School Psychology Program Faculty

Program Faculty

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Elina Saeki, Ph.D., NCSP
Program Coordinator
Office: King Hall A2041
Phone: (323) 343-4448

  • Research Interests: High-stakes testing, school climate, school consultation to support at-risk youth, systems-level change, training in school psychology
  • Courses Taught: School-Based Consultation; Cognitive Assessment; Assessment of Social and Behavioral Disorders; Research and Program Evaluation; Individual Counseling Strategies; Ethics, Law and Professional Issues in Counseling


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Leigh Ann Tipton-Fisler, Ph.D., NCSP
Assistant Professor
Office: King Hall A2034    
Phone: (323) 343-4280

  • Research Interests: School consultation to support at-risk youth, transition to adulthood for students with ASD, and legal considerations for special education
  • Courses Taught: Individual Counseling Strategies, Cognitive Assessment and Assessment for Learning Disabilities, Practicum and Internship Supervision 

Part Time Lecturers

  • Vira Caro-Michel, M.S., NCSP, BCBA
  • Roseann Casalicchio, M.S.
  • Nicole Garcia, Ph.D., NCSP
  • Kezia Gopaul-Knights, Ph.D.
  • Delores Mata, M.S.
  • Yiwen Zhu, Ph.D., NCSP


Master of Science Degree in Counseling Option in School Psychology