Derek HatfieldEmail

Office Zoom ID

950 9050 0835

How I became Interested in Psychology

I was coworking 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

My research interests 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