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Michael Christopher
A team of Pacific University researchers led by psychology Professor Michael Christopher and Associate Professor Sarah Bowen has been awarded follow-on funding by the National Institutes of Health for research and training of law enforcement officials in mindfulness practices. The project is intended to affect and improve outcomes when first responders arrive in volatile situations.
Black Lives Matter demonstration
Pacific University Psychology Professors Mike Christopher and Matt Hunsinger didn’t anticipate that their research would so closely track the headlines. It just turned out that way. And now they're finding that work has particular resonance as America grapples with questions of inherent racism in the systems of justice and law enforcement.
Kaylie Green MS '19 earns AAPIC Internship Match 2021.
Nicole McCullough is a recipient of the 2021 United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program.
The Mindful Health & Resilience Lab at Pacific University was accepted to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference 17 from June 27 through 30, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.
Hillsboro Campus
A specific training program for law enforcement officers is being evaluated for its effectiveness at helping them cope with the rigors of the job.
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.
Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police describes the recent work of professors Michael Christopher and Sarah Bowen, and graduate student Aaron Bergman.
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.

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