The Director of Student Counseling Services, Dr. Alan Goodwin, is a California licensed psychologist (PSY19421) and attorney (CA Bar #156717). Dr. Goodwin also serves as the Director of Training at Student Counseling Services. Dr. Goodwin attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned Master's and Ph.D. degrees from SIU's APA accredited Counseling Psychology program. He completed an APA accredited internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services center at the University of California at Davis. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Goodwin practiced law in California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Trained as a generalist, his areas of expertise include anxiety/anger management, depression recovery and addiction treatment. Dr. Goodwin embraces an integrative treatment model that utilizes both traditional western and eastern counseling methods.
Virginia ("Ginny") Maril, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow. Ginny Maril, Ph.D. completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Psychology degrees at the University of Dallas. She later earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at Texas Woman’s University and completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Texas Woman’s University Counseling Center. Her professional interests include living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, traumatic stress, existential theory, and social justice
Naomi Chao, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a great deal of experience serving university students' emotional wellness needs. After earning her undergraduate degree in Taiwan, Dr. Chao earned a Master's degree at Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at USC. A past staff member at university counseling centers at UCLA and UC Riverside, Dr. Chao brings a high level of expertise to SCS. Although Dr. Chao is a skilled generalist as a psychologist, particular areas of expertise involve anxiety management, mindfulness practices and assistance with acculturation difficulties. We are so pleased to have Dr. Chao on our team for the 2012-2013 academic year!
Gregory Daven, M.F.T., runs the administrative activities at Student Counseling Services. A professional Marriage and Family Therapist by training, Greg is a great resource for SCS, as he brings knowledge and wisdom regarding how services should be provided that help to define the center as a place where warmth and humor lay a foundation for healing and learning.
For information regarding past interns and post-doctoral Felows at SCS, click here.