Our Students & Graduates

FEATURED STUDENTS

Cristina Gomez, Clinical Psychology PsyD Los Angeles Student Cristina Gomezis fifth year student in the program, with an emphasis on multicultural community psychology. Cristina was selected to receive the prestigious Marco Garcia Memorial Fellowship award, and had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Garcia at an event on the Los Angeles campus this fall. Cristina is currently working in a community clinic, with a focus on serving the Latino community, while pursuing a full-time APA internship for next year. 
Kevin Ramator, Clinical Psychology PsyD Los Angeles Student Kevin Ramator, M.A. is a fourth year student who is currently doing a full time APA approved internship at Stanford’s student counseling center.  Kevin also recently presented his doctoral project, A Systemic View of Emerging Adulthood: Evaluation of a Presentation as it pertains to Education, the Family Life Cycle, and Parent-Child Attachment at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention. 
Jae Ross, Clinical Psychology PsyD Los Angeles Student

Jae L Ross, M.A. is a third year student and a Dean’s Award and Diversity Award recipient.  He is an official trainer for the APA Office of Psychology Education (H.O.P.E.).  In the last year, he has presented on the topic of “The role of patient centered communication in HIV treatment adherence” to psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, and other mental health professionals at the West Los Angeles VA, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and other local training programs and agencies.

FEATURED GRADUATE

Cheryl Arutt Dr. Cheryl Arutt is an alumna who she received the Outstanding Doctoral Project award for her clinical dissertation. She went on to postgraduate training at the Wright Institute culminating in a Certificate of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and received advanced clinical and forensic training in association with CSPP alumna Barbara Cort Counter PhD.

RECENT STUDENT PUBLICATIONS WITH FACULTY

Houskamp, B. M., O’Callaghan, E. Hanratty, A. M., & Tanabe, M. (in-press). Overview of research on learning and behavior challenges in twice exceptional children. The 2e Newsletter.

RECENT STUDENT PRESENTATIONS WITH FACULTY

Burke, E., Houston-Armstrong, T., Platt, J.,Lehman, K., & Gartler, H. (2012) Becoming a Global Psychologist: Processing International Training Experiences.   Symposium at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Pohl, K., Tirengel, J., & Duran, R. (2011, October). Cardiac Psychology and Women. Poster session presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Convention in Los Angeles, CA. 

Pohl, K., Tirengel, J., & Duran, R. (2012, April). Cardiac Psychology and Women: Empirical Findings and Implications for Research and Practice. Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention in San Francisco (Burlingame), CA.

Magalhaes, C., & Rasooli, L. (2012, April). Zar: Spirit possession, distress, and healing. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Hawa, S., Magalhaes, C., & Noblitt, R. (2012, April). Considerations for mental health treatment with Lebanese immigrants and Lebanese-Americans. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwestern Social Science Association, San Diego, California. 

Falcon, C., Magalhaes, C., & Houston, T. (2012, April). Addressing the mental health needs of infants and young children (0-5) in foster care. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southwestern Social Science Association, San Diego, California.

Fiorita, A., & Magalhaes, C. (2012, April). In the aftermath of relationship dissolutions: Therapeutic considerations for women in psychotherapy. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southwestern Social Science Association, San Diego, California. 

Rasooli, L., & Magalhaes, C. (2012, March). The experience of immigrant Persian women in the United States: Implications for psychological practice. Presentation at the Alliant International University Conference, Irvine, California. 

Hanratty, A., Tanabe, M., O’Callaghan, E.T., Houskamp, B., & McDonald, L. (2012, November). Learning Style Clusters as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in Twice-Exceptional Children and Adolescents. Poster to be resented at the 32nd Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Nashville, TN. 

Chang, W., Costa, A., Lieberman, D., O’Callaghan, E.T., & Houskamp, B. (2012, October). Auditory processing in children with pervasive developmental disabilities: A descriptive study using the Short Sensory Profile. Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Morales, G.. Matute, E., Murray, J., Hardy, D. & O’Callaghan, E.T. (2012, October). Is Executive Function Intact after Childhood Stroke?  A study in Mexican Children with Hemophilia. Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Tirengal, J., Phillips, S., & O’Callaghan, E.T. (2012, October). The psychologist as cancer patient: Professional, personal, and practical perspectives. Symposium to be presented at the 24th Annual Los Angeles County Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Toles, R., O’Callaghan, E.T., & Caffaro, J. (2012, October).  Sibling relationship iinfluence and the importance of sibling therapy. Poster to be presented at the 24th Annual Los Angeles County Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.  

Mangassarian, M., Sumner, L., & O’Callaghan, E.T. (2012, September). The relationship between neurocognitive deficits and sexual impulsivity among women with borderline personality disorder. Poster to be presented at the 17th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA. 

Yurovsky, P., Mangassarian, M.*, Sumner, L., & O’Callaghan, E.T. (2012, September). History of child abuse and hippocampal function. Poster to be presented at the 17th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA. 

Hanratty, A., O’Callaghan, E.T., Houskamp, B.M., & Bell, T.  (2012, August). Scatter between WISC-IV VCI and PRI as a predictor of parent-reported hyperactivity in gifted children. Poster presented at the 120nd American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL. 

Petersen, O.P., O’Callaghan, E.T., & Sumner, L. (2012, April).  Rhythm as a health intervention.  Poster presented at the 92nd Western Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

Caffero-Tolemy, A., Fass, T., Wolff, M., O’Callaghan, E.T, & Miora, D. (2012, March). Intelligence as a mediator in the relationship between Asperger’s traits and juvenile offending. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ross, J., O’Callaghan, E.T., & Sumner, L. (2011, October). Addressing psychosocial factors that moderate and mediate HIV treatment adherence among men-who-have-sex-with-men. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles County Psychological Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 

Yurovsky, P., Sumner, L., & O’Callaghan, E.T. (2011, October). Child abuse and impaired memory and learning in adulthood: The role of glucocorticoids. Poster accepted to the 23rd Annual Los Angeles County Psychological Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 

Houskamp, B.M., & Hanratty, A. M. (2011, October). A neurodevelopmental approach to gifted children:  Interventions. Seminar presented at the New England Conference for Gifted and Talented Education, Burlington, VT. 

Houskamp, B.M. & Hanratty, A. M. (2011, October). A neurodevelopmental approach to gifted children:  Research findings. Seminar presented at the New England inference for Gifted and Talented Education, Burlington, VT.