The end of March 2022 brought an exciting development to the School of Behavioral Health (SBH) in the form of the new Resiliency Clinic at Mountain View Plaza. The Resiliency Clinic is a community-based student training clinic supporting all of the clinical degree programs in SBH. Students provide behavioral health services to individuals, families, and groups under the supervision of licensed professionals.
The use of the word "resiliency" in the name of the Clinic is intentional, as it speaks to the capacity of people to thrive after experiencing adversity, trauma, and loss. It is with this deep understanding and respect for the resiliency of individuals, groups, and communities that student clinicians, clinical supervisors, and clients forge strong therapeutic partnerships that are client-centered and based on the importance of understanding and valuing lived experiences.
Supporting the development of the SBH Resiliency Clinic is its first Director, Dr. Danielle Clair, DMFT, LMFT. Dr. Clair joined the clinic on August 15, 2022. Dr. Clair is a 2018 alumna of Loma Linda University (LLU), SBH Department of Counseling and Family Sciences, Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy (DMFT). Dr. Clair is a registered play therapist as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).
The use of the word "resiliency" in the name of the Clinic is intentional, as it speaks to the capacity of people to thrive after experiencing adversity, trauma, and loss.
According to Dr. Clair, "The mission of LLU SBH Resiliency Clinic is strongly aligned with the values of University to participate in the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, 'to make man whole,' by: 1) providing an interprofessional behavioral health clinical learning environment for SBH students; and 2) by supporting clients in need of experiencing an adaptive shift to promote emotional and behavioral restoration."
Additional support for the Clinic comes from Dr. Sophia Truong, a recent PsyD alumna who now serves as Clinical Educator. Dr. Truong trains Loma Linda students, staff, and community health workers in the evidence-based Community Resiliency Model (CRM). As part of our School's larger research grants, Dr. Truong collaborates with the key stakeholders of San Manuel Gateway College, School of Pharmacy, and Sickle Cell advocates to create support groups and interventions tailored to their specific needs.
The SBH Resiliency Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM, and Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM. The clinic is located at 11155 Mountain View Ave. Suite 220, Loma Linda, CA 92354 and the phone number is 909-558-6716. Services are provided on a sliding scale.
View or download the SBH Resiliency Clinic flyer here.
Written by Assistant Professor Christi Bell, MSW, LCSW