Center for Advanced Professional Education Governance Team

Rod Goodyear, Executive Director

Rod Goodyear (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a Professor and Chair of the University of Redlands Department of Counseling and Human Services as well as the Executive Director of CAPE. He also is Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California and past President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. A major theme of his scholarship has been supervision and training of counselors and psychologists: His book with Janine Bernard (Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision) now in its sixth edition is arguably the most used supervision book in world; his recent work explores the use of deliberate practice to improve psychotherapy expertise. He was a member of the American Psychological Associations’ task group that developed the Association’s supervision guidelines and he received the American Psychological Association's 2015 award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training.

Lauren Behrman, Director of Program Development

Lauren Behrman, PhD is a clinical psychologist, family mediator, parenting coordinator, collaborative divorce professional, trainer, practice consultant, author, and speaker. Since completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1985, Dr. Behrman’s professional journey in private practice has been rich and varied, with unexpected twists and turns. After completing Postdoctoral Training in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in 1990, Dr. Behrman has developed specialty niches addressing the challenges of family transitions, including early childhood special needs, infertility and adoption, and divorce and post-divorce parenting. What has stood out for her as her practice evolved over the years, was the way in which an independent practice was ideally suited to shifting needs of family members over the course of her children’s development.

Looking in the rear-view mirror, Lauren was inspired by the idea that in addition to being clinicians and healers, independent practitioners in mental health are also entrepreneurs and small business owners. Recognizing that we enter our professional lives with a strong knowledge base in our clinical fields, while having no formal training in the skills needed to build and sustain thriving practices, Lauren joined with three colleagues to develop The Practice Institute in 2010.

As a founder and principal in the Practice Institute, Lauren develops and delivers programs to teach entrepreneurial and business skills to colleagues in independent practice. Through individual and group consultations, workshops, and writing, Lauren enjoys helping colleagues invent, envision and create thriving practices that fit their skill sets and their personal lives.  Dr. Behrman is in independent practice in midtown Manhattan, and Westchester, NY.

Pauline Wallin, Director of Professional Relations

Pauline Wallin, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice for almost four decades. As cofounder of The Practice Institute, she teaches and coaches other mental health professionals to earn a good living while doing what they love.  Dr. Wallin is president of APA Division 42, Independent Practice. She is also former president of Division 46 Media Technology & Psychology, and has chaired or served on numerous committees within APA and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. 

In addition to writing and teaching about the business of practice, Dr. Wallin has written a self-help book, was a magazine columnist for several years, and has frequently appeared in or been quoted in the media, including CBS news, the Associated Press, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal and others.

Jeffrey Zimmerman, Associate Director

Dr. Zimmerman is a founding partner in The Practice Institute, Editor of Practice Innovations a cross-disciplinary journal that supports innovation and the highest standards of care in mental health practice and past President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. He has been in independent practice since 1981 when he started in solo practice and then co-founded what he and his partners grew into a large multi-site interdisciplinary group practice, before returning 22 years later to solo practice. He is author or editor of three books on practice, and is a frequent consultant to practices large and small.