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M.S. Psychology Faculty

Global Online + One-Week Residency

Faculty in the Palo Alto University online M.S. Psychology Ph.D. Prep program are experienced researchers and clinicians.

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M.S. Psychology professors draw from their academic work and professional experience to prepare students for doctoral studies in clinical psychology or related fields. Nearly half are full-time PAU faculty who also teach in the doctoral programs. They typically teach the same courses in this online program as they do on campus.

The following individuals represent faculty for the program. This is a partial list of the professors students will work with. Each name below is linked to the faculty member's bio.

Core Faculty

Kimberly Balsam, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research (CLEAR), and the Co-Director of the LGBTQ Emphasis Area

  • Selected interests: LGBT psychology, same-sex and heterosexual couples

Lian Bloch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

  • Selected interests: emotion, emotion regulation

Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Member of the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

  • Selected interests: internalizing disorders in youth; internet and mobile phone applications for delivering mental health services and education

Rowena Gomez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training for the Ph.D. Program

  • Selected interests: aging, neuropsychology, depression

Wendy Packman, Ph.D., J.D., Professor and Director, Joint J.D.-Ph.D. Program in Psychology and Law; Chair, Institutional Review Board; Research Group Advisor, Pediatric Psychology Research Group; Advisor, Psychology and Law

  • Selected interests: pediatric psychology; chronic illness; bereavement; psychology and law

Sita Patel, Ph.D., Core Assistant Professor

  • Selected interests: cultural and community psychology; immigration and acculturation among adolescents and families

Associated Faculty

Glenn M. Callaghan, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor

  • Interest: psychopharmacology

Kristen Capuozzo, J.D. Ph.D., Adjunct Professor

  • Selected interests: cognitive processes, social psychology, judgment and decision making in trial law

Olga Rosito, Ph.D., Associated Faculty

  • Selected interests: trauma, older adults, end-of-life and caregiver issues, mindfulness based practices

Simon Tan, Ph.D., Associated Faculty

  • Selected interests: neuropsychology, cognitive and personality assessment

Naomi Wagner, Ph.D., Associated Faculty

  • Selected interests: positive psychology, developmental psychopathology, evolutionary psychology.
 
 
 

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