A primary objective of the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program is to provide students with an opportunity to initiate and participate in research projects of interest to them. In addition to the completion of a quantitative master's thesis, students are encouraged to present their research at regionally and nationally based research conferences.
Students in the MS program value open, transparent, reproducible science. Student presentations at the 2018 Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, will be located on Open Science Framework.
- Congratulations to Halleh Hashtpari (Cal Lutheran MS Clinical ’14) for winning the 2017 MS Clinical Psychology Alumni Award! Read More.
- Congratulations to Halleh Hashtpari (Cal Lutheran MS Clinical ’14) for her admission to the PhD program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah!
- Congratulations to Varvara Toma (Cal Lutheran MS Clinical '16) for her admission to the PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Alliant University in San Diego!
- View Photo. Congratulations to Chanel Kouhanim (current MS Clinical Student) for receiving a Cal Lutheran Graduate Student Travel Award to APA’s Annual Convention in Denver, CO! She also received an Apple iWatch for being the APA Quest 2016 grand prize winner.
- Congratulations to Joseph Ramirez (current MS Clinical Student) for receiving a Cal Lutheran Graduate Student Travel Award to APA’s Annual Convention in Denver, CO!
Selected Master's Theses
- "Relationship Satisfaction Across Sexual Orientation", by Samuel Van Buskirk (September, 2013)
- "Identity Integration and the Psychological Well-Being of Iranian Americans", by Halleh Hashtpari (May, 2014)
- Clinical Issues and Populations
- "Management of Experiential Avoidance in a College Population", by Alba Rocío Andrade (August, 2011)
- "The Effects of Community Violence and Substance Abuse on Adolescent Violent Behavior", by Yael De Leon (May, 2014)
- "Bullying and Depression in Children with Autism", by Danielle Epler (May, 2013)
- Quality of Life and Positive Psychology
- "Parable of the Servant: Attachment to God and Defensive Religion", by Stephanie Bucks (May, 2014)
- "Exploration of Adolescent Hope through Adolescent-Parent Relationships and Goals", by Jennifer Haeringer (May, 2014)
Selected Conference Presentations
Gerson, M. J., Gerson, M. W., Georgeff, J., Randazzo, K., Fernandez, T., *Conceicao, I., ... *Renee, N. T. (2016). Exploring Theory of Mind: Relationship Between Autism Spectrum Characteristics, Eyetracking, and Cognitive Impressions of a Magic Presentation.
*Aguilar, M., & Holder, L. (2016, April). The effects of culture on the Latina woman’s perceptions of intimate partner violence. Presented at the California Lutheran University Festival of Scholars, Thousand Oaks, CA.
*Igarashi, Y., Sharma, R. N. (2016, April). Personal happiness in relation to culture. Poster presented at the annual Festival of Scholars Conference at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA.
- *Graham, Z., & Bedics, J. D. (2016, April). Interpersonal influences and drinking habits in a college sample. Poster presented at the annual Festival of Scholars Conference at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. View poster
- *Ramirez, J.A., *Kouhanim, C.S., *McKinley, H., Bedics, J.D. & Linehan, M.M. (2016, August). Clients Perceptions of Therapists After Alliance Rupture-Repairs in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
- *Toma, V., & Bedics, J.D. (2016, April). Interpersonal Complementarity in the Therapeutic Relationship during Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Convention, Long Beach, CA.
*Neeley, A., & Bedics, J. D. (2016, May). Interpersonal dependence, emotion, and behavior during social interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA. View poster
*Stuntz, T. C., *Moncharsh, A., & Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). Therapeutic Process and focus on client avoidance of difficult topics and emotions in-session and the use of coping skills. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
*Denotes Cal Lutheran Student