Our Faculty

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

Jennifer M Gamarra, PhD

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles 2021

Emma Hooper, PhD

Associate 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

Luis F. Morales Knight, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2012
Clinical behavior analysis, parenting interventions, child, adolescent, and young adult clients. Research interests in sexual orientation, gender identity, and linguistic diversity.

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

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