postdoctoral resident. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis on health psychology at an APA-accredited graduate school in San Francisco (California School of Professional Psychology).
I am a postdoctoral resident at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s Student Health & Counseling Services. I provide clinical services to students and am involved with campus outreach and various committees. I teach first year experience courses, provide psychoeducation, workshops, and run a Social Confidence group. This group is open to students with social anxiety/social phobia. I modified a cognitive behavioral group therapy model to accommodate our quarter system and assess treatment efficacy from pre- and post-data collected using the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS, Mattick & Clarke, 1998).
doctoral clinical training. I trained in hospital settings (SF General, Saint Mary’s Medical Center), community mental health (New Leaf: Services for Our Community), and at an elementary school (Bay Area Community Resources, Richmond, CA). During my doctoral internship at Cal Poly Pomona, I discovered my passion for university and college counseling.
I was also awarded a credentialing scholarship with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Spring 2010: National Register Awards Outstanding Doctoral Students in Psychology With Credentialing Scholarships
In 2010, I received a scholarship supported by the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and Treatment Action Group to attend and participate in the HIV Research Catalyst Forum in Baltimore, Maryland. This opportunity contributed to my success in completing my doctoral dissertation on quality of life in gay-identified men aging with HIV.
pre-doctoral work. I have worked in financial institutions, non-profit organizations, universities and law firms. I attended law school and worked as a judicial intern at the California Superior Court in San Francisco County. I clerked in Behavioral Health Court, Criminal Court (misdemeanors, felonies), Domestic Violence Court, and Civil Court under Judge Gail Dekreon, Judge Teri Jackson, and the late Judge Herbert Donaldson. I decided to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology instead of jurisprudence – a decision largely based on having met many admirable mental health clinicians in the field of law. These academic and professional experiences have added tremendously to the skills and knowledge I bring to the field of clinical psychology.
I am happy to discuss consulting opportunities. I am in the process of obtaining licensure with the State of California’s Board of Psychology, and anticipate licensure upon completion of my postdoctoral residency September 2013. Please feel free to request a copy of my curriculum vitae.