» Program Administrators and Faculty
Brennan Peterson, Ph.D., LMFT
Brennan Peterson(B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech) is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Crean School of Health & Life Sciences at Chapman University. Dr. Peterson began teaching at Chapman in 2003 and teaches courses in family therapy, couple therapy and domestic violence, life-span development, family diversity, and clinical supervision. He also serves as the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Dr. Peterson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and Utah, is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Peterson researches the mental health implications of infertility and is a member of several interdisciplinary and international research teams. He has collaborated with researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, Uppsala University in Sweden, and with the Special Interest Group in Psychology and Counseling of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He has delivered numerous national and international presentations on his infertility research and has published articles in Human Reproduction, Fertility & Sterility, Family Relations, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Family Process, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Contemporary Family Therapy, The Family Journal, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Naveen Jonathan, Ph.D., LMFT
Clinic Director, Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
Naveen Jonathan (M.S., Ph.D., Loma Linda University) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Crean School of Health & Life Sciences at Chapman University. He began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Chapman in 2009 while completing his dissertation. Dr. Jonathan is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of California. He has worked in therapy with families, couples, children, individuals and groups in both agency and school-based settings. He has worked extensively with issues pertaining to court mandated clients, divorce/co-parenting, parenting, children & adolescents, culture, gender and diversity. Dr. Jonathan is the current Treasurer for the American Association for Marital & Family Therapy, California Division (AAMFT-CA). He also leads the Fundraising Committee and is an active leader in the Student Leadership Taskforce for AAMFT-CA. Dr. Jonathan was also recently elected to the Elections Council on the national level for the American Association for Marital & Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Susan Jester, M.A., LMFT
Associate Director, Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
Susan Jester (M.A., Chapman University) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Associate Clinic Director for the Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy. Her clinical interests are psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, and the treatment of trauma. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the clinic, she is one of the the department's clinical supervisors and an AAMFT approved supervisor.
Sheryl Ralph, M.A., LMFT
Graduate Program Manager
Sheryl Ralph (M.A., Chapman University) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and manager of the Marriage and Family Therapy program where she oversees student recruitment and graduate admissions within the Schmid College of Science and Technology. Ms. Ralph manages the day-to-day operations of the MFT program, including program development, academic advising, public relations, and alumni outreach. In addition to her role as program manager, she also has a private practice and her clinical specialties involve issues pertaining to women's health, recovering from grief and loss, and working with depression and anxiety diagnoses. Sheryl is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and a clinical member of The California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Carolyn Brodbeck, Ph.D.
Carolyn Brodbeck (M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and has been on the faculty at Chapman University since 1994. From 1991-1994, Dr. Brodbeck taught clinical psychology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She has worked with a wide range of clinical populations and has extensive experience in cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment of adult anxiety disorders. Dr. Brodbeck teaches advanced psychopathology, critical thinking, cross-cultural psychology, professional ethics and legal issues, and applied research/bibliographic methods on a regular basis. Her research interests include coping processes and resiliency in trauma, strategies for enhancing interpersonal problem-solving and effective decision-making, and treatment outcome evaluation of cognitive-behavioral interventions integrated with meditation/contemplative approaches in refractory anxiety disorders. Dr. Brodbeck has published in various journals, including Cognitive Therapy and Research, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, and International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health.
David Pincus, Ph.D.
Dr. Pincus received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University and was a clinical fellow at the University of California’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry before coming to Chapman in 2003. Dr. Pincus’ clinical specialties include individual and family therapy for adolescents, psychological testing, and guided imagery in pain management. Dr. Pincus’ primary research interest is in nonlinear dynamics and clinical psychology. His most recent work focuses on the application of chaos and complexity theory to understand health and resilience in biopsychosocial systems. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and served as a co-editor for the recent text "Chaos and Complexity in Psychology: The Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems." His teaching interests focus on psychotherapy, clinical psychology, personality, and health psychology.
Michael Angioli, Ph.D., LMFT, ABPP
Michael Angioli (B.A., M.S., San Diego State University, and Ph.D., United States International University) is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Crean School of Health & Life Sciences at Chapman University. Dr. Angioli teaches courses in the assessment of individuals and families. He has been in full-time private practice in Laguna Niguel, California, for the past 27 years providing individual, couples and family therapy, and psychological testing and assessments. Dr. Angioli is licensed as a Psychologist in California and Hawaii, and as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. He is Board Certified in his specialization of Clinical Psychology, through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and has been elected a Fellow in the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is a member of the Orange County Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association. He is a Past-President of the Orange County Psychological Association (1993) and Past-Chair of Division I (1999) of the California Psychological Association. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Angioli has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, providing psychological testing and assessments for inmates in the mental health correctional system. He has also served on staff at various psychiatric hospitals both as a medical staff officer and attending clinician.
Suzanne Benko, M.S., LMFT
Suzanne Benko is an adjunct faculty member for the Crean School of Health & Life Sciences at Chapman University and serves as Clinical Supervisor in the Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy. Ms. Benko received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Science from California State University, Fullerton. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, she is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is also a member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. In addition to training and supervising MFT trainees and interns, Ms. Benko has a full-time private practice in Laguna Hills specializing in working with adolescents.
Lori Breeden-Gomez, M.S., LMFT
Lori L. Breeden-Gomez obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from California State University San Bernardino in 1997 and her Master of Science Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1999. Lori is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working in the field since 1998. Lori has held various positions in the mental health field, ranging from residential treatment facilities for children to outpatient mental health settings. Lori worked in outpatient settings that afforded her the opportunity to see adults, couples, families, and children. Lori has vast experience working with other professionals such as psychiatrists, county social workers, public health nurses, and teachers. For the last ten years, Lori has held supervisory positions at an outpatient non-profit clinic that is contracted through Los Angeles County Department of Mental health. Currently, Lori provides clinical supervision to masters level therapists who are gaining hours towards their state licensure. Lori has also completed training in an evidenced based practice called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Lori is also an adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University in their Counseling and Family Sciences Department. Lori has taught their practicum classes and assisted with their group process class. Lori was a clinical supervisor at Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute in which she facilitated individual and group supervision for graduate and doctorate level students. Most recently, Lori is an Adjunct Faculty and clinical supervisor at Chapman University teaching in the MFT graduate program. Lori is also pursuing her AAMFT Approved Supervisor status as she is under supervision of an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in which she is learning more skills to utilize with her supervisees. Lori has been featured in Parenting, OC Magazine and OC Family Magazine writing about parenting and family issues since 2008. Lori is a Clinical Member of The California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). Lori is an active member of the Orange County Networking District of AAMFT CA.
Annette Iversen, Ph.D.
Annette Iversen (B.A., University of Arizona; M.A., Chapman University; Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego) is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Crean School of Health & Life Sciences at Chapman University. Dr. Iversen began teaching at Chapman in 2000 and teaches general psychology courses and specialized courses such as Children and Trauma, and Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents in both the graduate and undergraduate departments. Dr. Iversen is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and practices in Orange and Los Angeles counties. She specializes in children and trauma, grief and loss, pain management and anxiety disorders. She consults with hospitals and non-profit organizations. She has created and facilitated bereavement programs and groups. Dr. Iversen has delivered numerous national presentations and has published articles in professional and academic journals.
Linda Karmelich, M.A., LMFT
Linda Karmelich (M.A. Chapman University; B.A. California State University Fullerton) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist’s (CAMFT), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Linda is also a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IADEP). Linda works full time as a therapist in the Student Psychological Counseling Services at Chapman University as well as having a part-time private practice. Linda has been a part time adjunct faculty member supervising graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Chapman University since 2008. Linda is active in the Chapman University community providing workshops and presentations in stress management, body image and eating disorder issues.
Jeanne Walker, Ph.D.
Jeanne Walker graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California and has been employed at Chapman University since 1979. She has held the positions of Psychology Graduate Program Coordinator, Director of Assessment and Counseling, Director of the Chapman University Community Clinic, and since 1983, Director of Student Psychological Counseling Services. She has been attending OCCDHE since 1980 and has served as co-chair and on several conference committees. Jeanne is a licensed psychologist and a certified CAMFT supervisor. She has taught numerous classes, including Psychology of Adjustment, Introduction to Counseling, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Critical Thinking, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Freshman Seminar and her favorite, a graduate class in Counseling Process. An active member of the Student Affairs Division, she has been awarded the university’s President’s Award, the “Ma” Chapman award, chaperoned the most recent Alternative Spring Break trip to the Grand Canyon, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Staff and Community Enhancement Grant for 2011. Most recently, she was named one of the “150 Faces” of Chapman University, celebrating her contributions to the history of the institution.
Mark Zetin, MD
Mark Zetin, MD, is in the private practice of psychiatry in Garden Grove, California. His subspecialty interests include adult psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders and the forensic issues of standard care in adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, suicide, and testamentary capacity. He lectures on mood and anxiety disorders and psychiatric diagnosis at numerous hospitals and professional organizations in Southern California. Dr. Zetin received his MD from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Emergency Room Medicine at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, where he also completed one year of residency in Psychiatry. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where he was selected as a research resident on a National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored clinical research center ward. He is a Diplomate in Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. In January 2003, he was named Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Zetin has published numerous refereed journal articles. He has coauthored two books, The Psychopharmacology Sourcebook and his new book, Challenging Depression, was published in November, 2010. Dr. Zetin was a member of the full-time faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, from 1979-1994, and a member of the volunteer faculty from 1994-2008. He has taught psychopharmacology for psychology graduate students at Alliant International University and is currently teaching at Chapman University.