Derek Hatfield

  • OfficeDerek Hatfield

    Uhler 238A (Center for Applied Psychology)

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    Spring 2018  Office Hours

    Wednesday 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Thursday 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Friday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.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, Introduction to Psychology (101)


    Advanced Psychopathology, Personality Theory and Systems of Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Techniques Lab, Stress and Habit Disorders Clinic (Adult Clinic), Crisis Intervention/Trauma Therapy/Grief Therapy Elective