Notable Psychology Alumni

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Caelan Kuban, PsyD

Executive Director
Royal Oak, MI
Doctor of Psychology, ’13

My CalSouthern Experience

I enrolled in the PsyD program to expand my knowledge and skills in order to better serve the children and families that I work with on a daily basis. Thanks to the program’s curriculum and the research I did on my doctoral project—which I was able to tailor directly to the work that I do—not only have I gained additional knowledge and clinical skills, but I am now better able to train health care professionals from across the country who work with traumatized adolescents.

Click here to read the press release: Caelan Kuban Named Recipient of 2013 CalSouthern President’s Award


Professional Summary

Caelan Kuban is the executive director of The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, a program of the Starr Global Learning Network. Caelan completed her PsyD at California Southern University in May 2013 and is a licensed master of social work in the state of Michigan.

As a certified trauma consultant and supervisor, Caelan trains agency and school professionals across the country in the field of childhood trauma. She holds special interests in the areas of mind-and-body trauma intervention skills with at-risk and adjudicated youth, as well as the use of trauma-informed expressive arts with children of all ages.

Caelan is the author of several articles and trauma intervention curriculums and has co-authored, “Working with Traumatized and Grieving Children and Adolescents: Discovering What Matters Most through Sensory-based Interventions,” published in 2013.

Caelan was the recipient of the 2013 California Southern University President’s Award for her Doctoral Project, “Mind-body Skills Program, Emotional-regulation and Recidivism in Adjudicated Adolescents Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress.”

Caelan lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her two daughters, Luscia (7) and Maren (5) and their golden retriever puppy, Max. She loves to run, garden, cook, do arts and crafts with her children and attend Detroit-area sporting events.


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