Helene Diamond is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA in 2010. Helene later returned to UCLA and received a master’s degree in Social Welfare in 2014 with a concentration in individuals, families, and groups. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, families, Active Duty service members, and Veterans with a range of presenting concerns and challenges. During her doctoral training, Helene has completed rotations in outpatient mental health and the spinal cord injury center at the VA in Long Beach. She has also worked as a therapist at the Pepperdine Community Counseling Center in West Los Angeles, a few schools in the Wiseburn School District, and the Rush Telehealth Counseling Group. Helene’s current research interests are focused on the use of motivational interviewing to increase engagement and utilization of trauma-focused mental health treatment for patients in an acute hospital setting. She also has interests in the psychological aspects of disability and rehabilitation.