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Christina Hassija

Christina Hassija
Department Chair

Contact

Department Chair
Psychology
Office Phone(909) 537-5481
Office LocationSB-506

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming, 2011 M.A. Clinical Psychology, California State University Northridge, 2006 B.A. Psychology, California State University Northridge, 2004

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaching: Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 390), Psychopathology of Childhood (PSYC 391), Community Disaster, Trauma, and Resilience (PSYC 619), Community and Public Mental Health (PSYC 618)

Research: My research interests lie within the area of trauma and associated mental health conditions, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My research activities focus on elucidating mechanisms of vulnerability and resilience among interpersonal violence and combat populations. As a natural progression of this work, my research efforts also include the development and dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD that are designed to improve resilience capacities and alleviate posttraumatic distress. Specific interests include:

Psychological and emotional consequences of sexual assault and intimate partner violence Risk and resilience factors in PTSD following interpersonal trauma (e.g., cognitive appraisals, coping, social support, disclosure to support networks) Meaning making and posttraumatic growth in trauma-exposed individuals Dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD via telemedicine Implementation and development of evidence-based psychotherapies for community sexual assault and intimate partner violence populations