Meet the Faculty

We currently have six full time faculty in the MS Clinical Psychology program and several part-time faculty. Most faculty teach multiple classes in the graduate program. Faculty participate in mentoring and case consultations with second year students and evaluation of second year comprehensive exams. Faculty also actively participate in the admissions process each year.

Dr. Glenn Callaghan


Phone: (408) 924-5610

Dr. Callaghan teaches classes in assessment & case conceptualization and psychopharmacology. He conducts research on the assessment and delivery of psychotherapy for body image disturbance, depression, and personality disorders. His research also focuses on interpersonal relationship factors in psychotherapy, and idiographic assessment and classification systems. He conducts therapy and supervision from a functional contextual and behavioral perspective focusing on both intra- and interpersonal repertoires and problems.

Dr. Matthew Capriotti

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-5641

Dr. Capriotti teaches the life span development course in the program. His research aims to harness the power of behavioral principles to reduce human suffering. One major line of his work focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating evidence-based interventions for young people with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He also pursues research aimed at identifying and resolving health and healthcare disparities faced by young people who are sexual and gender minorities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people). Dr. Capriotti conducts therapy and supervision from a contemporary behavioral perspective.

Dr. Jennifer Gregg

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-5621

Dr. Gregg teaches our courses in ethical and legal issues, and theories and methods of psychotherapy. Her research interests are in avoidance coping, chronic health conditions, PTSD, and primary care. She specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Gregg conducts therapy and supervision from an existential and functional contextual or third wave behavioral perspective.

Dr. Lynda Heiden

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-5647


Dr. Elena Klaw

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-6961

Dr. Klaw teaches courses in cultural awareness and sensitivity, and modern family issues. Dr. Klaw’s research interests are in clinical and community psychology, mentoring, gender roles, relationship violence, and adolescent development. She conducts supervision from a feminist, psychodynamic, and community perspective with adolescents, adults, and couples.

Sarah Nadeau


Phone: (408) 924-5606

Sarah Nadeau, MS, LMFT, is a psychotherapist who works in private practice and who has experience working in community mental health settings. Sarah works from a behavioral perspective and specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, trauma, and tics using evidence-based approaches. She enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. She teaches Advanced Group Dynamics in the program.

Dr. Lesther Papa

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-5671

Dr. Papa's research focuses on the experiences of racial and ethnic microaggressions in higher education. His clinical experience intersects school psychology with clinical/counseling psychology for children and families. Dr. Papa conducts supervision and therapy from a multicultural feminist framework. His classes include child psychopathology and crisis/trauma counseling.

Dr. Erin Woodhead

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Phone: (408) 924-5654

Dr. Woodhead teaches courses in adult psychopathology, and the treatment of addictions. Her research interests include substance use among adults and older adults, mental health services use among older adults, and increasing aging content in undergraduate and graduate psychology curricula. Dr. Woodhead approaches therapy from a cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing framework.