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CSPP Alumni Profiles
We are reminded time and again of the wonderful accomplishments of our alumni. Read the profiles below, and submit a profile to be added here. Know someone who should be represeneted? Submit a nomination form.
 
Guy Guber
CSPP San Francisco Graduate
PsyD Clinical Psychology
 
Please share your fondest memories from your time as a CSPP student:
Feeling like a 12 year-old in a candy store upon starting the program; the humanity and support demonstrated by faculty and staff during an extended period of personal difficulties; the joy/relief/astonishment/satisfaction of being congratulated as "Dr.” by my committee-members upon successfully defending my dissertation; the similar & even more intense emotions that I experienced upon attending & participating in graduation ceremonies.
 
What is unique about the CSPP education?
CSPP’s exclusive focus on the preparation of psychologists, and emphasis on clinical preparation, as well as the provision of a strong foundation are certainly assets that I value.  Additionally, as an alum with a disability, the school’s ongoing commitment to facilitating accessibility has been of primary importance to me, and constitutes an enormous strength of the program.
 
Are there any faculty members who were vital in your development as a mental health professional?
With very few exceptions, I found the faculty deeply committed to my professional development.
 
What are your current clinical interests?
Working with adults, elders, and people with disabilities in longer-term, individual psychotherapy.
 
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Despite having "fussed” as much (maybe more) then many about the various rigors/hoops of this rather remarkable adventure, I am acutely and deeply aware of what a privilege the adventure has been, and I am deeply grateful for having had the opportunity and support/encouragement to have undertaken it.
 
Sandra Lynton
CSPP Alameda Graduate
PsyD Clinical Psychology
 
Please share your fondest memories from your time as a CSPP student:
My first practicum experience - I loved the agency - Operation Concern Women's Program (now New Leaf) - everything about it -
Personal:  Going camping with friends (who I'm still in touch with) who hated the experience!!
 
What is unique about the CSPP education?
The opportunity to get good placements all the way through.
 
Are there any faculty members who were vital in your development as a mental health professional?
Dr Daryl Goldman (adjunct faculty), Dr Harriet Curtis-Boles, Dr Carol Huffine, Dr Valory Mitchell, Dr Chris Tori.
 
What are your current clinical interests?
Neuropsychology, women's issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues, trauma, international experiences, domestic violence, disability issues.
 
What are your current research interests?
Neuroscience.
 
Have you served on any professional boards?
Board of Directors--Mental Health Ombuds Program of Colorado.
 
Matthew Mock
CSPP Alameda Graduate
PhD Clinical Psychology
 

Dr. Matthew R. Mock received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brown University and his Doctorate and Masters degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). He was the Director of the Center for Multicultural Development with the California Institute for Mental Health in Sacramento, California. Just prior to this, he was Director of the Family, Youth, Children's and Multicultural Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health Division where he was practicing for over 20 years. He was also Director of the Cross Cultural Program, and Professor of Psychology with the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at John F.Kennedy University (JFKU) focusing on diverse children and families. He still teaches at JFKU as Adjunct Faculty on diversity and social justice. As an Adjunct Faculty with the California School of Professional Psychology, he focuses on the teaching of socio-cultural and psychotherapeutic considerations with Asian-Pacific Americans. He is a former officer for the national Asian American Psychological Association and past Chair of Public Interest and Co-Chair of the Ethnic Diversity Committee for the California Psychological Association. He currently serves on several national boards.

Dr. Mock has worked with several universities and colleges extensively providing psychotherapy, consultation and training on multiculturalism, clinical interventions with Asian-American families and ethnic children, immigration, treatment of trauma, interracial relationships and biracial identity. He has given dynamic, invited presentations locally, nationally and internationally to community groups, universities, at conferences and on television and radio. His workshops and trainings consistently received the highest ratings by participants.

Dr. Mock is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the 1994 Cultural and Economic Diversity Award by the American Family Therapy Academy and the 2000 Cultural Competence Award (California). He is third generation Chinese American and highly committed to diversity, social justice, equity, cultural competence and community issues.

 
Caroline Myhre
CSPP Alameda Graduate
PsyD General Clinical
 
Please share your fondest memories from your time as a CSPP student:
I was a student at CSPP from 2000 til 2004. They were very full and hectic years, and I learned and grew tremendiously. I loved the diversity of the student body, and I thought everyone contributed to each other's learning experience. My practicum at the mobile crisis team in Berkeley Mental Health was really great. I also learned a lot during my placement in the Family Violence Institute at the Psychological Services Center, especially from working with young gang members.
 
What is unique about the CSPP education?
The multicultural focus at CSPP is quite unique, and both faculty and other students contributed to this learning experience. The variety of clinical trainings that are available through the practicum programs is also a great strenght of the CSPP education.
 
Are there any faculty members who were vital in your development as a mental health professional?
Dr. Diane Zelman and Dr. Fred Heide, who were my dissertation chairs were very important to me, Dr. Valata Jenkins-Monroe, who inspired me greatly in my clinical career, Dr. Christopher Tori, Dr. Suzanne Pallak and Dr. Molly Stullman, who inspired my work with offenders of violence. Working with David Wee and Linda Ross at the mobile crisis team was also a great learning experience.
 
What are your current clinical interests?
Treating violence, especially working with teenagers and adults in gangs and/or involved in organized crime, as well as working with trauma survivors.
 
What are your current research interests?
At the moment I am working on a psychotherapy model for teenagers and young adults in gangs.
Other reserach interests are therapy techniques based on nature medicine and energy medicine, and how these can be applied as an addition to psychotherapy.
 
Have you received any special awards/grants, or served on any professional boards?
Member of the research board of the woman-child division at Oslo University Hospital, recipient of the King Olav V Fund Scholarship, listed in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Science.
 
 
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