School of Mental Health

Cultivating a Strong Sense of Connection

Sonoran University’s School of Mental Health is committed to inspiring, preparing, and empowering a diverse group of practitioners to have a positive impact on the lives of others. We are at the forefront of high-quality, innovative, and engaging clinical mental health education.

Led by passionate and dedicated faculty with real-world experience and expertise, our students gain current, relevant, and evidence-based knowledge and skills and engage in authentic, practical and innovative learning experiences.

Now more than ever, the world needs evidence-based, compassionate, and qualified mental health professionals. We invite students to become an agent of change to help individuals and communities recover from crisis and trauma, manage the effects of stress, and optimize their mental health and well-being[1]. We look forward to welcoming and training students from all backgrounds who share a passion for mental health and who are ready to help make a difference.

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Meet the Dean

Gena E. Kadar, DC, MS.MEdL, CNS

Dean, College of Nutrition and School of Mental Health

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kadar has distinguished herself as a clinician, educator, bridge-builder and innovator of evidence-based curricula. She is a champion of integrative medicine who unites healthcare providers to deliver interprofessional health and wellness with a focus on patient-centered practices.

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