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Charley Lang, MA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Charley Lang, MFT, teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses at AULA, including Human Sexualities, Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice, Shakespeare Deconstructed, and Madness in American History & Film. He has taught at USC, UCLA, Pacific Oaks College, Cal State San Bernardino, and is currently collaborating on the development of online study courses for students and practitioners of narrative therapy worldwide ( As co-founder of Narrative Counseling Center, he provides strength-based consultation services for individuals and couples, in addition to clinical training for interns and licensed therapists. For many years he was Director of the Postmodern Therapy Training Program at the California Family Counseling Center and mental health supervisor at the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena. Always on the lookout for new and engaging alternative stories, Lang produced and directed several acclaimed documentary films, including the HBO award-winning Gay Cops: Pride Behind the Badge.

Educational History

MA in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
BFA in Drama, Catholic University of America

Gay Cops: Pride Behind the Badge (2003): Winner Best Documentary: Provincetown International Film Festival HBO Audience Award, Fire Island Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

Battle For the Tiara (1998): Winner Best Documentary: Outfest Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sydney Queerdoc International Film Festival

Live To Tell: The First Gay & Lesbian Prom in America (1994): Winner Best Documentary: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, Chicago LGBT Film Festival, National Education Media Award, Cine Golden Eagle Award

Teaching Faculty,

BA in Liberal Studies

Adjunct Faculty,

MA in Psychology

Co-director: Psychology and Addiction Studies Concentrations,

Division of Undergraduate Studies


Courses Taught

Narrative Therapy in Practice
Shakespeare Deconstructed: Gender & Power Play
Contemporary Modes of Counseling
Documentary Film & The American Psyche
Couples Counseling
Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice
Madness in American History & Film

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