Dr. Wasley is the Campus Director of the Office of Placement & Training. She graduated from the Clinical Forensic PsyD program at TCSPP in 2015 and began teaching as an adjunct in that program in 2016. She transitioned to the Associate Director of Training for the Applied Clinical program in 2017 and has also worked with the Clinical Forensic PsyD students in practicum placement. Prior to entering the field of psychology, Dr. Wasley worked in various areas of emergency management including medical and disaster response and has provided trainings in earthquake, fire, and lockdown procedures for K-12 students. Her dissertation focused on bullying and cyberbullying and she has provided workshops for parents, students, law enforcement, and campus security teams on this material. She has also given presentations at conferences and via webinars on topics related to active shooters and stalking. In her spare time, Dr. Wasley works with a Los Angeles-based animal rescue group as an adoption coordinator and matches shelter dogs with potential adopters.
Directors of Clinical Training (DCTs)
Jennifer Beers, PhD, BCBA-D
Jennifer Beers received her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University and her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. Her interests are in the areas of verbal behavior, stimulus equivalence and relational frame theory (RFT), skill acquisition programming, and teaching behavior analysis. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in home-, school-, and community-based programs for children diagnosed with autism, working in direct service provision, supervision, program development, and director roles. She has also worked for TCS LA ABA as the department coordinator prior to becoming a faculty member, helping to build systems and oversee the practicum program.
Matt Gibbons, Psy.D.
Dr. Gibbons serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the Applied Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School’s Irvine Campus. Dr. Gibbons completed his undergraduate work in Psychology at The University of Iowa and went onto receive his Doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. His interests involve working within a Health Psychology framework, utilizing Cognitive/Behavioral and performance based strategies. Dr. Gibbons completed a health-based externship at John Stroger (Chicago Cook County) Hospital, in the Pain and Endocrinology unit. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at Sheridan Shores Careand Rehabilitation center, under the supervision of Dr. Art Freeman. He went completed an additional year of Post-Doctoral training at San Pedro Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, where he specifically performed therapy, evaluations, and rehabilitation psychology to stroke and traumatic brain injury patients. He has experience in both hospital and private care settings with special focus on Forensic and Clinical Psychology. He blends Cognitive Behavioral techniques and learning strategies in a “practice makes perfect” mindset. Dr. Gibbons enjoys working with all age ranges and in a multitude of situations that include behavioral modification, cognitive rehabilitation, coaching strategies, relaxation techniques and performance enhancement.
Sarah Livermore M.A. LMFT
Sarah Livermore, M.A. LMFT, just started her 3rd year as Director of Clinical Training for the MFT and M.A. Forensic/PCC programs at our Irvine and San Diego campuses. Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified EMDR Therapist. Sarah's passions include supporting foster children and families, educating the public about trauma and the impacts of trauma on the body and brain, providing treatment for PTSD and trauma with EMDR therapy, and helping people in every stage of life have healthy and fulfilling relationships.
Tica Lopez, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Training and an Associate Professor in the Clinical PsyDProgram at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Irvine campus. Prior to starting her position at TCSPP in 2019, Dr. Lopez was the Director of Clinical Training and an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology, Clinical PsyD program at Argosy University, Orange County campus since 2003. Dr. Lopez holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, and she received her Ph.D.in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Los Angeles campus. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include clinical training of graduate students in psychology and multicultural mental health. Dr. Lopez received a certification as a treatment specialist for diverse populations. In addition, Dr. Lopez maintains a private practice in the city of Fullerton. Dr. Lopez is a licensed psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Lopez's main areas of interest include multicultural mental health, clinical training of graduate students, and adult treatment of trauma.
Laura Prescott Psy.D.
Dr. Prescott received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and her doctoral degree from Loma Linda University. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2010. She trained and worked in such settings as college counseling centers, outpatient mental health clinics, field-based mental health agencies, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Dr. Prescott has served as a therapist, supervisor, practicum training director, and instructor. She is currently the Director of Clinical Training and an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psy.D. Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Some of her areas of interest include human sexuality, clinical training and supervision, teaching pedagogy, the psychology of creativity and the arts, eating disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, geropsychology, and college students.
Ian Rosen, PhD
Dr. Rosen is a core faculty member with the Industrial-Organizational/Business Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles Campus). He teaches courses in all specialties within the Department and his research interests include multiple aspects of Leadership, Organizational Culture, Change Management, Performance Management and Employee Engagement. Additionally, Dr. Rosen brings his wealth of experience working within and consulting with Fortune 500 Organizations as well as Government entities to the classroom and his supervision of doctoral research.