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Paula Helu-Brown

Paula Helu-Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Psychology

PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California

MS, Counseling, San Diego State University

BA, Psychology, CETYS Universidad

Julie Jackson, PsyD, Full Time Instructor, PsyD Director of Clinical Training (DCT), Graduate Psychology

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Adler University
MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Adler University
BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

Maryann Kairys, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Psychology

Misty Sawatzky-Valenzuela

Misty Sawatzky-Valenzuela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology

Ph.D., Psychometrics and Assessment, University of Southern California (USC)

Greg Travis

Greg Travis, PhD, Director, Full Time Instructor, Interim Chair of Psychology, PsyD Program Director, Graduate Psychology

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
AB, Economics, Occidental College


Mount Saint Mary’s University PsyD in Clinical Psychology graduates are eligible to sit for licensure as a Psychologist in California.  The Board of Psychology of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of psychology in California, as well as the national EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology). Licenses in other states are granted by the licensing authority in those individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state, as well as additional education requirements. Mount Saint Mary’s University will assist applicants and students in determining licensure requirements for states other than California. For assistance with determining licensure requirements for any particular state, contact the Director of the PsyD Program at Students may also find the contact information and licensure requirements for the licensing authority in California and other jurisdictions by visiting the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website.