Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Los Angeles Faculty
Program Director and Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2007, University of Miami
Research Interests: Pediatric health psychology; pediatric psychoneuroimmunology; psychological and neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1988, University of Southern California
Research Interests: Clinical intervention with children and adolescents and their families; treatment of depression, anxiety, and general childhood disorders; parenting programs; school-based psychology; families in transition, divorced and re-married families.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 1989, University of Denver
Research Interests: Multicultural and global issues particularly in the areas of race/ethnicity, trauma, health, socioeconomic status, sex roles and gender, and children; neuropsychology (with a specialty in pediatric and geriatric neuropsychology)
John V. Caffaro
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1989, The Fielding Institute
Research Interests: Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy.
PhD, Psychology, 1981, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Meditation, Mindfulness and the Spirituality-Psychotherapy Interface, Counter transference phenomenon and the interpersonal processes in therapist-client psychotherapy relationships; psychotherapist self-development and teaching and training of clinical skills; alternative paradigms for studying subjective and experiential aspects of the psychotherapy process.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 2014, University of Memphis
Research Interests: Counselors cognitive biases; Acculturation and multicultural issues in children, adults, and families; Generalized self-efficacy, stress and trauma.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2010; University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Diversity and multicultural issues; ethnic minority mental health; adjustment of immigrant children and families; impact of family and cultural context on psychopathology; racial/ethnic identity development; evidence-based treatments with diverse populations; Asian American mental health.
Assistant Professor; Internship Training Director
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2007, Loma Linda University
Research Interests: Early childhood mental health; trauma, grief, and loss in the early childhood population; behavioral, emotional, and developmental outcomes of early trauma, neglect, and loss; assessment and treatment of high-risk infants and children; effects of prenatal and early environment exposure to alcohol and substances; parent, sibling, and caregiver functioning in families with children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and/or other behavioral/emotional difficulties.
Associate Professor, Fellow, Rockway Institute, Coordinator, Rockway Certificate in LGBT Human Services and Mental Health
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2005, Nova Southeastern University
Professional Practice and Research Interests: Human diversity; immigration and acculturation; LGBTQ psychology; resilience and coping; child psychology; expressive therapies; abuse/trauma
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1979, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Women’s issues; environmental issues; disabilities; geropsychology
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978, University of North Texas
Research Interests: Cult & ritual abuse; child abuse; trauma and dissociation; dissociation of identity; disability determination; critical theory.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2015, Loma Linda University
Research Interests: Substance use disorders and treatment; role of faith based organizations in mental health services; cultural issues and health disparities in racial ethnic minorities; clinical interventions for depression and anxiety disorders.