MA in Clinical Psychology News Faculty

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 .

Jacqueline Beraldo, FNP, MFT

Adjunct Faculty
Jacqueline Beraldo, FNP, MFT received her Master’s in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco in 1985 and her Master’s in Psychology at the Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, California in 1997.

Jo-Anne Blatter, LCSW

Adjunct Faculty
Jo-Anne has worked in a variety of settings over the past 36 years which include hospitals, home care, Hospice, community education, and has been a workshop facilitator, continuing education provider, consultant and sat on numerous non-profit boards.

Wendy Elliott, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Wendy Elliott, MA, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Board-Certified Dance-Movement Therapist

Jay Fortman, PhD, MFT

Adjunct Faculty
Jay Fortman, PhD, MFT, received his PhD from University of California Santa Barbara. He works as a school psychologist in the elementary school system.

James Fortman, MA

Adjunct Faculty
James specializes in neuropsychological evaluations and has worked with patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other neurological disorders.

Neil Friedman, MSW

Adjunct Faculty
Neil Friedman teaches Working with Couples and Families, Psychopharmacology, Psychopathology, Community Mental Health and Effective Mental Health Interventions.

Linda J. Holder, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Linda was honored with the Women of Vision award (2000), Ventura County for her development and implementation of Peace Day Camp; a diversity awareness retreat for youth; as well as Teacher of the Year (2001) for her service.
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Louise Jansen, MSW

Adjunct Faculty
Louise Jansen, MSW, a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin is a licensed clinical social worker who has more than 25 years experience in clinical work and public mental health services.

Jeffrey Jarrett, MA, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty
Jeff specializes in working with children and families. His theoretical orientation is based largely on Family Systems Theory, while also emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Existential Psychology, stressing personal responsibility.

Barbara M. Katz, MA, MFT

Adjunct Faculty
Barbara, graduated with honors from Pepperdine University School of Psychology and Education with a Masters in Counseling and has held a successful practice in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years.

Jacqueline Kurta, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty
Is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is the Acting Director of the UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program.

Stuart S. Light, MA, MEd, LMFT

Affillate Faculty
Stuart LIght is currently a member of the staff at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. He was formerly the Lead Clinician for the Santa Barbara County ACT Team working with severely mentally ill clients

Mariela Marin, MA, MFT

Core Faculty and Director of Clinical Training
In 2014, Mariela Marin was named Core Faculty and Director of Clinical Training for the MACP program, the same program she graduated from in 2005.

Scott McCann, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Scott McCann has a PhD in education from UCSB, and has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1980.

Albert “Al” Munoz-Flores

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Munoz-Flores is adjunct faculty for the Master's in Clinical Psychology Program.

Maureen Murdock, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Maureen Murdock, PhD, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA. and holds a certificate in EMDR.

Kirsten Olson

Adjunct Faculty
Kirsten Olson, PhD earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Currently, Dr. Olson is a clinical psychologist working in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Richard Posalski, MSW

Adjunct Faculty
Richard has been a clinical supervisor with the Jewish Big Brothers/Camp Max Strauss, The Los Angeles Free Clinic, Emanuel Academy, The Child and Family Center and is a currently a clinical supervisor at Valley Trauma Center.

Suzanne E. Rapley, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Rapley is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, ASSECT Certified Sex Therapist Diplomate, as well as an ASSECT Certified Supervisor.

Suzanne Retzinger, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Retzinger is a licensed counselor with Hospice of Santa Barbara , and has volunteered for Sarah House for a combined 12 years.

Barbara S. Sheffield, MA, MFT, CEAP

Adjunct Faculty
Barbara S. Sheffield has taught at AUSB since 1991. Her theoretical orientation integrates Gestalt, solution focused and psychodynamic theories.

Ryan Smith, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Smith has been a staff member at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM) in Santa Barbara since 2001where he provides comprehensive psychological assessment, as well as individual, family, and group treatment for children and adults.

Robert Tauber, MA, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty
Robert Tauber has been an Adjunct Professor at AUSB for more than 20 years, with a focus on curriculum development in the areas of community mental health and serious mental illness.

Andrew Teton, MA, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty
Andrew has taught Theories of Psychotherapy, Family Systems, Professional Ethics and the Law, Clinical Skills I, II and IV, and Group Psychotherapy at Antioch University

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.

Michelle Villegas, MA, PPS, MSW, LCSW

Adjunct Faculty
Obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento, and also serves as a parent educator at Bright Start Child Development Center.

Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW

Chair, MA in Clinical Psychology program
Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW is the Chair of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara.
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