M.A. in Counseling Psychology


Key themes you will hear repeatedly from the faculty are Culture, Family and Community Mental Health, Social Justice, International Education, Multicultural Competency, and Evidenced Based Treatment. Palo Alto University’s program faculty are committed to internationalizing counseling and psychology to reach into world cultures in order to make a difference with underserved populations around the globe. The following faculty are just a partial list of who we have committed to help you make you your own personal impact on the human condition, both in the United States and abroad.

Core Program Faculty

  • Timothy Baima, Ph.D., LMFT, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training
    Research Interests: Family therapy; children and adolescents; 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 <br />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.
  • Keri Clark, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychopathology and psychotherapy
  • Sharon C. Graff, M.A., M.F.T., Adjunct Professor
    Research Interests: Counseling psychology, developmental psychology, working with at-risk youth, effective parenting, adolescent-based interventions, and developmental change.
  • Dee Marx-Kelly, M.A., LMFT, Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Counseling law and ethics, certified in internal family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment of anxiety and depression
  • Karen Roller, Ph.D., MFT, Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Attachment, somatic psychotherapy
  • Lois Sharp, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychopathology
  • Sheilah Siegel, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    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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