Edward Godinez ’02 of Baldwin Park is pursuing a graduate degree in recovery ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a case manager at Pacific Clinics, a mental health service. He is also a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor and conducts trainings for churches, school, and drug treatment centers through Street Choices.
DeAnna Griffin ’01 has been accepted to and has begun the M.A. program in International Disaster Psychology at University of Denver. DeAnna reports that the program is great and that she is thinking of an emphasis in trauma dealing with human trafficking issues!
Renee Miller ’00, ’02 M.S. has completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at California Graduate Institute and is now in private practice, providing counseling services to individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children. Renee is also Clinical Director of Addiction Treatment Center, supervising treatment center staff and providing group and individual counseling to court-referred clients.
Julie (Piskur) Sierra ’92 finished medical school at Northwestern in 2002, finished her residency in Internal Medicine June of 2005, and is now finishing a year as a Chief Resident at Evanston/Northwestern. Julie hopes to concentrate her career in immigrant health and has taken many medical trips overseas (Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and eight trips to Cuba to study their health care system). Julie has accepted a position in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico beginning this summer. (5/8/06)
Stephanie Brazelton ’04 will be starting the M.A. in Clinical Psychology program at Azusa Pacific University beginning in the fall of 2006. Currently, Stephanie is Director of Care and Recreation (an after-school program) at Mission Hills Christian School.
Denée Heinrichs ’05 will be a Child Life Intern at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA, beginning in January of 2006.
Nichole Dotson ’03 is a Math Teacher at Century High School in Santa Ana, CA, teaching geometry and algebra. Nichole is enjoying the teaching and reports, “I use my psychology every day!”
Lisa Roland ’97 graduated from Loma Linda University in 2000 with an M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy. Lisa is a licensed (February 2005) Marriage and Family Therapist, currently working for Kaiser Permanente (Tustin/Santa Ana Medical Office), providing outpatient therapy for members of Kaiser. Lisa specializes in treating children and adolescents.
Gladys Green ’03 is a student in Vanguard’s Graduate Education program. She is currently doing her student teaching and plans on continuing with her Master’s in Education. Gladys is also teaching an online class for Vanguard’s Early Childhood Education program and is also teaching at Orange Coast College.
Tiffany Worthy ’97 is beginning the fourth year of her Psy.D. program in School Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix. Her first practicum was completed at Orangedale Elementary School, and this past June she completed her second practicum at a private day school for emotionally and behaviorally challenged students. At both sites, a licensed school psychologist supervised her. At present, she is preparing applications for internship and will participate in the APPIC match in 2006. During the upcoming school year, she will also complete her Clinical Research Project (CRP). She is researching the predictive validity of the K-ABC 2 and the WJ-III Cognitive Abilities intelligence tests on child and adolescent adjustment.”