PsyD in Clinical Psychology Alumni Award

Spring 2016

Daniel Knauss, PsyD


Dan Knauss graduated from Cal Lutheran with a BS degree in Psychology, completed the MFT degree at CalLutheran, and then was part of the 2015 graduating class of the PsyD program with a GPA of 3.99. His dissertation was titled, Heterogeneity Amongst Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Typological Approach. He finished his program at an APA accredited doctoral internship at the University of Northern Arizona Campus Health Services and went on work as a staff psychologist at the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. He was just awarded a four year psychology fellowship at Austen Riggs Center in advanced psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic studies. This highly respected fellowship accepts only two psychology fellows a year from the entire country. His contributions to the profession have included presentations at various peer-reviewed conferences and educational trainings.