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Training and Research Facilities

Fuller Psychological and Family Services

Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS) is the clinical training and community mental health outreach arm of the Fuller School of Psychology. We are located on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Fuller’s School of Psychology was the first clinical psychology professional school in the United States established in a theological seminary, and in 1974 became the first seminary-based psychology school to receive American Psychological Association accreditation. The clinic opened in November 1964 as the “Pasadena Community Counseling Center,” a year before the Fuller School of Psychology opened.

One way in which FPFS is unique is that its very existence is predicated upon treating mind, body, and spirit in an integrated manner. Simply put, this means that people are more than just physical beings. It also means that psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety often manifest as physical symptoms such as fatigue or pain. Further, it means that our spiritual health can impact and be impacted by our physical and psychological symptoms. These beliefs are inextricably linked to the establishment and ongoing vision of FPFS, a vision strongly influenced by both the Fuller School of Psychology and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Most of our clinicians are students from the Fuller School of Psychology’s Clinical Psychology Program and Marriage and Family Therapy Program. They are closely supervised by a network of licensed professionals employed by FPFS to help ensure they operate in an effective, safe, and ethical manner. In this way, FPFS contributes to the development of future mental health professionals while also addressing the mental health needs of local communities in an affordable manner.

FPFS therapists provide therapy services to individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, families, and groups, to address a variety of symptoms associated with issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, guilt, and bereavement.

FPFS also provides neuropsychological assessment services. These services help detect the presence of neurodevelopmental disorders, which usually occur during childhood but also manifest in adults. These disorders include but are not limited to ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, dyslexia, processing issues, depression, and anxiety.

The Travis Research Institute

The Travis Research Institute (TRI) exists to provide leadership, synergy, administrative support, and infrastructure necessary for faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows in the School of Psychology to carry out impactful psychological and interdisciplinary research that influences the academy, the church, and society at large. TRI seeks to be:

  • a producer of nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship that is made available to many audiences
  • a leader in conversations in both secular and ecclesial contexts regarding the implications of research for understanding the physical, psychological, and spiritual nature of persons and human institutions
  • a significant contributor to the academic/professional formation and scholarship of the faculty, students, and alumni of the School of Psychology
  • an incubator for a wide-range of research projects that can attract funding from foundations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry
  • a provider of valuable financial and research support for Fuller students and faculty labs, and
  • a facilitator of collaborative research, both across TRI’s various labs and with researchers outside of Fuller, organized into the best configuration to promote collaboration.

The Travis Research Institute is organized into research labs and projects overseen by SOP faculty members. Recent research topics that have been investigated include interhemispheric communication and cognition, conflict resolution in families, cultural psychology of religion, religious coping and support, perfectionism, trauma, resilience, virtues in athletes, immigrant youth and families, and spirituality and health. Some faculty have received research grants, with which they can employ students as research assistants. A full listing of all current labs and projects is available on the TRI website.

The Thrive Center for Human Development. The Thrive Center serves two important aims: to study how young people develop into thriving adults and to provide practical tools and resources to nurture optimal human development. It seeks to promote positive child and youth development through basic and applied research and the creation of interventions and resources for parents, educators, ministers, youth workers and other adults who invest in kids. Current research programs concern thriving and spirituality, the development of character strengths and virtues, and virtue development in the context of sports. More information on the Thrive Center and its programs can be found on the Thrive Center website.

Clinical Facilities for Field Training: Clinical Psychology

The institutions listed below are those which were directly engaged in recent years in providing clinical experience and training to students. Some of the institutions listed have an ongoing training agreement with the Department of Clinical Psychology so that they accept a fixed number of trainees each year. Others select their trainees from many different educational institutions. The specific institutions involved in clinical training vary from year to year.

  • ABA-BEARS, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Alhambra Unified School District, Alhambra, CA
  • Aurora Las Encinas Behavioral Health Care, Pasadena, CA
  • Azusa Pacific University Counseling Center, Azusa, CA
  • Bienvenidos Children’s Center, Montebello, CA
  • Biola University Counseling Center, Biola, CA
  • California Behavioral Health Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
  • Carrie Horn and Associates, Private Practice, Pasadena, CA
  • Casa Colina Rehabilitation Hospital Transitional Living Center, Pomona, CA
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Study Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Child and Family Guidance Center-Balboa, Northridge, CA
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Counseling Ministries, Pasadena, CA
  • City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • Della Martin Center at Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Inglewood, CA
  • El Monte Police Community Relations Office, El Monte, CA
  • Elizabeth House, Pasadena, CA
  • Emmaus Road Counseling/Life Pacific Bible College, San Dimas, CA
  • ENKI Health and Research Systems, Inc., El Monte, CA
  • Faithful Central Bible Church – Family of Champions Counseling Center, Inglewood, CA
  • Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pasadena, CA
  • Greenhouse Therapy Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, South Pasadena, CA
  • Heritage Clinic at the Center for Aging Resources, Pasadena, CA
  • Hillview Mental Health Center, Pacoima, CA
  • Intercommunity Counseling Center, Whittier, CA
  • Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA County + USC Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA County + USC Medical Center, Dept. of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA County-DHS Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Loma Linda University Health Care, Dept. of Pediatrics, Loma Linda, CA
  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pacific Clinics, Pasadena, CA
  • Pacific Clinics East, Monrovia, CA
  • Pasadena Mental Health Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Patton State Hospital, Patton, CA
  • Pepperdine University Counseling Center, Malibu, CA
  • Prototypes – ICAN HCFP, El Monte, CA
  • Prototypes – REACH, Pasadena, CA
  • Psychology Resource Consultants, Pasadena, CA
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
  • San Gabriel Unified School District, San Gabriel, CA
  • Southern California Neurology Consultants (SHARP), Pasadena, CA
  • Stein Psychological Associates, Encino, CA
  • UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA
  • USC Engemann Student Health Center – Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vanguard University Counseling Center, Costa Mesa, CA
  • VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
  • VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • VA Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA
  • VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
  • Ventura County Behavioral Health, Oxnard, CA

Out of State (for 2016-17):

  • University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center, Greely, CO

Clinical Facilities for Field Training: Marriage and Family Therapy

The institutions listed below provided clinical training for marriage and family therapy students in recent years.

  • Alhambra Unified School District, Alhambra, CA
  • Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Asian American Christian Counseling Service, Alhambra, CA
  • Aveson Charter School, Altadena, CA
  • Cancer Support Community, Pasadena, CA
  • Center for Individual and Family Therapy, Orange, CA
  • Chinatown Service Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Christ’s Church of the Valley, San Dimas, CA
  • Community Family Guidance Center, Cerritos, CA
  • Didi Hirsch, Culver City, CA
  • El Monte Police Community Relations, El Monte, CA
  • Emmaus Road Christian Counseling Center (Life Pacific College), San Dimas, CA
  • ENKI Health & Research Systems, Inc., El Monte, CA
  • Foothill Family Services, Pasadena, CA
  • Friends of the Family, Van Nuys, CA
  • Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pasadena, CA
  • Hathaway-Sycamores, Pasadena, CA
  • Interface Children and Family Services, Camarillo, CA
  • Korean American Family Service Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Korean Community Services, Buena Park, CA
  • La Vie Counseling Centers, Pasadena, CA
  • Lake Ave Church Counseling Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Odyssey Charter School, Altadena, CA
  • Pacific Clinics, Pasadena, CA
  • Para Los Niños, Los Angeles, CA
  • Partnerships to Uplift Communities, Burbank, CA
  • Pasadena Mental Health Center, Pasadena, CA
  • San Gabriel Unified School District, San Gabriel CA
  • Santa Anita Family Services, Monrovia, CA
  • SYNC Counseling Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Uplift Family Services/Hollygrove
  • Vanguard University Counseling Center, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Ventura County Behavioral Health, Oxnard, CA
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