clarke has a passion for shaping questions into researchable projects tailoring quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to complement the research question. Clarke shares his passion for research with his students through his research course in the SDSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program (ED 690).

Personal Interests:

In his free time Clarke takes advantage of the beautiful San Diego coast. He has a long time passion for SCUBA diving and sailing, which he enjoys with friends and family.

Education Degrees & License:
  • Ph.D. in Education - Joint Doctoral Program between San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. License # 102213.
  • M.S. in Counseling: San Diego State University
  • B.S. in Psychology: Eckerd College
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies: Eckerd College