Our Faculty

Rick Holigrocki, PhD

Dean and Professor
University of Windsor 1996
Higher-education, accreditation, parent-child interaction, personality assessment

Jamie Banker, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2010
Systems theory, systemic therapy, medical family therapy, integrated care, prenatal and postnatal depression, pregnancy counseling, training mental health clinicians and medical residents

Jamie D. Bedics, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 2008
Psychotherapy process and outcome, personality disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal theory, statistics and research methods, treatment of suicidal behavior

Rachel Casas, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Iowa 2010
Cultural contributions to cognition and brain development, diversity, neuropsychological assessment of cultural and linguistic minorities

Randy Corpuz, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara 2016
Evolutionary and developmental psychology, behavioral endocrinology, male mating and parenting behavior, prenatal and infant development, life history theory

Morris N Eagle, PhD

Distinguished Educator in Residence
New York University 1958
Individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples therapy, attachment theory and research, attachment theory-based interventions

Michael Gerson, PhD

Associate Professor
California Graduate Institute 1981
Child and adolescent therapy, psychological assessment, family and marital therapy, psychoanalysis, domestic violence, forensic psychology

Jenna Hess, MA, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Lecturer
Pepperdine University 2004
Family therapy, parent-child play therapy, systems theory, child and adolescent therapy, risk assessment, anxiety and mood disorders, clinical supervision

Mindy R. Puopolo, PsyD

Associate Professor and Director of PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University 1999
Intimate partner violence, attachment theory, infant mental health, gender and sexuality, sports psychology and peace psychology.

Ryan N. Sharma, PsyD, ABPP

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training
University of Denver 2006
Clinical issues in adolescent and adult populations, mindfulness, clinical training, anxiety disorders, behavior therapy, racial and ethnic disparities, racial and ethnic identity development

Bethany Simmons, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Assistant Professor
University of Louisiana at Monroe 2010
Systemic/cybernetic theory & clinical practice, resourcefulness & creativity in therapy, teaching, supervision, engaging involuntary clients, clients in crisis, suicide prevention, substance use, client satisfaction & effectiveness, the therap

Jennifer M. Twyford, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara 2012
Identification and prevention of disruptive behavioral problems in children and adolescents, school and juvenile justice system response to youth's mental health needs, prevention of school violence, positive psychology

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