Charley Lang, MA

Affiliate Faculty, BA in Liberal Studies and Adjunct Faculty, MA in Psychology


Charley Lang, MFT, is co-founder of Narrative Counseling Center providing resource-oriented consultation services for individuals, couples, and families, in addition to strength-based psychotherapy training for interns and therapists. As Director of the BA Psychology Program at Antioch University, he teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses, including Human Sexualities, Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice, Psychology of Addiction, and Madness in American History & Film. He has taught at USC, UCLA, Phillips Graduate Institute, Pacific Oaks College, Cal State San Bernardino, and is currently collaborating on the development of online study courses for students and practitioners of narrative therapy worldwide. For many years he was Director of the Postmodern Therapy Training Program at the California Family Counseling Center and mental health supervisor at the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena. Always on the lookout for new and engaging alternative stories, Lang produced and directed several acclaimed documentary films, including the HBO award-winning Gay Cops: Pride Behind the Badge (

Video Interview

“As a postmodern therapist, professor, and occasional filmmaker, I operate from the assumption that there is no 'one size fits all', and that all people are inherently resourceful." Charley Lang