Faculty

Ron Pilato, PsyD

Chair, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program
Ron Pilato received his PsyD from The Wright Institute in 2002, a Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and his Bachelors Degree from Cornell University. He has more than 15 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience in higher education.
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Sharleen O'Brien, PsyD

Core Faculty & Director of Clinical Training
Dr. O'Brien earned her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. where she focused on integration of eastern and western perspectives in the study of psychology.

Salvador D. Treviño, PhD

Core Faculty, Director of Practicum in PsyD program
Salvador Treviño has taught psychology for over 22 years and lectures on psychoanalytic psychotherapy, primitive mental states, and Latino mental health.

Steven Kadin, PhD, ABPP

Core Faculty
Steven Kadin, PhD, ABPP, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate School of Family Psychology in San Rafael, CA, now Argosy University
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Brett Kia-Keating, EdD

Teaching Faculty
Prior to joining Antioch University Santa Barbara, Dr. Brett Kia-Keating taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and National University.
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Allen Bishop, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Allen Bishop, PhD, has served as a core faculty member, Department Chair, and Accreditation Liaison Officer at Pacifica Graduate Institute for over 15 years.

Peter Claydon, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Peter Claydon, PhD, was born in India and raised in England. He graduated from the University of Leicester with honors in Psychology and minors in Astronomy and Sociology.

Bella DePaulo, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.,received her doctorate degree from Harvard in 1979. She is a social psychologist with areas of expertise in the psychology of deceiving and detecting deceit, and in the place of people who are single in society and in science.

Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty
For the past year, Betsy has worked with children and adolescents at the Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Children's Clinic .

Jody Eng, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Jody Eng brings a unique approach to the practice of psychology and a commitment to the concept of lifelong education. Her doctoral research involved assessing the impact of music on some cognitive processes drawing upon her training in neuropsychology.

Lisa Firestone, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Firestone is a much requested presenter at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention.

Christopher J. Howard, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty
Christopher's current research interests include Vicarious Traumatization among health-care providers, Neurobiological Correlates of Partner Abusive Men, and Evidence Based Neurotherapy for Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Dean Janoff, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dean Janoff, PhD, is a licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist practicing, training professionals, teaching and supervising psychology graduate students in Santa Barbara since 1974.

Heather LaFace, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Heather LaFace, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in west Los Angeles with adults, couples, and adolescents.

Christine Lewis

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Christine Lewis is an APA clinical psychologist, certified psychoanalyst, and has been an adjunct teaching and supervising faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute since 1995.

Denise Mock, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Mock has extensive experience working with behavioral disorders in adolescents and assessing dangerousness in forensic populations.

Rachel Penton, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Rachel Penton has focused her research on understanding the underlying neurobiological mechanisms of nicotine addiction.

Indhushree Rajan, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Indhushree Rajan's teaching career has spanned more than a decade and includes work with at-risk, incarcerated youth and junior college, college, and graduate level students.

Gil Reyes, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
An expert in the psychology of trauma and disasters, Dr. Gil Reyes has worked with a diverse range of communities in the U.S. and abroad in the context of violent and destructive events

Richard F. Sperling, JD

Adjunct Faculty
Richard F. Sperling, JD, is an attorney and mediator. He has a full-time family law and mediation practice with offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles.

Marlene Valter, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty
A licensed psychologist since 2001, early career research and training in child development and child abuse led Dr. Valter to a career in forensic psychology with a specialization in child custody and other juvenile and civil matters.

Radhule Weininger

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Weininger received her doctorate in medicine from Friedrich Wilhelm's University /Germany 1985 and she received her PhD from California Institute of Integral Studies in 1990.

Lee Weiser, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Lee Weiser is a licensed clinical psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology.

Randy Wood, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Randy Wood graduated from Nova (Southeastern) University in Florida and has been a licensed psychologist in California since 1982.