Christy Hobza

Assistant professor

Child and Adult Assessment.

510-217-4762

chobza@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco.
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco.
  • B.A. Psychology and German Literature, Willamette University.

Biography

Dr. Hobza is a licensed psychologist with extensive training and experience in psychological assessment, who brings a passion for cultural understanding and social justice to her work. Throughout her career, Dr. Hobza has worked with people from a variety of backgrounds including Regional Center clients, foster care and other at-risk youth, international students and refugees. Dr. Hobza trained at WestCoast Children's Clinic, Asian Pacific Psychological Services, and Through the Looking Glass in the areas of psychodiagnostic assessments and individual and family therapy with infants, children, adolescents, young adults and families, both in clinics and out in the field. Dr. Hobza also received training in Therapeutic Assessment from Dr. Stephen Finn and subsequently practiced collaborative therapeutic assessments with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Hobza is particularly interested in how assessment can create positive change in peoples' lives and brings this interest to her work as the Director of Argosy Assessment Clinic.

Expertise

  • Child and Adult Assessment.
  • Therapeutic Assessment.
  • Rorschach Testing.
  • Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association.
  • California Psychological Association.
  • Society for Personality Assessment.
  • Association of Psychology Training Clinics.

Selected Publications

  • Bagnell, N., Byndloss, F., & Hobza, C. (2013, July). Learning to Effectively Account for Culture in Psychological Assessment: Case Examples. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Oahu, HI.
  • David, A., Hays, F. M., & Hobza, C. (2013). Examination of the Tower of London Test with a Visually Impaired Population: A Preliminary Review of the Literature [Abstract]. In: Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) annual meeting abstracts. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(5), 727-749. doi:10.1080/13854046.2013.810456
  • Hobza, C. & Macdonald, H. (2016). Using Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment in a psycho- educational context. In R. Valle (Ed.) The changing faces of therapy: Evolving perspectives in clinical practice and assessment. Alameda, CA: Argosy University Press.
  • Hobza, C. (2013, March). Supervision at the beginning: Supporting supervisors of first year practicum students in a free assessment clinic. In Hobza, C., (Chair) The Art of Supporting Supervisors Working with Trainees in Psychological Assessments. Symposium presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Hobza, C. (2014, August). Creating Direction. In C. Hobza (Chair) Developing an Assessment Training Clinic. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Hobza, C. & Yang, C. (2013, March). Learning to leave the nest: Looking at the supervision of a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in assessment from the perspective of the supervisor and supervisee. In Hays, F.M., (Chair) Training for Competency in Psychological Assessment: Perspectives across the Training Years. Symposium presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2016). Collaborative Assessment and social justice. In B. Mercer, T. Fong, & E. Rosenblatt (Eds.) Assessing children in an urban community. New York, NY: Rutledge.
  • Pade, H. Hobza, C., & Carlos, M. C. (2014, March). Revolutionizing the teaching of personality assessment in graduate programs: A need for guidelines. Poster presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA.

Selected Lectures

  • Hobza, C. (2010). Administration of the Differential Abilities Scale, Second Edition. Invited lecturer at WestCoast Children’s Clinic, Intern Assessment Training, Oakland, CA.
  • Hobza, C. (2009). Assessing children between the ages of 3 and 5. Invited lecturer at WestCoast Children’s Clinic, Intern Assessment Training, Oakland, CA.
  • Hobza, (2008). Working with foster parents and the foster care system. Invited lecturer at WestCoast Children’s Clinic, Intern Training, Oakland, CA.

Presentations

  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2016, March). Invited Lecture to Parents: Supporting adolescents’ resiliency and coping in times of stress. Saint Josef de Notre Dame High School, Alameda, CA.
  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2015, March). Assessment Supervision Workshop: Supervising within a Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment model. Argosy University Continuing Education, Alameda, CA.
  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2012, June). Competent Assessment Supervision for Practicum Level Trainees - Argosy University Supervisor Training, Alameda, CA.
  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2012, February). Trauma and Assessment Supervision - Argosy University Supervisor Training, Alameda, CA.
  • Macdonald, H. & Hobza, C. (2011, November). Supervising from a Theoretical Perspective - Argosy University Supervisor Training, Alameda, CA.

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