Corinna Klein receives an American Psychological Association Division 53 Professional Development Award

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Corinna Klein

Corinna Klein from UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology received a 2021 American Psychological Association Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Professional Development Award. These awards are aimed at supporting the professional development of undergraduate, and of graduate students in APA or CPA accredited programs. The awards support student conference attendance, online educational opportunities, and/or purchase of printed materials that relate to the student’s work.

Corinna Klein is a doctoral student with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Miya Barnett. She received her B.A. from UCSB in 2012. Prior to completing her B.A., she worked in a residential treatment center for women with chemical dependency and histories of trauma exposure. She completed a Master's degree in Social Work at UCLA in 2017. During her Master’s, Klein specialized in school social work, providing mental health services to culturally and socioeconomically diverse students in public, non-public, and continuation schools in the Los Angeles area. Following her time at UCLA, she worked as a medical social worker in an acute care hospital. Her work within various treatment settings exposed her to the unequal provision of community mental health services and to the many barriers clients face in pursuit of effective treatment. She hopes to work towards decreasing disparities in access to effective mental health treatment. Her research interests include the implementation and dissemination of mental health services and clinician attitudes towards evidence-based treatments.

[Corinna Klein is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at]