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Staff Roster 2017-18


                               Clinical Staff                              

Mario Barfield

Mario Barfield, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Cultural identity issues; interpersonal relationships; anger/stress management; anxiety.
Groups: Creating Community: A Support Space for Graduate Students of African Heritage; Unity is Strength: A Support Space for Students of African Heritage
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Dave Botsford

David Botsford, Psy.D., M.S., CC-AASP
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Performance psychology; leadership; motivation; substance abuse issues; depression; anxiety; eating disorders; relationship concerns; identity development; psychometric assessment.
Groups: Building Your Social Confidence
Office location: Main CAPS Building & ICA Building

Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology - LA)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Interpersonal relationship issues; Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)/emotion regulation; couple's counseling; group psychotherapy; identity exploration and development; conflicts with family of origin; adjustment in life transition; depression and suicidal thoughts; multi-cultural counseling, acculturation, diversity; anxiety, fear, insecurity; sexuality, sexual concerns; gender role exploration. 
Groups: International Student Support Group, Understanding Self and Others (undergraduate student process group), Hold Me Tight: A Relationship Enhancement Workshop for Individuals and Couples
Office location: SRB Educational Opportunity Program
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese

Jessica Cooper

Jessica Cooper, Psy.D.
Group Program Coordinator; Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Trauma and interpersonal violence; mood and anxiety disorders; gifted individuals; ADHD assessment. 
Groups: Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Melissa Cordero

Melissa Cordero, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Interpersonal and complex trauma; anxiety; depression; non-suicidal self-injury; emotional dysregulation; suicidality; multicultural; spirituality; diversity issues. 
Groups: Yoga as Healing, Empowerment Circle, Healing with the Beat of a Different Drum
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center
Languages: Spanish

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Carla Corral, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Latino/a students; first generation; EOP students; women's issues; mood disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety); developmental issues in adolescence/young adulthood; multicultural counseling. 
Groups: Nuestra Comunidad: Finding Strength in Community
Office location: SRB Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Robbie Culp (name check)

Robert Culp, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Depression; anxiety; adjustment/developmental issues; body image and self-esteem issues; eating disorders; LGBTQ issues; trauma; loss; interpersonal concerns; multicultural issues; religious concerns. 
Groups: Understanding Self & Others (undergraduate student process group), RA Support Space
Office location: Santa Catalina, Espacio 12

Darren Del Castillo

Darren Del Castillo, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Miami University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Men and masculinity issues; integrative treatment for anxiety/depression; multicultural issues; relationship issues. 
Groups: Graduate Student Process Group
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Karen Dias

Karen Dias, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Widener University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Graduate students; relationships; identity issues; trauma; LGBTQ, sexuality, and gender identity issues; cultural and social justice concerns; first-generation college students; eating-related concerns. 
Groups: Graduate Student Process Group; Creating Emotional Balance and Healthy Relationships (DBT Skills) Group
Office location: San Clemente - Arrowhead Village

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Victoria Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Psychologist   (University of California Santa Barbara)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Resilience, mindfulness & emotional wellness; acculturation and ethnic identity (especially Latino/a culture); trauma-related issuesl; relationships issues; social skills; learning disabilities; anxiety. 
Groups: Taming Anxiety with Skills and Compassion 
Office location: 
CAPS Annex, Building 434
Languages: Spanish

Seth Goradietslky (name check)

Seth Goradietsky, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Dissociation and trauma; pediatric psychology; multicultural psychology; the psychology of gender. 
Groups: Men's Survivors Group
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

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Yueh-Ching Hsu, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Counseling Psychology, Ball State University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Cross-cultural adjustment and transitions; international and Asian/Asian-American students; relational and attachment concerns; disordered eating/body image; obsessive thoughts and behaviors (OCD); trauma; LGBTQ; grief and loss; mindfulness; strength-based interventions; mood and anxiety disorders. 
Groups: International Student Success (English)
Office location: Main CAPS Building
Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Jennifer LaGuardia

Jennifer La Guardia, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, University of Rochester)  
Clinical Coordinator - Mental Health Peer Program

Areas of Interest & Specialty:
 
Relationship building; stress reduction; navigating graduate school. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Kali

Kali Lantrip, Ph.D.
Interpersonal Violence Specialist; Psychologist (Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Sexual assault; domestic/dating violence; stalking; interpersonal trauma; child abuse. 
Groups: Healing After Sexual Assault, Healing with the Beat of a Different Drum
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

Elizabeth May

Liz May, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Bryn Mawr College)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: ADHD and learning disabilities; anxiety disorders; relationship issues, especially related to one's family of origin; trauma. 
Groups: Find Your Focus
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

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Meridith Merchant, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty:  Empowering and supporting students who may feel marginalized and specifically students from the African Diaspora; women's health; academic success; mind and body balance and wellness. 
Groups: Creating Community: A Support Space for Graduate Students of African Heritage; Good Grief: Managing Life After the loss of a Loved One; Unity is Strength: A Support Space for Students of African Heritage. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building
Languages: Spanish

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Molly McDonald, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, University of Montana) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Trauma (complex trauma, interpersonal violence of all forms, community trauma); depression, anxiety; relationship concerns; diversity and identity; first-generation college students; self-compassion; mindfulness; yoga skills for emotional wellness. 
Groups: Support After Intimate Partner Abuse, Yoga for Depression
Office location: CAPS Annex, Building 434

Deirdre Rainer

Deirdre Rainer, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Relationship issues; obsessive thoughts and behaviors (OCD); addictive behaviors; depression; anxiety; eating disorders; transitioning from military life. 
Groups: Enhancing Wellness and Managing Depression
Office location: Santa Catalina, Espacio 12

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Junichi Shimaoka, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Widener University)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Multicultural and intersecting identities (LGBTQ+, First Gen, family/culture of origin); Asian American/Pacific Islander communities; International/Immigrant students; Couples and Relationships; sexuality concerns; prevention & outreach to improve mental health of underrepresented campus communities; Benefits of Play.  
Groups: HAAPI: Supporting Healthy Asian/Asian American Pacific Islanders; International Student Lunch Discussion
Office location:
 Main CAPS Building
Languages: Japanese

Danny Zamir

Danny Zamir, Psy.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Pacific University)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Mindfulness as a means of improving mental health; treatment of mood and anxiety disorders; relationship between physical and mental health. 
Groups: Being in the Moment: Introduction to Mindfulness for Psychological Resilience
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Gladys Koscak

Gladys Koscak, M.S.
Mental Health Specialist (Clinical Psychology, California Lutheran University)  
Program Supervisor - Mental Health Peer Program 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Suicide prevention; peer-to-peer counseling & psychoeducation; diversity and multicultural psychology. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building
Languages: Spanish


                          2017-18 Trainees                          

Pauline V

Pauline Venieris, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Intern (Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Social justice; students of color; Middle Eastern students; LGBTQ+ students; interpersonal trauma; positive psychology; mindfulness and emotional wellness; anxiety; self-compassion; Associated Students and student government. 
Groups: Wellness Seminar Series: Skills for Building Resiliency; Healing After Sexual Assault
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Marissa Floro, M.A.
Psychology Intern (Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Chicago)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Trauma and interpersonal violence; women's issues; LGBTQ issues; cultural identities and intersectionality; multicultural and social justice counseling; biracial/multiracial students; Asian & Pacific Islander communities; sexuality and sex issues; gender; interpersonal issues. 
Groups: True Selves; Being in the Moment
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Clayton Hartmann, M.A.
Psychology Intern (Clinical Psychology, The New School)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Social justice; substance use; gender and sexuality; personality/interpersonal patterns; intersectional identities; trauma
Groups: Men's Survivors Group; Creating Emotional Balance and Healthy Relationships
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Nicholas Jackson, M.A.
Psychology Intern (Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology - IL) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Trauma; substance abuse; LGBTQ issues; resilience
Groups: Graduate Student Process Group; Taming Anxiety with Skills & Compassion
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Margaret Boyer, M.A.
Practicum Counselor (Counseling Psychology, UCSB) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Positive psychology; close relationships; intrapersonal and interpersonal emotion regulation; social justice; positive identity development; mood and anxiety disorders; athletes and sport psychology. 
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Andrew Choi, M.A.
Practicum Counselor (Counseling Psychology, UCSB) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Diversity and multicultural issue; personality and identity development; interpersonal relationships. 
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Alyssa Hufana, M.A.
Practicum Counselor (Counseling Psychology, UCSB) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Multicultural and social justice counseling; Asian American/Pacific Islander communities; mindfulness, prevention and wellness for underserved populations; trauma; resilience; anxiety; identity development; adjustment and life transitions; strengths-based interventions. 
Office location: CAPS Main Building


                         Leadership Team                          

Brian Olowude

Brian Olowude, Ph.D.
Associate Director & Acting Co-Director; Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Strength-based interventions, cross-cultural psychology; communication; Veterans mental health; social justice. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Turi Honegger

Turi Honegger, Ph.D.
Clinical Director & Acting Co-Director; Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Suicide prevention; conflict resolution; crisis management; graduate students. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Juan Riker

Juan Riker, Ph.D.
Training Director; Psychologist (Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Training and supervision; diversity/multicultural issues; psychology of men and masculinity. 
Office location: Main CAPS Building

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Janet Osimo, Psy.D.
Senior Manager for Policy and Outreach; Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Suicide prevention; non-traditional students; the impact of interventions on brain change; LGBTQ community. 
Groups: True Selves Process Group
Office location: Main CAPS Building


                         Administrative Staff                         

Judy Flanagan

Judith Flanagan
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Jazmin Gomez

Jazmin Gomez
Program Administrative Assistant

David Levy

David Levy
Training/Financial Administrative Assistant

Rose Mainhardt

Rose Mainhardt
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Garry Pawlitski

Garry Pawlitski
Systems Analyst

Raul Poblano

Raul Poblano
Administrative Assistant

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