Janine Holstein

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, which is a Jungian school of psychology where a depth approach is taken and looks at archetypes and the collective unconscious. I have a Masters degree in Sociology with an emphasis on family systems from the University of North Texas. Further I hold a Master of Social Work degree from New York University which is one of the most clinical schools in the nation. I have been teaching psychology, sociology, social work, (and even calculus back in the day) for over 20 years.

I have worked in many areas of sociology, psychology, and social work including as therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical director, policy director, and executive management for behavioral health agencies. I have been recruited by government mental health departments to help them improve their processes. I have gained much experience in hands on helping people in real and deep ways all the while incorporating measurements, research, and administrative duties including keeping agencies fiscally and clinically healthy.

On a more personal note I have a 7 year old son and am loving the joys of being a mom here in beautiful Hawaii. I have a strong passion for living green.

We were recently featured on HGTV's Hawaii Life, Season 6, Episode 11.


PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute

MSW, New York University

MS, University of North Texas