November 28, 2006
For immediate release
Dr. Heidi Zetzer of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will discuss her work as Director of the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic with Ron “The Barron” Herron on KZSB 1290 AM on Wednesday, November 29 from 9-10 am. Those out of the Santa Barbara listening area can hear the broadcast via the web.
Dr. Heidi Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previous to starting in this position in September 2006, Dr. Zetzer served as a core faculty member in the Graduate Psychology Program at the Santa Barbara campus of Antioch University, Southern California for 10 years. While teaching at Antioch, she worked as the Coordinator of the AUSB Professional Development & Career Counseling Program and Director of Clinical Traineeships. She has taught courses on psychological assessment, multicultural counseling and psychotherapy, feminist theories of psychotherapy, and career counseling. Zetzer has made professional and community presentations on multicultural organizational development, clinical training, and substance abuse.
Dr. Zetzer has experience conducting workshops on clinical skills, stress management, assertiveness, leadership and organizational development. Dr. Zetzer and her colleague Muriel Shockley, MFT, co-directed Antioch’s component of the Multicultural Mental Health Access and Services for Family Violence Prevention & Demonstration Project. The main goal of the three-year collaboration was to develop a process model of multicultural organizational development by using qualitative research methods to study the policies and practices of two local mental health agencies, already known to posses a high level of multicultural competence. The model is the focus of a handbook, designed to help other agencies enhance the cultural competency of their organizations. The entire project was funded by a $1,000,000 grant from The California Endowment.
Zetzer earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UC Santa Barbara in 1990. From 1992-1995, Dr. Zetzer served as the Project Coordinator for the Couples Alcoholism Treatment Project at UC Santa Barbara. She managed a large-scale outcome study, which was funded by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA). She became licensed as a psychologist in 1995. Between 1995 and 1996, Dr. Zetzer served as a staff psychologist at Child Abuse Listening & Mediation, in Santa Barbara, CA, where she provided treatment services to child abuse victims and their families as well as adult sex offenders.
[Heidi Zetzer is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]