Academic Programs & Clinic

Academic Programs & Clinic

The Graduate Programs

The Doctoral Programs at PAU are deeply committed to educating well rounded clinical psychologists who are capable and competent as both researchers and clinicians. Students are taught to be science minded while appreciating the larger role of psychology in alleviating suffering in the world. This balance includes learning to value evidence-based clinical models while maintaining the responsibilities psychologists have to their community, society, and profession. An outstanding faculty of clinicians and researchers provides rigorous classroom instruction, clinical supervision, and research mentoring to help students find the right balance for them.

This program is designed to prepare students to serve their communities as licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and licensed Professional Clinical Counselors in the state of California.
Palo Alto University offers a innovative online master's of science in psychology designed to prepare students for a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or careers in community college teaching, research, and related business and non-profit fields.
Palo Alto University offers a mental health counseling master’s degree program online.
Palo Alto University offers a mental health counseling master’s degree program online.
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Palo Alto University offers a mental health counseling master’s degree program online.
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Palo Alto University offers a mental health counseling master’s degree program online.
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Working within a training model best described as "practitioner-scientist," students systematically move through five years of coursework and practica to acquire Ph.D.-level competence and capability in areas of psychological theory, research, and practice.
Psychology and law students are enrolled concurrently at PAU and GGUSL, taking courses at both institutions for a total of six years, plus a one-year psychology internship.
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Offered to students in PAU’s Clinical PhD program, this program is Clinical-Forensic in nature. The program includes elective courses, as well as forensic-relevant research and practical experience.
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The PGSP-Stanford Consortium's academic program is taught by an outstanding faculty drawn from PGSP at Palo Alto University and the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

The Undergraduate Programs

Palo Alto University and its partner institutions: De Anza College, Foothill College, and the College of San Mateo, located in the Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic economic areas in the country, have created innovative Bachelor degree completion programs to facilitate the process for community college students or students who have completed their freshman and sophomore years of college, to complete their Bachelor degree  in one of the disciplines in which Palo Alto University specializes in preparation for a new career or further study. PAU offers Bachelor degrees in the following areas:

The Business Psychology Program is an expansion of PAU's deep commitment to the integration of research, the core foundation of psychology, and professional business practices.
The Psychology and Social Action (PSA) program at Palo Alto University (PAU) is a classic undergraduate Psychology major with an emphasis on applications to social problems and social action.
The Entrepreneurial Psychology program, which is taught completely online, is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in entrepreneurial areas, either as entrepreneurs themselves or to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in whatever career(s) they pursue.

The Gronowski Center

The Gronowski Center at the Palo Alto University is a community-based psychology training clinic and treatment center dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based, clinical services to adults, older adults, adolescents, children, and families in our community. Our clinic uses several evidence based psychological treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, illness management, and family psychoeducation and family management.  
  • The Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic (SGIC) offers affordable and affirming psychological services for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. SGIC offers specialized counseling to address issues related to LGBTQ identity as well as counseling for other life issues in a comfortable space.
  • Child and Family Program: Dr. Sandra Macias, Clinic Director, leads a child, adolescent, marital and family specialty clinic providing assessment, treatment for a range of problems including behavior problems, child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, parenting problems, couples therapy and family therapy.
  • The Inner Resources Center provides meditation and mindfulness classes and interventions designed to improve coping with stress. The Center conducts psychoeducational programs, clinical interventions, professional training, and research concerning the applications of mind-body therapies, especially meditation, for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
  • The Shyness Clinic: Dr. Nicole Shiloff directs the Shyness Clinic, a specialty program that provides evidence-based treatment for shyness and social anxiety.
  • PTSD/Trauma Clinic: The Early Intervention Clinic collaborates with the Gronowski Center by providing referrals and clinician training on assisting trauma survivors.
     
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