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Rebecca Bokoch

Dr. Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD, is an Associate professor for the Clinical PhD program at Alliant International University. Dr. Bokoch leads collaborative student and faculty research labs where she has published and is currently working on projects in the areas of: family systems, expressive arts therapies, school-based services, and health and resiliency-based research. Dr. Bokoch is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical supervisor. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, and incorporating creative therapeutic modalities, including: mindfulness, art, and play. She works in a group private practice, Anchor Children and Family Counseling, and at a non-profit, Young & Healthy Pasadena, where she serves as the founding Clinical Traineeship Director for a trauma-informed school-based preventative care program in Pasadena Unified School District. Dr. Bokoch received her PsyD and MA in Couple and Family Therapy with a certificate in Infant and Preschool Mental Health from the COAMFTE-accredited program at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. She also has specialized training in Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, Yoga, Infant Preschool Mental Health, and Play Therapy. 

Professional Interests
  • I enjoy incorporating creative therapeutic modalities such as art, mindfulness, and play therapy techniques when working with children and families. 
  • I enjoy mentoring several research assistant students on a variety of research topics. I have my own "Bokoch Research Lab" where I am conducting research with students, faculty, and clinicians on Trauma-Informed Care in Early Childhood Education; Mindfulness, Anti-Racism, & Mental Health; Child Mindfulness and Art Therapy Interventions; Play Therapy and Parenting Intervention Programs and Measure Development; and Trauma-Informed Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health. 
  • I also co-lead a "Mindfulness and Art Therapy Research Lab" with Dr. Noah Hass-Cohen, CFT Faculty, where we are conducting research on mindfulness and art therapy interventions for grief/loss, trauma, chronic pain, and weight management.
  • I also am a part of a "Comic Book Lab" lead by Dr. Shawndeeia Drinkard, PhD faculty, and Zaemelys Ramos-Rodriguez, PhD student, where we are conducting research on the effectiveness of comic book interventions for children dealing with stress and trauma, specifically for the Latinx community.
Education and Certifications
  • Psy.D., Couple and Family Therapy, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Couple and Family Therapy, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California Los Angeles
  • Statistics & Statistics Lab
  • Research Methods: Multivariate Statistics & Statistics Lab
  • Research Practicum Course Series
  • Clinical Interventions for Children and Families
  • Principles of Research Design
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field