- Board Member
At-Large Representative, NoCA
Sandra Kenny, PhD, MBA, is the Chair and Core Faculty of the PsyD program at Antioch University Santa Barbara. Her educational background is in clinical and industrial-organizational psychology (I/O) and business administration. Dr. Kenny obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research focused on organizational stress, organizational learning, and well-being. By combining her interests in health and management, she earned an MBA in Hospitality Management at Les Roches, Switzerland, where she worked on different paths from stress to wellness.
Dr. Kenny’s clinical work has been diverse. She enjoyed delivering clinical services in psychiatry in fast-paced environments using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and in primary care with a team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, and physical therapists. Her clinical experience ranges from therapy with individuals, couples, and also with groups. She values multidisciplinary teams in clinical settings, in academia, and organizations.
Being part of the community is important to her. She participated in different community development projects. These projects have included building partnerships between women’s organizations and municipalities, developing outcome indicators and measurement tools to reduce homelessness, being a community champion for the American Cancer Society, and being a MOPS International leader. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. She believes that students need to learn and develop their competencies and clinical skills in a respectful and diverse environment that inspires innovation and encourages their desire to grow professionally and humanly. Dr. Kenny genuinely values CAPIC’s mission in promoting excellence in clinical training. The quality of the clinical training and supervision, the didactic opportunities, and the importance of portability as an early career psychologist are all important factors linked to formal internship through CAPIC.