Originally from Illinois, Dr. Craig Landers received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and theatre arts. He moved to the Bay Area after his undergraduate degree and attended Palo Alto University, where he earned his master’s degree and doctor of philosophy in clinical psychology. Working in both clinical and academic settings since his graduation, Dr. Landers’ research interests include pet bereavement and the use of video games in therapy. His teaching philosophy includes helping students to find their passion for learning, as well as emphasizing the need for empathy in the field of clinical psychology. For self-care, Dr. Landers spends his own therapeutic time with his dachshund and watching classic game shows.