Program Evaluation Project

We conducted our first Retrospective Survey in March 2019 to learn how the WOR and DOR events had benefited Alumni. Here is access to a Summary Report of results from that Alumni feedback. If you are an alumni of a previous WOR or DOR event or the spouse of an alumni and you did not previously enroll in this Retrospective Survey Project, we will be conducting another Survey in 2020. Send your request to participate in this new Survey to Halleh Hashtpari at: halleh.hashtpari@gmail.com

Program Staff



Uma P. Dorn
Research Project Director

Uma P. Dorn, PhD, PC has been working in the mental health field for almost 15 years primarily working with children and families. She graduated with her Masters (2006) and Specialist in Education (2007) in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University.  She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia in 2011. Her APA-Accredited internship was completed at Northwest Georgia Consortium with focused training in an inpatient hospital setting, a child/adolescent residential treatment center, and a community mental health clinic. Dr. Dorn received additional training in Child Clinical Psychology at a postdoctoral fellowship at the Emory School of Medicine. She conducted psychological evaluations and provided trauma based psychotherapy services to patients of a local children’s hospital.  Following the completion of her postdoctoral training, she was hired-on as a part-time psychologist through a SAMHSA funded grant, continuing her trauma work with children and families impacted by child maltreatment. Dr. Dorn also worked as an independent licensed psychologist in private practice providing psychological testing and individual and family therapy. She currently teaches courses related to clinical practice and supervision of clinical work (i.e. counseling skills, practicum and internship, etc.)


Dr. Dorn uses a multicultural and ecosystemic perspective in her work with clients including trauma. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Dr. Dorn continues her clinical work in private practice providing psychological services.  She is also a co-founder of an international consulting firm working with human services organizations to address specific mental health initiatives.


Nic Siniscalchi
Clinical/Research Assistant

Nic Siniscalchi, ACMHC  - is currently obtaining his  M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Utah State University, with a minor in Organizational Communication.

Nic will be serving as a clinical evaluator for the MenHealing group to help improve practices that will benefit male identifying individuals who have experienced sexual trauma.

Nic has a wide array of clinical experiences ranging from working in residential treatment, as an intern for the LGBTQ+ resource center at USU, and working as a research assistant in several areas at the University of Utah. Before coming to Life Stone, he also worked in a student support clinic at the University of Utah providing individual therapy for adults (ages 18-80) facing a variety of challenges.


Halleh Hashtpari
Clinical Research Assistant

Halleh Hashtpari, M.S., M.Ed. is a fourth year doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. They completed their undergraduate studies in Psychobiology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, and their Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Cal Lutheran University. Their clinical placements have included residential treatment centers, the Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic, the University of Utah Counseling Center, the Women's Resource Center and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, where they have completed psychoeducational assessments, individual and group therapy, as well as supervision of first time clinicians. Halleh has been a devout advocate for marginalized communities, particularly with queer and trans people of color in the capacities of collaborative qualitative research, giving talks/presentations, and involvement in organizations centered on empowering LGBTQ youth. 

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