Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor and Core Faculty member of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D Program for the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed postdoctoral research fellowships in geriatric psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and at the University of California, San Diego. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, and licensed as a psychologist in California.
Dr. Thorp is the past Division Director at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, and he served as Program Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinical Team there for 7 years. He also served as the Co-Chief of the Psychotherapy Unit in the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health. He has expertise in psychotherapy with veterans who have experienced psychological trauma. He has been the recipient of more than six million dollars in grant funding for Randomized Control Trials investigating clinical outcomes of psychotherapy for PTSD using telehealth technologies (i.e., telemedicine). He has authored more than 70 publications and has made over 100 presentations at regional and national conferences. He is also in private practice, where he provides assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapies (including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other Third Wave CBT approaches). Dr. Thorp teaches courses in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Diversity and Trauma, and Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior.