Staff Members

Alan Goodwin, J.D., Ph.D., Director

The Director of Student Counseling Services, Dr. Alan Goodwin, is a California licensed psychologist (PSY19421) and attorney (CA Bar #156717). Dr. Goodwin attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned Master's and Ph.D. degrees from SIU's APA accredited Counseling Psychology program. He completed an APA accredited internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services center at the University of California at Davis. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Goodwin practiced law in California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Trained as a generalist, his areas of expertise include anxiety and anger treatment and management, goal-directed and integrative treatment of depression, LGBT identity development, and recovery and addiction treatment. Dr. Goodwin embraces an integrative theoretical orientation that utilizes both traditional methods of western psychotherapy plus helping techniques focused on mindfulness and compassion whose origins are more closely connected to Eastern traditions.  He also frequently conducts workshops for mental health professionals and trainees on matters of law and ethics.

Ginny Maril, Ph.D., Training Director

Ginny Maril, Ph.D. a California licensed psychologist (PSY25977), serves as the Director of Training at Student Counseling Services. Dr. Maril completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Psychology degrees at the University of Dallas. She attended Texas Woman's University where she earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Texas Woman's University Counseling Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at California Lutheran University. Dr. Maril's professional and research interests include living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, traumatic stress, existential theory, and social justice.

Beth Turner, PsyD Post-Doctoral Resident

Dr. Beth Turner currently serves as the 2015-2016 post-doctoral resident at SCS. Beth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky University. She moved to Los Angeles, and received her Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the APA-accredited program at University of La Verne. She also received training and is a certified Domestic Violence Counselor in the state of California, with an emphasis on same-sex/same-gender/non-binary gender relationships. Beth's previous clinical training experiences have included a college counseling center, a community mental health center, and a psychiatric inpatient hospital. She recently completed an APPIC pre-doctoral internship at Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services. Her clinical and research interests include working with the LGBTQIA community, diversity/multiculturalism, identity development, experiences of and coping with discrimination and oppression, relationship concerns, as well as stress management, health psychology, grief and loss, and depression and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach integrates many orientations and evidence-based practices, but largely focuses on multicultural feminism, while incorporating positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques.

Jill Logan, MFT Staff Clinician

Jill Logan currently serves as the 2015-2016 pre-doctoral clinician at SCS. Jill received her Bachelors of Science degree in Family Environmental Studies with an emphasis on working with hospitalized children and their siblings. She received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at California Lutheran University. In completing her internship hours, Jill worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, school based counseling, as well as in private practice. She is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California Lutheran University's APA accredited PsyD program. Her clinical and research interests in the program have included working with victims and survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and the effects of mediated communication within romantic relationships.

Gregory Daven, M.S., MFT Intern, Administrative Coordinator

Gregory Daven runs the administrative activities at Student Counseling Services. A graduate of the CLU Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program, Greg coordinates the administrative aspects of service provision at SCS. A skilled therapist in his own right, we feel so fortunate to have his knowledge and wisdom regarding a wide variety of issues related to counseling service provision. In his off-hours, Greg is actively working toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Although visitors to SCS might not immediately know it, Greg's warmth and generous spirit greet visitors even before he does. He is our daily flavored water chef, the meditation music dj, and the relaxation video director, all of which help to define the center as a place where comfort and humor lay a foundation for healing and learning.

Past interns and post-doctoral Felows at the Student Counseling Services.