Faculty Interests

The faculty members of the Clinical Psychology specialization have diverse interests, which are reflected in the course content of the classes they teach and in articles written for national and international publications. These interests include child and adult psychopathology; human motivation and attitudes; psychopharmacology; women’s issues; legal and ethical issues in psychology; multicultural issues; cognitive behavior therapy; abnormal psychology; gerontology (normal and pathological aging, health psychology); personality tests assessment; and social competence promotion. Students are also encouraged to work with faculty from other program specialization areas, such as Experimental or School psychology. Sample research and teaching interests are listed below:

  • Child and adolescent development and disorders
  • Therapeutic techniques with multicultural populations
  • Social competence promotion in children
  • Adult psychopathology
  • Crisis management
  • Motivation and behavior
  • Behavior therapy
  • Mental health and aging

More detailed information on faculty interests can be found in the faculty's CVs, which can be accessed at Psychology faculty are committed to involving graduate students in their projects. Faculty frequently present brown bag lunch presentations related to their current research or clinical experiences. This has proven to be a successful format for students to learn about faculty projects and select faculty mentors.