BHC Supervisors, Staff, & Collaborators

Supervisors

Daniel Taylor, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Professor, Psychology, The University of Arizona

Dr. Daniel Taylor (he/him) is a full professor of Psychology at University of Arizona and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Arizona as well as a licensed psychologist and board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Taylor is an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia (CBTi) particularly when comorbid with other disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, medical problems). He completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Memphis and his predoctoral internship at Brown University Medical School in Clinical Health Psychology. Dr. Taylor is heavily involved in clinical research (see www.insomnia.arizona.edu/research) and his broad research interests are in understanding the mechanisms, dosing, and adherence of treatment and augmentation strategies for insomnia and other behavioral sleep disorders. He is also passionate about research aimed at improving clinical training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments.

Jolene Jacquart, Ph.D. 
Director of Behavioral Health Clinic
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychology, The University of Arizona 

Dr. Jolene Jacquart (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related concerns using evidence-based treatments including CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and her predoctoral internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Jacquart is also involved in clinical research and her broad research interests are in understanding the mechanisms, dosing, and adherence of treatment and augmentation strategies for anxiety and depressive disorders. She is also passionate about researched aimed at improving clinical training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments.

Matthew Grilli, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment Services
Associate Professor, Psychology, The University of Arizona

Dr. Matthew Grilli (he/him) is a licensed psychologist and an associate professor in the Psychology Department at University of Arizona. He is a member of the Clinical and Cognition & Neural Systems programs. His background is in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. At University of Arizona, he directs the Human Memory Lab and neuropsychology training for the PhD clinical psychology program. Dr. Grilli also directs the assessment services at the BHC.

Denise Rodriguez Esquivel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, The University of Arizona

Dr. Denise Rodriguez Esquivel is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine for the treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and cPAP adherence. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology with a health focus at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her internship and postdoctoral residency were completed at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center in New Mexico. Dr. Rodriguez Esquivel has also worked as primary care psychologist, specializing in work on adjustment disorders, bereavement, and depressive and anxiety disorders. Dr. Rodriguez Esquivel supervises student clinicians working with individuals struggling with insomnia and other related sleep concerns.

David Sbarra, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology, The University of Arizona

Dr. David Sbarra (he/him) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona and served for a decade as the Director of Clinical Training in our Clinical Program. Dr. Sbarra maintains a small psychotherapy practice in Tucson where he specializes in evidence-based training for individual adults and couples. Dr. Sbarra has taught graduate-level seminars in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Ethics for Psychologists. He is the former President of the Academy for Psychological Clinical Science, a professional society dedicated to promoting science-based graduate-level training in clinical psychology.

Laura Schnaps, Ph.D.
Designated Campus Colleague, The University of Arizona

Dr. Laura Schnaps is a licensed clinical psychologist in full time private practice in Tucson. Dr. Schnaps works with children, families, adults and couples treating a range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and eating disorders. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Schnaps has specialized in working with couples and families using EFT and EFFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.) EFT is an evidence based model of psychotherapy.  Dr. Schnaps has completed an intensive training program in EFT, including an externship and multiple Core Skills trainings. She has also served as the President and Chair of the Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy for 6 years and is currently the Immediate Past President and Chair. In this capacity she has served as a role play leader at many trainings in EFT, training clinicians at every level to learn this model of therapy. Dr. Schnaps has been providing supervision to graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Arizona for many years.

Julie Feldman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice, Psychology, The University of Arizona

Julie Feldman (she/her) is an associate professor of practice in the department of psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona since 2002.  Dr. Feldman directs the Life Skills Training and Enhancement program (LifeSTEP) for undergraduates providing skills training and mentorship services to youth with emotional and behavior problems and coordinates the Clinical Psychology externship program. Dr. Feldman’s primary role in the BHC is teaching the psychosocial intervention sequence to second year clinical psychology PhD students and acting as a consultant and back up supervisor for BHC cases. Her clinical interests are in the areas of anxiety and depression.

 

Staff

Susan Boulio
Clinical Program Coordinator

Susan has provided administrative support to the clinical program and the Behavioral Health Clinic since 2004. Susan assists the BHC team with a myriad of administrative duties and helps our clinicians coordinate patient services.

Collaborators

MIND Clinic
College of Medicine, The University of Arizona
The MIND Clinic is an outpatient psychiatric clinic for uninsured people in Tucson. The clinic is run by medical students and board-certified volunteer psychiatrists.​ The BHC collaborates with the MIND clinic to provide group psychotherapy services for uninsured people in Tucson.