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Stacie Turks, Psy.D.

Stacie Turks, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY20572)
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Multicultural Coordinator

Dr. Turks received a Masters of Arts with Distinction in Counseling from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg, IL. During her career at Pacific she has served as a Staff Psychologist, Associate Director of Clinical Services, and is now the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Dr. Turks provides individual & group therapy, faculty and staff consultations on both the Stockton and McGeorge School of Law campuses. In addition, she conducts outreach presentations, supervises doctoral psychology interns, and facilitates the Multicultural Seminar. Her professional interests include multicultural issues, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), and assertiveness training.

Her theoretical perspective is integrative; based on humanistic, systemic, multicultural and cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D.

Kimberlee DeRushia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY24992)
Associate Director | Training Director
Group Therapy Coordinator

Dr. DeRushia is a first generation college student whose theoretical perspective is based on using a multicultural and developmentally appropriate focus within a humanistic framework. She received both her Master of Arts in Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania and has been with CAPS since 2008. As Training Director and Associate Director, Dr. DeRushia is tasked with maintaining our APA accredited internship training program. Additionally she is the Group Therapy Coordinator.

Dr. DeRushia has significant experience working with first generation college students, individuals on the Autism spectrum, trans* identity exploration, LGBTPQQIA concerns, emotion regulation, development & identity issues, and trauma. She also strongly believes in the power of relationships to explore and heal attachment and trauma issues which has lead to her seeking out and receiving additional training in providing group therapy.

Outside of work, Dr. DeRushia enjoys spending time with her family exploring all that Calfornia has to offer. She particularly enjoys hiking in redwood forests and spending time at the ocean. 

Pam Wrona, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist II

Pamela S. Wrona, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25798)
Operations Coordinator | Coordinator for Social Media

Dr. Wrona obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Santa Clara University.  She then obtained her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology degrees in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, with a focus on multicultural competence.

In her work, Dr. Wrona draws upon many psychological theories and techniques, including:  Solution-Focused/Brief Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Dr. Wrona works with individuals, couples, and groups, specializing in depression and anxiety, bereavement and grief work, stress management, coping with chronic medical illnesses, injury/pain management, identity exploration and growth, transitioning to and from college, and LGBTTQIA awareness and issues.

Dr. Alissa Melendez

Alissa Melendez, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY28454)
Outreach Coordinator

Dr. Melendez is a Latina, first generation college student who received both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University.  As a staff psychologist, Dr. Melendez provides direct counseling services, outreach presentations, and consultation to the Pacific community.  Dr. Melendez views counseling from a collaborative and integrative perspective, which draws from various empirically supported treatment orientations such as humanistic, brief psychodynamic, cognitive, and mindfulness-based approaches.  With her approach, Dr. Melendez aims to provide a safe and supportive environment to diverse students who are facing emotional, interpersonal, academic, and identity development challenges.  Her clinical experiences include working with grief and loss, trauma, undocumented and first generation college students, development and identity issues, and multicultural/diversity issues.

Dr. Barney Jordan

Barney Jordan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY29539)

Dr. Jordan received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to returning to his hometown of Stockton, he spent 25 years in Boston working in a variety of contexts, including serving on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School and as a meditation instructor at MIT for 10 years. Over the past several years, his time was split between private practice and teaching and consulting on mindfulness and related topics throughout the New England area.

Dr. Jordan works with individuals, couples, and groups, and has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, developmental and identity issues, addictions, chronic pain, and stress-related illness. His theoretical perspective is eclectic and integrative, drawing upon psychodynamic, existential, spiritual, narrative, cognitive, internal family systems, and mindfulness-based approaches to counseling.

Jane Fernandez, M.D.
CAPS Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Fernandez is on the Pacific (Stockton) campus on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. She provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management for students and professional consultation to staff.

 Dale Brody

Dale Brody, LMFT, Psy.D. 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC35725)
Staff Psychologist, Sacramento Campus  

Dr. Brody received her Masters of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, California. She is currently licensed with the State of California's Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist.  Dr. Brody has provided psychological counseling services to law students at McGeorge School of Law since 2000. She began working with Pacific's Counseling and Psychological Services in Stockton in 2005 and presently serves as a Staff Psychologist on the McGeorge campus. 

Dr. Brody's clinical interests include depression and anxiety disorders, PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), trauma response, grief and interpersonal / developmental growth issues. She is a certified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and sports psychology / performance enhancement.  Dr. Brody's theoretical perspective is integrative, based on cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches incorporating a humanistic framework.

Jody Rodriguez, CAPS Office Coordinator

Jody Rodriguez
Office Coordinator

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Office Coordinator is the first point of contact for students calling and coming into CAPS on both the Sacramento and Stockton campuses. Jody manages the daily schedule for our therapists, and assists with all major CAPS projects, such as maintaining our APA Accredited Internship, our annual intern selection, and outreach/programming that is conducted by CAPS staff.

2017-2018 Doctoral Psychology Interns

Doctoral Psychology Interns are an integral part of the CAPS staff. These individuals are are masters' level clinicians that come to CAPS from all over the United States to complete their final year of training to be a psychologist. After completing their internship and doctoral dissertation, interns are awarded a doctoral degree from their home institution.

Daniel Gautreau 2017.2018 Cohort

Daniel Gautreau, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
CSPP-Alliant, Los Angeles; Los Angeles,  California

Daniel received his Master of Arts degree in 2016 and will complete his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from CSPP Los Angeles in June 2018. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and groups in a middle school, a community mental health center, and a psychiatric hospital. His professional background includes work in the areas of cognitive-behavior therapy and person-centered therapy. His clinical interests include identity development, meaning in life, the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, self-injurious behavior, suicide prevention/ treatment, substance abuse and addictions, and LGBTQ identity development. Daniel is passionate about applying research and evidence-based interventions as well as finding new and unique ways to help each individual. Daniel's theoretical perspective has been largely influenced by cognitive-behavioral and eclectic approaches to treatment, but he also integrates elements of existential, humanistic, dialectical behavior, interpersonal, and psychodynamic ways of understanding the human experience. He believes that every person has innate creativity that can be very beneficial to explore and develop. Daniel strives to create an empathetic and collaborative therapeutic environment, where students feel heard, understood, and free to be themselves even as they grow and come to better understand themselves.

Wesley Kayne 2017.2018 Cohort

Wesley Kayne, M.A.

Doctoral Psychology Intern
CSPP-Alliant, San Francisco; San Francisco, California

Wesley received his MA and is currently completing his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of clinical settings; these have included substance abuse treatment and prevention, grief and bereavement support, high school counseling, and forensic assessment. His professional and research interests involve the intersection between interpersonal loss and identity formation, the lasting effects of trauma and crisis on psychological functioning, and the development of mood and anxiety disorders. Wesley’s theoretical perspective is centered on aspects of psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches to treatment, but also integrates cognitive behavioral and multicultural ways of understanding and addressing lived experiences.

Cami Allard, M.A.

Cami Allard, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
CSPP-Alliant, San Francisco; San Francisco, California

Cami is a Doctoral Intern at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of the Pacific. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Merced, in 2013, and her M.A. in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Francisco, California in 2015. Cami is a Doctoral Candidate in the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at CSPP-Alliant International University and will graduate in the spring of 2018. She has worked with a variety of age groups from children to serving elders in geriatric care, and is guided by the principle of cultural sensitivity when working with such diverse populations and remains committed to multicultural issues and advocacy for each of her clients.

Cami utilizes the framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); however, she more broadly identifies as using an integrative approach to aid in developing a more client-centered treatment, which takes into account the client’s strengths and enhancement of self-efficacy. Cami employs Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving therapy, Reminiscence therapy, and other evidence-based interventions. Cami’s professional interests include attachment issues, eating disorders, adjustment issues, trauma recovery, grief work, anxiety related issues, and the interaction of academic achievement and well-being among young adults.  

Laura Chang 2017.2018 Cohort

Laura Chang, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern
University of Northern Colorado; Greeley, Colorado

Laura received her B.A. in psychology from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas in 2007, and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in 2010.  She is a current Doctoral Candidate in the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, and expects to graduate in the spring of 2017.  Laura has worked in several university counseling center settings and is invested in supporting the college student population manage stressors, navigate change, and build upon strengths.  

Laura's theoretical orientation is integrative, drawing upon the interpersonal process within a humanistic and strengths-based context.  She utilizes mindfulness-based therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other evidence-based interventions.  Laura's professional interests include adjustment issues, mental health and technology, trauma recovery, crisis intervention, substance use and abuse, family of origin issues, eating disorders, and stress management. 

Page updated November 2, 2017