PsyD Students Present Research at Scholar’s Day

Scholar's Day 2016

PsyD students Steven Razo and Peter Narbonne at Scholar’s Day

Antioch University Santa Barbara students in the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program create posters and presented their research on Friday, June 10 to the campus community at the program’s annual Scholar’s Day.

Scholar’s Day is a forum for advanced doctoral students to present posters depicting the research they are proposing and conducting. The campus is invited to browse all of them and discuss the topics with the students. The research conducted by the students often form the basis of their dissertations.

“It fills me with pride to see our students presenting their research at Scholars’ Day,” said Brett Kia-Keating, EdD, Teaching Faculty in the PsyD program. “Witnessing what they have done and hearing their mastery of the research not only affirms how much they have learned, but also their commitment to social justice.”

** See more photos of Scholar’s Day 2016 on the AUSB Facebook page **

The students who presented and their topics are:

Peter Achenbach: Do Low Income Families Experience More Anxiety?

Rocio Andrade: Understanding the Non-Offending Parents of Sexually Abused Children

Scholar's Day 2016

PsyD student Samuel Ballou discusses his research at Scholar’s Day 2016.

Nicole Auckerman: Pet Ownership and Life Satisfaction

Samuel Ballou: Factor Structure of the Socrates A & D Questionnaire Among Participants in a Community Mental Health Setting

Merushka Bisetty: Culturally-Conscious Psychosocial Efforts for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

Kyle DiFulvio: Equine Facilitated Therapies

Talon Edson: The Influence of Eyewitness Memory Factors on Attorney Plea Bargaining Decisions

Christina Espindola: Relationships with Standardized Testing, Non-Native English Speakers and Students with Disabilities

Suzanne L. Frost: Living on the Edge: The Mental Health Effects of Nature on Low-Income Single Mothers

Jake Gladstone: Martial Arts and Self-Care: An Effective Practice to Reduce Burnout?

Jack Hills: The Influence of Age on Rates of Drug Abuse or Dependence Among Non-Affective Psychotic People

Scholar's Day 2016

PsyD student Ali Madrid tells a colleague about her research at the 2016 Scholar’s Day.

Douglas Johnson: Group Therapy and Alcoholism

Maz Karandish: Mindfulness and Well-Being

Itay Kohane: Satisfaction in Relationship Balance Among Orthodox Jewish and Gender

Ali Madrid: Global Index Severity Responses Affected by Childhood Neglect

Peter Louis Narbonne: Cortisol as a Biomarker for Anxiety and Depression

Francisco Ramirez: Quantitative Analysis of Susceptibility Risk Factors Associated with PTSD

Steven Razo: Collegial Support and Burnout: Special Considerations for the Marriage and Family Therapist

Ray Sullivan: Exploring the Relationship Between Parental Attachment and Anxiety in Children

Reed A. Vierra: Effect of Physical Health at Age 16 on Later Mental Health

Patricia Zadeh: The Experiences of Women Married to Partners with Narcissistic Traits

AUSB’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) prepares students for multiple roles in the field of psychology while promoting self reflection, clinical and research skills, and the development of theoretical knowledge required for a successful career. To learn more, visit

Posted on June 10, 2016


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