Doctoral Respecialization Faculty

Clinical Psychology PhD San Diego

Monica Ulibarri
Associate Professor and Associate Program Director, San Diego
PhD, Clinical Psychology; 2005; Arizona State University
Research interests: HIV prevention with marginalized populations such as female sex workers, injection drug users, drug-involved couples, and commercially sexually exploited youth along the Mexico-U.S. border, with an emphasis on how gender-based violence, mental health, and substance use intersect with HIV risk behaviors.

Carolyn Allard
Associate Professor and Program Director
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2007, University of Oregon
Research interests: Trauma risk and resiliency factors and treatment outcome predictors; differential effects of interpersonal trauma versus non-interpersonal trauma; betrayal, guilt and shame; individual and cultural diversity moderators, including gender and sexual identity,ethnicity, religiosity, and age; intervention development and testing.

Omar Alhassoon
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2003, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
Research interests: Neuropsychological assessment; multimodal neuroimaging including magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging; CNS changes in alcohol and drug dependence and abstinence; neuroimaging and neuropsychological correlates of psychopathy and other personality characteristics; research synthesis and meta-analysis; efficacy and effectiveness of online psychology education.

Joanne E. Callan, PhD
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1970, University of Texas
Research interests: Life span development (development, adjustment, psychopathology among, and treatment for, children, adolescents, and adults from a psychoanalytic perspective); psychology of women; gender identity development; application of psychoanalytic theories (attachment and object relations theory); education and training in psychology; professional ethics; and clinical supervision.

Constance J. Dalenberg
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Psychology, 1983, University of Denver
Research interests: Countertransference; memory for trauma child abuse; trauma-related disorders, dissociation; recovered or repressed memory; ethics and standards in psychology; empirical foundations of psychoanalytic concepts; trauma related to racism and discrimination; treatment of trauma-related disorders.

Richard N. Gevirtz
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Psychology, 1971, DePaul University
Research interests: Scientific study of mind/body medicine modalities; physiological patterning in stress-related disorders; clinical protocols for biofeedback training; mediators of autonomic control; anxiety disorders; heart rate variability (HRV) measurement and biofeedback.

Alan J. Lincoln
Distinguished Professor; Program Coordinator, Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program; Interim Director, Psychopharmacology Program
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1980, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego; MSCP, Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2004, California School of Professional Psychology, BCBA-D
Research interests: Early childhood psychopathology; biological and neuropsychological basis of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders; neurodevelopmental effects of child abuse; attention deficit/hyperactivity and severe language disorders; assessment of children; differential diagnosis and treatment of childhood psychopathology.

Veronica Perez
Assistant Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2008, University of Oregon
Research interests: Neural correlates of psychosis and schizophrenia, biomarkers of psychopathology, pathophysiology of cognition, EEG abnormalities in patients at clinical high-risk for psychosis, neurophysiological response to cognitive interventions

Irwin Ford Rosenfarb
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1986, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Research interests: Schizophrenia; mood disorders; the role of cultural factors in the course and treatment of severe psychopathology.

Donald J. Viglione, Jr.
Distinguished Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1981, Long Island University
Research interests: Rorschach and personality assessment; assessment of malingering and response manipulation; child psychopathology; trauma, dangerousness, and sexual offenses.

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Robert Harris
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1986, University of Kansas
Research interests: Psychological assessment; ADHD; self-handicapping and the interface of clinical and social psychology

Jennifer Foster
Assistant Professor
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2017, Alliant International University
Research Interests: Objectification Theory, Psychology of Women, Diversity

Tamar Kenworthy
Assistant Professor
PsyD, Forensic Psychology, 2004, California School of Forensic Studies
Research Interests: Psychological Assessments – norms, usage with different populations; stress management with a focus on correctional officers; and; the offender population to include mental health issues, risk factors, prison gangs, and developmentally delayed offenders

Ya-Shu Liang
Assistant Professor and Program Director
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 2006, University of Oklahoma
Research interests: Diversity; multicultural care; weight, eating and body image issues; Asian and Asian-American psychology

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Valata Jenkins-Monroe
Program Director and Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978, California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley
Research interests: Cognitive styles and problem-solving abilities of Third World children; development of children of substance abusive mothers; child sexual abuse treatment; African American women and substance abuse; intergenerational study of black teen parenting; race and racism; special needs children; forensic psychology.

Tai Chang
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical/Community Psychology, 1999, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Research interests: Acculturation and identity development processes as well as their relations to adjustment and help-seeking; the interface of counseling and the Internet, including online mutual help and self-help; Asian-American mental health.

Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1996, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Ethnic minority stress and coping; immigrant and refugee mental health; culturally relevant assessment and intervention; problem gambling and other behavioral addictions; mindfulness; legal and ethics in clinical practice; child and family issues.

Michael Connor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1972, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Research interests: Parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering/grandfathering; means of providing sensitive, culturally competent services to the African American community; exercise and sports psychology; disorders of childhood; antiracist training practices/models.

Harriet Curtis-Boles
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1984, University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Issues related to multiculturalism and peoples of color including process and outcome of multicultural education, experiences of international and students of color in graduate education; identity and professional development of women of color; psychotherapy process and outcome with African-American clients; influence of violence exposure on children and families in the inner cities; African-American women and substance abuse.

Samuel Gerson
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978, University of Texas, Austin
Research interests: Intersubjectivity; gender and sexuality; interaction of affect and clinical judgment; the process of therapeutic interactions; schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Frederick J. Heide
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1981, Pennsylvania State University
Research interests: Charismatic communication; impact of musical theatre on attitudes and behavior; mindfulness and improvisation; humor; constructivist therapies; transpersonal psychology; cognitive therapy; spiritual use of cannabis; psychedelics.

Amber J. Landers
Assistant Professor and Coordinator Integrated Health Track
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2013, Purdue University
Research Interests: Access to care for Children and Families, Ethnic Minority, and Underserved Populations; Implicit Bias; Behavioral Health Integration

Gerald Y. Michaels
Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology, 1981, University of Michigan
Research interests: Developmental psychopathology; transition to parenthood; parents’ and children’s social perceptions in the family; parent skills training; children of divorce; school-based mental health.

Rhoda Olkin
Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Institute on Disability and Health Psychology
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1981, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Distributive justice; Disability-Affirmative Therapy; models of disability; parents with disabilities; diversity training; case formulation, psychopathology, diagnosis, DSM & ICD; family therapy; cognitive behavior therapy and DBT

Hadas Pade
Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator of Assessment Clinic
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2004, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research Interests: Psychological testing and assessment, juvenile delinquency, early childhood mental health, parenting/parent-child interactions, teaching and training

Randall Wyatt
Associate Professor & Director of Professional Training
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1989, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda
Research interests: Creative arts and psychology; trauma and recovery; the interface of technology and psychology; child, family and society; spirituality and psychological well-being; cultural anthro-psychological approaches to diversity; clinical outcomes and the therapy relationship

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