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A Message from the President - November 2018

Reflecting upon the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to express my gratitude to our vital and resilient Palo Alto University community. I am inspired daily by our richly diverse community, commitment to service, and the outstanding work by our Read more »

The Military Veteran Experience and Lessons Learned

By Colonel (Retired) William H. Snow, Ph.D. PAU Chair, Department of Counseling   The following keynote address was delivered by Dr. Snow at the Palo Alto City Veterans Day Recognition Event on Nov. 5 Read more »

Psychology Department Appointments Announced

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D., chair of PAU Department of Psychology and professor, announced the appointment of faculty to leadership positions within the department. Nancy Haug, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Associate Chair of the Read more »

From the Office to the Streets: PAU Alumna Trades Inpatient Work for Unique Outpatient Pilot Program in San Mateo County

When Amar A.B. Robinson completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at PAU in 2015, she never imagined she would be spending her time working with the homeless, inmates at the county jail, and collaborating with police while conducting Read more »

PAU’s Sita G. Patel, Ph.D., to Offer Global Perspective on Healing After Trauma During Commonwealth Club Talk Nov. 15

Sita G. Patel, Ph.D., PAU associate professor of clinical psychology and board member of Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR), has been selected to speak about the traumatic experience of refugees and victims of human rights violations during a Read more »

First Person: PAU’s Gronowski Center Trains Doctoral Students as Clinic Directors

Excellence in teaching and clinical practice, as well as improving lives through service to our community, are core to PAU’s mission. The university’s Gronowski Center is a wonderful example of where these attributes are lived Read more »

PAU Professor Robert D. Friedberg Named Guilford Press “Author of the Month”

PAU Professor Robert D. Friedberg, Ph.D., ABPP, ACT leads the child and family emphasis area at PAU and is director and research group advisor for the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth. His professional passion is cognitive Read more »


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Palo Alto University Public Statement Regarding Professor Christine Blasey Ford

Contact: Rebecca Levy (650) 433-3838rlevy@paloaltou.edu Palo Alto CA – Palo Alto University (PAU) professor Christine Blasey Ford is Read more »

PAU Student Club Presents Speaker Series on Trauma

Palo Alto University’s student trauma club, the Association of Traumatic Stress Studies (ATSS), is presenting a speaker series featuring six speakers who are experts in the field of trauma. Two speakers each quarter will present one-hour Read more »

A Voice at the Table: The Role of Psychologists in Public Policy

Whether advocating for changes in mental health legislation or bringing civility and respect to the legislative process, psychologists can play an important role in shaping public policy. That was the message during a symposium titled “ Read more »



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