Malin McKinley is the Program Director at Probation Camp David Gonzales, overseeing the Enhanced Educational Services coordinated by C/HOPE (formerly New Roads for New Visions Program). Previously, Malin provided clinical supervision for staff while also overseeing case management delivery and supportive services to the incarcerated youth at Camp Gonzales. Malin was a also a field instructor for MSW student interns from UCLA and Cal State Dominguez Hills providing guidance and supervision while they completed their second year internships with C/HOPE.
Before joining C/HOPE in 2010, Malin worked as a community-based therapist in Compton, California for the Department of Mental Health. She provided services for youth and their families struggling with poverty and mental illness. She has also spent several years working alongside researchers at UCLA looking at the relationship between early intervention and positive outcomes for youth with severe mental illness.
Malin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and received her Masters in Social Welfare degree from UCLA as well. When she’s not working with C/HOPE, she runs her own clinical practice at the Los Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Body Image Clinic where she specializes in BDD and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression.