Linda J. Holder, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
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Linda Holder, PhD, received her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She brings a wealth of experience and a long record of success in education. Linda is a career educator, who began as a school counselor in 1990. Linda has a range of clinical experiences including working with individuals who have been homeless, challenged by mental illness, or involved with the corrections system. Her specializations include conflict resolution and mediation, multicultural Issues in clinical settings, and group process and practice. Notably, in 2000, she was awarded the “Women of Vision” award for the development and implementation of Peace Day Camp, to facilitate tolerance among diverse populations, and in 2001 was awarded “Teacher of the Year” in Ventura County. Linda has lived in Santa Barbara for 15 years and is a business woman of a family owned local restaurant.

Linda has had a range of clinical experience which includes working with inmates in the Ventura County Corrections System, Acute Care Psychiatric Case Management, and Mental Illness and homelessness. She began teaching in the School of Education, Graduate Department of School Counseling at California Lutheran University in 1999, when she continues to teach to this day, in the Psychology Department, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Family Therapy. Then, began teaching at Antioch University, Santa Barbara in 2007.  Currently, Linda lives in Santa Barbara, and continues to teach at California Lutheran University and Antioch University as adjunct professor.