Coordinator of Services and Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Brian Olowude earned his Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2001. “Dr. O” has served as coordinator for Fresno City College Psychological Services since 2004. Dr. O offers a dynamic resume, including his work as a correctional psychologist, university lecturer and instructor. Additionally, Dr. O is involved in community efforts. You can email Dr. Olowude by clicking here.
“I believe that the education experience should be one that is never demeaning, but one that is reaffirming and validating. I believe that the student does not arrive in class ‘tabula rasa’, but is an amalgamation of the individuals experience that if fostered will heighten the educational experience for the student, their classmates and the professor.”
Dr. Gareth Houghton: earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1987. Dr. Houghton has served as a clinical supervisor for Fresno City and Reedley College since 1995. Dr. Houghton specializes in pain management and clinical hypnosis and works with the medical Community and private clients throughout the central Valley.
Dr. Guadalupe Vasquez: Dr. Vasquez holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has worked in College Mental health, Managed Care, Correctional Mental Health and Academia. In addition to being well versed in Brief Psychotherapy she is fluent in Spanish and is dedicated to assisting students.
Ginger Villarreal Armas, MA, MS (Intern), graduated with honors from Manhattanville College and New York University, and she is currently in a PhD program for clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ginger has clinical experience in conducting comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and providing psychotherapy for individuals of diverse backgrounds and difficulties. She has specialized in the treatment of adults, whose daily functioning has been disrupted as a result of exposure to a traumatic experience. She has worked with survivors of torture, childhood abuse, rape, intimate partner violence, criminal assault, and other life-threatening incidents. She has co-facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for participants with comorbid psychiatric disorders. Overall, Ginger uses a compassionate, nonjudgmental and empirically-supported approach when collaborating with clients on reaching their therapeutic goals. ginger's clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress/pain management, life transitions, relationship difficulties, multiculturalism, GLBTQ issues, and the psychology of religion/spirituality.
Donna Cook, Psy.D. received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County. She completed her internship with SCCCD. Her previous clinical experiences include training at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center where she worked with patients diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse, major depression, anxiety and PTSD. Her clinical background also includes experiences in both psychodiagnostic and academic testing. Other clinical interests include working with family and relational issues and students experiencing difficulty adjusting to college. Dr. Cook has enjoyed teaching at Fresno City College and is very much looking forward to continuing her work with the students during the upcoming year.
Allen Nodine (Post-Doc) received his Doctorate from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nodine completed his pre-doctoral internship at Park Place Behavioral Health Care near Orlando, Florida. There, he participated in psychological assessment, crisis, outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment rounds. In addition to a variety of other clinical placements, Allen also worked as an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College. His particular clinical interests include adjustment problems, couples counseling, multicultural and LGBT issues, change of life issues and religious concerns. He looks forward to working with students at Fresno City College.
Susan Rhodes, RN, MS, LMFT (Intern) is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at the American School of Professional Psychology. In addition to her doctoral education, she is also a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). She has worked in a variety of populations including: intellectually delayed children and adults, homeless adults with dual diagnoses (substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders), and active duty and veteran military servicemen from all branches of the military. Her clinical interests are working with individuals struggling with adjusting to life changes, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, stress management issues and trauma. She is also adept at helping individuals who have complex medical issues that contribute to their daily struggles.
Michelle Rose, M.A. (Intern) is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral candidate at Alliant International University in Fresno. Her previous experiences includes working in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health clinics, College of the Sequoias, and Fresno City College. She has experience working with adolescents and adults, who are struggling with a wide range of psychological disorders and disabilities. Michelle’s clinical interests include, anxiety, depression, LGBT and multicultural issues, trauma, PTSD, and relational issues. She also enjoys teaching and is looking forward to working with students in the classroom setting. Michelle is available to provide services in Spanish.
Arrie Smith, MA, MPA (intern) is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral candidate at Alliant International University (AIU) in Fresno. Arrie is a retired member of the United States Marine Corps. Her previous clinical experiences include working with adults in community mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment settings. Her clinical background includes working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill in a crisis setting, Batterer Intervention Treatment Programs (male and female), conducting bonding studies and court mandated comprehensive psychological evaluations for family reunification. Arrie’s clinical interests include working with veterans, active duty military, individuals who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, acculturation and multiculturalism. Arrie enjoys teaching and incorporates wellness and recovery into her therapeutic framework.
Michelle Scoggins, is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral candidate at California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno California. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings and with various treatment modalities. Her experiences include short-term Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral therapies provided to individuals in a hospital setting and who are in crisis and likely to be diagnosed with a severe mental illness. She has also provided long-term psychodynamic treatment to individuals with a wide array of psychological diagnoses such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders. Her clinical interests include working to reduce societal stigma related to mental health disorders and providing psycho-education in these areas. Her therapeutic work relies on the theories encompassed in psychodynamic therapies focusing on moving clients toward insight and healing their past traumas.
Past Psychological Interns and Post-Docs
Fresno City College Psychological Services has provided clinical training to many psychologists over the years. Below is a list of previous pre-doctoral interns supervised by Brian Olowude, Ph.D.
2012-2013 Ana Cabezas, Psy.D. (Post-Doc)
2012-2013 Malloree Gorrie, Psy.D. (Post-Doc)
2012-2013 Donna Cook, Psy.D.
2012-2013 Jason Johnson, Psy.D.
2012-2013 David Mitchel, MA
2012-2013 Nnenna Ndika, Ph.D.
2011-2012 Ana Cabezas, Psy.D
2011-2012 Malloree Gorrie, Psy.D.
2011-2012 Eileen Houtzer, Psy.D.
2011-2012 Mark Kent, Ph.D.
2011-2012 Donica Romeo, Ph.D.
2011-2012 Thomas Huber, Ph.D. (Post intern Fellow)
2010-2011 Thomas Huber, Ph.D.
2010-2011 Jennifer Leo, Psy.D
2010-2011 Tikesha Leslie-Jones, Psy.D.
2010-2011 Dianne Ey Psy.D (Post-Doc)
2010-2011 Sharon Muha Psy.D (Post-Doc)
2009-2010 Susanne Hallowell, Psy.D
2009-2010 Sharon Muha, Psy.D.
2009-2010 Ghia Xiong, Psy.D.
2009-2010 Kristin Marvin, Psy.D. (Post-Doc)
2008-2009 Michele Detsch, Psy.D.
2008-2009 Stancil Hutchinson, Psy.D.
2008-2009 Kristin Marvin, Psy.D.
2008-2009 Ian Wallace, Ph.D.
2007-2008 Robert Bates, Psy.D.
2007-2008 John Carter, Psy. D
2007-2008 Victor Cattolico, Psy.D.
2007-2008 Jason Merrin, Psy.D.
2006-2007 Adielle Carrington, Psy.D.
2006-2007 Rachael Egeline, Psy.D.
2006-2007 Joanna Rowles, Ph.D.
2006-2007 Yasheka Sease, Psy.D.
2005-2006 Guadalupe Vasquez, Psy.D.
2005-2006 Jeffrey Wood, Psy.D.
2005-2006 Dermot-Paul McLoughlin, Ph.D.
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