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Derek Hatfield

  • OfficeDerek Hatfield

    Uhler 238A (Center for Applied Psychology)

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    Spring 2017 Office Hours

    Tuesday 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Wednesday 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Thursday 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

    How I became interested in Psychology

    I had an excellent 101 course. Then, I started working with Dr. Michael Lambert at Brigham Young University and became involved in his research. From that, I pursued graduate training in clinical psychology.

    Current Research and Professional Projects

    I am currently studying the impact that outcome measures and other factors can have on the therapists’ judgment of client change and subsequent treatment decisions. I am also interested in applying research from the field of judgment and decision making to issues in clinical psychology.

    • 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


    PhD, MS, Ohio University: Clinical Psychology

    BS, Brigham Young University


    Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology

    Courses Taught


    Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Honors Seminar


    Advanced Psychopathology