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Staff Roster 2019-20


                               Clinical Staff                              

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Jessica Adams, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Diversity issues including acculturation, ethnic identity, first-generation, supporting Chicanx/Latinx students; adjustment and interpersonal concerns; depression and anxiety; trauma and interpersonal violence; resiliency, empowerment, and social justice concerns.
Groups: Empowerment Circle
Office location: El Centro
Languages: Spanish

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

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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: Gaucho Group
Office location: ICA Building

Jessica Cooper

Jessica Cooper, Psy.D.
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, Mindfulness and Compassion
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
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)

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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), Peace with Food
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. 
Office location: 
CAPS Annex, Building 434
Languages: Spanish

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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

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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. 
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

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Jocelyn Levitan, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara)  

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Anxiety, trauma, & recovery; ADHD & learning differences; psychological assessment; social skills; relationship & family of origin issues; identity development; LGBTQ issues; strength-based interventions.
Groups: Find Your Focus Workshop
Office location: Main CAPS Building

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: Healing After Sexual Assault
Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

Emily Maynard

Emily Maynard, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Clinical Psychology, Fordham University) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Latina/o/x students; international & cross-cultural experiences; immigration and acculturation; LGBTQ+ students and gender/sexuality issues; trauma; mood disorders & mood dysregulation; managing chronic medical conditions; substance use. 
Office location: Hosford Clinic
Language: Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese 

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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


                                Clinical Coordinators                              

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Grace Harvey, LMFT
Clinical Coordinator, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Marital and Family Therapy, University of San Diego)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Access to services; crisis management; suicidality; serious and persistent mental illness; managing chronic medical illnesses & physical disabilities; immigration & acculturation; mindfulness; strength-based interventions; motivational interviewing
Office location: Main CAPS Building
Languages: Spanish

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Marsha Wylie, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator/Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Columbia University School of Social Work)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Cultural competency, diversity, mediation, conflict resolution, issues of divorce, strength-based interventions
Office location:
 Main CAPS Building


                          2019-20 Trainees                          

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Hope Andreason, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Counseling Psychology, University of Utah) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: 
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Office location: CAPS Main Building
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Isabela França Magalhães, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute) 

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Acculturation, ethnic and cultural identity; Latinx/Chicanx students; women's issues; international and cross-cultural experiences; relationship and family of origin issues; trauma and interpersonal violence; resiliency and empowerment
Groups: Creating Emotional Balance and Healthy Relationships, Graduate Student Process Group
Office location: CAPS Main Building
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese 

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Alix Robinson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Counseling Psychology, University of Calgary)

Areas of Interest & Specialty: Social justice; multicultural counseling; trauma; solution focused therapy; single session therapy; stress and coping; depression; health psychology.
Office location: CAPS Main Building

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Jason Wong, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty:
Office location: CAPS Main Building
Languages:

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Ling Jin, M.A.
Psychology Intern (Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas)

Areas of Interest & Specialty:
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Office location: CAPS Main Building
Languages: 

Groups: Men's Survivors Group, Yoga as Healing

Office location: CAPS Main Building

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese
 
 

Groups: Men's Survivors Group, Yoga as Healing

Office location: CAPS Main Building

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese
 
 
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Chye Hong Liew, M.S.Ed.
Psychology Intern (Counseling Psychology, Purdue University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty:
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Office location: CAPS Main Building
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Matthew Van, M.A.
Psychology Intern (Clinical Psychology, Spalding University)

Areas of Interest & Specialty:
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Office location: CAPS Main Building
Languages: 


                                Program Staff                                      

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: Building 434
Languages: Spanish


                         Leadership Team                          

Brian Olowude

Brian Olowude, Ph.D.
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

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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

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Janet Osimo, Psy.D.
Assistant Clinical Director, 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

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Meridith Merchant, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Mental Health Initiatives and Inclusion; 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


                           Administrative Staff                             

Jazmin Gomez

Jazmin Gomez
Program Administrative Assistant

Drew Jose

Andrew Jose, MPH, CPH
Quality Improvement Analyst

David Levy

David Levy
Training/Financial Administrative Assistant

Rose Mainhardt

Rose Mainhardt
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

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Kim Miller, M.A.
Business Officer

Garry Pawlitski

Garry Pawlitski
Systems Analyst

Raul Poblano

Raul Poblano
Administrative Assistant

Torres Martha

Martha Torres
Clinical Administrative Assistant

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