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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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Lori Brown, PhD

Assistant Director / Training Director

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma, identity, depth psychology, LGBTQ, women's issues, spirituality, meaning-making, cultural diversity, social justice.

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Catherine Chan, PhD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree

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

Licensure

Not yet licensed. In progress.

Interests

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

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Krystal Jacob, PsyD

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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Brian McElwain, PhD

Staff Psychologist & Outreach and Group Coordinator

Degree

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University

Licensure

Psychologist

Interests

Interpersonal relationships, existential issues, Buddhist psychology, mindfulness for stress and anxiety management, cultural diversity, social justice, and privilege

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Stephanie McGrath, PsyD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree

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

Licensure

Not yet licensed. In progress.

Interests

Psychodynamic theories, existential psychology, interpersonal processes, identity development, group psychotherapy, mood disorders including bipolar disorder, assertiveness, self-esteem, trauma, cultural diversity, and mindfulness.

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Amelia Stillinger, PsyD

Staff Psychotherapist

Degree

PsyD, George Washington University, Washington D.C., Columbian School of Arts and Sciences

Licensure

Not yet licensed. In progress.

Interests

Psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, self-esteem, identity development, cultural diversity.

Postdoctoral Residents

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Choong Yuk Pio Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Resident

Degree

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Fordham University

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.

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Scott Newcombe, PsyD

Postdoctoral Resident

Degree

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

Interests

College transition and adjustment issues, identity development, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress reduction, family of origin issues, addiction, relationship concerns, and multicultural issues 

 

Practicum Students

Judy Kidd: acquiring a master's degree in Social Work.

Haley Mcsweeney: acquiring a master's degree in Psychology.

Jacob Rosen: acquiring a master's degree in Psychology.

Loren Stentzel: acquiring a master's degree in Social Work.

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From left to right: to come.

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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Taylor Perris

Receptionist

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

 

CAPS Staff for 2015-16 Academic Year

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Our staff welcomes you!

CAPS Staff for 2014-15 Academic Year

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Front Row (left to right):

Brian, Stephie, Amelia, Magali, Catherine, Elizabeth, Amanda, Kelsi

Back Row (left to right):

Krystal, Diane, Jen, Gina [Fall 2014 only], Katie, Sarah, Jenny, Lori