My Teaching and Academic Interests

In the 1980s and early ’90s I taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of San Diego and at National University.  My teaching background includes introductory psychology, human development, assessment, statistics, and chemical dependency.

At National University I taught and provided clinical supervision in the Graduate Department’s Chemical Dependency Program.

In the late 1980s I became interested in the history of science and explored it in a summer program at Worcester College, Oxford University.

In the late 1990s I developed an interest in Inner Financial Health.  People who are otherwise quite rational and clear-thinking will often make seemingly irrational decisions when it comes to money:  spending, investing, saving and borrowing.  There is an extensive academic discipline devoted to this area, which is generally referred to as Behavioral Finance.

In the 2000s I embarked on studying the major schools of relationship therapy, settling on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as my primary approach.  I use EFT as my basic approach in working with personal relationships of all kinds.

About Dr. McConnell’s License & Professional Affiliations