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CACTC Faculty and Supervisors
Victor Antonio Argo, MA, LMFT
OCCC Program Director/Supervisor, OCCC
Mr. Argo has worked in community mental health for over 20 years, and specializes in work with ethnic diversity issues, domestic violence, family therapy and juveniles on probation. His clinical interests also include supervision and collaborative relationships with interns and providing couples therapy using the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach. He provides the supervision for the live supervision team at OCCC, which includes the weekly supervision using the one-way mirror and reflecting team. (M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School)
Richard Butman, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Outreach Community Counseling Center
Professor, Wheaton College Graduate School
Dr. Butman has clinical and research interests in the areas of fathering, moral development and working with Latino families. In addition to his work at Wheaton College and Outreach, he is a consultant and clinical supervisor at Kane County Diagnostic Center in Batavia. He is co-author of Modern Psychotherapies and Modern Psychopathologies. (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary)
Touwanna Edwards, PsyD, LCSW, CADC
CACTC Seminar Presenter, CCCoC
Dr. Edwards, a former CACTC intern, holds an MSW from the University Of Chicago School Of Social Service Administration. She is a full-time Assistant Professor in Psychology at a local university and a licensed clinical psychologist, social worker, and certified alcohol and drug addictions counselor. Dr. Edwards has over 15 years of experience in clinical, educational, and research settings that include e the Mental Health Corporation of Denver, University of Illinois and Chicago, And Northwestern University Medical School. (Psy.D. Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Susy Francis, PsyD., MBA
Executive Director/Supervisor, CCCoC
Adjunct Faculty, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Francis-Thornton is a bilingual (Spanish) therapist who has a broad background in counseling, trainings and workshops, assessments and evaluations, program development and working with diverse populations (language, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, SES, and religion) in outpatient, inpatient, forensic, clinical and community settings. Her clinical and research interests include making psychotherapy accessible to those in need, assisting people in maximizing their potential and creating the most meaningful life possible, and following Christ as the Great Physician by encouraging healing through psychotherapy, assessments and professional trainings. (Psy.D. Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Sandra Johnston Kruse, Psy.D.
CACTC Director, Psychologist/Supervisor/Director of Psychological Testing, OCCC
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Wheaton College Graduate School
Dr. Kruse is the founding CACTC Director and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including child, adolescent, adult and geriatric in-patient units, residential and partial hospital programs, and a variety of outpatient community mental health settings. She also provides assessment and consultation services for mission organizations and schools regarding a variety of mental health topics and oversees OCM’s Psychological Testing program. She is recently completed certification in School Neuropsychology to further enhance OCM's testing services, specifically in the area of learning disabilities and ADHD. Her interests include: psychological testing, supervision, training professionals to work with underserved populations. (Psy.D., Wheaton College Graduate School)
Karla Torres, Psy.D.
Dr. Torres joined LCHC in 2007 as a primary care psychologist in their Ogden location. She does behavioral health consultations with a chronic underserved low SES population and collaborates with their physicians regarding their medical care and mental health needs as well as medication management. She is also part of a multidisciplinary HIV clinic to providing mental health services to their HIV population in collaboration with their physician, pharmacists, HIV nurse educator and case manager. Dr. Torres is pursuing her post doctoral MS in psychopharmacology through Farleigh Dickenson University in order to increase her ability to collaborate with physicians for patient psychotropic medication management and to do future work as Licensed Prescribing Psychologist. (Wheaton College Graduate School, Psy.D.).
Eva Ponder Psy.D., LCSW
Clinical Director, CCCoC
Dr. Ponder is a licensed psychologist and CACTC graduate. She has experience in community, church and residential settings which has spanned over 15 years. Her clinical interests include couple therapy and trauma treatment. (Psy.D. Wheaton College; MSW, Arizona State University)
Frances Tung, Ph.D.
Dr. Tung has experience working with children, adults, and families. She has special expertise assisting children with emotional and behavioral difficulties as well helping parents develop strong parenting skills. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, an evidenced based method which improves communication and relationship between parent and child. Dr. Tung regularly performs psychological evaluations of children and adults for ADHD, learning disabilties, and social and emotional issues. (Ph.D., Suffolk University in Massachusetts).
Jana Pressley, Psy.D.
Supervisor, Outreach Community Counseling Center
Director of Clinical Training, Wheaton College Graduate School
Dr. Pressley specializes in working with adults and children/adolescents with a history of trauma, and with couples and families who have been impacted by relational trauma. She has received specialized training in various trauma-informed treatment models including Trauma-Focused CBT, EMDR, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Dr. Pressley has particular interest in graduate education and training, particularly around issues of social justice and equipping students to serve underserved clients and communities. Prior to her service at Wheaton College, Dr. Pressley was on faculty at Richmont Graduate University, where she served as an assistant professor, supervisor, and the founder/director of the Community Counseling Center.
Suzanna Zavaleta, Psy.D.
Behavioral Health Clinician/Supervisor, LCHC
Dr. Zavaleta, a CACTC graduate, joined LCHC in 2008 as a primary care behavioral health provider at their Farragut location. She provides behavioral health consultations for a chronic underserved low SES population and collaborates with physicians regarding their medical care, mental health needs and medication management. She has special expertise assisting children/ adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties as well as helping parents develop strong parenting skills. (Psy.D., Wheaton College Graduate School).