M.A. Counseling Psychology


Palo Alto University faculty repeatedly emphasize key themes such as Culture, Family and Community Mental Health, Social Justice, International Education, Multicultural Competency, and Evidenced Based Treatment. The M.A. Counseling Psychology program faculty are committed to internationalizing counseling and psychology in order to make a difference in underserved populations around the globe. The following faculty members make up just a partial list of the instructors who are committed to help students make their own personal impact on the human condition, both in the United States and abroad.

Core Program Faculty

  • Timothy Baima, Ph.D., Clinical Training Director for the masters’ programs in counseling and counseling psychology for North America at Palo Alto University

Research Interests: Family therapy; child/adolescent therapy; violence prevention and intervention; issues related to poverty; trauma, loss and oppression; home-based therapy.

  • Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D., Visiting Professor Member, Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

Research Interests: Internalizing disorders in youth; the intersection of mental health and high tech (internet and mobile phone applications) for delivering mental health services and education.

  • Martha L. Chiu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Academic Affairs, Global Online M.A. Degree Program in Counseling, China

Research Interests: Improvement of mental health services for culturally diverse populations around the world; influence of culture on the assessment and treatment of mental disorders; global cross-cultural application of evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depression.

Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychopathology and psychotherapy

Research Interests: Counseling psychology, developmental psychology, working with at-risk youth, effective parenting, adolescent-based interventions, and developmental change.

Research Interests: Counseling law and ethics, certified in internal family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment of anxiety and depression

Research Interests: Attachment, somatic psychotherapy

Research Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychopathology

Research Interests: Counseling Theory; Practicum Supervision; Clinical Interviewing; Family Therapy; Children & Adolescent Development; Adult Development

  • Wiliam H. Snow, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director of Counseling Psychology, North America

Research Interests: Research and program evaluation, professional identity, career development theories, social justice and, organizational leadership

  • Christopher Weaver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Director, Forensic Psychology Program

Research Interests: Assessment of malingered PTSD, contributions of PTSD to criminal offending, and psychopathy/PTSD co-occurrence

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