Clinical Training Program
As a part of this practice student clinicians and post-doctoral clinicians have been incorporated into the clinical care which is offered to the community. Over the years as a professor at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), which is a school within the Alliant International University located her in Fresno and a faculty clinical supervisor at the psychological training clinic affiliated with CSPP, it has become a traditional training opportunity for graduate level practical experience. Second, and third year, graduate students, as well as post-doctoral level trainees have been able to increase their exposure to clinical work, education, and training on their path toward a doctorate as a part of their effort to become a clinical psychologist. The clinical practicum for second, and third year, students starts in June of each year and typically ends in July of the following year. For post-doctoral training the doctor usually completes their training and continues work within the practice.
Training with students who stand out who participate in the clinical practicum which follows guidelines established by CSPP in consort with the established clinical practice. The student clinicians are trained to provide psychotherapy, psychological testing, and consultative services. As a part of their training experience, they are required to meet with their clinical supervisor for both individual and group supervision weekly. Below you will find a brief biography and a picture of the current student clinicians. Please contact Dr. Barnes with questions or if you have a request to meet with one of the student clinicians.
Priscella McGregor, M.A., received her bachelor’s from the University of California, Irvine, and her master’s in clinical counseling from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno. Priscella is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology and anticipates beginning her internship in the summer of 2024. Priscella’s clinical experiences include working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and diagnoses. She has provided mental health services to various populations, including young children, adolescents, and adults, in multiple settings, including a juvenile detention facility, county probation department, community-based clinic, and private practice. Priscella has provided care using both individual and group therapeutic modalities. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults and believes that providing a safe space for them to express and process their thoughts and emotions is key to a positive therapeutic experience and psychological growth. Priscella is registered with the state of California as a psychological associate PSB # 94027245 under the supervision of Mark Barnes, PhD PSY14397.
Anya Mohan is a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. Before beginning her graduate studies, she attained her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and went on to work at a Short-Term Therapeutic facility for foster children with severe behavioral and emotional difficulties. Anay has previously experience working with an array of populations at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Anya has a distinct interest in working with school-age children and adolescents who are looking to explore themselves or are struggling with anxiety, depression, regulation, adjustment, or developmental issues. She strives to create a space for children to feel safe to be and grow into their authentic selves.
Yvonna Kochergen received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. She is currently in her second year at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Fresno, and working towards earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). Yvonna’s interests are in children, family, and couples therapy. She enjoys researching parenting styles received during childhood and how they affect attachment styles in couples during their adulthood. Being able to help partners discuss intimacy, form healthier communication patterns, and aid in conflict resolution is a particular area of interest for Yvonna. Her research is focused on sexual attitudes and behaviors, specifically shame, in women with the element of religiosity.