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Past Interns

2018 - 2019

Amber Perkins, M.A.

Amber is a fifth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program (PsyD) at Regent University.

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA (2014 - present)
  • Dissertation: Relational Humility and Other-Oriented Emotional Regulation
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA (2016)

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy

Areas of Interest:

  • Individual adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Couple and family dynamics
  • Parent Training
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment (all ages)

Erika Warbinton, M.A.

Erika is originally from Lindsborg, KS and is a fourth year doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 2015-present
  • Dissertation: “Mental Health in Rural Areas: To What Extent Do Stoicism, Stigma, and Community Affiliation Predict Mental Health Help Seeking Behaviors?”
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Emporia State University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology, Bethany College, 2012

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy

Areas of Interest

  • Rural mental health
  • Serious mental illness
  • Suicidality
  • Crisis & trauma
  • Psychodiagnostic Assessment
  • Mental health stigma

2017 - 2018

Andrew Crisco

Andrew is a sixth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program (PsyD) at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee (WI).

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI. 2012-present
  • Doctoral Paper: Emotion Recognition Through Tone of Voice in Children with ASD
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian and International Studies, University of Iowa, 2006

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Behavioral Therapy (Including Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Areas of Interest:

  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities (particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Family Dynamics
  • Parenting Training
  • Individual Adults
  • Children and Early Childhood (Ages 0-12 years)
  • Social Skills Training Groups for Children
  • Psychodiagnostic and Neuropsychological Assessments (all ages)

Jenny Holcomb

Jenny is a fifth year doctoral student who is pursuing her clinical psychology degree (Ph.D.) at Rosemead School of Psychology.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University 2013 – present
  • Dissertation: Fear and Power in the Analytic Hour
  • M.A. in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University 2013 – 2015
  • M.A. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University 2010 – 2013
  • B.A. in psychology from University of Northwestern-St. Paul 2000-2004

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Areas of Interest:

  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Individual adults
  • Adolescents
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Psychodiagnostic Assessments

2016 - 2017

Raquel Mendoza

Raquel is a sixth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program (PsyD) at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (CA).

Education:
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA. 2011-present; Doctoral Paper: Adoption and the Development of Self-Concept. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Biola University, 2011

Theoretical Orientation:
Object Relations Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Family Systems

Areas of Interest:
Neurodevelopmental disabilities
Cognitive Impairments
Family dynamics
Individual adults
Trauma
Mood disorders
Younger children (0-7)
Psychodiagnostic assessments
Spiritual concerns

Ryan Poling

Ryan is a doctoral candidate (PsyD) at Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.

Education:
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2008-present Dissertation Title: “New Masculinity: Exploring the Effects of a Men’s Initiation Weekend” Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2012 Master of Arts in Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Calvin College, 2007

Theoretical Orientation:
Relational psychodynamic
Object relations
Emotion-focused

Areas of Interest:
Masculinity and men's issues
Individual and couples psychotherapy
Integration of psychology and theology
Psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment
Projective personality assessment
Group psychotherapy
Medical consultation

2015-2016

Claudia Canales

Claudia Canales

Postdoctoral Psychologist at BHU and Veridian

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA., 2011-2016
Dissertation: Temptress or Temple: The Development of a Religiously based intervention to reduce Self-Objectification.

Theoretical Orientation:
Emotion Focused- Oriented
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Areas of Interest:
Working with underserved populations
Family dynamics
Gender issues
Group psychotherapy
Multicultural issues
Spiritual concerns in mental health

Andrew Magers

Andrew is a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology (Psy.D.) program at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

Education:
Doctoral Candidate, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. 2011-present; Dissertation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Church-Based Curriculum on Spiritual and Psychological Outcomes.
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. 2013.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. 2011.

Theoretical Orientation:
Cognitive Therapies

Areas of Interest:
Integration of Psychology and Spirituality
Adolescents and Adults
Preventative Psychology Research and Practice
Relationship Concerns
Psychodiagnostic assessments
Personal Development

2014-2015

Lisa Criswell

Lisa Criswell

Education:
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA. 2009-present; Doctoral Dissertation: The Thriving Conversations Project: A Pilot Assessment of the Use of Thriving Principles with Sexually Exploited Youth
Master of Arts in Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2009

Theoretical Orientation:
Relationally-Oriented Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Areas of Interest:
Psychological testing
Children, adolescents, and young adults
Trauma
Identity development
Stress management
Mood and anxiety disorders
Spiritual concerns

Leslie

Leslie Stelljes Nanson

Education:
BA in Psychology - University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
MPsy – George Washington University, Washington DC
Licensed Master Level Psychologist - Kansas
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor – Commonwealth of Virginia

Theoretical Orientation:
Contemporary Psychodynamic Theories, Attachment Theory, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Areas of Interest:
Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
Psychological Testing
Group Therapy
Women's Issues
Substance Abuse Treatment