Clinical Psychology (PhD) Fresno Faculty

Our program faculty are actively engaged in applied research and publishing exciting new work in their field, which improves professional services, influences policy and changes lives. This level of engagement provides our students with opportunities to become connected to their professional communities and gain valuable research and presentation experience—co-authoring papers with faculty, presenting posters and serving in leadership roles in student divisions of professional associations.

Core Faculty

Debra Bekerian
Professor and Interim Program Director, Fresno
PhD, Psychology, 1978, University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Adult and child event memory (qualitative/quantitative paradigms); child development, including impact of abuse on development and attachment; cognitive models of trauma; applied psychology.

Kevin J. O’Connor
Distinguished Professor; Coordinator, Ecosystemic Clinical Child Psychology Emphasis; Director, Ecosystemic Play Therapy Training Center; Interim Coordinator, Health Psychology Emphasis; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1980, University of Toledo
Research interests: Caregiver-child interactions; Marschak Interaction Method Rating System; Therapist-Child Interaction Rating System; child psychotherapy process; therapist child interactions; play therapy.

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