Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A.
Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A., is a psychologist trainee and Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. She has held clinical placements at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute, the UC San Diego OCD Research Program, and Sharp Memorial Hospital Pain Rehabilitation Clinic. and research placements at Stanford University’s Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford Medical School. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy and her Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. She has a professional interest in assessment and extensive experience with neuropsychological testing with children who have developmental delays, with adolescents in schools conducting cognitive, socioemotional, and academic testing, and with adults at a residential hospital with severe and persistent mental illness conducting diagnostic assessments. She is also passionate about the field of Health Psychology and the interplay between stress and health and uses real-time psychophysiological assessment (e.g. heart rate variability/cardiorespiratory measures, skin conductance, temperature) to measure physiological responses related to mental health. As part of a newer generation of incoming clinical psychologists, Bostan aims to integrate current psychological research with actual clinical application and hopes to narrow the divide between research and clinical professionals by providing an open dialogue with public consumers regarding psychological/physiological assessments and related topics.