Dr. Kaufman has been teaching at UC Berkeley Extension since 1999.
Prior to that, she was on the faculty of Holy Names University and The Wright Institute. Her enthusiasm for teaching began at age 20 when she began teaching 2nd and 6th grade in an inner city school in Philadelphia. Her students lived in poor neighborhoods which presented so many obstacles to learning that the best progress she could expect was for them to improve one grade level a year. Some were already three years behind. Her focus began to shift to working with the emotional, social, familial problems of her students where she felt a fundamental change had to take place if students were to be more successful. This lead to becoming a psychologist with initial interest in working with teens and their families.
For more information on a particular class, please follow the links below:
Family Recovery in Addictions Treatment (April-May, 2016 at UC Berkeley Extension)