The Diversity Committee aims to create a community of diverse geropsychologists to address topics pertinent to the geriatric population using a multicultural lens and to ensure that diversity consideration is included in all areas relevant to the Society of Clinical Geropsychology. We strive to promote an increased awareness and education for psychologists in all levels of career and training through various opportunities and approaches. We additionally encourage collaborations with other organizations including Division 20, diversity committee for Society of Clinical Psychology, and other national and international organizations.
Flora Ma, Ph.D., (Chair) is a current geropsychology fellow completing her post-doctoral residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center of Northwell Health. She graduated from the Clinical Psychology program at Palo Alto University. She completed her pre-doctoral training as a behavioral health psychology intern at George Fox University and Providence Medical Group.
Taylor Loskot, B.A., (Social Media Coordinator) is a post-baccalaureate research assistant at the VA National Center for PTSD. She hopes to gain admission to a clinical psychology PhD program for Fall 2021. Her research experience has primarily involved the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD within the VA, though she hopes to merge her experience with veterans and her interest in older adults during graduate school. Taylor is also interested in ageism, suicidal ideation and risk assessment, and social connectedness in late life.
Ana Jessica Alfaro, Psy.D, went to Florida State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She received her doctoral degree in psychology (Psy.D) from Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship as a Geropsychology Intern at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. She is currently an Advanced Geriatric Research Fellow at Palo Alto VA’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC).
Kate LM Hinrichs, Ph.D., ABPP, is a graduate of Colorado State University’s Counseling Psychology program and board-certified in Geropsychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Geropsychology at the Palo Alto VA. She currently works as a Palliative Care Psychologist and supervises trainees at the Boston VA.
Charissa Hosseini, Ph.D., is a graduate of Palo Alto University’s Clinical Psychology program with an emphasis in Trauma. She completed her pre-doctoral training at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center also known as the Loma Linda VA and her post-doctoral residency at the San Francisco VA Medical Center as the Geropsychology Fellow. She currently works as a General Mental Health Psychologist at the Northern California VA, Martinez Outpatient.
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For further information regarding the Diversity Committee, please contact Flora Ma, Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org