Debra Bekerian

Debra Bekerian | Interim Program Director

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology (PhD)
  • Fresno Campus

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.


Dr Bekerian received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating she worked for the Medical Research Council's Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK, where she was a senior research scientist on applied memory and trauma projects. She then worked for the University of East London, as a Reader in the School of Psychology. While in the UK she received training as a gestalt practitioner, and is currently licensed under the UK Health and Care Professions Council.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1978


  • Basic Foundations of Clinical Diagnosis and Intervention
  • PsyD Proposal Development
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Supervision Seminar



Bekerian, D.A. (2006). Libraries: Linking the Past to the Future. Big C . Beijing, China


Stokes, D., Dritschel, B. & Bekerian, D.A. (2005). The effect of burn injury on adolescents autobiographical memory. Behaviour Research and Therapy'


Bekerian, D. A. & Levey, A. B. (2005). Applied Psychology: Integrating theory and practice. Oxford, Eng: Oxford University Press

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