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Victoria Granucci, Ph.D

Family Program Director

Dr. Granucci has worked at Serenity Knolls since June, 1995.  She was born and raised in San Francisco, and moved to Marin County in 1971.  Dr. Granucci earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology in 1994, from The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.  In addition, she has a Masters of Art in Psychology from The Wright Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dominican University in San Rafael, CA.  During that time, Dr. Granucci received a Certificate of International Studies at Oxford University, University College, Oxford, England.  She was also a guest lecturer at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, on Obstetrical Care in the United States.  She was a Certified Lamaze Instructor and Birth Coach from 1976 to 1985.

As Director of the Family Program, Dr. Granucci brings with her a vast experience of family work beginning in 1989 at Ross Hospital in Ross, CA.  Trained in Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy model, Family Systems model and Psycho-dynamic model, she integrates the use of Gestalt and Psychodrama therapies in working with families.  She has worked as a Family Court Mediator at Family Court Services in Oakland, CA, conducting Custody Evaluations that included psychological testing of parents, children and other family members, in order to make custody recommendations to the Court.  Dr. Granucci also worked with private mediation cases in her private practice, and was appointed as a Special Master by the Superior Court of San Francisco, for high profile move away Family Court cases.  Her Masters’ Thesis, An Outcome Study in Alcoholism Relapse, and her co-authored booklet on alcoholism and dual-diagnosis have both been published.  Dr. Granucci maintains a private practice in Kentfield, CA.

Mother of five children, and a recovering alcoholic since 1986, Dr. Granucci’s passion as a therapist and her work with families not only comes from her education, but from her personal family experience of recovery.  “It’s through support, education, communication, compassion and love that ultimately bring healing to a family recovering from the devastating effects of addiction.”

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