James A Garbanati, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Clinical Ph.D. program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University on the Los Angeles campus. He is in the Multi-interest option. He was hired at CSPP in 1990, was Program Director from 2014-2017, and has returned to the faculty. His Ph.D is in Developmental Psychobiology obtained at the Biobehavioral Sciences Program at the University of Connecticut. He has taught courses in Research Practicum, Principles in Research Design, Research in Applied Settings, Ethics and Law, History and Systems and Biological Aspects of Behavior. His current interests include growth during stressful experiences and Narrative Psychology (story telling as a form of mental health information dissemination).
Assessing adverse and beneficial responses to stress from the acute to chronic, the latter including health conditions. Assessing these responses within a cultural context and considering individual personality characteristics, such as the trait of mindfulness. Determining factors that distinguish adverse stress responses from psychological growth.
Systemic analysis of mental health: program evaluation of health and mental health agencies
PhD, University of Connecticut