Myisha Driver

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: PhD, psychologist

Industry Expertise: clinical psychology; infant and early childhood

Research Interest: supervision relationship; fathers and early childhood; NICU


Myisha Driver is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her BS in Psychology from Howard University and MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. She is a California Endorsed Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator II and a graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Program. She has 20 years of experience providing mental health services in a wide range of clinical settings and is committed to meeting the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse families. Dr. Driver is an experienced trainer and has provided trainings to community and professional audiences on mental health topics related to wellness, trauma, and social justice. Her research interests include the influence of fathers on social emotional development and the integration of trauma-informed approaches into nontraditional mental health settings. She is a proud native of Compton, California and uses her personal and professional experiences to educate others and advocate for social and racial justice. She is a recipient of the Diane Kipnes Endowed Fund for Social Innovation Award and serves as a co-chair on the California Association of Infant Mental Health (CalAIMH) Social Justice Committee. She also serves as a board member for PSYCHES of COLOR, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting Black and Latinx youth.