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Faculty Research and Clinical Interests

Clinical Psychology Faculty
The core clinical faculty consists of full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty in the Department of Psychology who meet the professional standards for specialization in clinical psychology including an earned doctorate from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and a valid Missouri license to practice psychology. Core clinical faculty represent a diversity of theoretical orientations and approaches, and serve as clinical supervisors for Clinical Vertical Team and as research mentors for students' theses, dissertations, and other research projects. All clinical faculty members accept students for mentoring of theses and dissertations. For the current academic year, the core clinical faculty are:

Kira Banks, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research interests: Race and racial Identity, discrimination and mental health, diversity and inclusion.
Teaching Interests: Human Diversity, Abnormal, Human Services Practicum

Jeffrey Gfeller, Ph.D. (Ohio University)
Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Administrative responsibilities: Chair, Department of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Clinical neuropsychology (age-related changes in cognition and cognitive sequelae of mild head injury), hypnosis, neuropsychological assessment, solution-focused therapy, behavioral medicine and health psychology.
Teaching: Clinical Assessment I; Neuropsychological Assessment; Fundamentals of Neuropsychology; Research Vertical Team  

Paul J. Handal, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Community psychology and primary prevention; psychotherapy outcome; religion and mental health, death anxiety, family conflict
and adjustment.
Teaching: Ethics and Professional Issues; Clinical Vertical
Team; Research Vertical Team

Honore M. Hughes, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina)
Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Clinical child psychology; family violence;
children of battered women; treatment of physical and/or sexual abuse; parent
training; parent attitudes; graduate training in clinical child psychology.
Teaching: Clinical Child Psychopathology; Clinical Child Interventions; Human Diversity; Lifespan Developmental Clinical Psychology; Research Vertical Team

David A. S. Kaufman, Ph.D. (University of Florida)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Clinical neuropsychology; attention and cognitive flexibility; electrophysiology; multimodal neuroimaging; neuropsychological effects of traumatic brain injury and aging.
Teaching Interests: Fundamentals of neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, abnormal psychology.

Michael J. Ross, Ph.D., ABPP (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Administrative responsibilities: Director, Clinical Psychology Program;
Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Admissions
Research and clinical interests: Social cognition; self-schematic information
processing; rehabilitation psychology; rehabilitation of athletes following injury;
psychotherapy duration; ethical beliefs and practices; professional issues.
Teaching: Clinical Interventions; Sport Psychology; Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Jillon S. Vander Wal, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Coordinator, Predoctoral Internships
Research and clinical interests: Eating disorders; obesity; health behavior change;
depression; anxiety disorders; empirically supported treatments
Teaching: Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Psychometric Theory; Clinical
Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Terri L. Weaver, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Coordinator, Written Preliminary Examinations
Research and clinical interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
psychological and physical sequelae of traumatic events, especially family
violence and sexual assault; psychological impact of violence-related injury;
treatment outcome research; mental health treatment with war-exposed refugee
populations.
Teaching: Psychopathology; Psychology of Trauma; Clinical Vertical Team; Research Vertical Team

Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D. (University of Memphis)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research and clinical interests: Addictions, including gambling, college student
hazardous drinking, alcohol use disorders, cocaine and opiate dependence,
interventions for addictions including motivational interviewing, contingency
management, and cognitive behavior therapy; exercise adherence, health behavior
change; sports psychology including performance enhancement and player
assessment.
Teaching: Addictions Interventions; Research Vertical Team

 


Additional Clinical Faculty
Full and part-time, nontenure-track clinical faculty contribute to the clinical psychology program through teaching, research, supervision and/or administration. For the current academic year, these additional clinical faculty include:

Phyllis Terry Friedman, Ph.D. (California School of Professional Psychology)
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology
Administrative responsibilities: Director of the Psychological Services Center

P. Tyler Roskos, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Assistant Research Professor and Clinical Supervisor

Peter Brawer, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University)
Adjunct Instructor

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