Stuart S. Light, MA, MEd, LMFT
Stuart S. Light, MA, MEd, LMFT attended UCLA to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and UCSB to earn a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Graduate School of Education. Mr. Light also attended Antioch University, Santa Barbara earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Mr. Light’s clinical and teaching experiences are extensive and diverse. He helped develop and implement programs at Path Point, Inc. (formerly Work Training Programs), that provided counseling for dually-diagnosed clients with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance related disorders within the communities in which they lived. He worked as a clinical intern with the Health and Wellness Center at Santa Barbara City College providing therapy for a diverse population of students through individual and couple’s counseling.
Mr. Light served at UCSB as an individual and group counselor in the Alcohol and Drug Program. He is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, offering treatment to individuals, couples, families and groups. He was formerly the Lead Clinician on the Santa Barbara County ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team working with severely mentally ill clients and their families, in addition to providing support and counseling to members of the team.
Mr. Light has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Antioch University in the Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology, and the BA Program’s Psychology Concentration since 2007. He was the recipient of the 2011 – 12 Excellence in Teaching Award for his contributions to the BA Program. He was recently promoted to the position of Affiliate Faculty for the Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology, where he teaches and work with the Chair and other members of the faculty to improve teacher selection and training, as well as curriculum development and other administrative functions. He has created new courses for the BA program as well as participated in curriculum development and research.
Mr. Light is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Santa Barbara City College in the Alcohol and Drug Certification Program. Mr. Light has written numerous articles, columns and essays on political, social and psychological issues over the years that have been published in newspapers, magazines, and other publications.