Explore this section to learn about CFD faculty, their research and projects, professional organizations, and conferences.

Dr. Linder's Early Childhood Clinic
Linder clinic

Dr. Lisa Linder and graduate student Briana Bashaw-Wood at the clinic.

In San Diego County’s most vulnerable communities, individuals seeking mental health services for their young children often deal with long waitlists caused by a lack of early childhood therapists. Into those voids stepped Dr. Lisa Linder, assistant professor in CFD. Supported by philanthropic funding, Linder was able to open an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic last fall. Operating out of the Dede Alpert Center for Community Engagement in the City Heights neighborhood, the center has helped meet the community’s need for mental health services for families and children from pre-natal to 8-years-old.

Read the full article on Dr. Linder’s clinic.


Don Myers, Ph.D., and Carolyn Sanders, MSLM

Children in Nature poster

CFD faculty Dr. Don Myers and Carolyn Sanders present research on their CFD 596: Children in Nature course.