October 3, 2006
For immediate release
Dean Jane Close Conoley and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education are pleased to announce that Dr. Heidi Zetzer has been named the new director of the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic. The Hosford Clinic offers the unique opportunity for clients to receive the kind of long-term therapy unavailable in the managed care system at very affordable fees. It provides state-of-the-art treatment to those in need, working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy settings. Clients from all ethnic and economic backgrounds are welcomed. The Psychological Assessment Center (PAC) operates within the Hosford Clinic. PAC offers comprehensive psychological testing services for the assessment of disorders which affect psychological, emotional, academic and occupational functioning.
“I am delighted to play a small part in the professional development of counseling, clinical, and school psychology doctoral students,” Dr. Zetzer says. “One of the best parts of this job is the opportunity to serve the community because the Hosford Clinic provides affordable counseling and psychological services to tri-county residents. Student clinicians are supervised by faculty members who are seasoned professionals.
“Psychotherapy can be very expensive and sometimes it’s the cost that prevents someone from seeking help. I like the fact that the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic puts culturally responsive mental health services within reach of virtually every member of the local community, no matter what their income level happens to be.”
Dr. Zetzer’s research areas and interests include family violence, culturally competent and empirically-based treatment, multicultural organizational development, and multicultural supervision. A licensed psychologist since 1995, she has worked with culturally diverse clientele at UCSB Counseling & Career Services, UCSB Student Health Services, and Child Abuse Listening & Mediation in Santa Barbara, California. Most of these experiences were concentrated in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, relationship issues, family violence, child abuse/molestation, and sexual offending.
She has managed two multi-year research projects, serving as the Project Coordinator for the Couples Alcoholism Treatment Project at UCSB from 1992-1995 and as Co-director of the Multicultural Access & Treatment Demonstration Project from 2001-2004. Dr. Zetzer has also served as the Director of MA Clinical Traineeships, Director of Doctoral Clinical Training, and the Coordinator for the Professional Development & Career Counseling Program at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. At Antioch she also was a member of the core faculty in the Graduate Psychology Program from 1996-2006.
[Heidi Zetzer is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]