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Matthew Yalch, PhD


Assistant Professor

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Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University (2016)

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University (2012)

M.ILR, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University (2006)

B.A., Psychology and Religious Studies, Cornell University (2002)


Matthew Yalch, Ph.D., is a licensed therapist and assistant professor teaching primarily in the Ph.D. program at Palo Alto University. After completing his graduate work in clinical psychology at Michigan State University, he completed his doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, where he maintains clinical and research collaborations.

Dr. Yalch’s clinical interests include multi-method personality assessment, the treatment of PTSD and co-occurring conditions, and Motivational Interviewing. His primary research interest involves the intersection of personality and trauma, which often includes the application of advanced statistical methods. He is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Society for Personality Assessment, and several divisions 2, 32, 39, and 56 of the American Psychological Association.

Areas of Interest:

Teaching: personality assessment; introductory and advanced statistics

Research: trauma and co-occurring problems; structure and assessment of personality; application of Bayesian statistics; teaching and pedagogy

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