Bachelor’s

Bachelor's completion programs in day and evening/online formats around the Bay Area.

Master’s

Students can become licensed mental health professionals (MFT or LPCC) with emphases in: Marriage, Family, and Child or Clinical Mental Health counseling or go on to further study at the doctoral level.

Ph.D.

Generalist training with a balance of clinical work and research. Offering the following areas of emphasis: Child & Family, Diversity & Community Mental Health, Forensic Psychology, LGBTQ Psychology, Meditation & Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Trauma.

Psy.D.

The PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium is a clinical psychology doctoral training program jointly run by Palo Alto University (PAU) and the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

40th Anniversary Celebration

PAU celebrates 40 years engaging minds and improving lives as an educational institution. Celebrate with us in gratitude for faculty, students, alumni, staff, and community partners.

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Achievements

The 2013 and 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award was given to PAU from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. PAU was selected based on its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and its ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.

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Faculty Insights

Rayna Macher, Ph.D. is the Director of the Neuropsychology Program at Palo Alto University. She conducts research in neuropsychology and clinical assessment. Dr. Macher’s research has identified motivational statements that can enhance cognitive performance in chronic marijuana users.

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Chorpita Workshop

Redesigning Practitioner Thinking by Rethinking Practice Design with Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D. from UCLA: An essential workshop for clinicians and administrators working with youth in the era of health care reform. Six Continuing Education credits for psychologists are available.

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Bay Area Locations

Palo Alto University provides opportunities for students to attend classes in several locations:

Palo Alto | Los Altos | Cupertino | San Mateo | Monterey Bay | Global Online

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1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888

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