Heidi Zetzer, the Director of UC Santa Barbara’s Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic, was presented with one of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association’s (SBCPA) First Annual Legacy Awards earlier this year. These awards were created to mark special recognition for a wide range of contributions to the community, the association, the state, and the profession. In particular, Dr. Zetzer’s award honored her “for contributions at the local level to SBCPA and for training future psychologists through Directorship of the Hosford Clinic at UCSB and as a source of inspiration in creating new pathways for the individual in the community.”
The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is a university-based community clinic that is designed to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive, affordable individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment and testing/assessment services to people living within the central coast community while serving as a training site for students in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) of UC Santa Barbara. The Hosford Clinic also serves as a clinical-research facility for the faculty and students of the CCSP Department. It also strives to provide educational, consultation, and training services to professional and paraprofessional clinicians and educators in the tri-counties.
Dr. 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 provides affordable empirically-based culturally-responsive mental health services to members of the Santa Barbara community. In addition to running the clinic, Zetzer teaches practicum and supervision courses, supervises graduate student clinicians, provides psychotherapy to community clients, and is engaged in two research projects: “Evaluating Counseling Techniques in Cross Cultural Counseling with Mexican Americans” and “The Role of Providers’ Racial/Cultural Identities in Mental Health Services.”
[Heidi Zetzer is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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