Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Faculty

Our Program Chair

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFT Department Head & Clinical Director

Education

• MA Counseling Psychology – JFK

Licensures & Certifications

• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #47774

Research & Training

Holistic Studies, Buddhist Psychology, Process Therapy

Michelle M. Daly, LPC

Core Faculty

Education

• MSPH – The University of Illinois at Chicago
• MA, Art Therapy and Counseling – Southwestern College

Licensures & Certifications

• LCPC – Illinois
• LPCC – New Mexico
• Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
• Infant Mental Health Endorsed (IMH-E®)

Research & Training

Psychophysiology, Environmental and Mental Health, Integrative Care, Grief and Loss, Trauma and Secondary Trauma, Group Dynamics, Ethical and Multicultural Awareness, Integrated Somatic Therapies, Creative Arts, Reflective Practice

Leyla Eraslan, LMFT & APCC

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy – JFK University

Licensures & Certifications

• Licensed Mariage and Family Therapist (#1239636)
• APCC (#2458)

Research & Training

Body Positivity, Trauma-Informed Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Queer and Trans Mental Health

Patty Hlava, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• Ph.D. in Psychology – Sofia University (ITP)
• Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy – Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

Licensures & Certifications

• Meditation Instructor
• Ayurveda Wellness Counselor
• Yoga Teacher/Yoga Health Coach
• Reiki Practioner
• Intrinsic Coach

Research & Training

Ayurveda of relationships, parayoga master training, restorative yoga, yin yoga, lifeforce yoga for mood management, healing touch, ayurveda of emotions.

Published Work
• Hlava, P., Elfers, J., & Offringa, R. (2014). A transcendent view of gratitude: The transpersonal gratitude scale. International • Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 33(1), 1-14.
• Hlava, P. & Elfers, J. (2014). The lived experience of gratitude. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 54(4), 434-455.
• Elfers, J. & Hlava, P. (2017). The spectrum of gratitude experience. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan

Nicki Koether

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• MA Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy – CIIS

Licensures & Certifications

• Licensed and Marriage Family Therapist

Research & Training

1) Pacific Center for Human Growth Improving LGBTQI2S Competency for Providers Through Trainings that Focus on Specific Age Groups Published on Jul 6, 2016 (Alameda County)
2) Anxiety Warrior, Volume Two, Elke Scholz, The Artist’s Reply (May 2 2018), Chapter Anxiety Meets Compassion. p.57-63.
3) Compassion Fatigue, Well-Being, And Burnout: An Expressive Arts Workbook for Healthcare Workers. 2021 CCHS Wellness Team.
4) CCHS Wellness Playbook: Mindfulness, Yoga, Music and More. July 2021

Angel Morgan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• PhD in Psychology- Saybrook University
• MA in Human Development – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Licensures & Certifications

• Certificate in Dream Studies – Saybrook University
• Certificate in Creativity Studies – Saybrook University
• Waldorf Teacher Training – Rudolf Steiner College, Quality Classroom Certificate – Institute of HeartMath

Research & Training

Research and teaching interests include: Existential, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, Psychology of Anomalous Experience, Dreams, Dreamwork, Lucid Dreaming, PTSD Psychology and Healing, Creativity, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Human Development, Parapsychology, Consciousness and Spirituality, Phenomenology, Tibetan Buddhism, Documentary Filmmaking, Gender Studies, Women’s Empowerment, Waldorf Education, and HeartMath. Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (asdreams.org). Founder of Dreambridge (thedreambridge.com).
4) CCHS Wellness Playbook: Mindfulness, Yoga, Music and More. July 2021

Adam Neal

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• MA in Counseling Psychology – Sofia University

Licensures & Certifications

• Certificate in Creative Expression
• Associate MFT #108784

Nadia Vulfrovich

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• MA in counseling Psychology – Sofia University

Licensures & Certifications

• LMFT

Research & Training

1) Pacific Center for Human Growth Improving LGBTQI2S Competency for Providers Through Trainings that Focus on Specific Age Groups Published on Jul 6, 2016 (Alameda County)
2) Anxiety Warrior, Volume Two, Elke Scholz, The Artist’s Reply (May 2 2018), Chapter Anxiety Meets Compassion. p.57-63.
3) Compassion Fatigue, Well-Being, And Burnout: An Expressive Arts Workbook for Healthcare Workers. 2021 CCHS Wellness Team.
4) CCHS Wellness Playbook: Mindfulness, Yoga, Music and More. July 2021

SueAnn McKean

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• 6th Degree Black Belt in Akiddo

Licensure & Certifications

• Ennegram Instructor

Diane Ryssel

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• PsyD Clinical Psychology – Azusa Pacific University
• MA Clinical Psychology – Azusa Pacific University

Research & Training

The Impact of Childhood Incest on God-Image
Training in how to deal with racial, multicultural, and social justice issues
Training in advanced Crisis and Suicide Intervention

Goolrukh Vakil, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Education

• PhD in Transpersonal Psychology – Sofia University
• MA in Clinical Psychology – New College of California, San Francisco

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