Faculty

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYD LOS ANGELES CORE FACULTY

John Bakaly, PhD,
 Associate Professor, CSPP John Bakaly, Associate Professor
PhD., 1988; University of Southern California
Professional Practice and Research Interests: Clinical intervention with children and adolescents and their families; Treatment of depression, anxiety, and general child-hood disorders.
Elaine Burke, PsyD,
 Associate Professor, CSPP Elaine Burke, Associate Professor
PsyD., 1989; University of Denver
Professional Practice and Research Interests: Multicultural and international issues, particularly in the areas of sex roles and gender, children, health,  trauma, and class status, pediatric & geriatric neuropsychology; immigration and acculturation issues.
John V. Caffaro, PhD, Distinguished Professor John V. Caffaro, Distinguished Professor
PhD, 1989; The Fielding Institute


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy.
Victor Cohen, PhD,
 Associate Professor Victor Cohen, Associate Professor
PhD, 1981; University of Michigan


Professional Practice and Research Interests: The spirituality-psychotherapy interface; mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy; relationship factors in development of meditation skills; self-development in graduate psychology training programs; group process in graduate psychology education; the training of interpersonal skills and self-awareness; integration of object relations, existential/humanistic and transpersonal therapy approaches.
Ronda Doonan, PsyD,
 Associate Professor Ronda DoonanAssociate Professor and Associate Program Director
PsyD, 2004; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Couples and family therapy from a differentiation perspective; Couples and families dealing with critical/chronic or physical disability or in which one partner has high functioning autism; military members and their partners, families, and support systems. 
Judith Holloway, PhD,
 CSPP Associate Professor Judith HollowayAssociate Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, 1991; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles


Professional Practice and Research Interests: LGBT issues; issues in ecopsychology, including relationships between health, well-being, and relationship with nature and the natural world; use of therapeutic adventure programming as an adjunct to psychotherapy, and as a tool in the training of psychologists.
Erin O’Callaghan, PhD, CSPP Assistant Professor Cristina Magalhaes,
 Associate Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute

PhD, 2005; Nova Southeastern University 
Professional Practice and 

Research Interests: Anxiety, stress, resilience and coping; complementary health practices; applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; trauma psychology; LGBTQ psychology; immigration psychology; cross-cultural assessment; trans-theoretical approaches to child and adult treatment.
Joan Murray, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor Joan MurrayAssociate Professor
PhD, 1979; University of California, Los Angeles


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Women’s issues; environmental issues.
Randy Noblitt, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor Randy NoblittProfessor
PhD, 1978; University of North Texas


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Cult & ritual abuse; child abuse; trauma and dissociation; dissociation of identity; disability determination; critical theory.
Erin O'Callaghan Erin O’CallaghanAssociate Professor and Interim Program Director
PhD, 2007; University of Miami


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Psychological and neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions; neuropsychological and psychological functioning in children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges; parent, sibling, and other family member functioning in families with children with chronic illnesses, develop-mental disabilities, and/or other behavioral/emotional difficulties; coping with cancer and other chronic illness, post-cancer treatment functioning; psychoneuroimmunology.
Rumiko Okada, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor Rumiko Okada, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director
PhD, 1988; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Asian-American mental health; diversity and multicultural issues; child/family issues; childhood disorders; chronic mental illness; community mental health; international training; supervision and consultation.
Lekeisha Sumner Lekeisha Sumner, Associate Professor
PhD, 2006; Illinois Institute of Technology


Professional Practice and Research Interests: Interface of chronic and traumatic stress exposure, biology, and socio-cultural factors on health behavior and outcomes; treatment and management of chronic medical conditions; women’s health; African American health; chronic and acculturative stress; trauma (e.g., medical, racial); depression; wellness; couples; psycho-diagnostic assessment.
Jeffrey Tirengel Jeffrey Tirengel, Professor
PsyD. 1991; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Professional Practice and Research Interests: Positive psychology and resilience; positive psychology coaching in diverse cultural communities; strength-based approaches; health and illness narratives; evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence,; psychology and public health; cardiovascular and pulmonary psychology; psycho-oncology, couples; attachment; emotionally-focused interventions; posttraumatic transitions; applications of Choice Theory in counseling, education, and management. 

 

SELECTED RECENT FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

Caffaro, J.V. (2013). Sibling abuse trauma: Assessment and intervention strategies for children, families, and adults (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Caffaro, J.V. (in press). Interpersonal integrative group therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.). Encylopaedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Hanratty, A., Bell, T., Houskamp, B.M., & O'Callaghan, E.T. (2014). A neurodevelopmental approach to understanding memory processes among intellectually gifted youth with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Applied Neuropsychology: Child (ahead-of-press). 1-10.

Holloway, J., Murray, J., Okada, R., & Emmons, A. (2014). Ecopsychology and relationship competency: The empowerment of women graduate students through nature experiences. Women and Therapy, 37(1-2), 141-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2014.850343

Houston-Armstrong, T., & Edmonds-Biglow, K. (2014). Work life balance and African American women entrepreneurs. In L. Keylly (Ed.), Entrepreneurial women: New Management and leadership models (Vol.1). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Lopez, P.D., & Burke, E.A. (in press). Disability and employment: A comparison of work disability issues in the United States, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. In R. Olkin (Ed.), Diversity in context. New York, NY: Oxford University.

Magalhaes, C., Montgomery, D., Magalhaes, E., & Ngin, J. (2013). Physiological monitoring and biofeedback-assisted relation training for panic disorder in a case of complex developmental trauma. Clinical Case Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534650113507745

Morales. G., Matute, E., Murray, J., Hardy, D.H., & O'Callaghan, E.T. (2013). Is executive function intact after pediatric intracranial hemorrhage? A sample of Mexican children with hemophilia. Clinical Pediatrics, 52(10), 950-959. http://dx.doi.org/10.177/0009922813495311

Sumner, L.A., & Lofland, K. (2013). Spinal cord stimulation: Subjective pain intensity and presurgical correlates in chronic pain patients. Chronic Illness (published online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742395313504233

Tanabe, M.K., Hanratty, A.M., O'Callaghan, E.T., Murray, J., & Houskamp, B.M. (2013). Intellectual ability as a predictor of performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Applied Neuropsychology: Child (published online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21622965.2012.757700

Tirengel, J. (2014, Spring). Feeding the wolves: Mindful self-compassion and well-being. The California Psychologist. Retrieved from http://www.cpapsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=48

Tirengel, J. (2013, July/August). Cancer survival and the tyranny of positivity. The California Psychologist. Retrieved from http://www.cpapsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=48

SELECTED RECENT FACULTY PRESENTATIONS

Burke, E. (2013, August). Chair. Hawaiian, Alaskan, and native American Women's voices: Preserving culture following trauma. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Burke, E., Murray, J., Githua,O., & Phillips,S. (2013, August). Health care beliefs in Kenya: Cultural factors and treatment recommendations. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Caffaro, J. V. (2013, July). Sibling violence. Invited oral presentation. Symposium conducted at the 13th meeting of the European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Caffaro, J.V. (2013, March). The power of inegrative interpersonal group process. Invited full-day workshop. Conducted at the 70th annual meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

Chang, W., Housekamp, B., & Okada, R. (2013, October). Relationships between sensory processing and theory of mind in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Dinwiddie, L., & Holloway, J. (2013, October). Meal preparation as a family therapy intervention. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Gharakhani, A., Okada, R., & Edmonds-Biglow, K. (2013, September). Historical trauma and the effects on Armenian Americans' grief experience. Paper presented at the annual International Conference and Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Holloway, R.L., O'Callaghan, E.T., Houskamp, B.M., & Murray, J.M. (2013, October). The neuropsychology post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury in veterans. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Magalhaes, C., & Jackson, N. (2013, November). Making love last: What helps "trans-couples" stay together. Workshop presentation at the Annual Conference of the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Magalhaes, C., Theodore, P., Magalhaes, E., Duran, R., & Katz, D. (2013, March). Healthcare service utilization in a sample of transgender women. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Noblitt, R., & Noblitt, P. (2013, March). Resources for recovery. Paper presented at the 2013 United Nations Annual Conference on the Status of Women, New York, NY.

Ngin, J., Magalhaes, C., & Murray, J. (2013, March). Understanding the impact of minority stress on academic resilience: Implications for mental health professionals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Conference, New Orleans, LA.

O'Callaghan, E.T. (2013, April). The pursuit of metal health careers post-cancer treatment: Evidence-based findings and personal perspectives. In J. Tirengel (Chair), Psychology as cancer patient and healthcare professional: Personal perspectives, evidence-based findings, and practical implications. Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the California Psychological Association, Newport Beach, CA.

Regas, S., Caffaro, J., Doonan, R., & Bakaly, J. (2013, August). Therapeutic models and person of the therapist: Can we talk? Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Tirengel, J. (2014, May). Making sense of the cancer journey. Paper presented at the Insights Into Cancer Lecture Series, Simms-Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Tirengel, J., Edmonds-Biglow, K. (2013, April). Cultureal/historical trauma in African American males. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Sumner, L.A. (2013, September). The body is still keeping score: new insights into the impact of sexual trauma on sexual functioning & health. Paper presented at the annual International Conference and Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Sumner, L.A., Ngin, J., & Wellisch, D. (2013, March). Spirituality predicts emotional distress in women caregivers at familial risk for breast cancer. Presentation at the 34th annual meeting and scientific sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.