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CPAGS Officers 2016-2017

CHAIR:Crystal Faith Cajilog, BA

Crystal Faith Cajilog is a 4th year graduate student studying Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has been working with adolescents at San Mateo County’s Youth Services Center and conducting assessments for the Juvenile Justice Court for the past 2 years. Her past placements include with Acknowledge Alliance: psychodynamic therapy with adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system and at the Integrated Health Psychology Training Program (IHPTP). Crystal also works as a Counselor for crisis psychiatric facilities in Redwood City, CA. She is available by email, at:

CHAIR-ELECT:Katherine Kruser, MA 

Katherine is currently an intern at San Mateo Medical Center specializing in clinical neuropsychology.  She has enjoyed involvement in her program at Alliant International University, Sacramento, and board memberships, events, and projects with CPA, CPAGS, and SVPA. She looks forward to another great year!


PAST CHAIR: My Linh Vo, PsyD

My Linh Vo has served in multiple leadership roles, including serving as CPAGS Chair in 2016, student representative for the CPA-Foundation and the CPA Division IV student representative. She has been honored as a White House Champion of Change and received a Certificate of Recognition from Assemblymember Jim Frazier for her advocacy efforts.

TREASURER: Fredrick Edo, MA

Fredrick Edo-Okuonghae is a doctoral candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles. He received a B.S. in clinical psychology from Prairie View A&M University at Prairie View, Texas, and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in child studies from Antioch University at Los Angeles. He currently works with clients individually at Airport Mariana Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California and serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Fredrick can be reached at 

SECRETARY:Claire Reclosado-Baclay, MA

Claire Reclosado-Baclay is a 5th-year doctoral student at John F. Kennedy University. In her training, she has completed a year of practicum training with the Solano Inmate AOD program at the Solano County Jail and a year at Santa Rosa Junior College Student Psychological Services.  During the 2017-2018 academic year she will be completing her predoctoral internship with Anka Behavioral Health. In addition to CPAGS, Claire is active with the Asian American Psychological Association, holding a position on the Executive Committee of the Division on Filipino Americans.  Claire is a former high school teacher, coach, and has served on boards and as advisor for various cultural organizations. Her interests include education, social justice, diversity, and advocacy, especially for underserved populations. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Communication from UC Davis and a M.A in Sport Psychology from JFK University.  She can be reached at


Karen Sanchez MBA, BM, MT-BC is entering her predoctoral internship in the 5th year of the PsyD Clinical Psychology program at Capella University. She has a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Pacific and a double MBA in Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management from Jones International University. Clinical internship in music therapy was completed at UC Davis Children's Hospital and she has been a board-certified music therapist for 16 years. Karen is the director and founder of In Harmony Music Therapy Services, a private agency, where her staff provides music therapy services in mental health, medical, and educational settings across Northern California. She also works as a psychological assistant at Valley Neuropsychological Services in Sacramento. In the past she has served two one-year terms as president for the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association Students (WRAMTAS) and also two 2-year terms as Treasurer for the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association (WRAMTA). Karen has served as the Capella University campus representative to CPAGS for the last three years, Communications Chair for one year, and now her second term as Convention Chair. She lives in Stockton, has three boys ages 8, 10, and 15, and has been married for 17 years.


Heidi is a 3rd year student at the Wright Institute. In the past two years, she worked at an elementary school and a community CBT clinic. She is placed at a community clinic serving immigrant children and families in 2017. Her interests are bi/multilingualism, acculturation, and intersectionality between different identities.


Amanda Eyges is a fourth year student at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She received her BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and has since worked with varying populations, including inmates in the Solano County Jail, adults and families in Alameda, and most recently foster children in Contra Costa County.    


Sean is a third-year Psy.D. student at The Wright Institute in Berkeley specializing in three focus areas: Multiculturalism, Integrative Theory, and Police/Public Safety Psychology. Both cultural humility and dedication to honoring diversity in our communities, guide and inspire Sean’s clinical work, advocacy efforts, and leadership goals in APAGS and CPAGS!


Kerry Horrell is a 4th year PhD student at Rosemead School of Psychology. Kerry’s clinical interests emphasize health psychology, particularly working with marginalized populations. Kerry’s research interests include sexism and flourishing. Other professional interests and goals include: advocacy work, teaching, and multicultural humility. Feel free to contact her at:




Sara is currently a 2nd-year doctoral student at CSPP - Sacramento studying Clinical Psychology with a correctional emphasis. She has experience with cognitive and intellectual assessments, working with a diverse student population with both cognitive and developmental disabilities. She is currently working with the sex offender population, providing both group and individual therapy. Her other professional interests include advocacy work.


Joy Marquez is a 3rd year doctoral student at John F. Kennedy University pursuing a dual degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) and sport psychology (MA). She has always felt compelled to live a life in service to others, as demonstrated by her volunteer efforts as a graduate student and military veteran.   She believes that CPAGS is our professional home, and she wants to advocate for the practice challenges and concerns unique to our experience as future psychologists-in-training. In addition, her dissertation focuses on dimensions of advocacy in psychological practice. Division I actively promotes and coordinates efforts to expand delivery of psychological services, and her interests align with this mission.


 Marie Gillespie is in her final year as a clinical psychology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California   (USC). She was a McNair Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in psychology and minors in criminal justice and behavioral forensics from the University of Central Florida in 2012. At USC, Marie’s primary clinical and research interest is in the development and evaluation of interventions for underserved youth and families, and for justice-involved individuals. Her master’s thesis (Gillespie et al., 2017) focused on the development of a coding system to measure therapist adherence to Multisystemic Therapy when working with juvenile drug offenders and their families. Other interests include increasing access to culture-sensitive therapies for ethnically diverse populations and social justice initiatives to reduce racial disparities in America’s correctional system. Marie’s dissertation project is a program evaluation using randomized controlled trial methodology examining the effects of a conflict resolution program for female inmates at a Los Angeles jail. She was a Scholar at the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics (USC School of Law) and researched campus police response to mentally ill students. She completed her clinical practicum at Patton State Hospital where she conducted assessments and therapy groups with judicially committed patients with serious mental illness. Marie is originally from Paris, France and goes back to visit her family every few years. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and one-year-old baby boy.



Jessica Schumacher is entering her third year in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Alliant International University, Sacramento (California School of Professional Psychology).She received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.  Jessica’s current clinical interest primarily lies in working with forensic populations in correctional/mandated outpatient treatment settings.


Anna Klauer is a second-year doctoral student at California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University) at the Sacramento campus with an emphasis in Corrections. Her second-year practicum placement is at the Division of Juvenile Justice in Stockton where she hopes to implement her education into the corrections setting.

 Division VI Representative: Brian Knoll, MBA

Brian Knoll is a first-year doctoral student at California Lutheran University’s Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program.  He joins the program after concluding a 20-year career in the United States Navy where he flew the F-18 Super Hornet and participated in multiple combat operations.  He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1994 and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Naval Postgraduate School in 2011.  After retiring from the Navy and living all over the world, to include three years in Japan, Brian, with his wife and daughter, have settled down and call Southern California home.  Being a combat veteran himself, Brian hopes to be able to help those who have experienced trauma in their own lives to achieve the life they desire.


Ashley Harrinauth considers Diversity and Social Justice as one of her passions. Being a mixed woman of color, Diversity is something that is very important to her in the field of psychology. 


Vanessa Nicholson is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Alliant International University, Sacramento. Her clinical interests include neuropsychology, grief, and women’s empowerment. It is her hope to expand her knowledge and to grow both personally and professionally as a representative of CPAGS.


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