Heather Banis

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Banis is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with children and families.


  • Office: Swan Hall 333
  • Phone: (323) 259-2672
  • Office Hours: M 1:30pm–3:00pm W 10:00am–11:00am

Education: A.B., Occidental; M.A., Ph.D., USC

Heather Banis ('82) has extensive experience in crisis work (including individual trauma experiences such as sexual abuse and community based work in response to natural disasters), school psychology, divorce and blended families, and pediatric psychology (with an emphasis in chronic and terminal medical illnesses in children). She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Schools, Health Psychology and Personality. She also works as a consultant to several independent and parish schools, and, as a clinical consultant to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the ministry office serving clergy abuse victims.