Staff & Supervisors

Clinical Director: Heidi A. Zetzer, Ph.D. (PSY 14216)

The Clinic Director (Heidi Zetzer, Ph.D.) is responsible for the operation of the clinic, as well as for providing supervision to the clinic coordinator and clinic supervisors. The director and the faculty supervisors make case assignments on a weekly basis. The director handles public relations for the clinic by communicating with other community agencies and referral agents about the services offered by the clinic. Finally, she provides direct client services on an as-needed basis and is available for consultation on emergency cases.

Clinic Administrator: Dyan Wirt

The Clinic Administrator manages the facilities and the administrative operations of the clinic, including reception, billing and accounting, electronic record-keeping and serves as the System Administrator for the clinic's EMR (Electronic Medical Record) software. The Clinic Administrator hires and supervises work-study student receptionists and provides ongoing guidance to student clinicians with regard to thier professional behavior and administrative activities in the clinic. The Clinic Administrator serves as the clinic's Training and Compliance Officer and is responsible for coordinating and administering the clinic's Continuing Education Programs as well as ensuring compliance with HIPAA Policies and Practices.

Faculty Supervisors

Faculty supervisors, who are generally licensed psychologists, provide training and supervision for the clinicians and offer direct services to clients on an as-needed basis. Faculty supervisors are responsible for the supervision of all first- and second-year clinicians and frequently supervise advanced students as well. In addition, faculty supervisors are available for consultation in emergencies and share responsibilities for providing clinical coverage with the Clinic Director.

Steve Smith, Ph.D. (PSY20096)

Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas and completed both internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Massassachusetts general Hospital and the Havard Medical School. He is broadly training in both child and adult psychoteraphy and has specialized in both personality and neuropsychological assessment of both children and adults. he mainatins a private practice where he specializes in the treatment of boys and men and also serves as the counseling psychologist to Santa Barbara Middle School.

Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D. (PSY25314)

Dr. Kia-Keating received her Ph.D. from Boston University in Clinical Psychology and an Ed.M. from Harvard University in Risk and Prevention for School Aged Children and Adolescents. Her undergraduate education took place at Dartmouth College, where she majored in Psychology, minored in English and received a certificate in Women’s Studies. Dr. Kia-Keating completed both her predoctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego.

Her academic interests span across a number of areas: developmental psychopathology, mental health prevention for youth, resiliency, and school-based interventions. Her research examines the impact of stressful events and adversity on developmental trajectories, among a variety of diverse populations and contexts. Specifically, she is interested in those groups who have experienced high levels of exposure to adversities and traumatic experiences during childhood and/or adolescence, including childhood sexual abuse survivors, and refugee and immigrant youth who have been exposed to war violence and other adversities. Dr. Kia-Keating's research aim is to better identify the factors and processes that explain both risk and resilience in the face of these high-risk environments. She is the director of the Trauma, Recovery, and Resilience Clinic.

Miya Barnett, Ph.D. (PSY28416)

Dr. Barnett completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at central Michegan University, her predoctoral internship at the Unitversity of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and her postdoctoral training on the NIMH-funded 4KEEPS project at UCLA. She specializes in Parent-Child Interation Therapy (PCIT) and she is certified by PCIT International as a Level 1 Trainer. Dr. Barnett is the director of the PCIT Clinic at UCSB (in the Hosford Clinic), where she trains graduate students, provides supervision, and conducts outreach events. Her research is focused on how to improve the dissemination and implementation of PCIT and other parenting programs to increase access in care to underserved communities.

Clinic Student Supervisors

Clinic supervisors are advanced doctoral students in the CCSP Department. They provide “live” supervision to clinicians on an as-needed basis. Each supervisor is scheduled to be on duty during clinic operating hours for one shift per week, at which time they monitor on-going clinic cases, handle telephone emergencies, and manage crisis situations under the supervision of the faculty supervisor on call.

Faculty Clinicians

Faculty clinicians are licensed psychologists or psychological assistants who are seeing clients in their capacity as faculty members in CCSP. They set their own schedules and use a separate fee structure.


Clinicians are doctoral students in the CCSP Department. They provide direct clinical services under the supervision of the clinic student supervisors, the Clinic Director, and faculty supervisors. All CCSP clinicians (regardless of whether they see clients on- or off-site) are required to: a) Carry malpractice insurance and must file proof of current insurance with the Clinic Director, b) take the on line HIPAA training course offered by the university, c) sign and submit the HIPAA confidentiality agreement, and d) sign and submit the documentation as a Mandated Child Abuse Reporter. All clinicians must be officially enrolled in the appropriate practicum class.