Clinical Psychology (PsyD) San Diego Faculty
Associate Program Director and Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CSPP
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1994, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Research interests: Multicultural psychology and cultural competency in clinical practice; Asian/Asian American mental health; family systems theory and therapy; feminism and women’s issues; qualitative research methodology.
Associate Professor and Interim Program Director
PsyD, Psychology, 1992, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Research interests: Psychodynamic theory, attachment and personality; obesity and weight loss; prevention of eating disorders; suicide and bereavement; multicultural issues applied in clinical settings; feminism.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2008, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
Research interests: Eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, health behaviors.
Steven F. Bucky
Distinguished Professor; Director of Professional Training (San Diego)
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1970, University of Cincinnati
Research interests: Childhood psychopathology; chemical dependency; alcoholic family; children of alcoholics; forensic psychology; ethics; sports psychology.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, 1970, University of Texas
Research interests: Life span development (development, adjustment, psychopathology among, and treatment for, children, adolescents, and adults from a psychoanalytic perspective); psychology of women; gender identity development; application of psychoanalytic theories (attachment and object relations theory); education and training in psychology; professional ethics; and clinical supervision.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1983, University of Michigan
Research interests: Reproductive trauma and other topics related to the reproductive process (the development of parental identity, choices about childbearing, and parenting issues for non-traditional individuals and couples); psychoanalytic approaches to the understanding of human development, attachment, personality, and psychotherapy.
PhD, Psychology, 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Research interests: Couple and family process; family stress and resilience; family caregivers of the mentally ill; intimacy; mindfulness-based psychotherapy; incorporating mindfulness into clinical training
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2012, University of North Dakota
Research interests: Intimate partner violence and ethnically diverse family relationships; trauma and attachment; multicultural and community psychology; recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse graduate students; Native American/Alaska Native/& Indigenous mental health and wellness; ethnicity and underage substance use; child welfare system involvement, trauma and resilience; feminism and women’s issues (e.g. reproductive justice); cultural competency in mental health services; community-based participatory action research; mixed methods research.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1975, Catholic University
Research interests: Projective tests; differential diagnoses; workplace violence prevention; school violence prevention
Associate Professor; Fellow, Rockway Institute
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2005, New School for Social Research
Research interests: Adjustment and development in response to existentially threatening life events; the role of self-regulation, social support and individualism-collectivism on same; non-individualistic conceptualizations of lifespan developmental outcomes; religion and spirituality in physical, mental and social health; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1971, University of Cincinnati
Research interests: Family studies; divorce; stepfamilies; custody evaluations; parenting; siblings; cultural issues in interpersonal violence; graduate psychology education and training.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2010, Antioch University
Research interests: Cross-cultural psychology of trauma and addiction; biculturalism; mental health prevention among Southeast Asian Americans; cognitive and cultural re.silience
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2007, Boston University
Research interests: Adult anxiety disorders including PTSD/trauma; Cognitive Behavioral Therapies; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy; mindfulness; emotion regulation; health issues including chronic pain and overweight/obesity
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2001, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Research interests: Personality assessment instruments with an emphasis on the MMPI-2/MMPI-A; assessment instruments use among practicing clinicians; standard of care practices; suicide; clinical work with adolescents.
Steven R. Thorp
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2001, University of Nevada, Reno; ABPP (Clinical Psychology)
Research Interests: Psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults, particularly in veteran populations and older adult populations. Psychotherapy outcome trials, including technologies for augmenting psychotherapy.