Learning From – and With – The community
Our Counseling Psychology (CP) program is supported by an elite community of adjunct professors. Each contribute unique insight from their research fields and professional experiences. The CP program leverages these relationships to provide students with learning opportunities not found at other institutions.
Dr. Amber Olson-Garriott, Ph.D. enjoys imparting knowledge to future counseling psychology graduates. She is the program manager for the Integrated Care division at Aurora Mental Health Center. Dr. Olson-Garriott’s research interests include grief experiences of bereaved individuals, issues related to social class, academic development of first generation college students, multicultural psychology, and integrated healthcare.
Dr. Dana Satir, Ph.D. enjoys growing with her students as they learn to ‘be’ therapists. Dr. Satir is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in adolescents and adults with eating disorders, mood dysregulation, and relational difficulties. Her research and publications focus on factors that influence the therapy process and novel approaches for the treatment anorexia nervosa.
Dr. Heather Bean, Ph.D. has taught a variety of courses to both M.A. and Ph.D. students for Counseling Psychology since 2014. She loves interacting with students and strives to focus on practical skills, using her experience in both community mental health and private practice to inform her teaching. As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Bean currently sees adolescents, adults, and couples in private practice. She is particularly interested in women’s issues, navigating transitions, and managing anxiety.
Dr. Sandra T Mann, Psy.D. is licensed psychologist and psychodynamically oriented clinician. She serves as Director of Clinical Training at Maria Droste Counseling Center where she oversees training of interns and their supervisors. Dr. Mann is fascinated by research related to training and supervision. She also runs a private practice with a focus on working with those who struggle with relationships and career.
Dr. Timothy Sumerlin, Ph.D., an educator of 30 years, finds the DU community a stimulating place to teach. Their support of his work on high school campuses and encouragement to share his experiences empower him as a faculty member. Dr. Sumerlin is the director of In Motion Counseling, which includes the Disciples In Motion and Grief Recovery In Motion ministries in the Denver church and other ICOC churches.
Dr. Brian Beaumund, Psy.D. loves the dynamic process of engaging with and challenging his students. In addition to working at the University of Denver at the Morgridge College of Education, Dr. Beaumund sees individuals, couples, and groups in his private practice, Brian Beaumund, LLC. His areas of expertise include psychological assessment and evaluation, pain management, trauma, grief and loss, and Asperger’s Disorder in adulthood.
Dr. Hannah Koch, Psy.D. started as adjunct faculty at DU’s Morgridge College of Education in the fall of 2016. Dr. Koch’s primary interest areas are in healthy romantic relationship development and clinical interventions. She is currently a Behavioral Health Research and Technical Assistance Associate at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors at the University of Chicago in psychology and biological sciences and her doctorate at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a focus area in couples therapy and systems theory. Dr. Koch has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as community mental health centers, hospitals, and university counseling centers. In addition these clinical settings, she also served as a research project coordinator for a nation-wide study of romantic relationship development.
Dr. Jill Pinarowicz, Ph.D. finds it very rewarding to be able to mentor and give back to the field. Dr. Pinarowicz has completed a specialized residency in wellness and training and has provided mental health services at college counseling centers and clinics, homeless shelters for young adults, forensic evaluation centers, state and community psychiatric hospitals, state maximum security juvenile residential programs, and schools.
Dr. Saryn Levy, Ph.D., is a psychodynamically-oriented psychologist completing her postdoctoral fellowship at Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center, where she conducts individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychotherapy assessments. She is passionate about clinical work, psychotherapy research, and teaching/mentorship. Her clinical interests include trauma and process groups, and her research interests include psychotherapy process & outcome and personality features.
Dr. Winnifred Hunter, Ph.D. is a full-time licensed psychologist at the Colorado Refugee Wellness Center where she works with many of Colorado’s diverse populations. Her clinical interests include the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders, multicultural competence, and immigrant and refugee mental health. Dr. Hunter enjoys swimming, yoga, baking, watching TV, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.