Sarah Moore, MA, AMFT, is the Director of Residential Support Services at PathPoint Santa Barbara. PathPoint is a non-profit organization that works with the disadvantaged and disabled and provides clients with both employment and housing support services. Sarah earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara in 2016.
She was interviewed by Challis Popkey, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology student and an RSS Outreach Specialist at PathPoint Santa Barbara.
“I met Sarah in April 2018 during my third interview at PathPoint. I was surprised at how young the Director of Residential Support Services was! I soon learned that Sarah has the instincts and leadership skills of a therapist twice her age,” said Challis. “She transitioned from being a PathPoint caseworker to the Director position just two weeks before I was hired. Her compassion and integrity paired with leadership experience from working in group settings at Antioch make her an exceptional supervisor. I have complete confidence in Sarah and know that her recommendations are ethical, just, and right for the client.”
How has Antioch prepared you for the role you’re in now? What is that role?
Antioch’s professors are the reason I am successful at my current job. Who better to learn from than practicing clinician’s with first-hand experience?
Why did you choose Antioch University?
I chose Antioch University per the recommendation of a counselor at Santa Barbara City College. I always knew I wanted to be in the field of Psychology and was set on going to UCSB until I realized their program was more research-based. I chose Antioch because I knew I wanted to work directly with clients and potentially have my own practice as an MFT. Antioch was the perfect fit all around and I am so glad I made that choice.
Who was your favorite professor at Antioch Santa Barbara?
Stuart Light was my favorite professor at Antioch University. He really challenged me and brought me to the next level clinically. I have high respect for Stuart Light and learned so much from him that I use in my current job.
What was your favorite class?
Family Systems was my favorite course. It encouraged me to learn about my own family and those of my cohorts, bringing us closer. It is also a topic that applies to everyone and understanding patterns and family dynamics is crucial in this line of work.
“The thing I admire most about Sarah is her ability to put a smile on anyone’s face; whether it’s a client who failed their housing inspection or a coworker running on two hours of sleep,” added Challis.
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