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Cary Watson, Ph.D.

Cary Watson HS 2017
Cary Watson

Lecturer, Counseling Psychology


Cary Watson is a Bay Area native and a CPSY program alum, getting her MA in Counseling Psych, MFT track, in 1998. Before coming to SCU, she received an A.B. in psychology from Duke University and spent a year in the clinical psychology graduate program at Vanderbilt. After SCU, she received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University, and completed her clinical hours at EMQ and in Kaiser Permanente's Psychiatry department. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist with a small private practice, and has enjoyed teaching adjunct courses in the SCU master's program, as well as in the SCU undergraduate psychology department, for many years. Watson teaches the 318/319 Clinical Assessment series in the CPSY program.

In addition to her work as a psychologist, she stays busy caring for her two small children, Jack (4) and Abby (19 months). In her free time, she enjoys good food (cooking and eating), great wines, gardening, reading, and long hikes.

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