Derek Hatfield

  • OfficeDerek Hatfield

    Uhler 201A

    Office Phone

    724-357-4527

    Email

    derek.hatfield@iup.edu

    Spring 2020  Office Hours

    • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Other hours by appointment

    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

    Degrees/Schools

    PhD, MS, Ohio University: Clinical Psychology

    BS, Brigham Young University

    Licensure

    Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate

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

    Graduate

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