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Staff Roster 2017-18

I am pleased to be the director of CAPS at UC Santa Barbara and introduce the staff to you. One of my main goals is to make counseling available and accessible to all students. I strongly believe in making CAPS as welcoming as possible so that students of all races, ethnicities, genders, and orientations know that counseling is indeed meant for all of us. We can all use help in achieving our goals at some point in our lives. I strive to have CAPS continue to be a place where diversity of people, thoughts and ideas can thrive with respect for all. As you read these brief staff bios, I hope you see our staff as more than what is listed here. They truly are professionals who care about students and who want to contribute to a healthy campus environment. We all want students to succeed in obtaining not only an academic degree from the University of California, but also achieve a sense of well-being and balance within a healthy lifestyle.  

Sincerely,
Jeanne Stanford, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)


                               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; first-generation students; relationships; identity issues; anxiety; depression; eating-related concerns; LGBTQ and gender identity issues; cultural and social justice concerns.
Groups: Graduate Student Process Group; Creating Emotional Balance and Healthy Relationships Group
Office location: San Clemente - Arrowhead Village

Victoria Gonzalez

Victoria Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Psychologist  

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  

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

Hsu_Yueh-Ching

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 Lantrip

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

Meridith Merchant

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

Molly McDonald

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

Junichi Shimaoka

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 Venieris

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

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Social justice; identity development; positive psychology; contemplative practices/mindfulness; spirituality.
Groups: Wellness Seminar Series: Skills for Building Resiliency
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 

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


                         Leadership Team                          

Jeanne Stanford

Jeanne Stanford, Ph.D.
Director; Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Ethnic, racial, and gender identity issues; graduate and older students; life stages and transitions; brief therapy.
Office location: Main CAPS Building

Brian Olowude

Brian Olowude, Ph.D.
Associate 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; 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

janet_osimo

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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