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Beverly Peterson, PhD

Beverly Peterson has over 40 years of experience in counseling and nursing. She became a faculty member at University of Phoenix in 1997 and teaches nursing, counseling and general education courses at the San Diego Campus. She has also taught at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Beverly earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University for Humanistic Studies in California. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Beverly is working toward her Master of Arts/Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Her expertise is in psychiatric nursing, as wells as transformational and depth psychology. Currently a licensed marriage and family therapist, Beverly conducts individual, group, couples and family therapy in a private practice. Previously, she was a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing as well as a head nurse and supervisor in neurosurgery, orthopedics and psychiatry. She has also served as director of nursing at a psychiatric hospital.

Beverly co-authored the book How to Live with PTSD: The Causes and Characteristics of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with her late husband, Richard W. Peterson.

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