Renee M. Lopez, Ph.D.

Renee M. Lopez

Position Title
Coordinator, Mental Health Outreach and Peer Mentoring

Unit
Counseling Services

Bio

Education

2005 Teachers College Columbia University, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
1995 California State University, Chico, M.A., Psychology
1992 California State University, Chico, B.A., Psychology
1989 Butte Community College, A.A., Social Sciences

How I Work With Students

I view my work with students as a collaborative relationship in which ideas, perspectives and opinions are exchanged in a supportive, non-judgmental space. In my work with students I operate from a holistic framework that utilizes a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to meet the needs of each student. 

About Me

Dr. Renée M. López is the Coordinator for Mental Health Outreach and Peer Mentoring that includes oversight of 'Question, Persuade, Refer' suicide prevention bystander trainings for students. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She completed her APA approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, Davis. Dr. López began her post-secondary education at the community college level as a single mother and re-entry student. She received her A.A. degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology from Butte Community College and later transferred to California State University, Chico where she received both her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology.

Dr. López has devoted her training and professional career to working with the college student population and has experience in both California and New York. Dr. López serves on various UC Davis campus committees that help to promote the enrichment of student life and health and wellness.

Professional Interests

Multicultural training, bystander intervention, peer training and programming, biracial identity, single mothers in college, first generation college students, and Chicana/o Latina/o mental health.

Students are advised to use Health-e-Messaging for all communications.