Faculty | PhD in Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor, PhD Clinical Psychology Program

Sarah Bowen, PhD is an Associate Professor for PhD Clinical Psychology Program. Her clinical and research interests are in integrating mindfulness-based approaches and behaviorist understandings of change to prevent relapse to addictive and impulsive behaviors. She works with dually diagnosed adults, incarcerated individuals and first responder populations.

Professor, Lab Director

Michael S. Christopher, PhD is a Professor for Pacific University's Clinical Psychology PhD program. He is the Director of the Mindful Health and Resilience Lab. Mike has a long-standing research interest in the science and practice of mindfulness meditation and related contemplative experiences. More recently, he developed an interest in mindfulness training as a method to enhance stress resilience and health. The lab is currently studying Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT) feasibility, mechanisms, and biological, behavioral, and psychological outcomes among first responders.

Associate Professor, PhD Clinical Program

Claudia Jacova's research interests include aging, cognitive impairment and dementia.

Assistant Professor, PhD Clinical Program

Theresa Lafavor, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Pacific University's PhD Clinical Program.

Professor & Director, PhD Clinical Program

Peter Vik is interested in looking into the alcohol and other drug use among students enrolled in health profession programs.