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, 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

Associate Professor, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
University of Iowa 2010
Cultural contributions to cognition and brain development, diversity, neuropsychological assessment of cultural and linguistic minorities

Melissa Donovick, PhD

Assistant Professor, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Utah State University 2010
Culturally adapted multimedia parenting interventions, Latinx family mental health, and multicultural child emotional and behavioral problems

Michael Gerson, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
California Graduate Institute 1981
Child and adolescent therapy, psychological assessment, family and marital therapy, psychoanalysis, domestic violence, forensic psychology

Emma Hooper, PhD

Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
The Ohio State University 2017
Emotional processes within the family and children's emotion socialization and regulation

Stella Panos, PhD

Visiting Professor, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology 2010

Sunyoung Park, PhD

Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Texas University at Austin 2018
Applied Quantitative Methods (Meta-analysis, HLM, SEM)

Ryan N. Sharma, PsyD, ABPP

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Interim Program Director, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
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, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
University of Louisiana at Monroe 2010
Systemic/cybernetic theory & clinical practice, cultural & social justice issues, mental health with oppressed populations, resourcefulness & creativity in therapy, military couples, engaging involuntary clients, clients in crisis, suicide pre

Jennifer M. Twyford, PhD

Associate Professor, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
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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