CSPP Los Angeles Alumni and Friends Update
Dr. Cheryl Arutt (CSPP-LA, Clinical PsyD ’97) is currently featured in an alumni spotlight on our website. Dr. Arutt regularly appears on CNN and HLN, and this Spring gave a TEDTalk on “That Good Feeling of Control: Self-Regulation, Trauma and Creativity.”
Dr. Caren Caty (CSPP-LA, Clinical PhD ’03) was appointed by the American Humane Association as a Senior Fellow in its Humane Research and Policy(TM) division. She was also recently quoted in a Kansas City Star newspaper article entitled, “Reporting abuse: A call can save a child’s life.”
Dr. Anne Coscarelli (CSPP-LA, Clinical PhD ’80), Director of the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Care Award for 2013 by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) in February.
Dr. Kimia Ghassemy (CSPP-LA, Clinical PsyD, 08) shares, “Since graduating, my colleague Dr. Niaz Khani (CSPP-LA, Clinical PsyD ’08) and I have opened a non profit organization. Our organization is called CARE Multicultural Healing and is focused on multicultural mental health. The organization encompasses counseling, assessment, research and education and focuses on multiculturalism and mental health. Our ultimate goal is to open a counseling center for underserved youth throughout LA.”
Dr. Cesar Gonzalez (CSPP-LA, Clinical PhD ’08) was recently featured in an alumni spotlight on our website. He recently accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he continues his focus on working with multicultural communities through research projects, writing research manuscripts and grants.
Dr. Jeremy Lurey (CSPP-LA, Organizational Psychology PhD ’98) was recently featured in an alumni spotlight on our website. He is CEO and Chief Architect of Plus Delta Consulting, LLC. Prior to establishing Plus Delta in 2002, he worked at both Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Andersen Consulting.
Dr. Sandra Mashihi (CSPP-LA, Organizational Psychology PhD ’04), is second author of the article, “Evidence Based Answers to 15 Questions about Leveraging 360-Degree Feedback,” winner of the 2012 Elliot Jacques Best Paper of the Year Award for Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Dr. Mashihi also co-taught the fall 2012 course in executive coaching at CSPP-LA with Dr. Ken Nowack of Envisia Learning.
Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati (CSPP-LA, I/O Psychology PhD ’07) recently received the “Women Who Mean Business Award.”
Dr. Ditta Oliker (CSPP-LA, Clinical PhD ’79) has written a new book entitled “The Light Side of the Moon: Reclaiming Your Lost Potential”
Dr. Marc Shatz (CSPP-LA, Clinical PhD ’73) gave a talk on “The Secrets of Doing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” for the interns at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills earlier this month. In March, Dr. Shatz did his yearly clinical demonstration for the interns of the Southern California Counseling Center. Dr. Shatz will also be teaching a class on Object Relations at CSPP-LA this Fall.
In Memoriam – Dr. Hedda Bolgar (CSPP-LA Founding Faculty). Dr. Bolgar passed away on May 14, 2013 at the age of 103. Our deepest condolences to her family, friends and former colleagues & students.