Luli Emmons

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(650) 433-3845 


Vice President for Professional Development, Associate Professor


A licensed psychologist in California, a PGSP alumnus, and Vice President of PGSP’s Office of Professional Advising and Development, Luli Emmons works closely with graduate students throughout their pre-doctoral clinical training.  She also coordinates the PGSP Educational Stipends for Clinical Psychologists Program.

Before coming to Palo Alto University, Dr. Emmons was the Executive Director of the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), and Training Coordinator for the City of Berkeley Department of Mental Health Services.  Her background includes over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in community mental health, professional psychology education and training, and private practice. Dr. Emmons is Past-President (2008) of the Alameda County Psychological Association. She organized and chaired a national conference on internship issues, “The Half-Time Internship: Coming into the Mainstream”, and has been actively involved in the development of the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit. She also participated in the development of and served as the first Chair of the Bay Area Practicum Training Collaborative (BAPIC). 

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas

Professional Standards: Internship Advising; clinical training in professional psychology; international standards and credentialing in psychology; community mental health; program development; consultation.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (1989)
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Lone Mountain College, San Francisco (1978)
B.A., Art, University of California, Berkeley (1972)

Talks and Lectures

Cornish, J., Dorn, R., Emmons, L., Lambert, S. (2013, August). Utilizing Consortium and Part-Time Models to Address the Psychology Internship Shortage. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Wise, E., Grus, C., Emmons, L., Hatcher, R., Mangione, L. & McCutcheon, S. (2011, August). The Realities of Practicum Training: A Survey of Practicum Site Coordinators.Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Emmons, L., Chu, J., Wong, J. & Estupian, G. (2010, August). Collaborative academic, community, and state model training public psychologists. Co-chair, Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA

Emmons, L., Berry, S., & Nutt, R. (2010, February).  Increasing Internships: Local Action.  Chair, Panel presented at the 2010 Joint Conference of Training Councils in Psychology, Orlando, FL

Emmons, L., Mangione, L., Grus, C., Peterson, R., Thorp, S. & Humphreys, K. (2007, August). Future directions for internship training in professional psychology. Co-Chair, Symposium presented at the  American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

Websites and Other Relevant Links

Psychology Internship Development Toolkit

Selected Publications

Hatcher, R.L., Wise, E.H., Grus, C.L., Mangione, L., Emmons, L. (2012). Inside the practicum in professional psychology: A survey of practicum site coordinators. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6 (4), 220-228.

Chu, J.P., Emmons, L., Wong, J., Goldblum, P., Reiser, R., Barrera, A.Z., & Byrd-Olmstead, J. (2012). The public psychology doctoral training model: Training clinical psychologists in community mental health competencies and leadership. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6 (2), 76-83.

Chu, J.P., Emmons, L., Wong, J., Goldblum, P., Reiser, R., Barrera, A.Z. & Byrd-Olmstead, J. (2012). Public psychology: A competency model for professional psychologists in community mental health.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(1), 39-49.

Psychology Internship Development Toolkit by Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC). (2009, 2013). Berry, S., Campbell, C. (Chair), Daily, K., Emmons, L., Grus, C., Hutchings, P., Mangione, L., Nutt, R., & Siegel, W. Online document:

Emmons, L., Kenkel, M., Newman, G., Perl, R., & Mangione, L. (2006). A framework for half-time internship training in psychology.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(6), 643-650.

Mangione, L., VandeCreek, L., Emmons, L., McIlvried, J., Carpenter, D., & Nadkarni, L. (2006). Unique internship structures that expand trainin

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