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Maureen Houtz, M.A., MFT

Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Training (Ventura County M.A. Program), Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (805) 988-1267, Ext. 2224
Maureen Houtz, M.A., MFT, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1986. Her clinical expertise includes employee assistance work, family therapy, and working with teens and individuals. After being in private practice for more than 20 years, she became the director of a church-affiliated counseling center in Ventura, where she oversees seven therapists. She has taught at APU since early 2012 and was recently named the clinical placement director for the Ventura County graduate psychology program.


  • M.A., Education (Emphasis in Marriage and Family), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • B.S., Child Development, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 525 – Crisis and Trauma in Community Mental Health
  • PPSY 558 – Advanced Developmental Psychology