Sasha Zagoloff

Program Director, Behavioral Health Clinic for Families, Associate Program Director, APA-accredited Psychology Internship, Associate Professor


I received my BA in Psychology from Emory University. I completed my PhD in clinical psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I did my internship here at the University of Minnesota Medical School and my postdoctoral fellowship in the child and adolescent mood program at Emory University School of Medicine. I am pursuing a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on Administration and Policy. 

I am a clinical child psychologist with expertise in interprofessional education and the care of families affected by trauma. I direct the Behavioral Health Clinic for Families which is an outpatient program dedicated to training psychology practicum students. I am also the Associate Training Director for our APA-Accredited Psychology Internship

Outside of the department, I serve as a faculty member for the Center for Interprofessional Health. My focus is on faculty and preceptor development so that educators are as well-versed in the principles of interprofessional education as our learners are. I co-founded the Workplace Interprofessional Learning and Development (WILD) Series as well as the CIH Affiliate Faculty Program. I also co-direct the Rothenberger Leadership Academy - a cohort-based leadership development program for physicians at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


  • Trauma-informed care of youths and families
  • Interprofessional collaboration and education

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Molly Jokimaki

In the Media

Research Summary

Dr. Zagoloff's research focuses on interprofessional collaboration and education. This includes directing the department's move toward team based care and disseminating outcomes relating to this experience.  Additionally she tracks efforts at enhancing interprofessional learning opportunities among numerous groups of learners.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Zagoloff is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides clinical services in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety program. She conducts psychological assessments as well as individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. In conjunction with individual therapy, Dr. Zagoloff conducts family therapy and parent guidance sessions when indicated. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused CBT.

Dr. Zagoloff has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies as well as Behavioral Activation for depression.


MS, Illinois Institute of Technology
Major: Clinical Psychology
PhD, Highest Honors, Illinois Institute of Technology
Major: Clinical Psychology
BA, Emory University
Major: Psychology
Minor: Art History

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Emory University School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Mood Program
University of Minnesota Medical School, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist
National Certification - Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Honors and Recognition

Regents Scholar, University of Minnesota
Certificate of Recognition, 5 years of service, Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication
Medical Education Outcomes Center
Invited Keynote Speaker, Interprofessional Pre-Health Students
Medical Staff Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center
1st Place Ribbon, ADMSEP
Golden Apple Teaching Award, Psychology Internship, Department of Pediatrics
Outstanding Clinician, Department of Psychiatry, Employee Recognition Awards
Outstanding Educator, Department of Psychiatry, Employee Recognition Awards
Best Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Evaluation Report
Best Teacher Award (multiple), Department of Psychiatry, Residency Program Evaluation Report
Medical Educator Travel Award, Medical School Education

Professional Memberships

National Academies of Practice in the Health Sciences Education
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
APA Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
APA Division 53 - Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
American Psychological Association
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Zagoloff, A., Hong, B. A., Freese, R., Palmer, B., Zorumski, C. F., Vinogradov, S., Robiner, W. N., 2021. Academic Psychiatry Department Names: Reflections on Research, Practice, and Education. Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 45 (2): 164-168.
Bernstein, G. A., Cullen, K. R., Harris, E. C., Conelea, C. A., Zagoloff, A. D., Carstedt, P. A., Lee, S. S., Mueller, B. A., 2019. Sertraline Effects on Striatal Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Youth With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58 (5): 486-495.
Ward, W., Zagoloff, A., Rieck, C., Robiner, W., 2018. Interprofessional Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Psychology. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 25 (3): 250-266.
Dunlap, B., Kelley, M., Aponte-Rivera, V., Crowe-Mletzko, T., Kinkead, B., Ritchie, J., Nemeroff, C., Craighead, W., Mayberg, H., P. T., 2017. Effects of Patient Preferences on Outcomes in the Predictors of Remission in Depression to Individual and Combined Treatments (PReDICT) Study. American Journal of Psychiatry,
Bernstein, G. A., Mueller, B. A., Schreiner, M. W., Campbell, S. M., Regan, E. K., Nelson, P. M., Houri, A. K., Lee, S. S., Zagoloff, A. D., Lim, K. O., Yacoub, E. S., Cullen, K. R., 2016. Abnormal striatal resting-state functional connectivity in adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 247 49-56.
Nelson, K., Zagoloff, A., Quinn, S., Swanson, H., Garber, C., Schulz, S. , 2014. Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment approaches and perspectives. Clinical Practice, 11 (3): 341-349.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Zagoloff, A., Atkinson, J., Doyle, C., Odebunmi, T. "Leveraging an Interprofessional Education Committee in the Development of a Residency Leadership Curriculum Influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy", National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Webinar Series, Virtual., May 11, 2023.
Gully Brown, C., Kahmeyer, B., Kotschevar, C., Zagoloff, A., MacFarlane, I. M. "Moving to the Other Chair: How Being a Supervisee Impacts Being a Supervisor", National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference, National Notary Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 16, 2022.
Odebunmi, T., (Author), Atkinson, J., (Author), Doyle, C., (Author), Warner, C., (Author), Engelson, B., (Author), Zagoloff, A., (Author) "Innovative leadership and inter-professional thread to raise the next generation of clinician leaders in psychiatry.", 2022 Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, September 10, 2022.
Zagoloff, A., Odebunmi, T., Doyle, C., Atkinson, J. "Empowering interprofessional learners developing an innovative leadership curriculum.", National Center’s Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 23, 2022.
Zagoloff, A., Atkinson, J., Odebunmi, T., Doyle, C. "Leveraging an interprofessional education committee in the development of a residency leadership curriculum influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy.", National Center’s Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 22, 2022.
Atkinson, J., Odebunmi, T., Doyle, C., Warner, C., Zagoloff, A. "Teaching leadership and interprofessionalism in psychiatry residents through an innovative didactic thread", Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education Annual Quality Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25, 2022.
Atkinson, J., Odebunmi, T., Doyle, C., Warner, C., Zagoloff, A. "Inspiring leadership and interprofessionalism in psychiatry residents through an innovative educational thread.", Best Practices in Health Sciences Education Day, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 08, 2022.
Purdy, C., Lang, D., Baugh, G., Beard, R., Zagoloff, A., (Author & Presenter) "Using design thinking to transform IPE challenges", National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 07, 2021.
Nelson, K., Zagoloff, A. "The Development of a Self-Directed Online Learning", AADPRT, San Diego, California, March 01, 2019.
Nelson, K. J., Zagoloff, A., Moen, R., Long, B., Warner, C., Frank, A. "An Introduction to Psychotherapy: An Online Self-Directed Curriculum with Video Simulations", AADPRT, San Diego, California, February 28, 2019.



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