Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Behavioral Sciences Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences are skilled and experienced clinicians as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in clinical practice today.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Toby Spiegel, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Attachment, trauma, psychological assessment, domestic violence.

Dr. Spiegel earned her BA in Political Science/Communications from Queens College, New York. Soon after graduation, she relocated to California where she attended University of California, Irvine and earned her Paralegal Certification. After 16 years working in corporate America as a Paralegal, she returned to school as a non-traditional age student earning her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She then went on to earn a PsyD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensics from Argosy University Orange County, California.

Her career consisted of working with at risk adolescents in a forensic setting (i.e. probation), in Juvenile Drug Court and Youth and Family Resource Center, and working for the County of Orange in the foster care system. Additionally, she conducted psychological assessments for the County of Orange Dependency Court for minors that reside at Orangewood Children’s Home as well as Juvenile Drug Court. She has obtained state certification in Dispute Resolution and Domestic Violence.

Educational Background

PsyD Argosy University, California; MA Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, California; BS Political Science/Communications, Queens College, New York

Courses Taught
  • PSY 7799 - Doctoral Qualifying Examination
  • PSY 7800 - Comprehensive Examination
  • PSY 87799 - Doctoral Qualifying Examination
  • PSY 87800 - Comprehensive Examination


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