Psychology Insider: New Faculty Join CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences

Mar 31, 2014 by Barbara Grimes, Ph.D.

Graduate and Faculty Mentor

By Dr. Barbara Grimes, Dean

It simply is impossible to overstate the importance of CalSouthern’s faculty mentors. Their intellect, experience and dedication are essential to the quality of your educational experience and I am extremely proud of the exceptionally gifted and committed educators that comprise the School of Behavioral Sciences’ faculty.

It’s my great pleasure to welcome three new mentors to the School of Behavioral Sciences. These extraordinarily talented scholars and practitioners wonderfully complement an already-strong faculty, and I know that, upon learning more about their backgrounds and experience, you will agree.

Dr. Barnaby Barratt has experience as a training and supervising psychoanalyst for the South African Psychoanalytic Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is associate editor of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and an editorial board member for Psychoanalytic Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Barratt comes to CalSouthern originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned his PhD in Personality and Developmental Psychology from Harvard University and an additional PhD/DHS (Doctor of Human Sexuality) degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, California.  He is also a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a certified sex therapist. As founder and former executive director of the Midwest Institute of Sexology, Dr. Barratt has been a clinical educator and psychotherapeutic provider for more than 30 years.

Dr. Thierry Kolpin earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University. Dr. Kolpin is enthusiastic about supporting CalSouthern learners and, with 24 years of teaching experience at the university level, he has a clear understanding of what it takes to help students reach their academic goals. He has served on the faculties of institutions such as Santa Clara University, the University of LaVerne and California State University, Long Beach. His clinical experience over the past two decades includes work at the Jewish Children and Family Services, Stanford Counseling Institute and Treatment Research Center and the Palo Alto Unified School District.

Dr. Kolpin has authored or co-authored a number of books and educational texts on addiction, counseling and career exploration. He also is an experienced and sought-after speaker, as well.

Like Dr. Barratt, Dr. Melvin Moore is a graduate of Harvard University. Since earning his PhD in clinical psychology, Dr. Moore has impacted his community through the treatment of behavior-disordered and traumatized children and adolescents. A highlight of his 25 years of clinical practice is his critical role in the development of Rapid Change Therapy (RCT), an integrative therapeutic approach that utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and neurobehavioral therapeutic techniques and strategies to bring about change. He also has extensive experience working with adolescents and the incarcerated, specializing in trauma, addiction and stress management, among other areas.

I am thrilled to welcome Drs. Barratt, Kolpin and Moore to the CalSouthern School of Behavioral Sciences. They, like the accomplished faculty they join, are committed to giving you all the personalized mentoring and support you need to achieve your educational and professional goals—and to providing you with the richest, most fulfilling educational experience possible.



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