Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services

  • Mental Health Counseling
    • John Nixon, Ed.D
      Dr. John Nixon serves as the Clinical Director of Youth and Community Counseling for Communities In Schools of Nevada.
  • School Psychology
    • Katherine Lee, Ph.D.
      Dr. Lee having previously served as School Psychologist, joins the EPHE faculty where she is excited to educate and inspire future colleagues in the field of education, particularly School Psychology. Dr. Lee feels it is imperative that all students in the College who pursue this profession be equipped with the factual knowledge, training experiences, communication skills, and self-awareness needed to be effective in their work.
    • Patrice Leverett, Ph.D.
      Dr. Leverett is committed to the wellbeing of the whole student and reflects those beliefs in her work as a mentor and an educator. Her current research interests include the design and evaluation of culturally responsive interventions, student advocacy, the impacts of intersectionality on educational outcomes, and ultimately increasing diversity and retention in higher education.

Department of Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology Program
    • Christopher Kearney, Ph.D.
      Dr. Kearney is a clinical child psychologist who specializes in school refusal behavior, selective mutism, post-traumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps.
    • Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D.
      Shane Kraus is interested in the study of psychopathology, sexual trauma, substance use disorders, gambling disorder, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) (aka, sexual addiction, hypersexual disorder).
    • Tara Raines, Ph.D.
      Tara C. Raines, Ph.D., is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the Psychology department at UNLV. She is a former Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the School Psychology program and affiliate faculty member of the Center for Multicultural Excellence at University of Denver. In addition to her passion for research, Dr. Raines is also dedicated to the improvement of cultural competence and increase of bilingual practitioners in the fields of mental health and education.
    • Brenna Renn, Ph.D.
      Dr. Renn is a clinical geropsychologist who specializes in behavioral interventions for older adults, particularly in the context of depression, chronic disease, health promotion, and in integrated primary care behavioral health. She is also broadly interested in training the next generation of geropsychologists and other mental health care providers, particularly in interdisciplinary team and integrated care settings.
    • Marta Meana, Ph.D.Dr. Meana is a licensed clinical psychologist and top researcher in her field. Meana’s groundbreaking research has reshaped clinical approaches to women’s health and human sexuality.