Caley O’Dwyer, MFA, MA, MFT

Affiliate Faculty
BA in Liberal Studies



MA in Counseling Psychology
MFA in Creative Writing

Caley O’Dwyer, MA, MFT, specializes in both Psychology and Creative Writing and is an Affiliate faculty member in the BA Psychology Concentration at AULA. He teaches Applications of Psychology in the 21st Century, Human Sexualities, Contemporary Modes of Counseling, and various creative writing courses. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program, and has taught at Phillips Graduate Institute and at the University of California, Irvine. His first book of poems, Full Nova, was published in 2001 and his poetry on the paintings of Mark Rothko has been on display at the Tate Modern Museum in London and published in numerous literary journals. Alongside his teaching and writing, O’Dwyer provides strength-based therapy in Los Angeles, where he helps people draw upon their hopes, skills, and values to renegotiate relationships with problems and create new, preferred life possibilities.