Interns, CRs, GAs, BASICS, & Trainees

CPS is also staffed by psychology interns, who are completing doctoral degrees from universities around the country, and trainees from the Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, and Social Work departments on the OU Athens campus. CPS also has BASICS counselors, who are graduate students trained in alcohol and drug screening and intervention, as well as Counselors-in-Residence who include doctoral graduate students who live in the residence halls and provide outreach and crisis intervention to students on campus.


2014-2015 Doctoral Psychology Interns

Paul is in his final year of doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University (APU), previously earning his Masters in Clinical Psychology at APU, and his Bachelors in Psychology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Paul’s previous clinical experiences include university counseling, community mental health, and primary education settings.  Primary areas of interest include: relationship and couples counseling, stress management, substance use and addiction, identity development, anxiety and depression, and integrating spirituality.  His therapeutic style integrates Family Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused approaches.
Beth received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky University. She moved to Los Angeles, and received her Master’s degree in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of La Verne (ULV). She also received training and is a certified Domestic Violence Counselor in the state of California, with an emphasis on same-sex/same-gender/gender-alternate relationships. She is currently a doctoral candidate at ULV, working toward her Psy.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology. Beth’s previous clinical experiences have included a college counseling center, a community mental health center, and a psychiatric inpatient hospital. Her clinical and research interests include working with the LGBTQIA community, diversity/multiculturalism, identity development, experiences of and coping with discrimination and oppression, relationship concerns, as well as stress management, health psychology, grief and loss, and depression and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach integrates many orientations, but largely focuses on multicultural feminism, while incorporating positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques.
Mitch Powers received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Olivet College in Olivet, MI in 2008.  He then went on to earn his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL in 2010.  He is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology again at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  His previous clinical experiences have been in elementary and high schools, a short-term residential facility for adolescents, and counseling centers at East West University and Roosevelt University.  Clinically, his interests include identity development, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance/addiction.  Mitch’s approach to therapy is primarily client-centered with an emphasis on humanistic and existential interventions.
Graduate Assistants
Ahmet Can
Akanksha Srivastav
Gerard Grigsby
Katie Kraft
Bilge Sulak
Psychology/Counseling/Social Work Trainees
Saryn Cranston
Katherine Daniels
Anna Kinzer
Christina Kloha
Irina Livitz
Timothy Lynch
BASICS Counselors
Eve Giesey
Alison Menatti
Ceara Shaughnessy

Past Predoctoral Psychology Interns

2013-2014 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Joe Bennett, M.A.
Bryan Conrad, M.S.
Kendra Mathys, M.A.
2012-2013 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Melinda Honeycutt, M.A.
Johanna Malaret, M.A.
Amber Silverman, M.A.
2011-2012 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Meghan Kean, M.A.
Matthew Kellar M.A.
Anna Stark. M.S.
2010-2011 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Kristi Peterson
Brandi Pritchett
Sofie Shouse