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Jacqueline Fahey

Jacqueline Fahey, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor with CSPP’s Sacramento Campus. Dr. Fahey completed her APA-accredited internship with a community mental health agency, Family Service and Guidance Center, in Topeka, Kansas. She then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the UC Davis Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Clinic in Sacramento, California. She has previously held positions with Job Corps Sacramento, the Division of Juvenile Justice, the Mather VA, and California State Prison – Sacramento. 

Dr. Fahey has participated in numerous research projects and teams, however, her primary research interest is in the field of health psychology. Dr. Fahey has been completing research in this field since her undergraduate career. In 2016, Dr. Fahey traveled with fellow graduate students to rural villages in Vietnam to examine the impact of introducing health behavior change on the rates of parasitic disease. She then completed an additional qualitative research study that reviewed the impact of completing international research on graduate students' professional development. In addition to her research experience, she has extensive training in working with children ages 0-5, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Exposure and Response Prevention for anxiety disorders. She is also passionate about teaching, supervision, and social justice. 

Professional Interests

Children/adolescents/family therapy; trauma; crisis response and intervention; play therapy; sandtray therapy; ethics; health psychology; professional development of graduate students

Education and Certifications

Psy.D. from California School Professional Psychology, Sacramento (2019)
M.A. from California School Professional Psychology, Sacramento (2017)
B.S. from Santa Clara University (2014)

Introduction to Psychotherapy
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Fahey, J. E. (2018). The Impact of the Mother-Son Relationship on Expressions of Aggression in Young Adulthood (Doctoral dissertation). CSPP at Alliant International University, Sacramento, CA. Defended Spring 2018.


Plante, T. G., Opezzo, M. A., Diaz, L. A., Pistoresi, S., Santos, M., Fahey, J. E., Kay, E., Britton, B., & Khan, S. (2014). The Influence of Exercise Environment and Gender on Mood and Exertion. International Journal of Exercise Science, 7(3), 220-227.



Fahey, J., Swanson, S., & Petersen, S. (2017, August). Imagine the Possibilities: The Impact of Conducting International Research. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.


Burns, J., Swanson, S., Lor, M., Schlinger, J., Pasha, S., Galvez, V., Fahey, J., Schumacher, J., Nicholson, V., Bobb, K., Baity, M. (2017, March). The Use of the Ego-Resiliency Scale (ER89-R) in Measuring Resiliency Among Combat Veterans. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, California.


Kay, E., Plante, T. G. Santos, M., Diaz, L., Lara, M., Britton, B., Moreno, P. E., Khan, S., Sia, M., & Fahey, J. (2013, March). The influence of gender, narcissism, and fitness environment on exercise exertion and mood. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.