Experience

Dr. Rhyne was on faculty at California State University Long Beach in the Nursing Department from 1978 to 1990 where, in addition to teaching Nursing classes, she developed and implemented the upper division interdisciplinary 3 unit course on Parenting – one of the first in the US.

Following the completion of her doctorate, Dr. Rhyne became Director of Behavioral Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program where for 10 years she was responsible for the biopsychosocial curriculum for the residency program and introduced innovative methods that significantly improved evaluating the curriculum and enhanced the physician learning. In addition to teaching the family medicine residents, Dr. Rhyne supervised pre-doctoral psychology interns.

Dr. Rhyne had medical school clinical appointments at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Southern California, presented at state, national and international conferences, published in juried professional journals and text books, and assumed leadership roles in several professional organizations.

Dr. Rhyne’s areas of research include: preparation for parenthood, childhood depression, divorcing families and domestic violence.

Contact Dr. Rhyne at 949-230-1094