Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Volunteer clinical faculty
In addition to working closely with the primary psychology faculty in the department, psychology fellows also receive much of their training and supervision from members of our volunteer clinical faculty (VCF). Our VCF are practicing psychologists in the Sacramento community who have volunteered to give back some of their time and expertise by training our postdoctoral fellows and some of the psychiatry residents in the department.
James Cooper, Ph.D. is a clinical professor and co-leads our therapy case conference seminar. He has a private practice in the community in adult psychotherapy with individuals and couples. He works primarily from interpersonal and relational psychoanalytic frameworks, which utilize and welcome the debate in contemporary neuropsychoanalytic thinking about attachment and process. He utilizes CBT and DBT models as well for patients requiring a symptom-based treatment. Dr. Cooper received his B.A. in psychology and B.S. in biology from UC Irvine before obtaining his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UC Davis. In addition to his clinical work, he is also a member of the California Psychological Association, the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association, and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. His outside interests include swimming, creative writing, photography, and a new interest in learning the Salsa, Bachata, and Latin Cha Cha.
Lisa Farquhar, Ph.D. is a clinical professor and co-leads our therapy case conference seminar. Her clinical background has primarily focused on development across the lifespan.
Steven McCormick, Ph.D. is an assistant clinical professor and provides training in psychological assessment at our assessment case conference. He has a private practice in the community that focuses on providing evaluation and treatment for persons with acquired cognitive dysfunction, chronic pain syndrome, and psychological disturbance secondary to traumas. He received his B.S. in psychology at Oregon State University and obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. He has research publications in the area of traumatic brain injury and is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, APA Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Academy of Pain Management.