PhD Clinical Psychology: Research Labs

All students in the PhD Clinical Psychology Program are required to participate in faculty-led research groups during their second and third years in the program – for 6 consecutive quarters.

Students entering research labs in 2021-22

  • The deadline for submitting your applications to each of the research groups to which you are applying is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm
  • You will be notified of research lab placement on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4:00pm.

IMPORTANT: The PAU Website is undergoing a campus-wide update and all webpages have been closed to programmatic revision.

To ensure that you have the most current and accurate detail regarding all research labs, please refer to this site.

To find out more about the PAU IRB process, CLICK HERE.


Research Lab Name Faculty More Information
ADDRESS Mental Health Lab Alayna Park, PhD Printable PDF

Aging, Neuropsychology, and Depression

Rowena Gomez, PhD

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Behavioral Research and Assessment in Neuropsychology (BRAIN)

Rayna Hirst, PhD

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Black Wellness and Liberation Lab Teceta Tormala, PhD Printable PDF
Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Science, and Treatment Lab (BESTLab) Janice Kuo, PhD Printable PDF
Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) Daniel Blonigen, PhD Printable PDF

CBT with Anxious Youth

Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP

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Children and Adolescents Psychotherapy and Technology

Eduardo Bunge, PhD

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Choice-making And Computer Technology for Unipolar depression (CACTUs) Lab

Yan Leykin, PhD

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Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory (CAN Lab) Virginia Sturm, PhD Printable PDF

Clinical Crises and Emergencies: Emergency and Disaster Psychology; the Psychology of Courage

Bruce Bongar, PhD

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Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychological Assessment

James Moses, PhD

** Not accepting new students

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Culture, Community, and Global Mental Health 

Sita G. Patel, PhD

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Depression, Technology and Latino Health

Alinne Barrera, PhD

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Developing Minds Lab Joan Christodoulou, PhD Printable PDF
Developmentally Informed Policy & Practice Amanda M. Fanniff, PhD Printable PDF

Early Intervention Clinic

Matthew Cordova, PhD & Josef Ruzek, PhD

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Emotion, Cognition, and Neuropsychology Lab

Stacie Warren, PhD

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Empowerment and Violence Prevention, Mood Disorders, & Neuropsychology Jennifer Keller, PhD Printable PDF

Ethnic Minority Mental Health

Joyce Chu, PhD

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Chris Weaver, PhD

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Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment Lab

Nancy A. Haug, PhD

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i4Health - Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health

Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD


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Interpersonal Relationships and Applied Methodologies (IRAM)

Robert Wickham, PhD

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Kramer Lab Joel Kramer, PsyD Printable PDF

Meditation and Psychotherapy

Lynn Waelde, PhD

** Not accepting new students


Multicultural Suicide Research Center

Bruce Bongar, PhD & Joyce Chu, PhD

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Palo Alto Addictions Research Center (PAARC) Amie Haas, PhD Printable PDF
Peace and Human Rights Lisa Brown, PhD ABPP Printable PDF

Personality and Social Norms

Janice Habarth, PhD

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REAL Lives Lab Liz McConnell, PhD Printable PDF
Research on Intersectional Sexual and Gender Identity Experiences (RISE) Kimberly F. Balsam, PhD Printable PDF

Research on Neurobiological Correlates and Cognitive Processes in Psychiatric Conditions

Tilman Schulte, PhD

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Risk and Resilience Research Lab

Lisa M. Brown, PhD, ABPP

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Socioemotional Neuropsychology Lab Kate Rankin, PhD Printable PDF
Staffaroni Lab Adam Staffaroni, PhD Printable PDF

Trauma, Dissociation and PTSD

Lynn Waelde, PhD

** Not accepting new students


Trauma and Personality Studies Matthew Yalch, PhD Printable PDF
Wellness in Aging Lab (WIN Lab) Kaci Fairchild, PhD Printable PDF