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Meet The Staff!

CAPS Professional Staff and Faculty Counselors

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Jennifer Sanford, PhD

Director

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington State University

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Relationship & loss issues, identity development & integration (LGBTQ, race/ethnicity, spirituality, gender), sexual abuse/assault, body image & eating concerns, mood disorders, mindfulness practice & Buddhist psychology, neuroscience.

 

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Krystal Jacob, PsyD

Training Director & Staff Psychologist

Degree

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Hillsboro, Oregon

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Integrative theory (psychodynamic, cognitive, relational), identity development, gender transition, depression, spirituality, trauma, substance abuse, assertiveness, grief and loss, creativity in the healing process.

 

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Craig Beeson, PhD

Staff Psychologist (with a Residential Life Focus)

Degree

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Narrative therapy, identity development, relationships, depression, loss, anxiety, cultural diversity, groups, spirituality, and sexuality.

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Catherine Chan, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Depression, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, cultural diversity, identity development, psychodynamic and attachment theories.

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Brian McElwain, PhD

Outreach and Group Coordinator & Staff Psychologist

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Interpersonal relationships, existential issues, Buddhist psychology, narrative therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, grief, trauma, mindfulness for stress and anxiety management, cultural diversity, social justice, and privilege.

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Stephanie McGrath, PsyD

Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of AOD Services

Degree

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Psychodynamic theories, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, existential psychology, interpersonal processes, group psychotherapy, mood disorders including bipolar disorder, assertiveness, self-esteem, trauma, cultural diversity and identity development, substance abuse, & mindfulness.

 

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Pio Choong Yuk Kim, PhD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Fordham University

Licensure

Not yet licensed (in progress)

Interests

Integrative theory (humanistic-existential, psychodynamic, CBT), cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, psychology of religion and spirituality, attachment and interpersonal relationships, cognitive processing and emotion regulation, executive function, ADHD assessment and treatment, students from underprivileged backgrounds, severe forms of mental illness.

Brian Lieberman, PsyD

Brian Lieberman, PsyD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, William James College

Licensure

Not yet licensed (in process)

Interests

I approach therapy from a variety of theoretical orientations: psychodynamic, interpersonal, relational, and existential.  Humor also goes a long way!  I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy working with students around issues related to cultural identity development and acculturative stress.  “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” ― Viktor E. Frankl

Postgraduate Residents

 

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Hannah Davis, MA

Postmasters Resident (MFT Intern)

Degree

MA, Counseling Psychology, Humboldt State University

Interests

Anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationships, body image, life transitions, and expression through art. 

Margaux Des Jarins, PhD

Margaux Des Jardins, PhD

Postdoctoral Resident

Degree

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

Interests

I use psychodynamically informed approaches to support identity development, personality integration, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Addressing developmental struggles involving loss and grief, mood disorders, and psychosis are of particular interest.

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Meghan Martinez, MA

Postgraduate Resident (MFT Intern)

Degree

MA Counseling Psychology Humboldt State

Interests

Grief/loss, death/existential anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, sexuality, non-traditional families, cultural diversity, adjustment issues, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.

 

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Shannen Vong, PhD

Postdoctoral Resident

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

Interests

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, social justice, cultural diversity, identity development, trauma, international students, impact of oppression/discrimination on mental health, first-generation college students, and underserved populations. 

 

Administrative Staff

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Diane Hunt

Office Manager

Diane manages the front office, provides administrative support to the department, and provides outstanding service to HSU students, staff and faculty.

 

 

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JoAnna Habib

Receptionist

JoAnna helps students to schedule and check in for appointments, manages our phone lines, and provides administrative support to the department.

 

CAPS Staff for 2016-17 Academic Year

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Our staff welcomes you!