Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Los Angeles Core Faculty

John Bakaly, PhD,
 Associate Professor, CSPP John Bakaly, PhD,  Professor
PhD, 1988; University of Southern California
Research Interests: Clinical intervention with children and adolescents and their families; Treatment of depression, anxiety, and general childhood disorders.
Elaine Burke, PsyD,
 Associate Professor, CSPP Elaine Burke, PsyD,  Associate Professor
PsyD, 1989; University of Denver
Research Interests: Multicultural and international issues, particularly in the areas of sex roles and gender, children, health,  trauma, and class status, pediatric & geriatric neuropsychology; immigration and acculturation issues.
John V. Caffaro, PhD, Distinguished Professor John V. Caffaro, PhD,  Distinguished Professor
PhD, 1989; The Fielding Institute
Research Interests: Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy.
Victor Cohen, PhD,
 Associate Professor Victor Cohen, PhD,  Associate Professor
PhD, 1981; University of Michigan
Research Interests: The spirituality-psychotherapy interface; mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy; relationship factors in development of meditation skills; self-development in graduate psychology training programs; group process in graduate psychology education; the training of interpersonal skills and self-awareness; integration of object relations, existential/humanistic and transpersonal therapy approaches.
George Gharibian George Gharibian, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2014; University of Memphis
Research Interests: Cognitive biases of mental health professionals; acculturation and multicultural issues affecting adults, children, and families; generalized self-efficacy, stress, and trauma.
Lisa Liu, Assistant Professor, CSPP Lisa Liu, PhD,  Assistant Professor
PhD, 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 Sandoval, Assistant Professor, CSPP Jessie Lowell, PhD, Assistant Professor
Internship Training DirectorClinical PhD/Clinical PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

PsyD, 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.
Christina Magalhaes Cristina Magalhaes, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director
Director, Office of Professional Training – Clinical PhD/Clinical PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Fellow, Rockway Institute; Coordinator, Rockway Certificate in LGBT Human Services and Mental Health

PhD, 2005; Nova Southeastern University
Professional Practice and Research Interests: Anxiety, stress, resilience and coping; complementary health practices; applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; trauma psychology; LGB psychology; transgender health; immigration psychology; cross-cultural assessment; trans-theoretical approaches to child and adult treatment.
Joan Murray, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor Joan Murray, PhD,  Associate Professor
PhD, 1979; University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Women’s issues; environmental issues.
Randy Noblitt, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor Randy Noblitt, PhD,  Professor
PhD, 1978; University of North Texas
Research Interests: Cult & ritual abuse; child abuse; trauma and dissociation; dissociation of identity; disability determination; critical theory.
Erin O'Callaghan Erin O’Callaghan, PhD,  Program Director and Associate Professor
PhD, 2007; University of Miami
Research Interests: Psychological and neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions; neuropsychological and psychological functioning in children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges; parent, sibling, and other family member functioning in families with children with chronic illnesses, develop-mental disabilities, and/or other behavioral/emotional difficulties; coping with cancer and other chronic illness, post-cancer treatment functioning; psychoneuroimmunology.
John Park John Park, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD, 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.
 Denise Rockwell Denise Rockwell, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2013; Claremont Graduate University
Research Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder and other development disabilities; early intervention; social skills and parent training; telehealth and technology in treatment for children and families; school-based interventions for children with intellectual, behavioral, social, and communication challenges; behavioral assessment and intervention in home, school, and clinical settings; community-based interventions and outreach.

Recent Faculty News

Beginning in Fall 2016, three new core faculty members will be joining the CSPP-LA Clinical PsyD program at the Assistant Professor level.  Please join us in welcoming George Gharibian, PhD; John Park, PhD; and Denise Rockwell, PhD to the program!

At the August 2016 American Psychological Association Convention in Denver, CO, Dr. Elaine Burke is participating in a symposium on breast cancer and cardiac disease in women and co-chairing a symposium on gender stereotypes and role discrimination in the 21st century.

In July 2016, NetworkRadio invited Dr. Erin O’Callaghan to join them in the studio to discuss child psychology and current mental health issues in the United States.  The video of Dr. O’Callaghan’s interview can be viewed at NetworkRadio’s Facebook page.

Routledge, a leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, recently highlighted Dr. John Caffaro as one of their Featured Authors.


Selected Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

Caffaro, J. V. (2015). Interpersonal integrative group therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Caffaro, J. V. (2015, February) Psychodynamic group process experience (PGE). Invited Two-day Process Group Institute at the meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco, CA.

Cohen, V. (2014). Common ground: The relational dimensions of meditation and psychotherapy. The Humanistic   Psychologist, 42(3), 319–328. doi:/10.1080/08873267.2014.912653

Magalhaes, C. (2015, January). Updating the 1993 APA and NASP resolution on sexual orientation and gender diverse students in schools: Efforts and issues. Roundtable discussion at the meeting of the National Multicultural Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Mangassarian, S., Sumner, L., & O’Callaghan, E. (2015). Sexual impulsivity in women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder: A review of the literature. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 22(3), 195-206. doi:10.1080/10720162.2015.1017781