Carolyn Allard

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Carolyn Allard

Associate Professor & Program Director


Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University. Dr. Allard received her B.A. (Hons.) from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and has her Board Certification in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Before coming to CSPP, she served as Program Director of the Military Sexual Trauma & Interpersonal Trauma Clinic and San Diego Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health at the Veteran's Affairs San Diego Healthcare System for a little over 10 years. She is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego.

Dr. Allard has extensive experience in clinical practice, training and consultation with all levels of trainees and professionals; public education and advocacy; clinical research; program development and evaluation; and administration and leadership. She is a certified trainer and consultant for Cognitive Processing Therapy and consultant for Prolonged Exposure. Dr. Allard is also an active researcher, serving as principal investigator or co-investigator on several past and ongoing UC, VA, and Department of Defense funded multi-site clinical trials and other studies. Her program of research focuses on the impact of interpersonal trauma, including risk and resiliency factors, cultural moderators, and intervention implications. In particular, she is interested in the differential effects of interpersonal trauma versus non-interpersonal trauma, and specifically the roles of betrayal level and misplaced guilt in trauma outcomes. She has published and presented her research in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, and co-edited a special issue turned book. She is a frequently invited speaker and CEU presenter at local, national and international scientific and professional conferences, and has conducted numerous television and radio interviews. She is a member of several professional associations, serves on the editorial board of the American Psychological Association Division 56 (Trauma) Journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, and is an ad hoc reviewer for several other scientific journals.

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