Marsalee Malatesta

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Information
University Park
Department of Study 
Adults and Healthy Aging
MSW, California State University, Long Beach, 1999

MARSALEE MALATESTA is part of the adjunct faculty in clinical field education at the Virtual Academic Center. A licensed clinical social worker, she received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach, with a concentration in older adults and families.

She has worked as a psychotherapist in a private practice setting, where she helped struggling members of the family system find improved relations and guided people toward a healthy life balance. Her experience also includes clinical and administrative work in a health care setting, serving patients with developmental deficits, mental illness and neurological impairments. Although eclectic in her approach, she mainly draws upon humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, systems and mindfulness theories.