Why would you need a second opinion to make the right decision for you or a family member, especially coming from someone who is not your physician? But what if it is someone who knows the ins and...

Drama, drama, drama. When I was watching Mad Men, all of the characters seemed to be swirling in the drama that surrounded their lives.

Addiction is a health condition. While prevention is ideal, if a person does develop a substance use disorder, treatment is critical. People with this chronic condition need continued support...

According to the latest Surgeon General’s Report released in 2016, 20.8 million people aged 12 and older in the United States had a substance use disorder in 2015. How many of those 20.8 million...

Before you can transform the lives of others while on payroll, you can make an impact and gain experience in your field as an intern or a volunteer. The coursework in our Post-Baccalaureate...

Are you a boy or a girl or neither?

How would you answer that seemingly simple question? Could you answer that question? Not many of us understand how neuroscience and the...

Coping with stress is something that both plants and animals experience, according to the late UC Berkeley philosophy Professor Emeritus Wallace Matson. It is not uncommon. Alleviating stress on...

UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Program in the Study of Loss and Grief helps current therapists and those interested in becoming counselors understand current issues in the field.

Dr. H. Westley Clark, executive professor of public health at Santa Clara University and former director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, DC, addresses prescription...

When you skim through the course evaluations for Richard Sprott, Ph.D., you see phrases such as "great course, great teacher." He's "fantastic." He is "an amazing lecturer who made going to class...

"My knowledge of the disease of substance abuse disorders was limited, especially regarding the aspects of how it affected my brain's neurological system, my liver enzymes, my lungs and all my...

Beginning June 9, 2016, California's terminally ill residents will have more control over how they choose to live their final moments. The End of Life Option Act—ABX2 15, California's version of...

It took almost 25 years for a Dying With Dignity law to be passed in California. View the historical timeline of what was to be the End of Life Option Act.

David Presti, Ph.D., is an interesting guy. His areas of expertise include drugs’ effects on the brain, the treatment of addiction, and the scientific study of the mind and consciousness.

Location, location, location—that’s not always a requirement when you’re looking at schools to further your education.

In five years, Pamela Rosecrance will be completing her final year in residence at the University of Tennessee Ph.D. program (where she was recently admitted to) and preparing for a clinical...

Mark Langton's years as a journalist left him with many great memories, both as an entertainment columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and as a theater critic for the Marin Independent Journal...

No stranger to UC Berkeley Extension—he has taken classes to earn CEUs—John Edwards found that the Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders was a natural fit to better serve his clients...

Poring through numbers to prove causes and correlations as a psychological-health researcher at UCSF and UC Berkeley, Colin Fyfe began to miss the one-on-one communication that is part and parcel...

Not content with easing into retirement by sitting, reading or watching TV, Ed Shockley has done some soul-searching as to "what's next."

UC Berkeley Extension instructor Christina Villarreal brings her extensive knowledge in evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to the classroom.

For Corey Datz-Greenberg, making a career change from union organizer to psychologist isn't that much of a mind-shift.

Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions have been admitted to a variety of schools, including but not limited to...

Re-entering the health care field after six years as a stay-at-home mom, Susan Dugan looks to the Certificate Program in Health Advocacy to supplement her Master of Social Work and Master of...

Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist in Copenhagen, Denmark, to enhance the lively discussions in her Counseling and Psychology courses at Extension....