Shelly Kerr, Ph.D. (1997, Washington State University)
- Roles at the UCTC: Director and Senior Staff Psychologist
- Clinical and Professional interests: Interpersonal, Cognitive orientation to therapy. Expertise in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender issues, hate crimes, sexual assault and abuse, depression, and anxiety. Interest in diversity related and social justice issues.
- Personal interests: hiking, reading mysteries, playing Wii, watching American Idol, listening to music, and traveling.
SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/TRAINING DIRECTOR
H. Brooks Morse, Ph.D. (1995, University of Kentucky, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Assistant Director/Training Director/Senior Staff Psychologist
- Clinical and Professional interests: Feminist, multicultural, and experiential approach to counseling; training and supervision of new professionals; multiculturalism and social justice; and trauma, disordered eating, body sizism, cultural identity, gender and sexual orientation, family of origin clinical interests
- Training roles: Training Director; facilitating supervision of supervision, trauma intervention and assessment, and ethics seminars for Doctoral interns; Doctoral Intern supervisor; psychology resident supervisor. Outreach Projects: Bias Response Team and Cultural Competency Project member.
- Liaisons: Dean's Consultation Committee and Academic Refund Committee.
- Play: My partner and I moved to the Northwest for the outdoor opportunities. I love to hike and backpack in the mountains or on the coast. I also find great enjoyment in watching my furry family members’ enthusiastic curiosity about life.
- Song I could listen to over and over again: I have watched the Glee cast perform and sing "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga more times than I am willing to admit
- Favorite books from 2011: Homer's Odyssey (not the original, but about a cat's life who had his eyes surgically removed when a few days old to save his life,) and Art of Racing in the Rain.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Joseph DeWitz, Ph.D. (2004, Ohio State University, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Assistant Director/Clinical Director and Senior Staff Psychologist
- Clinical and Professional interests: Humanistic/existential philosophy toward life/work; integrating solution-focused and holistic ideals in therapy, while being mindful of cultural and individual differences. Enjoy working with a wide range of concerns, including, but not limited to: anxiety and mood problems, adjustment difficulties, identity exploration/development, relationship concerns, men’s issues and positive masculinity, finding meaning/purpose in life, severe and persistent mental illness, and generally finding ways to make life more enjoyable and productive for individuals. In supervision, emphasis is placed on a collaborative, developmental approach tailored to an individual’s interests and needs.
- Favorite Activities: walking/biking, watching movies, Food Network and cooking (of course eating too), gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Alisia Caban, Ph.D. (2010, University of Oregon, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Assistant Clinical Director, Eating Disorders Coordinator, and Senior Staff Psychologist.
- Clinical and Professional Interests: Clinical and Professional Interests: Interpersonal process infused with multiculturalism, feminism, and cognitive behavioral approach to therapy; therapeutic approach takes into consideration the ecological model. Enjoy working with students of color, LGBTQ, international students, eating disorder and body image concerns, trauma, self injurious behaviors, and issues related to acculturation, cultural identity, and family of origin. Interest in training, supervision, and the development of multicultural competence. Approach to supervision is collaborative, multicultural and feminist-oriented, with a focus on meeting trainees at their developmental level. Liaison with Center on Diversity and Community.
- Training Roles: Eating Disorders Treatment Team; Eating Disorders Intervention & Treatment Seminar Leader; Case Presentation Seminar Leader; Supervision of Eating Disorders GTF
- Favorite outdoor activity: Going on walks/strolls/hikes with my partner and our dog, Tako.
Mark Evans, Ph.D. (1986, University of North Carolina, Clinical Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Psychologist, GTF Coordinator, Shrink Wrap Writer and Editor and Co-Director of the Oregon College & University Suicide Prevention Project (OCUSPP)
- Clinical and Professional interests: Psychodynamic/Interpersonal/ Jungian orientation. Interests include men's issues, mind-body medicine, gay and bisexual issues, sleep and dreams, creativity, and spiritual issues.
- Outside of the UCTC: Mark has lived and traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and Africa. When he's at home, he enjoys photography, gardening, hiking, mentoring youth and creative writing.
Elizabeth Loux, Psy.D. (2005, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Psychologist, External Resources Coordinator. Liaison to Campus Housing.
- Clinical and Professional interests: Adlerian and Interpersonal Process approaches to therapy; developmental issues, grief and loss, trust and intimacy concerns, relationship concerns, substance abuse, shame, trauma/PTSD, family relationships, non-traditional student concerns, identity and purpose, and encouragement.
- Training Roles: Intern AOD Seminar; Intern Supervision
- Best idea for rejuvenation: funny jokes and other hilarity with friends, travel, reading.
Ron Miyaguchi, Ph.D. (1993, Miami University, Clinical Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Psychologist, Campus Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and Research Coordinator
- Clinical and Professional interests: Interpersonal/Cognitive Behavioral orientation to counseling; student leadership, intimacy/relationship issues; depression; anxiety; cultural competence.
- Training Roles: Multicultural and Brief Therapy Seminar Leader.
- Favorite outdoor activity (current): I enjoy playing soccer and running with my kids. On rainy days my favorite indoor activities are knitting, baking and playing on my Xbox.
Brian Parks, Ph.D. (2005, University of Utah, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Psychologist and Professional Development Coordinator
- Clinical and Professional interests: Integrative approach to counseling: Multicultural/Feminist, Humanistic-Existential, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive approaches. Multicultural counseling; family of origin issues; grief and loss; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; supervision/training; depression; substance abuse; identity development; existential issues; and adult adoptees. Liaison to Pathway Oregon Program, Student Support Services, and the Career Center.
- Best ideas for rejuvenation: My two dogs; Rock and Roll (and related genres); attending concerts and movies; and reading.
Asha Stephen, Ph.D. (2010 Iowa State University, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Psychologist and Groups Coordinator
- Professional interests/pursuits: Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral and Emotion-Focused approach to therapy supported by multicultural and feminist theories. Developmental and collaborative approach to supervision.
- Clinical interests: Group therapy, couples counseling, and training/supervision. I enjoy working with international students, LGBTQI individuals, students of color, and addressing relationship concerns, grief and loss, identity development, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and career development. Liaison to LGBTQEESP and Office of International Affairs.
- Training roles/focus: Group Seminar.
- My favorite book: The Way of All Flesh.
Elizabeth Asta, Ph.D. (2011 Colorado State University, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Therapist, Assistant Training Director, and Practicum Coordinator
- Clinical Interests: Feminist/Interpersonal orientation to counseling; group therapy, disordered eating and body image concerns, gender and sexual orientation, relationship concerns, trauma, depression, perfectionism, social justice issues and multicultural counseling.
- Training Roles/focus: Assistant Training Director, Secondary Supervision for Eating Disorders Rotation and GTF group supervision, Practicum Coordinator, Doctoral Intern Multicultural Seminar Co-leader, Ethics Seminar, Intern support meetings.
- Song I could listen to over and over: Float On, by Modest Mouse, or anything by Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, and Sara Bareilles.
- Dream Destination: Returning to Lesotho Africa, where I studied abroad in undergrad.
Mariko M. Lin, Ph.D. (2011 University of Wisconsin, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Therapist, Outreach Coordinator
- Clinical Interests: Interpersonal process, humanistic, multicultural, feminist orientation. Relationship/interpersonal issues, anxiety, family of origin, trauma recovery, identity development, and supervision.
- Professional Interests: Multicultural counseling, working with underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds (race/ethnicity, SES, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc.,) campus climate issues, social justice, and advocacy. Specialization in working with first-year students transitioning to college, racial/ethnic minority students, and first-generation college students.
- Outside of the UCTC: Playing ultimate Frisbee, biking, walking/hiking, hanging around coffee shops, and sharing good food in good company.
Alan Siebel, M.A. (1999 Marshall University, Counseling)
- Roles at UCTC: Senior Staff Therapist; Senior Alcohol and Drug Counselor/ AOD Coordinator/Supervision.
- Professional interests or pursuits: I enjoy working with all types of students and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be able to do so here at the U of O. I work with students suffering from chemical dependency or abuse, recovering from chemical dependency, or with those who have been emotionally and mentally impacted by a family member, friend, or loved ones alcohol or drug use. I also work with students struggling with loss, depression, issues with anxiety and issues with spirituality. I work an integrated approach to therapy and utilize various cognitive behavioral theories in session.
- Something personal: I am a slow avid runner and enjoy the chances to run that Eugene offers. I enjoy going on adventures with my partner in the great outdoors when we can. I love listening to music and going to various concerts. Favorite artists would be the Counting Crowes, White Stripes, Warren Zevon, Colin Hay, and recently the Lumineers. Most recent book read was “The Presence Process”, by Michael Brown. A great book about learning to live in the moment.
Brent P. Horner, Ph.D. (2012 University of Oklahoma, Counseling Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Psychology Resident/Post-doctoral Counselor
- Clinical Interests: Feminist/Multicultural counseling and supervision; interpersonal process; group therapy; LGBTQI issues; and, men's issues.
- Professional Interests: Supporting students of maginalized, underrepresented, and diverse identities; social justice issues; practice and research around LGBTQI issues; and, multicultural competence.
- Personal Interests: Drawing, painting, cooking, video games, trying new restaurants, spending time with my partner and the 4-legged members of our family.
COUNSELING CENTER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Karen Stokes, Executive Assistant to the Director
- Roles at UCTC: Executive Assistant- Assist and support the Director, as well as the UCTC Leadership Team with scheduling, travel and business responsibilities. Supervise and manage the UCTC Office, Personnel, Accountant, and Administrative Staff.
- What I Like Most About Eugene: I feel so very blessed that I was given the opportunity to come to Eugene, as it embodies everything I could ever want in a place that I want to call home. The beauty of the city is something I revel in every day. I love that seeing squirrels, raccoons, birds and deer are an everyday occurrence, and the rainbows here are exquisite! And I think our Ducks are pretty fantastic too.
Turi Holte, Accountant
- Roles at UCTC: I work with budgeting and expenditures, process payroll, and handle all those other financial tidbits that keep things running!
- Favorite Book Genre: Juvenile Fantasy and Science Fiction. My kids and I read the same books; you are never too old for magic and imagination!
Katie Carcamo, Administrative Service Coordinator
- Roles at UCTC: Administrative Services Coordinator - Coordinate front desk operations, manage client files, clinical systems database, supervise administrative staff and organize administrative tasks. Marketing and Advertising Coordinator - Organize and execute marketing strategies, events and campaigns.
- Dream Destination: A European vacation. Favorite Place: Disneyworld. Favorite Artists: Alicia Keys, John Legend. What you like most about Eugene: It's home.
Donna Miller, Special Projects and Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator
- Roles at the UCTC: Special Projects- Coordinate special projects for the UCTC; co-manage UCTC web page; advertising; and marketing. Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator- Coordinate training for Suicide Prevention Team; schedule and facilitate training and presentation for UO staff, faculty and students; and create, manage and distribute materials for suicide awareness and prevention;, coordinate SPT events and serve as Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Program (OCUSPP) administrative support.
- Oddest job: Voice-over work for welding and automotive instructional materials. Try saying “hydro-treated naphthenic distillate” three times fast!
Starr Miller, Administrative Assistant
- Roles at UCTC: Helping with the general front desk duties, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and helping students find information.
- Favorites Books: My two all-time favorite books are: "The God of Small Things," I read it twice in a row...it's that good. And "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues."
- Dream vacation: I would love to spend several months traveling through South America. I also wouldn't mind spending more time in Europe, especially Istanbul.
TESTING CENTER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
David Espinoza, Assistant Director /Testing Center Director
- Roles at UCTC: Responsible for program development and resource coordination, supervision of testing office personnel, test administration and scoring and reporting, budgeting for testing area, compliance with testing agreements and requirements, and quality control. Serves on the IntroDUCKtion Steering Committee, is a member of the University of Oregon’s Officer of Administration Council and the Division of Student Affairs Curriculum Committee. Outside of the UCTC, serves on the Riverfront School Quality and Program Improvement Committee, is a board member for the non-profit Books to the People, is a member of the Governing Board of the National College Testing Association and will serve a 2-year term as the President of NCTA beginning in September 2010.
- Dream destination: Paris in the springtime.
Lisa Montgomery, Psychometrician
- Roles at UCTC: Certified proctor for ACT, Castle, CLEP, DANTES, ETS, Pearson VUE, GED & Kryterion. Proctoring also includes placement testing during IntroDUCKtion, graduate admissions testing, TOEFL, State of Oregon licensure & certification programs, Accommodated testing for U of O students and Distance Education testing. Quarterly billing for GED and State of Oregon Building codes and Tax Board Divisions.
- Professional interests: Creating and providing a warm, inviting, comfortable and supportive environment for students.
- Favorite activities: Summer just ended so whitewater rafting is still very fresh in my mind! Traveling, watching Duck sports, watching my kids play basketball, Lacrosse and tennis, working out at CrossFit, baking, soaking up sunshine and reading.
Jennifer Rouch, Psychometrician
- Roles at UCTC: Assist with a variety of tests for students at the University of Oregon and the community. Testing includes placement tests, IntroDUCKtion testing for incoming students, College Level Exam Program, graduate admissions testing, TOEFL , GED, State of Oregon licensure & certification programs and Distance Education testing. Certified for ACT, ETS, Pearson VUE, CLEP, DANTES, GED, Castle and Kryterion. Work with the Registrar's Office, preparing placement test score data for the uploading of test scores into BANNER.
- Professional interests: Enjoy working with the Accessible Education Center assisting students with accommodated tests. Enjoy helping students and community members achieve their goals through academic testing
- Favorite Activities: Snowboarding, rock hunting along rivers, gardening, movies, traveling and spending time with my family.
Elizabeth (Ellie) Shemel, Administrative Assistant
- Roles at UCTC: I work at the front desk for the Testing Center helping students schedule tests and find information; managing scheduling systems, and working on special projects; I also help out at the Counseling Center front desk when needed.
- Fun Facts: Fall is my favorite season! I have seen The Princess Bride countless times ( I can basically quote the whole movie!) I am always ready to talk about cooking, recipes, and restaurants! And obviously, I use lots of exclamation points!
Amanda Morreira, Administrative Assistant
- Roles at UCTC: Front desk support for the Testing Center, help students schedule exams and locate information; manage scheduling systems and work on special projects.
- Professional Interests: Help provide a positive and uplifting environment for students and clients; encourage their success and achievement of goals through academic testing
- Dream Destinations: Portugal, Brazil and Nicaragua.
- Lighthearted Life Philosophy: Dancing is good medicine; driving is theraputic; traveling is always an adventure and coffee is a necessity!
2012-2013 DOCTORAL INTERNS
Christina L. Aranda, M.S. (University of Oregon, Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology; Stanford University, B.A.)
- Roles at UCTC: Doctoral Psychology Intern and Rotation in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA)
- Professional Interests/Pursuits: My professional interests include: interpersonal approaches to therapy; multiculturalism and diversity; supervision provision; and student outreach.
- Clinical Interests/Pursuits: I enjoy working with students on a variety of concerns, including: anxiety, stress management, vocational counseling, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, and interpersonal processes. I also greatly enjoy working with underrepresented students.
- Favorite Activities: I love spending time with my family and taking walks with my two dogs. I also enjoy writing historical fiction and going to the movies in my spare time.
Janell (Nellie) Mihelic, M.A. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
- Roles at UCTC: Doctoral Psychology Intern and Rotation in Supervision/Training.
- Professional Interests: My professional interests include clinical work, training/supervision, and teaching.
- Clinical Interests: Client-centered, psychodynamic, and interpersonal approaches to therapy. I enjoy assisting college students with a number of concerns, including: depression, grief and loss, family of origin, trauma, relationship concerns, religious concerns, adjustment, and identity development.
- Favorite Activities: Hanging out with my family, walking my dogs, biking, reading, and playing board games.
Maggie Chen, M.A. (Boston College)
Cara Freudenberg, M.A. (Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology)
- Roles at UCTC: Doctoral Psychology Intern and Rotation in Eating Disorders.
- Professional and Clinical Interests: Working with college students on a wide range of issues, such as: disordered eating and body image concerns; relationship difficulties; sexual and gender identity concerns; and trauma.
- Favorite Activities: Spending time with my furry family member; exploring different parts of Eugene; traveling; playing guitar; listening to music; and practicing yoga.
2012-2013 Graduate Teaching Fellows
Jim York, Alcohol and Other Drug Graduate Teaching Fellow
Karina Ramos, Outreach Graduate Teaching Fellow
Audra Horney, Eating Disorders Graduate Teaching Fellow
Carly Smith, Alcohol and Other Drug Graduate Teaching Fellow
2012-2013 Practicum Counselors
Anjuli Chitkara, Practicum Counselor Jessica Linscott, Practicum Counselor
Michael Buckle, Practicum Counselor Kelsey South, Practicum Counselor
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