Elizabeth McCallion, PhD (she/her)

Director of CAPS


My journey in mental health began with an interest in mindfulness meditation. Much of my academic career involved studying the impact of meditation on mental and physical health outcomes. I am endlessly fascinated in the mind-body connection and have experience working in various health care settings providing integrated care. I have been at Cal Poly Humboldt for five years now, the first three as a staff psychologist and the last two as an administrator. I am honored to be able to support such a fantastic team of clinicians in the important work of student mental health. When I am not in the office, you might find me out at a park or on a bike ride with my family. I'm a lover of the arts and always open to new music suggestions.

Areas of Interest: 

Evidence-based practice in psychology, integrated health care models, social justice & health equity, trauma and resilience, harm reduction, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness-based interventions.

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico
MS, Psychology, University of New Mexico
BA, Psychology & Religion, University of Vermont
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat Zinn

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

Elizabeth  McCallion, PhD (she/her)
SHC, 2nd Floor