MFT Training Supervisors
Margaret Allan, Psy.D., is a licensed Social Worker with experience in working with adults and adolescents, and seniors. She is the Group Program Facilitator and Consultant at Hospice of the Conejo in Thousand Oaks where she facilitates grief support groups for teens and seniors; and establishes programs in connection with trauma, loss and bereavement within the community.
Education: Dr. Allan obtained her degree in Social Work from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a doctorate in psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. She is an active member of ICP.
Dr. Allan has a private practice in Westlake Village, California, where she provides psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in individual, couple and group modalities.
Senior Lecturer, Graduate Psychology
Dr. Beilin is the former director of a state forensic mental health program and county court family mediation and investigation unit. A family therapist and mediator, he often testifies in family law and forensic mental health cases. He earned a bachelor's degree from UCLA, a master's degree in counseling/education from University of Southern California, and master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from UCLA.
Morris Eagle is professor emeritus, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. He is a former president of the division of psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. He is the author of Recent Developments in Psychoanalysis: A Critical Evaluation, coeditor of Interface Between Psychoanalysis and Psychology, and co-author of Psychoanalysis as Health Care.
He is coeditor of a monograph on Attachment: Current Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice, and the author and co-author of about 150 journal articles and about a 100 chapters and edited books. He is in private practice working on two books, one on Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and one on Attachment and Psychoanalysis.
Jodi Frey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working as a licensed therapist for the past eighteen years. She began working with adolescents with severe emotional difficulties in a non public school setting and transitioned to working for the County of Ventura Behavioral Health as a School based liaison.
It was there she began working with parents of teens and conducted groups focusing on social skills and anger management techniques. She also became familiar with IEP (Individualized Education Plans) and worked in collaboration with the school to benefit the child.
For the past three years, she has been working in Private Practice in Westlake Village where she mostly sees couples and adults. In addition to her private practice, she has been supervising trainees at California Lutheran's Community Counseling Services and Parent Child Study Center.
- BA, CSU Northridge, Psychology 1983
- MA, Pepperdine University, Counseling Psychology 1987
- MFT License, MFC 27173, 1990
Adolescent therapy, Family and Marital Therapy
Dr. Gerson has been working in the mental health field since 1974. He began working with juvenile gangs for the LA County probation dept. and then transitioned into working with domestic violence. In 1977 he went into community mental health and specialized in family and child therapy.
In addition to his training in clinical psychology, Dr. Gerson has trained in the psychoanalysis of both adults and children. He entered into private practice in 1981 and has maintained a full time practice ever since.
His teaching career began in 1982 where he has taught graduate psychology at various universities around Los Angeles, including Loyola Marymount, Alliant, UCLA-NPI and Phillips. Dr. Gerson has been an invited presenter to many professional conferences where he has delivered papers on adolescent development, neuro-psychoanalysis and Lacanian theory.
- BA, CSU Northridge, Psychology 1973
- MA, CSU Dominguez Hills, Applied Behavioral Science, 1976
- PHD, California Graduate Institute, Psychology and Psychoanalysis, 1981
- NAAP Certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1982, Psychoanalysis 1985
- MFT License, mn14637 1980
- Psychologist psy 8785, 1985
Child and Adolescent therapy. Psychological assessment. Family and Marital therapy. Psychoanalysis. Domestic violence. Forensic Psychology
Nancy Fisk Maletz has been a private practitioner since 1984 in the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area. Working with issues pertaining predominantly to women, particularly pre-natal, postpartum and parenting, she also sees couples and individuals. She has been a lecturer at California Lutheran University since 2005 teaching a Family Therapy class and Group Counseling class. She became a supervisor at the on-campus Counseling Center in 2010. She received her B.A. in Psychology in 1976 from California State University Long Beach, and her M.A. from Loyola Marymount University in 1980, becoming licensed in 1984.
Stephen Portuges, Ph.D., FIPA, is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He has been Associate Director of Research at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center; Director of Research at the Los Angeles Center for Psychoanalytic Research, and President of the Psychoanalytic Research Society, Section VI, of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and he is the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies.
Mary Stahlhuth is a licensed MFT with over 30 years' experience with children, adolescents, adults and families from a variety of populations (developmentally disabled, special education, emotionally disturbed, juvenile justice, autism spectrum, severely and/or chronically mentally ill, substance abuse) and in a variety of settings (group homes, residential treatment, community mental health, in-home, school-based (elementary / middle school / high school), psychiatric hospitals, and juvenile justice). Currently, she serves as the Behavioral Health Manager for Ventura County's adult outpatient, residential, intensive case management and older adult programs in the Oxnard region. She also has supervised masters' level trainees and interns for many years, and teaches classes at CLU in the Graduate Psychology Department.
B. A. - Social Welfare; B. A. - Religious Studies - Penn State University M. A. - Counseling Psychology - Loyola Marymount University M. A. - Clinical Psychology - Fielding Graduate University Ph. D. - Clinical Psychology (in progress) - Fielding Graduate University
Licensed as an MFT since 1990
Children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems Families / Parenting Substance Abuse Diagnosis & Assessment Psychiatric / crisis intervention Wellness and Recovery
Ms. Vargas has extensive experience in the mental health field ranging from bilingual and bi-cultural services and former director of a Latino Mental Health Program in SFV, family court mediation and investigation in Ventura County as well as court services and adoptions in King County, Seattle. For the last eleven years, Ms. Vargas has worked as Clinical Social Worker for a major local hospital on full-time basis. She joined the CLU/Graduate Program supervisory role in October, 2010.
Ms. Vargas earned her Bachelor's Degree from UCLA; her master's degree in Social Work from USC. She has supervised graduate students from UCLA, USC, CSN, and Antioch University. She has lectured on various major conferences in California, Seattle and Mexico.