PAU AFFILIATED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Asian Pacific American Psychological Student Association (APASA)
Co-President: Valerie Alipio Jocson
Co-President: Andrew Wong
Faculty Advisor: Stanley Sue, Ph.D.
APASA supports students who are interested in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) mental health issues - both in clinical practice and research. APASA provides activities such as mentorship, professional development, and academic research support. It also endeavors to increase awareness in the community-at-large of API issues in mental health and promote students' self-care and reflective practice.
Association of Child and Family Emphasis (CAFÉ)
President: Fazia Eltareb
Vice-President: Yvonne DelZenero
Treasurer: Rosa Poggesi
Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Tabbarah
Event Coordinator: Ting Ting Shiue (Christina)
Faculty Advisor: Robert Russell, Ph.D.
Anyone who has an interest in working with children or would like to gain more information about this population is welcome to join CAFE. Activities include story-time readings at local libraries, cleaning playgrounds, sponsoring book drives, and conducting stress relief workshops for parents.
Wellness Initiative for Therapists in Training (WITT)
President: Carolina Borges
Vice-President: Sarah Samuelson
Secretary & Treasurer: Elise Gibbs
Event Planner: Narayan Brach
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Post, Ph.D.
WITT's aim is to provide the PAU student community with information and resources for wellness and self-care such as: how to cope with the demands of graduate school, emotion regulation techniques, mindfulness practice, stress management, student mental health, professional considerations in psychology, etc.
Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST)
Campus Rep.: Tracy Jerard
Campus Rep.: Nick Bott
Faculty Advisor: Reyna Macher, Ph.D.
ANST is the student organization for 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA.) the purpose of ANST is to provide a voice for the students in training in clinical neuropsychology, provide a platform where students in training can come together to discuss training issues, and provide many important resources and services for aspiring clinical neuropsychologists.
Forensic Mental Health Student Group (FMHSG)
President: Michelle Nerish
VP of Student Affairs: Sacha McBain
VP of Professional Affairs: Samantha Litt
Organization Director: Travis McGee
Faculty Advisor: Chris Weaver, Ph.D.
FMHSG's purpose is to assist in making better forensic psychology professionals through workshops, speaker series, and community involvement. This organization will focus on creating a place for budding professionals to discuss issues related to forensic mental health.
Healing, Spirituality, and Social Action Group (HSSA)
Co-President: Alex Kelman
Co-President: Josh Tal
Staff Advisor: Byron Bland
HSSA is a student organization and resource center aimed to engage psychologists in a meaningful dialogue about the inevitable overlap that psychology has with spirituality. The group accomplishes this goal through round table discussions, speakers, and informal dialogue. Additionally, the group works with community organizations to instigate social action among psychologists.
Pacific Research Society (PRS)
President: Katie Van Moorleghem
Vice-President: Kasie Hummel
Secretary: Carly Hanks
Public Relations: Wyatt Evans
Public Relations: Christa Aoki
Faculty Advisor: Joyce Chu, Ph.D.
PRS guides students through their research journeys at PAU. PRS hosts workshops throughout the year to prepare students to develop their culliculum vitae, to navigate the challenges of research proposals, and to prepare posters for professional conferences. PRS also provides support for students as they define their research interests. PRS holds an annual research conference, the "Pacific Research Forum." At the Forum, PAU students present their research interests, proposals, and completed projects to their colleagues and faculty
Palo Alto University Business Psychology Networking Club
President: Wendy Aguilar
Vice-President: Lisa Crittenden
Secretary: Tina Chang
Treasurer: Henry Ong
Faculty Advisor: Helena Ting, Ed.D.
The mission of PAUBP is to practice and refine our interpersonal skills in service of cultivating our professional interests, building our professional networks and representing PAU's Business Psychology Program to the external community. Membership is restricted to studnets who are enrolled in the Business Psychology Program.
Palo Alto University Latino Student Organization (PULSO)
President: Paula Alvarez
VP of Bus. Develop.: Johanna Rengifo-Nevarez
Secretary: Eric Senior Roges
Treasurer: Sarah Silva
Res. Dev:. Coord. Joan Jou
PR/Artist: Serenity Sersecion
Undergrad Outreach Coordinator: Carlos Chorro
Community Liaison: Michelle Berumen
Faculty Advisor: Ricardo Munoz PhD
PULSO, a Latino student organization, is committed to expanding multicultural awareness within the student psychological community through education, collaboration and service. PULSO welcomes students of all cultural backgrounds who are interested in expanding their multicultural awareness and professional competence.
Psychodynamic Group (P4)
Co-Chair: Alice Chi
Co-Chair: Jason Thompson
Faculty Advisor: Nigel Field, Ph.D.
P4 is a group for all PAU students with an interest in contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic research and clinical practice. The goal of P4 is to provide opportunities for psychology students at any stage of training to discuss the application of psychodynamic theory to case formulation and clinical practice, and recent empirical research in regard to psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. The group meets twice per quarter with a goal of facilitating student discussion in addition to engaging dialogue both with PAU faculty and external speakers.
Psychology and the Arts Student Forum (PASF)
President: Miriam Parrott
Vice President: Cydney Shindel
Treasurer: Joanna Sletten
Secretary: Erin Heinemeyer
Faculty Advisor: Ana Castrillo
PASF seeks to engage PAU students in thoughtful discussions about the relationships between and integration of psychology, creativity, aethetics and the arts. We aim to facilitate learning through peer-to-peer interaction, expert guest speakers, art workshops, performance/museum field trips, and the dessemination and examination of relevant literature. We desire to generate knowledge and awareness around the benefits of the arts for the human spirit to discover and promote new avenues of healing.
Social Action Collective (Volunteer Group)
President: Elizabeth (Betsy) Cale
Vice President: Meagan Stanley
Staff Advisor: Byron Bland
The Social Action Collective brings together PAU students and local young professionals with the common purpose of service and social action. The group plans to partner with local causes and organizations focusing on psychologically oriented causes such as education and children's efforts, sexual assault and domestic abuse, women's health and more. Their objectives are to inform the PAU student body about events and volunteer opportunities in the community and to plan fundraising and volunteer events to bring young people together.
Student Association for Sexual Orientation (SASO)
President: Wyatt Evans
Vice-President: Michael Richards
Secretary: Vic Wu
Treasurert: Alena Balgobin
Public Relations Whitney Bliss
Faculty Advisor: Peter Goldblum, Ph.D.
SASO is dedicated to increasing awareness of lesbian, gay, bixesual, transgender, queer, intersex, and related LGBTQI issues at PAU and in psychology. The group is open to all LGBTQI and allied members of the PAU community. SASO sponsors speakers, social events, a movie series, volunteering and other activities.
PAU Running Group
Team Captain: Breanna Wilhelmi
Team Captain: Aisling Forbes
Team Captain: Emily Robinett
Faculty Advisor: Amie Haas Ph.D.
The PAU Running Group was developed to unite those involved with running, jogging, and other related aerobic and/or exercise activities at PAU within one organization. We actively promote positive methods for self-care by focusing on the principles of a healthy lifestyle which contribute to overall physical and mental wellness. The group is a source of community-based fellowship, support, and mutual interest, with an emphasis on the development of personal skills and abilities. We advocate for mental health awareness and services, connect with other professional organizations, and join together in fun and fitness throughout the academic year.
Student Parent Association (SPA)
President: Victoria Liou-Johnson
Staff Advisor: Lisa Harris
SPA is a place to come together and share experiences a parents and to provide support for one another. Non-parents are welcome, as is anyone who has an interest in families and children or in becoming parents someday. SPA is a place where people can exchange resources for childcare, activities, ideas and events in the Bay Area.
Student Veteran Organization
Staff Liaison: Liesl Violante
President: Christina Rincon
Vice President: Sandy DiVitale
Secretary: Whitney Bliss
Treasurer: Eddy Hong
PR (undergrad): J.T. Bikul
PR (grad): Mat Golley
Faculty Advisor: Helena Young, Ph.D.
SVO provides PAU's military veteran students with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
Students for Ethnic and Cultural Awareness (SECA)
Co-President (PhD): Breanna Wilhelmi
Co-Vice President: Iulia Ivan
Secretary/Treasurer: Jenise Lum
Event Planner: Ting-Ting Shiue
Event Planner: Alena Balgobin
Newsletter Editor: Annette Clarke
Faculty Advisor: Teceta Tormala PhD
SECA is open to anyone interested in ethnic and cultural issues. The goals of SECA include the articulation of ethnic and cultural issues, needs and interests, the availability of a support system, the recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse students and faculty, the expansion of clinical research training in multicultural issues, the increase of cultural awareness and acceptance of diversity at PAU, and the enhancement of students' overall graduate and undergraduate experience.
Women's Health Alliance (WHA)
Co-President: Anna Staudenmeyer
Co-President: Lisa Hoyman
Secty/Events Coord.: Erin Moniz
Treasurer: Marisa Keller
Public Relations: Elizabeth Peters
Research Coordinator: Josh Tal
Community Outreach & Prof. Development: Iulia Ivan
1st year rep: Tara Weldon
2nd year rep: Diandra Hilton
3rd year rep: Tara Emrani
4th year rep: Cere Fingerhut
Faculty Advisor: Robert Russell, Ph.D.
WHA seeks to deepen awareness of issues affecting women, such as mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, sexual trauma and domestic violence. This alliance hopes to foster the development of clinicians who are able to appreciate the intricacies of women's mental health and who are competent in treating women.
Psychology Honor Society
President: Lisa Hoyman
Vice President: Micah Shields
VP Community Service Jessica Britt
Secretary: Caitlin Metcalf
Treasurer: Jenna Moschetto
The Psychology Honor Society (PHS) aims to unite all academic programs (undergraduate, masters, and graduate) at Palo Alto University into a cohesive organization that focuses on community, academics, and scholarship.
Trauma Student Group
Co-President: Rachel Williamson
Co-President: David Reed
The Trauma Student Group provides workshops, guest lectures, and opportunities for involvement in social action initiatives and professional conferences for students interested in the role of trauma in psychological research and practice. TSG will be a complimentary organization to the Trauma emphasis at PAU.
Men's Wellness Group
President: Robert Morris
Vice President: Russell Esmail
Faculty Advisor: Leonard Beckum, PhD
The Men's Wellness Group provides a forum where men (and women as well) can gather to learn and discuss managing stress and coping skills from the male perspective . This organization serves as a resource for psychological and physical well being.