Palo Alto University News

PAU Statement on the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Dear PAU Community: Today’s guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial brings up a multitude of feelings and reactions, particularly for our Black students, faculty, staff and their allies. The verdict comes with a palpable Read more »

Year of the Pandemic at PAU: Reflections from President Maureen O'Connor

  It’s been a year since COVID-19 first upended our world in ways few would have imagined. We asked President O’Connor to look back on the last 12 months for which there was no roadmap. Here are excerpts from our recent Read more »

Getting on Board with Going Online

  Digital therapy tools have been around for years, but most clients and counselors still opted for therapy in traditional settings. When the COVID-19 lockdown hit a year ago, though, they had to make the switch. Read more »

PAU’s Dr. Jorge Wong Appointed to APA Council of Representatives

  Jorge Wong, Ph.D., PAU alumnus, Trustee and faculty member was recently named to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives.    The Council of Representatives (COR) is the Read more »

Health Care Worker Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Reach Crisis Proportions During Pandemic

  An Inside Look at This Complex Societal Challenge Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm (PT)   Never before has the issue of worker burnout and compassion fatigue exacted such a Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Byrd-Olmstead, Ph.D., Brings Humanity to Technology

   PAU alumna Jessica Byrd-Olmstead, Ph.D., describes her career as an adventure, a river trip with many twists and turns. Lots of rapids, too, it seems.   Read more »

MLK Event to Focus on Need for Mental Health Services in Minority Communities

  Rev. Floyd Thompkins of Foundation for Justice and Peace to Speak Read more »


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