Healthy Aging Students Receive Caregiver Support Training Grant

Cindy Mayer, Kattie Bachar, Bianca Ruvalcaba, Amanda Lopez, and Janine DeWitt.

Five students from the Antioch University Santa Barbara MA in Clinical Psychology program have received scholarships through the new Caregiver Support Training Program.

The five students – Kattie Bachar, Janine DeWitt, Amanda Lopez, Cindy Mayer, and Bianca Ruvalcaba – are all in the MACP program’s Healthy Aging concentration.

The Caregiver Support Training Program is a collaboration between Family Service Agency, the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter, and AUSB that will address the shortage of caregiver services in Santa Barbara County. It is funded by the Santa Barbara Foundation.

Donna Beal, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association; Mariela Marin, Director of Clinical Training, Master’s in Clinical Psychology Program, AUSB; Lisa Brabo, Executive Director, Family Service Agency; Elizabeth Wolfson, Chair, Master’s in Clinical Psychology Program, AUSB; Cynthia McNulty, Senior Services Program Manager, Family Service Agency.

“The program will be the first in the Santa Barbara area to ensure that professionals already engaged in graduate education in healthy aging are on the front lines of providing support for those who care for elderly family members,” said Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW, Chair of the MACP program.

Dr. Wolfson said the scholarships will help students who otherwise may not be able to pursue this course of study as well as encouraging MACP students to enroll in the growing Healthy Aging concentration.

For further information about the Caregiver Support Training Program, contact Cynthia McNulty at 805.965.1001 x226 or [email protected]; students interested in participating should contact Dr. Wolfson at 805.962.8179 x 5155 or [email protected].

About the Healthy Aging concentration

AUSB’s Healthy Aging concentration is unique in its focus on a strength based, holistic counseling approach that supports resilience in older adults and their families. Students in the Healthy Aging concentration meet all course requirements towards MFT licensure while focusing on the psychological, physical, and social needs of the growing population of older adults and their families.

About the MA in Clinical Psychology program

The Masters in Clinical Psychology degree at AUSB provides students with a community-based, holistic approach to psychotherapeutic practice. You will gain the practical and theoretical knowledge for a sustainable and successful career in the field of counseling, as well as the skills to work with diverse client needs and perspectives.

Posted March 11, 2016

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