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Student Medical & Counseling Clinic

The Training Team

How to Contact Us

We are aware that you likely have questions that have not yet been answered regarding our internship program. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the Training Team members for clarification. We can be reached at the phone number or email addresses below

You can reach us by calling The Counseling Clinic at (509) 963-1391 or by emailing Cindy Bruns, Ph.D. Training Director at

Cindy Bruns, Ph.D. – Psychologist/Training Director

I was born in Eugene, Oregon and have always considered myself a West Coast person. I completed my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Oregon and my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda Campus. My pre-doctoral internship led to an almost 10 year sojourn in Texas. And while I loved my time there, I am delighted to return to the Pacific Northwest. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault services, and a college counseling center. My areas of professional interest include trauma, feminist and multicultural psychologies/therapies, spirituality and psychotherapy, and, of course, supervision and training of interns. My therapeutic and supervision approaches are heavily influenced by feminist, multicultural, developmental, and relational philosophies combined with a background in psychodynamic theory. I work collaboratively and seek to empower all those with whom I work to reach their fullest potential. When not being a psychologist, I run around after our young daughter, enjoy family time, and like to cook and garden.

Laura H. Dixon, Ph.D. – Psychologist

I received my Master’s degree in community counseling from The College of William and Mary and my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Brigham Young University. Before coming to CWU, I spent five years working at a university counseling center in Georgia and was licensed as a Psychologist there. I enjoy the interaction with students and the variety of clinical, outreach and consultation work that occurs in counseling centers. I love living in Ellensburg! Having grown up in the mountains, I have missed them and am glad to be back in a place that is so beautiful and has so many outdoor activities.

Carolyn Cleveland, Ph.D. 

We are pleased to have hired Dr. Cleveland as a new staff member beginning in September 2014.  She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and completed her internship at the University of Miami.  Her areas of interest and expertise include substance abuse, ADHD, behavioral therapies (including 3rd wave and ACT), assessment, and disordered eating.  By the 2015-2016 training year, she will be a licensed psychologist and will participate fully in the training of interns.  A more extensive biography will be available after she starts with us this September.

Randy Robinette, Ph.D. - Psychologist (likely not part of the Training Team during the 2015-2016 training year)

Born and raised in Indiana. Left home after high school in 1968 to see the world via an all expenses paid tour provided by the United States Air Force. After four years in the Air Force I started college which ultimately resulted in a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. I reentered active duty with the Air Force in 1981 and worked as a psychologist - both a counseling psychologist and a neuropsychologist - for 16 years until retirement in 2001. I've lived in Indiana, California, Guam, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Germany, Nevada and now Washington. Although I don't make the time for recreation as often as I'd like, I do enjoy biking, hiking, backpacking, woodworking, recreational reading (history), cooking and travel.