Grace Malonai

Adjunct Instructor

Personal profile


Gifted Identity Project

It is the goal of the Gifted Identity℠ project to provide insight into the thoughts and feelings experienced by parents as they recognize their own giftedness during the process of learning about, and managing, the needs of their gifted children.

Dr. Malonai's dissertation research on maternal identity lent precedence to looking at a changing of identity within a parent.

Contact Information

Phone: 925-954-6229, ext. 1
Fax: 925-269-8052

Related documents

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

… → 2004

MS, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

… → 2001

BS, Nutrition Science, University of California, Davis

… → 1988

External positions

Psychotherapist, Summit Center

Jan 1 2013

Director, Clinical Supervisor, Counselor/Psychotherapist, Assessor, Consultant, TheraThrive

Jan 1 2005 → …

Psychology Intern, Contra Costa County Children Adolescent Mental Health Clinic

Jan 1 2000Jan 1 2001

Psychology Intern, Stepping Stones Counseling Center

Jan 1 1999Jan 1 2000

Group Facilitator, Del Mar School

Jan 1 1998Jan 1 1999

Psychology Practicum Student/Field Placement, Argosy University

Jan 1 1997Jan 1 1999

Human Resource and Office Manager, Diablo Communications, Inc.

Jan 1 1994Jan 1 1996

Substitute Teacher, Telluride School System

Jan 1 1988Jan 1 1989

Substitute Teacher, Woodland County School System

Jan 1 1988Jan 1 1989

Research Interests

  • Parental Identity
  • Maternal Identity
  • Gifted Development
  • Human development
  • Neurodiversity
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Group Counseling theory and practice


  • Education