Meet the CSDC Professional & Support Staff

 

Rebecca "Becca" Cowan, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Assistant Coordinator of Clinical Services

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Hawaiʻi, 2011;
M.A. in Human and Animal Cognition, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2003;
B.S. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995.

Worked at CSDC since: 2012

Professional Interests: Psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to therapy; individual and couple's therapy.

Kathrine Fast, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Assistant Coordinator of Intern Training

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2010;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2003.

Worked at CSDC since: 2007

Professional Interests: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, stress management and promotion of self-care, grief and bereavement, adjustment to health related conditions, culturally sensitive counseling, women's issues, LGBTI issues, non-traditional students, and outreach.

Joel Gaffney, M.S.

Position: Staff Therapist; Co-Coordinator of Outreach

Education: B.A. from Whitworth University in 2004; M.S. from Western Washington University in 2007; Ph.D. anticipated from Miami University in December, 2015

Worked at CSDC since: 2014

Professional Interests: Close relationships; Grief and loss; Men's issues; University Mental Health.

Nicole Gonowon, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Counselor; Assistant Coordinator of Practicum Training

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2012;
B.S. in Psychology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2011

Professional Interests: Humanistic-Existential Therapy, LGBTI issues, depression, culturally sensitive counseling, women's issues, trauma and abuse work.

Alan Hawk, M.D.

Position: Psychiatrist

Education: M.D. from Harvard University, 1968.

Worked at CSDC since: 2002

Professional Interests: Cross-cultural psychology; treatment of depression.

Michael T. Helfer, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Training

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University.

Worked at CSDC since: 2010

Professional Interests: Helping students work through anxiety, depression, relationships, and whatever difficult challenges they are faced with along their life's journey. My goal is to promote positive growth and development both inside and outside.

James "Russ" Henrie, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Clinical Services

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah, 1985.

Worked at CSDC since: 1989

Professional Interests: Individual, group, and couple/family counseling and psychotherapy. Career and life planning. Integration of whole person health and wellness models, with a variety of change approaches, including current psychotherapies, traditional healing and helping traditions (e.g., story teller, shaman, midwife, etc.), family systems/strategic interventions, and therapeutic wilderness experience. Other practical and research interests include training and supervision, group change approaches across cultures, multicultural issues in group therapy, values issues in psychology, integration of personal and professional ethics, sustainable future, ecopsychology, and the psychology of the wilderness.

Personal Statement: "We are extraordinary beings living in an extraordinary world. We can all be really good to each other as we celebrate being alive in our own ways. Besides working with students at UH, I love music (Martin Pahinui, Haunani Apoliona, Stephen Inglis, Judy Mowatt, Jerry Garcia, etc.), backpacking the wild places of the islands, and surfing Paumalu."

Hannah Im, M.A.

Position: Staff Therapist; Co-Coordinator of Outreach

Education: Psy.D. anticipated from Wheaton College, 2016;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College;
B.A. in Political Science from University of Michigan.

Worked at CSDC since: 2014

Professional Interests: I utilize a psychodynamic and humanistic approach to counseling and particularly enjoy working with students dealing with multicultural and diversity related concerns, cross-cultural transitions, meaning making during times of change and recovery from trauma. I work hard to co-create a meaningful space where positive growth and change can occur.

Patrick Jichaku, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota, 1994;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, 1987;
B.A. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1981.

Worked at CSDC since: 2009

Professional Interests: Individual, group, and couple & family counseling and psychotherapy, crisis counseling, mindfulness meditation and its psychological applications, person-centered cultural psychology, personality assessment.

Ava Kadohiro, B.S.

Position: Student Services Specialist

Education: B.S. in SPA from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Worked at CSDC since: 2001

Somphone "Sam" Khen, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, 2008;
B.S. from Brown University, 1999.

Worked at CSDC since: 2006

Professional Interests: Multicultural counseling, Brief Psychodynamic/Interpersonal therapy, Gestalt therapy, couples and group therapy, women's issues, racial/ethnic identity development, acculturation and bi-cultural issues, LGBTI issues, LD/ADHD assessment and psychological testing, career counseling, and training/supervision.

Alvin E. Murphy Jr., M.D.

Position: Psychiatrist

Education: A. B. from Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1957; M.D. from University of Florida, Gainesville, 1963.

Psychiatry Training: Boston State Hospital, 1967-1968; Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, 1968-1970; Massachusetts General Hospital, 1969-1970 (child).

Military experience: Intern Chelsea Naval Hospital, 1963-1964; General Medical Officer Barbers Point NAS, Hawaiʻi 1964-1967.

Worked at CSDC since: June 2008

Professional Interests: Depression, psychopharmacology, computers in Psychiatry, voice recognition, Linux.

Personal Statement: "Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit."

Linda Nahulu, M.D.

Position: Psychiatrist

Education: M.D. from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, JABSOM, 1987.

Worked at CSDC since: 2009

Professional Interests: Native Hawaiian Mental Health, Suicide, Suicidal-Related Behaviors and Prevention relating to Indigenous Pacific Islander in the United States.

Trystin Nakayama

Position: Office Manager

Education: B.A. in Psychology from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2009.

Worked at CSDC since: 2013

Allyson M. Tanouye, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Center Director; CIR Coordinator

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990;
M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa;
B.S. in Human Development from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Worked at CSDC since: 1991

Professional Interests: Training and supervision, multicultural diversity, career life development, and self-esteem in women.

Joan Ukishima, M.Ed.

Position: Test Program Coordinator

Education: M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1988.

Worked at CSDC since: 1988

Professional Interests: Career and psychological testing, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Testing and Type Dynamics, and counseling and multicultural diversity in our local culture.

Personal Statement: "Lucky I live Hawaiʻi! I enjoy being a part of the University of Hawaiʻi's Student Services mission and team promoting the spirit of 'lokahi' (unity) and 'kokua' (help)."


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