Academic and Staff Assistance Program - Biographies
Carol Kirshnit, Ph.D.
Carol Kirshnit is a licensed clinical psychologist and the coordinator of the Academic and Staff Assistance Program at UC Davis Health. Her more than 20 years of clinical experience include working in university counseling centers, hospital settings, employee assistance, and private practice. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard University, and masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Her areas of special interest include stress management, dealing with depression, relationship issues, parenting, sports psychology, work-life balance, health/wellness, and coping with grief/loss. Carol says she feels honored to be in the position of providing support and assistance to members at the UC Davis Health employee community and their family members on both work-related and personal concerns. E-mail: email@example.com
Marjorie Trogdon Shock, L.C.S.W.
Marjorie Trogdon Shock has worked at the UC Davis Health for over 23 years and has clinical experience in private practice, government agencies and non-profit clinics. Marjorie provides manager and departmental consultations that include: Dealing with a difficult employee, improving patient satisfaction scores, teambuilding, compassion fatigue, and violence in the workplace, to name a few. Additionally, Marjorie co-facilitates monthly groups at the hospital: Rising Nurse Leaders Group, Ambulatory Nurse Manager group, Schwartz Rounds, and Managing Your Anger. She offers faculty, staff and managers with practical interventions that decrease stress and improve morale. Marjorie understands the unique culture at UC Davis Health and delights in providing in-service trainings that supports employees to be successful. Marjorie participates on a number of committees: Violence in the Work Place, Nurse Leader Advisory Committee, Schwartz Rounds Committee, and the Employee Assistance Programs in California, Inc. During her off time, she enjoys playing improvisation jazz piano, long distance running and backpacking in the East Side of the Sierras. Please contact Marjorie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Haskins, Psy.D.
Jessica Haskins is a licensed clinical psychologist who obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University, San Francisco/Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from UC Davis. Jessica has over 10 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has previous clinical training in community mental health, including working with children and adolescents in foster care. Jessica has also been an employee assistance provider at UCDMC for the past five year. Jessica is a member of the UC Davis Medical Staff Well-being Committee and co-investigator for the Evaluation of Screening Program for Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty at Risk for Suicide. She plays an integral role in ASAP’s CAPIC approved pre-doctoral training program by teaching didactics on various mental health topics and providing clinical supervision to ASAP’s pre-doctoral interns. She also facilitates departmental workshops on topics such as team building, stress management, communication in the workplace, work life integration, physician resiliency, staff as the second victim and coping with medical errors, violence in the workplace, and many more. Her special interests include: anxiety, depression, stress management, values clarification, and mindfulness. E-mail: email@example.com
Margaret Rea, Ph.D.
Margaret Rea is a licensed clinical psychologist. For over 25 years, she has worked in various hospital and academic settings providing clinical services and conducting research on mental health treatment. After earning her doctorate at Yeshiva University in New York, she worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for 14 years directing treatment programs for bipolar disorder and depression. Since joining UC Davis, she has been responsible for providing the wellness services for the UC Davis Medical Center residents and fellows which includes counseling, group facilitation and educational programming about physician well-being. Dr. Rea is also a member of the UC Davis Medical Staff Well-Being Committee which provides support and monitoring of medical staff who are impaired as well as provides education and resources around physician health and impairment. Her areas of special interest include stress management technique such as mindfulness as well as cognitive behavioral therapy treatment for depression. UC Davis Medical Center residents, fellows, and their families are encouraged to contact Dr. Rea directly for services and resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina A. Podoreanu, MSW
Marina A. Podoreanu is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Masters in Social Work from Sacramento State University, California. Marina has experience working with adults and her special interests include wellness and well-being, anxiety, stress management, balancing work and life, and couples counseling. Marina is also the WorkLife and Wellness Coordinator for UC Davis Health System. Email: email@example.com
Shiba Rahimi is currently is a pre-doctoral intern at ASAP. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is working towards earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology Sacramento Campus.
Shiba has experience working with a variety of populations including individual adults, children and adolescents as well as couples, families and groups. She has previously worked in different mental health settings including non-profit clinics, outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, and school based counseling agencies.
Shiba believes that respect (both in personal and cultural levels), compassion, and empathy are crucial components of an effective therapeutic relationship and therefore, she strives to implement them in her clinical work. She is passionate about learning as well as providing talks and psycho-education on different cultural and diversity topics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Rodrigues, M.S.
Cynthia Rodrigues obtained her Masters in Counseling from Sacramento State University California. She has recently joined ASAP as clinical psychology pre-doctoral intern. She has had more than 10 years of clinical experience in private practice, government agencies, and non-profit organizations working with diverse populations. Her special interests include: children, adolescents, relationship issues, and life transitions. Email: