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Michelle Reed


Instructor & Department Co-Chair


LA/SS 2d

Courses Taught

Psych 1

Psych 1 -Online

Psych 7

Psych 9 -Online

Psych 25



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Community Service

Some of the community service I have engaged in over the years includes working with elderly ESL clients, four severely autistic adults, and clients at a battered women's shelter, tutoring pregnant teens in a GED preparation course, and helping to build houses with Habitat for Humanity.
In the past, I have been a member of many committees in the district, a few of which include the academic senate, several hiring committees (both full and part-time), the minority advocacy committee (the chair briefly and a member for years), the accreditation committee, and serving as a Puente mentor.  
Since I began working at West Valley, I also served on the powwow committee (until 2013), and I was the co-chair for seven years.
Beautiful photo of a Native American dancer tracking.
Please attend the West Valley College Annual Powwow. Enjoy a fun-filled day of singing, drumming, and dancing while broadening your understanding of Native American individuals, tribes, and nations.


M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San FranciscoPhoto of USF

B.S. Psychology,          
Santa Clara University

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 Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, & Alpha Sigma Nu Graduate

 Recipient of the Senior Psych Award for Academic Excellence


Additional education at UC Santa Cruz & UC Berkeley Extension.


Teaching & Clinical Experience 

West Valley College -1999 to present
Clinical Experience -1994-2000
      Age range of clients: 3-84 years
      Types of clinical work: primarily individual, child, & group counseling
      Area of specialization: domestic violence & trauma-related issues
      Additional experience: working with criminal populations (in & out of jail)
Last Updated 1/30/19