April 1, 2008
For immediate release
Dr. Heidi Zetzer, Director of the Hosford Clinic at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been appointed to two prestigious posts: Co-Coordinator of Media and Public Relations for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association) and President-Elect of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.
Zetzer’s work with the Society of Counseling Psychology will be to help promote personal, educational, vocational, and group adjustment in a variety of settings. Division 17 brings together psychologists, students, and international and professional affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. Division 17 advocates for Counseling Psychology within the field of psychology and in the public sector. Division 17 also supports, encourages, and promotes its members and celebrates their diversity.
The Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) represents licensed psychologists within Santa Barbara County by responding to the mental health needs of our communities. Its purposes are to advance the science and profession of psychology and promote human welfare while educating the public about psychological issues. In addition, SBCPA provides a referral service for about 80 of the local licensed psychologists who are active members of the association.
Dr. Heidi Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. The Hosford Clinic offers individual, child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy to members of the Santa Barbara community, including UCSB, on a sliding scale. 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.
[Heidi Zetzer is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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