Clinical Psychology (PhD) Los Angeles Faculty

Molly Burrets
Associate Professor and Program Director, Los Angeles
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2013, Texas A&M University
Research interests: Couple therapy process and outcome; evidence based cross-cultural assessment; infidelity; treatment of military sexual trauma; individual and family effects of PTSD in military and veteran populations; training approaches and supervision for family/couple therapists

Susan J. Regas
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1983, Purdue University
Research interests: Ronald McDonald House Family/Child and Couple clinical psychology internship; treatment of sex, intimacy and relationship problems; differentiation-based couple therapy; differentiation and sexual satisfaction assessment; couple therapy effectiveness; person of the therapist

Peter Theodore
Associate Professor and Associate Program Director; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2005; University of Miami
Research interests: Intersection of substance abuse and HIV-related risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men (GBM); health disparities among LGBT persons; affirmative addictions treatment models; mental health issues among LGBT youth

Nicholas Noviello
Professor Emeritus
PhD, Psychology, 1985, University of California, Irvine
Research interests: Personality traits and emotional expressiveness, content analysis of speech and text, personal belief systems, well-being

Kristin Conover
Assistant Professor
PhD, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, 2015, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: LGBTQ+ and physical disability populations; minority stress and health disparities; feminist and multicultural therapies

Ron E. F. Durán
Associate Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1994, University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Group-based interventions for persons living with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions; collaboration with community-based agencies to improve health-related service delivery; the measurement of social and academic adjustment of non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students.

Michi Fu
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2002, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Cross-cultural (Asian-American) mental health issues; sexual abuse and trauma of women and children; nonverbal therapies and female mental health issues; advocacy of diverse populations and mental health needs; sexually risky behaviors and prevention; personal adjustment.

James Garbanati
PhD, Developmental Psychobiology, 1980, University of Connecticut
Research interests: Interactions between health behavior and chronic disease conditions especially those influenced by cultural beliefs; interaction of psychological and biological factors on the response to or the experience of stress; political beliefs including international perspectives and health system attitudes; program evaluation of health and mental health agencies

Linda J. Beckman
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Los Angeles, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, Social Psychology, 1969, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Women’s reproductive health including power inequities and reproductive justice, reproductive decision-making, new contraceptive technologies, abortion policies and politics, and prevention of risky sexual behaviors; body image and disordered eating behavior; religious discrimination, gender and mental health; social and cultural influences on the psychological well-being of women from diverse cultural backgrounds

Affiliated Faculty

Tracy L. Heller
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1994, University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; behavioral, social, and cognitive components of ADHD; multimodal treatments of ADHD.

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