Derek Hatfield

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    Uhler 201A

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    Spring 2021 Office Hours

    • Monday: 9:30–11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday: 1:30–3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: 12:00 noon–2:00 p.m.
    • All office hours via Zoom meeting ID 950 9050 0835

    How I became Interested in Psychology

    I started working on Dr. Michael Lambert’s research team during my undergraduate studies. From there I pursued graduate training in Clinical Psychology. While I still remain clinically active (I maintain a very small private practice), my primary interests have been in the training of students in therapeutic skills.

    Current Research and Professional Projects

    I currently serve as the Director of Clinical Training for our Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Most of my time now is dedicated to the work of the doctoral program and supervising the clinical work of our graduate students. While most of my time spent for scholarly activity consists of supervising doctoral dissertations, I do still have my own research interests. These include:

    • Therapy outcome and process research
    • Clinical judgment and decision making
    • Client deterioration (getting worse) in therapy
    • How therapists determine client progress
    • Clinical use of therapy outcome measures
    • What makes some therapists more effective than others


    PhD, MS, Ohio University: Clinical Psychology

    BS, Brigham Young University


    Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology

    Courses Taught


    Counseling Skills, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theory, Honors Seminary, Introduction to Psychology (101) 


    Supervising the Adult Therapy Clinic, Personality Theory and Systems of Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Techniques Lab, Crisis Intervention/Trauma Therapy/Grief Therapy Elective