Thierry Kolpin, Ph.D.

Thierry Kolpin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


P (949) 585-2996

F (949) 753-7875

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, Ca 92618
Thierry Kolpin

Thierry Kolpin received his doctorate from Stanford University, with an emphasis in school and community-based counseling psychology. He has taught at several institutions of higher education including Santa Clara University, California State University Long Beach, University of La Verne Regional Campuses, and California Southern University. He has developed and instructed on subjects including counseling, psychology, education, law, and ethics. Dr. Kolpin’s research interest include school counseling perceptions, counseling effectiveness in schools, mindfulness in counseling, and professional development schools, and he has published and presented on research locally and nationally.  He practices part time as a Psychologist in the greater Long Beach area, and he is one of the founding partners for Wise Educational Consultants and the Professional Development School Exploration and Assessment (PDSEA) process that several schools and universities have used to determine readiness to engage in school-university partnerships.  Dr. Kolpin volunteers monthly with his wife and three children at the Bolsa Chica ecological reserve, and enjoys spending time with family and friends (including four legged ones) at the beach.

  • School Counseling
  • Education
Ph.D. in School and Community Based Counseling Psychology
Stanford University
Dissertation: ATOD Primary Prevention
M.S. Counseling (MFTT) and PPS School Counseling Credential
California State University Long Beach
Thesis: Attitudes Towards Prostitution
B.A. Psychology
Area of Concentration: Counseling
Scholarly Activities
Conference Presentation, “Digital Badging and Competency-based Education”, New Media Consortium 2015
Conference Presentation, “Using Digital Badges in Competency-based Education”, Educause 2015
Conference Presentation, “Innovating Credentials”, Lumina Foundation Parchment Summit 2016
Professional Experience
Devita Heath Care
Provide psychological services to patients needing Psychological Interventions
Campus College Chair
University of Phoenix
Oversee the College of Social Sciences, including programs in MFT Candidates, Bachelor’s in Human Services, and a Psychology.
Faculty Mentor
California Southern University
Teach and oversee the learning of students in courses that are used towards their degree program in psychology and counseling