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Ph.D. Clinical Psychology: Research Labs

All students in the Ph.D. 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.  The Research Groups only accept Ph.D. students from Palo Alto University.

Students entering research labs in 2017-18

  • The deadline for submitting your applications to each of the research groups to which you are applying is Monday, April 10, 2017 at midnight
  • You will be notified of your research group placement on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00pm.
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Aging, Neuropsychology, and Depression

Rowena Gomez, Ph.D.

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Psychological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Issues of Aging Research Group

Sherry Beaudreau, Ph.D.

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Behavioral Research and Assessment in Neuropsychology (BRAIN)

Rayna Hirst, Ph.D.

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CBT with Anxious Youth

Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP

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Child Psychopathology & Treatment

Robert Russell, Ph.D.

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Children and Adolescents Psychotherapy and Technology

Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D.

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

Yan Leykin, Ph.D.

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

Bruce Bongar, Ph.D.

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Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychological Assessment

James Moses, Ph.D.

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College Student Substance Abuse

Amie Haas, Ph.D.

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Culture, Community, and Global Mental Health 

Sita G. Patel, Ph.D.

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Depression, Technology and Latino Health

Alinne Barrera, Ph.D.

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Early Intervention Clinic

Matthew Cordova, Ph.D. & Josef Ruzek, Ph.D.

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Emotion, Cognition, and Neuropsychology Lab

Stacie Warren, Ph.D.

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Empowerment and Violence Prevention, Mood Disorders, and Neuropsychology

Jennifer Keller, Ph.D.

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Ethnic Minority Mental Health

Joyce Chu, Ph.D.

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Ethnic Youth Resilience

Alvin Thomas, Ph.D.

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Chris Weaver, Ph.D.

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Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health

Daryn Reicherter, Ph.D.

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i4Health - Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health

Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.

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Interpersonal Relationships and Applied Methodologies (IRAM)

Robert Wickham, Ph.D.

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Juvenile Forensic

Amanda M. Fanniff, Ph.D.

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LGBT and Gender 

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D.

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Meditation and Psychotherapy

Lynn Waelde, Ph.D.

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Multicultural Suicide Research Center

Bruce Bongar, Ph.D.,  Joyce Chu, Ph.D., & Peter Goldblum, Ph.D. MPH

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Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Issues of Aging 

Sherry A. Beaudreau, Ph.D.

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Pediatric Psychology

 Wendy Packman, J.D., Ph.D

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Personality and Social Norms

Janice Habarth, Ph.D. 

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Psychology and Law

Wendy Packman, J.D., Ph.D.

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Larry Beutler, Ph.D.

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Research on Neurobiological Correlates and Cognitive Processes in Psychiatric Conditions

Tilman Schulte, Ph.D.

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Risk and Resilience Research Lab

Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

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Trauma, Dissociation and PTSD

Lynn Waelde, Ph,D.

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