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

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

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

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

Sunyoung Park, PhD

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

Ryan N. Sharma, PsyD, ABPP

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training
University of Denver 2006
Clinical issues in fire service and first responders, 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

Program Director, Associate 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

Nicole Talarico, PhD

Visiting Lecturer of Psychology
University of California, Riverside 2010

Stephanie J. Tarle, PhD

Assistant Professor, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Oklahoma State University 2019
Clinical child psychology and developmental psychopathology with a focus on the neurocognitive factors that contribute to emotion regulation and self-control deficits in children with ADHD