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Notable Faculty Accomplishments: 

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D., was appointed the inaugural chair of the psychology department chair at Palo Alto University in a three-year position to assist the university in departmental restructuring. This position will streamline the various degree programs at Palo Alto University and support PAU’s mission to improve the field of mental health through research, clinical work, and teaching. PAU’s Nancy Haug, Ph.D. will serve as assistant chair of the psychology department.



RISE Lab principle investigator, Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D. was featured in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s People on the Move.  {Link:  Balsam's feature }

Notable Student Accomplishments: 



Current 3rd year lab member Jonathan Clinkenbeard presenting a poster at the 2019 APA conference entitled: The Role of Community Involvement in Determining Resiliency to Substance Use Disorders Among a Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men.

Current 4th-year lab member Dottie Gill presenting a poster at the 2018 annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Current 3rd-year lab member Elizabeth Savarese, presenting a poster at the 2018 annual convention of the American Psychological Association.


Notable Alumni Accomplishments:

Predair Robinson, Ph.D., is congratulated on his appointment to the position of Director of the SGIC (Sexuality, Gender, and Identities Clinic) at The Gronowski Center. 


Michael Richards, Ph.D., is congratulated on beginning a new position as a clinical supervisor at The Gronowski Center.


Jayme Peta, Ph.D., was appointed as the Associate Director of the Office of Professional Advising and Development  at Palo Alto University (OPAD). OPAD helps to provide mentoring and clinical placement services to the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program students.   Dr. Jayme Peta is in the position previously filled by Drs. Chen and Eaton, which was formerly titled "Practicum Coordinator" and is now titled "Associate Director, OPAD". Dr. Peta collaborates with faculty, staff and sites to advise and teach our Ph.D. students for clinical practicum. Dr. Peta also provides quality assurance of our external practicum sites and training. 

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