Clinical Psychology PsyD Los Angeles Core Faculty
|John Bakaly, Professor
PhD, 1988; University of Southern California
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Clinical intervention with children and adolescents and their families; Treatment of depression, anxiety, and general childhood disorders.
|Elaine Burke, Associate Professor
PsyD, 1989; University of Denver
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Multicultural and international issues, particularly in the areas of sex roles and gender, children, health, trauma, and class status, pediatric & geriatric neuropsychology; immigration and acculturation issues.
|John V. Caffaro, Distinguished Professor
PhD, 1989; The Fielding Institute
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy.
|Victor Cohen, Associate Professor
PhD, 1981; University of Michigan
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: The spirituality-psychotherapy interface; mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy; relationship factors in development of meditation skills; self-development in graduate psychology training programs; group process in graduate psychology education; the training of interpersonal skills and self-awareness; integration of object relations, existential/humanistic and transpersonal therapy approaches.
|Ronda Doonan, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director
PsyD, 2004; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Couples and family therapy from a differentiation perspective; Couples and families dealing with critical/chronic or physical disability or in which one partner has high functioning autism; military members and their partners, families, and support systems.
|Lisa Liu, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2010; University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Diversity and multicultural issues; ethnic minority mental health; adjustment of immigrant children and families; impact of family and cultural context on psychopathology; racial/ethnic identity development; evidence-based treatments with diverse populations; Asian American mental health.
Associate Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, 2005; Nova Southeastern University
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Anxiety, stress, resilience and coping; complementary health practices; applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; trauma psychology; LGBTQ psychology; immigration psychology; cross-cultural assessment; trans-theoretical approaches to child and adult treatment.
|Joan Murray, Associate Professor
PhD, 1979; University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Women’s issues; environmental issues.
|Randy Noblitt, Professor
PhD, 1978; University of North Texas
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Cult & ritual abuse; child abuse; trauma and dissociation; dissociation of identity; disability determination; critical theory.
|Erin O’Callaghan, Program Director and Associate Professor
PhD, 2007; University of Miami
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Psychological and neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions; neuropsychological and psychological functioning in children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges; parent, sibling, and other family member functioning in families with children with chronic illnesses, develop-mental disabilities, and/or other behavioral/emotional difficulties; coping with cancer and other chronic illness, post-cancer treatment functioning; psychoneuroimmunology.
|Jessie Lowell, Assistant Professor and Internship Training Director
PsyD, 2007; Loma Linda University
Professional Practice and Clinical Research Interests: Early childhood mental health; trauma, grief, and loss in the early childhood population; behavioral, emotional, and developmental outcomes of early trauma, neglect, and loss; assessment and treatment of high-risk infants and children; effects of prenatal and early environment exposure to alcohol and substances; parent, sibling, and caregiver functioning in families with children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and/or other behavioral/emotional difficulties.
Recent Faculty News
We would like to welcome two new additions to its core faculty: Lisa Liu, PhD, and Jessie Lowell, PsyD. Both joined the CSPP Clinical PsyD-Los Angeles program as Assistant Professors in Fall 2015.
In 2014, Professor Dr. John Bakaly accepted the positions of Board Member and Continuing Education Director for Division 43, the Society for Family Psychology, of the American Psychological Association.
Distinguished Professor Dr. John Caffaro was honored by the American Psychological Association Division 43’s 2014 Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award.
Selected Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations
Caffaro, J. V. (2015). Interpersonal integrative group therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Caffaro, J. V. (2015, February) Psychodynamic group process experience (PGE). Invited Two-day Process Group Institute at the meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco, CA.
Cohen, V. (2014). Common ground: The relational dimensions of meditation and psychotherapy. The Humanistic Psychologist, 42(3), 319–328. doi:/10.1080/08873267.2014.912653
Magalhaes, C. (2015, January). Updating the 1993 APA and NASP resolution on sexual orientation and gender diverse students in schools: Efforts and issues. Roundtable discussion at the meeting of the National Multicultural Summit, Atlanta, GA.
Mangassarian, S., Sumner, L., & O'Callaghan, E. (2015). Sexual impulsivity in women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder: A review of the literature. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 22(3), 195-206. doi:10.1080/10720162.2015.1017781