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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Advanced statistics

Research cluster on assessment, families and social issues

Psychometrics, statistics and research design

Introduction to professional psychology

Psychometric theory

Personality and family assessment; violent behavior and its prediction; gender roles; activism; sexuality and reproductive behavior; aesthetics and the experience of music; disaster preparedness

Khalid, A., Qadir, F., Werner, P. D., & Green, R.-J. (2014). Urdu translation of the California Inventory for Family Assessment for use in Pakistan. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 45, 367-387.

Tilt, A. C., Werner, P. D., Brown, D. F., Alam, H., Warshaw, A. L., Boulanger, A. B., et al. (in press). Low degree of formal education and musical experience predict degree of music-induced stress reduction in relatives and friends of patients: A single-center randomized controlled trial. Annals of Surgery.

Conrad, C., Konuk, Y., Werner, P. D., Cao, C. G., Warshaw, A., Rattner, D., Stangenberg, L., Ott, H., Jones, D. B., Miller, D. L., & Gee, D. (2012). A quality improvement study on avoidable stressors and countermeasures affecting surgical motor performance and learning. Annals of Surgery, 255, 1190-1194.

King, L. C., & Werner, P. D. (2011). Attachment, social support, and responses following the death of a companion animal. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 64, 119-141.

Ivanov, M., & Werner, P. D. (2010). Behavioral communication: Individual differences in communication style. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 19-23. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.02.033

Werner, P. D., Swope, A. J., & Heide, F. J. (2009). Music experience, ethnicity, and depression. Journal of Music Therapy, 46, 339-358.

Beaber, T. E., & Werner, P. D. (2009). The relationship between anxiety and sexual functioning in lesbians and heterosexual women. Journal of Homosexuality, 56, 639-654.

Conrad, C., Konuk, Y., Werner, P., Cao, C. G., Warshaw, A., Rattner, D., Jones, D. B., & Gee, D. (2009). Effect of defined auditory conditions vs. mental loading on the laparoscopic motor skill performance of experts. Surgical Endoscopy (online journal). DOI 10.1007/s00464-009-0772-0. .

For a complete list of Dr. Werner's publications visit: https://sites.google.com/site/pauldwernersite/Home/publications

Program Evaluation

Consultation on test development

Consultation on family assessment and on assessment of music experience

Methological and statistical consultation

Academic History and Background

BA, Psychology, New York University, New York, NY, 1969

MA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1972

PhD, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1976

Licensed Psychologist (License # Psy7408)

Fellow of the Western Psychological Association

Fellow of the American Psychological Association

Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment

Professional Practice and Community Service

Program evaluation, Consultation on test development, Methological and statistical consultation, Consultation on family assessment and on assessment of music experience

Volunteer teacher of Community Emergency Response Team classes

Member, Citizens Advisory Panel on Emergency Readiness and Response, Richmond CA Fire Department Office of Emergency Services