CAPS is part of a residential Jesuit University of 8,300 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Trainees will work with a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population. Presenting problems span a range of developmental issues including identity formation, relationship problems, alcohol and drug use as well as other clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexual assault, and trauma.
Our mission at CAPS is to support and enhance the personal, educational, and professional growth of the Santa Clara community. We do this by providing direct psychological services as well as outreach, programming, screening, and consultation. Our services are coordinated with the Student Health Center and housed in the Cowell Building.
We currently have a diverse staff of licensed mental health practitioners (clinical psychologists as well as marriage and family therapists) working with a variety of theoretical orientations. We mainly work within a short-term therapy model. A limited number of clients can be seen on a longer-term basis for optimal training and professional growth opportunities.
We have both pre-doctoral intern and advanced practicum placements available for the 2012-13 training year. Our training site is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC, Site #2133).
The pre-doctoral internship is a full-time, 12-month training commitment.
For our practicum trainees, we require an academic year commitment beginning in September and ending in June. Our practicum program is a member of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) and follows BAPIC training and application guidelines.
Rosemary Ellmer, Ph.D., M.Div.
Staff Psychologist & Training Director
Date of Original License: March 1990 (PSY 15683)
Theoretical Orientation: integrative (psychodynamic control mastery/CBT)
Marie Herbert, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist & Assistant Director
Date of Original License: July 1976 (PSY 4743)
Theoretical Orientation: integrative
Mohammad Oveissi, Ed.D.
Date of Original License: April 2002 (PSY 18166) & September 1985 (MFC 21042)
Theoretical Orientation: CBT, humanistic, system-oriented approach
Kate Young, Ph.D.
Date of Original License: March 2002 (PSY 18021)
Theoretical Orientation: cognitive behavioral, relational/cultural, feminist, multicultural
Jessica DiVento, Psy.D.
Date of Original License: September 2012 (PSY 25278)
Theoretical Orientation: relational, integrative