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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Adult Psychopathology

This area provides students with research training in the general area of adult psychopathology. In addition to research opportunities in this area, clinical opportunities exist in the Psychology Clinic for working with a variety of clients from the community, including opportunities to work with forensic populations.  Clinical training is provided under a theoretically integrative perspective, incorporating cognitive, psychodynamic, and experiential theory and procedures.


Pullman clinical faculty associated with this area

Paul Kwon, Ph.D.
Etiology of depression, integration of cognitive and psychodynamic perspectives, cross-cultural issues

David Marcus, Ph.D.
Psychopathy, health anxiety, taxometrics, applying social psychology to clinical issues

Walt Scott, Ph.D.
Applications of personality science to clinical assessment, cognitive self-regulation, depression

Regional campus clinical faculty associated with this area

Dennis Dyck, Ph.D. (Spokane campus)
Clinical psychology; health psychology; serious and persistent mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia)

John M. Roll, Ph.D. (Spokane campus)
Developing, evaluating and disseminating evidence-based treatment of substance abuse disorders.  Developing protocols for implementing evidence based treatment for substance use disorders and mental health concerns in rural areas

Sarah Tragesser, Ph.D. (Tri-Cities campus)
Dimensional perspective on personality disorders; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Features of affective instability and impulsivity; personality and substance abuse (e.g., alcohol, non-medical use of prescription drugs)

Washington State University