Dr. Erin Mullin

Dr. Mullin began studying psychology as an undergrad at Barnard College/Columbia University in New York City.  While there she did an internship working at the parent-infant program of Mt. Zion Hospital running playgroups for children who had experienced multiple traumas. She received a B.A. from Barnard, (with honors in psychology, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa) in 1987.

She went to University of Michigan and received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1993.  While in school she worked at several internships.  She was trained to conduct psychoanalytically-oriented therapy in the University’s Psychological Clinic where she worked with students and community members.  She also worked at a rural hospital near the university with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Additionally, at this hospital she co-led groups for children of divorce.  Her dissertation was on people with HIV and how they were being told by the media that they needed to control their disease with a positive attitude.  This was at a time when there were no effective medicines for HIV.  It often left these people to feel like failures because they were not able to stop the progression of the disease no matter how hard they tried to think positively.

She moved to San Francisco in 1993 to start a post-doctoral fellowship at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF in child clinical psychology.  She conducted therapy with children and adolescents; and psychological assessments of children and adolescents.  She is currently on clinical faculty at UCSF and supervises child psychiatry fellows.

She started her private practice in 1993.  In her practice she sees young children, adolescents and adults.  She also works with couples and provides parent consultation.  She conducts psychoanalysis with adults.

For three years she ran a perinatal drug treatment program.  She worked with drug-addicted women who were pregnant and parenting.  She also provided a childcare center and developmental assessment for the infants who were born drug dependent.  Additionally she taught parenting classes.

In 2000, she started at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and graduated in 2007.  She is currently a faculty member at SFCP.

Over the years she has also taught and supervised at California Pacific Medical Center and Access Institute for Psychological Services (where she was a founding board member).

She has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in California since 1995.  License Number CA PSY 14176.