Practicum Students

Connie Ludwig, PhD

Practicum Training Supervisor

Connie is the Training Director for the clinical psychology practicum at the BAND Lab, in which practicum students participate in research studies in both the BAND and THRIVE Labs.  Connie is a licensed clinical psychologist, having graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology and completed her predoctoral internship at the Psychological Services Center.  Prior to the BAND Lab, Connie was a practicum student then Training Supervisor at the Vinogradov Schizophrenia Research Lab, where she participated in research on the efficacy of computer training programs on the cognitive remediation of individuals with schizophrenia.  Connie's research interests lie at the intersection of clinical and social psychology.  

In addition to her work at the BAND Lab, Connie conducts neuropsychological assessments at RAMS (CalWORKs and CAAP) and supervises assessments conducted by practicum students, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral staff.  She has a private practice that focuses on neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and older adults.


Gabby Agin-Liebes



Gabby is a doctoral practicum student

Nicole Amaro



 Nicole is a doctoral practicum student.  


Meagan Griffin



 Meagan is a doctoral practicum student. 

Danielle Guyette

Danielle is a Psy.D practicum student from the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP). She grew up in the Boston Area and has been living in the Bay Area for 3 years now. Her career goals include teaching at the graduate level, designing accessible parenting workshops, and working with children, adolescents and their families in health care settings. She is passionate about adapting assessment and therapeutic work to best serve culturally and linguistically diverse families. Her research interests are broad with an emphasis on relational research, which drew her to the BAND Lab! She has presented on optimizing psychological development in neonatal care and she will soon be presenting on conceptualizing acculturation stressors in Mexican-American Families. In In her free time she attends concerts, watches football games and stand up comedy as well as more active things like dancing (badly) and doing yoga. She finds being in the forest and by the ocean to be the best self care.

Mary Kalpakoff


I am a doctoral practicum student from the Wright Institute. My research interests include positive psychology, focusing on the strengths and resilience of humanity. I aspire to a career devoted to serving those who are in most need of mental health services. I have special interest in working with those who suffer from substance use as well as other severe psychological disorders. I was born and raised in the desert, but am an ocean lover at heart! My hobbies include any activities near the beach and eating good food… mostly pasta. 

Stephanie Kim



 Stephanie is a PsyD practicum student at Alliant International University CSPP. She is from San Diego and enjoy water sports and anything meditative.

Blair Prescott



 Blair is a PsyD candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology.

Sylvia Shay



 Sylvia is a doctoral practicum student.