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A welcome break from scorching temperatures earlier in the week provided ideal conditions as Pacific University held commencement exercises for six schools of its College of Health Professions on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Forest Grove Campus.
Associate Professor Laura Edwards-Leeper
Expertise of Dr. Edwards-Leeper and the work of a team clinical psychology students she oversees are featured in The Atlantic magazine.
Lopes is an undergraduate psychology major and varsity soccer player at Pacific University. In November, he successfully passed the U.S. Citizenship test after several years of uncertain legal status prior to becoming a legal permanent resident.
Aaron Bergman Smiling
Aaron Bergman PhD ‘18, a Pacific University doctoral student in clinical psychology, believes smarthphones also have the potential to help people struggling to find lasting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
The name change aligns the school with national trends in healthcare, and psychology's role in these developments.
Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police describes the recent work of professors Michael Christopher and Sarah Bowen, and graduate student Aaron Bergman.
Psychology major Patrice Fuller '16 researches the roots and implications of a pop culture phenomenon.
Jada and Jordan Smiling together
Zoey Mendoza Zimmerman '95 lived through the worst a parent can imagine. In 2010, her husband shot and killed their two children and then himself. In the past five years, she has struggled to live with grief and open her heart to the future— while holding on to her children's memories and helping other grieving parents do the same.
An NIH-funded collaborative led in part by the School of Professional Psychology and Hillsboro Police provides officers throughout the region with training to improve their resiliency to job-related stress.
The senior from Portland is spending the summer at Temple University in Philadelphia working under the direction of renowned neuroscientist Nora Newcombe.

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