Faculty director of CSUSB’s Office of Student Research
Christina Hassija, associate professor of psychology, is a licensed clinical psychologist who researches trauma and associated mental health conditions.
Christina Hassija, associate professor of psychology, is a licensed clinical psychologist whose 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,” she said. “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.”
Hassija received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wyoming, an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program, under a scientist-practitioner framework. Her primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral and she has obtained extensive training in evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, particularly mood and anxiety disorders.
Hassija is also the director of the university’s Community Counseling Center, a training clinic to provide low-cost, longer-term counseling services for CSUSB students and staff, as well as members of the community. The center provides confidential, one-to-one counseling services for personal and emotional problems.
In addition, Hassija is the faculty director of CSUSB’s Office of Student Research, created in 2011 to facilitate the engagement of students in scholarly and creative activities related to their disciplines by providing resources that support both student scholars and their faculty mentors.