M.S. in Psychology
(Online)

Faculty

Palo Alto Students

The program's 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 for the most part, 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
    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 <br />Chair, Institutional Review Board <br />Research Group Advisor, Pediatric Psychology<br /> Research Group Advisor, Psychology and Law
    Research Interests: Pediatric psychology; chronic illness; bereavement; psychology and law.
  • Robert Russell, Ph.D., Professor
    Research Interests: Areas of Emphasis: Professional Identity, Child Development
  • Teceta Tormala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor <br />Co-Director, PAU Ph.D. Academic Advising Center
    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

  • Glenn M. Callaghan, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
    Research Interests: Psychopharmacology
  • Pamela Ng, Ph.D. Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Neuroscience, Pain Management, Mood Disorders, CAM treatments & the brain
  • Raazhan Rae-Seebach, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Areas of Emphasis: Child development, child psychopathology
  • Lois Sharp, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychopathology
  • Simon Tan, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    Research Interests: Neurospychology, Cognitive and Personality Assessment
  • Naomi Wagner, Ph.D., Associated Faculty
    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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