Elizabeth McCallion, PhD

Interim Associate Director of CAPS


My journey as a psychologist began with an interest in mindfulness meditation while studying Buddhism in college. Over the past decade, I have engaged in clinical training and research focused on the use of mindfulness to improve mental and physical health. Currently, my work focuses on providing leadership to the CAPS Staff and I am a part of our clinic's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Team, whose mission is to support students with high-risk mental health needs. When I'm not in the clinic, you might find me out on a stroller walk or e-bike ride with my family.

Areas of Interest: 

I treat a wide range of mental health concerns and have specialized training in the treatment of BPD, PTSD, chronic pain, and insomnia.  I tend to use modalities such as  DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
DBT Team Leader
PhD, Clinical Psychology, The University of New Mexico
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart; Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life; Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Favorite Quote: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Elizabeth  McCallion, PhD
SHC, 2nd Floor