Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Los Angeles Faculty

Erin O’Callaghan
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.

John Bakaly
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.

Elaine Burke
Associate Professor
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
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1989, The Fielding Institute
Research Interests: Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy.

Victor Cohen
Associate Professor
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.

George Gharibian
Assistant Professor
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.

Lisa Liu
Assistant Professor
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.

Jessie Lowell
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.

Cristina Magalhaes
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

Joan Murray
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1979, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Women’s issues; environmental issues; disabilities; geropsychology

Randy Noblitt
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.

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