Quick Links

Dr. Gilbert Franco

Assistant Professor

352-638-9742 Ext. 142gfranco@beaconcollege.edu


  • Ph.D. from Walden University: I/O Psychology
  • M.A. from Alliant International University: Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. from Walden University: Organizational Psychology
  • B.A. from the University of California at San Diego: Psychology

Areas of Study

Productivity standards; industrial and organizational psychology; job characteristics; marriage and family therapy; therapist work environment

About Dr. Gilbert Franco

Dr. Gilbert Franco is an assistant professor in the department of psychology and human services at Beacon College. He has a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology, a Master of Science in organizational psychology, a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. His areas of study include productivity standards, industrial and organizational psychology, job characteristics, marriage and family therapy, and therapist work environment.

Franco is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida, volunteers as part of the CEITR research lab 10 at the University of Phoenix as its methodologist. Previously, he was a clinical director at the McAlister Institute for four years. He has published several articles on topics such as productivity standards in psychotherapy and the use of videogames as a therapeutic tool.


  • Franco, G.E. (2023). The impact of productivity standards in psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 14.
  • Franco, G.E. (2016). Productivity Standards: Do They Result in Less Productive and Satisfied Therapists? The Psychologist-Manager Journal. doi: 10.1037/mgr0000041
  • Franco, G. E. (2016). Videogames as a Therapeutic Tool in the Context of Narrative Therapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.