Nichola Seaton Ribadu, PhD

Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences


Areas of Expertise:

  • Children and Adolescents 
  • Group Home Adolescents
  • Group Home Staff Training
  • Childhood DSM Disorders
  • Managed Care
  • Quality Assurance


  • D.M.F.T., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California
  • M.S., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California
  • B.A., California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA 


Creating attachment relationships for everyone: C.A.R.E. group home staff member training

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct faculty/practicum instructor, Brandman University, Visalia, CA
  • UR Specialist III, Turning Point of Central California, Visalia, CA
  • Group Home Facility Therapist, Achieving Adolescence, Fresno, CA
  • Student Assistance Program Counselor, Comprehensive Youth Services, Fresno, CA
  • MFT Intern, Social Action Community Health Services Norton (SACHS Norton), San Bernardino, CA
  • MFT Trainee, SACHS Norton, San Bernardino, CA