Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Steve Baron,M.A., MFT

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Steve Baron, M.A., MFT, is the retired director of Family Court Services in Santa Clara County, California, former adjunct faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the subject of juvenile dependency mediation, retired from 25 years of private practice, an occasional trainer for the California Administrative Office of the Courts, the Superior Court in Santa Clara County, and various community agencies on subjects including domestic violence, the impact of trauma on child development and victims of domestic violence, and ethics, and has been the recipient of awards from Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council, and the Santa Clara County Psychological Association. He has been a lecturer for Santa Clara University in the graduate Counseling Psychology division for the past 25 years on subjects including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, trauma, aging and human sexuality. He has authored or co-authored articles for the Family Court Review, California?s Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, and the Juvenile and Family Court Journal. He was married to his late wife, Kati, for 43 years, and has three children and 4 grandchildren.