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Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Los Angeles Faculty  

Linda Beckman, PhD, Distinguished Professor Linda Beckman, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Distinguished Professor, Los Angeles, Clinical PhD Program
PhD, 1969; University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Women’s health; substance abuse; population psychology; social-psychological models in health promotion
 Terece Bell Terece S. Bell, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 1982; University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Child and adolescent psychology; pediatric psychology; neuropsychological assessment; ethnic minority mental health 
  Ellin L. Bloch, PhD, Professor
PhD, 1972; University of Cincinnati
Research interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder; trauma and crisis intervention

Ron E. F. Durán, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 1994; University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Group-based interventions for persons living with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions; collaboration with community-based agencies to improve health-related service delivery; the measurement of social and academic adjustment of non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students

 Michi Fu, PhD, Associate Professor

Michi Fu, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 2002; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Cross-cultural (Asian-American) mental health issues; sexual abuse and trauma of women and children; nonverbal therapies and female mental health issues; advocacy of diverse populations and mental health needs; sexually risky behaviors and prevention; personal adjustment

James Garbanati, PhD, Professor  James Garbanati, PhD, Interim Program Director & Professor
PhD, 1980; University of Connecticut
Research interests: Interactions between health behavior and chronic disease conditions especially those influenced by cultural beliefs; interaction of psychological and biological factors on the response to or the experience of stress; political beliefs including international perspectives and health system attitudes; program evaluation of health and mental health agencies
 Molly Gasbarrini, PhD, Professor

Molly Gasbarrini, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2013; Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Couple therapy process and outcome; evidence based cross-cultural assessment; infidelity; treatment of military sexual trauma; individual and family effects of PTSD in military and veteran populations; training approaches and supervision for family/couple therapists

  Richard Mendoza, PhD, Professor
Research interests: Acculturation among refugees and immigrant individuals; implications for mental health, psychopathology, and psychotherapy
  Nicholas Noviello, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 1985; University of California, Irvine
Research interests: Personality traits and emotional expressiveness, content analysis of speech and text, personal belief systems, well-being
Susan J. Regas, PhD, Professor  Susan J. Regas, PhD, Distinguished Professor
PhD, 1983; Purdue University
Research interests: Ronald McDonald House/FACE internship; sex, intimacy and relationship problems; differentiation-based couple therapy; differentiation and sexual satisfaction assessment; couple therapy effectiveness
Peter Theodore, PhD, Assistant Professor Peter Theodore, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD, 2005; University of Miami
Research interests: Intersection of substance abuse and HIV-related risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men (GBM); health disparities among LGBT persons; affirmative addictions treatment models; mental health issues among LGBT youth