M.S. Psychology (Online)

Faculty

Palo Alto Students

The M.S. Psychology professors draw from their academic studies and professional experience to provide students with the background they will need to be successful to prepare for a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related fields.  The faculty members are primarily full-time PAU faculty who teach in the doctoral programs.  They typically teach the same courses on campus as they do in this program.

Core Program 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

Research Interests: LGBT psychology, women and gender, same-sex and heterosexual couples, trauma, CBT

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

Research Interests: Aging, Neuropsychology, and 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

Research Interests: Pediatric psychology; chronic illness; bereavement; psychology and law.

Research Interests: Areas of Emphasis: Professional Identity, Child Development

Research Interests: Negotiation of social identity across contexts; intersectionality of social identities; stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup processes; racial and ethnic identity processes among Black immigrants

  • 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

Associated Program Faculty

Research Interests: Psychopharmacology

Research Interests: Neuroscience, Pain Management, Mood Disorders, CAM treatments & the brain

Research Interests: Areas of Emphasis: Child development, child psychopathology

Research Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychopathology

Research Interests: Neurospychology, Cognitive and Personality Assessment

Research Interests: Positive psychology, developmental psychopathology, child assessment, resilience, evolutionary psychology.

  • 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

Other Contributors

  • 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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