PsyD in Clinical Psychology Alumni Award Winners


Ashley Ribeiro, PsyD


Ashley Ribeiro, PsyD, BCBA earned her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Cal Lutheran. Her dissertation was titled, Interpersonal Change during Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: An Evidence-Based Case Study. After graduation, Ashley began a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She currently works at UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar and clinical instructor for a pioneering NIH funded autism biomarkers study. In addition to her work at UCLA, she founded her own private business and provides services as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to young children and adults. She is also an adjunct professor of Psychology at Cal Lutheran. Ashley has satisfied all requirements for clinical psychology licensure in California. 




Daniel Knauss, PsyD


Dan Knauss graduated from Cal Lutheran with a BS degree in Psychology, completed the MFT degree at CalLutheran, and then was part of the 2015 graduating class of the PsyD program with a GPA of 3.99. His dissertation was titled, Heterogeneity Amongst Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Typological Approach. He finished his program at an APA accredited doctoral internship at the University of Northern Arizona Campus Health Services and went on work as a staff psychologist at the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. He was just awarded a four year psychology fellowship at Austen Riggs Center in advanced psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic studies. This highly respected fellowship accepts only two psychology fellows a year from the entire country. His contributions to the profession have included presentations at various peer-reviewed conferences and educational trainings.