College of Natural and Social Sciences
|Monday||10:00 - 11:15 a.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 11:15 a.m.|
I joined the faculty in September 2002.
My teaching interests arise from my clinical experience, and include abnormal and clinical psychology, posttraumatic stress, test construction, personality, and developmental psychopathology, as well as clinical and neuropsychological assessment. My teaching style tends to vary with the level of courses I teach: more didactically oriented in the introductory courses and more discussion-oriented in the higher-level courses. When possible, I use supplementary reading and speakers to complement the textbook.
I direct the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at CSULA. My primary interests are in posttraumatic stress in the context of war and extreme traumas such as torture, bomb blasts, and assassination attempts. I am also interested in exploring posttraumatic stress in the context of child abuse and domestic violence. However graduate students in my lab are encouraged to develop and run their own projects as they relate to assessment and intervention. I enjoy working with students, and our research team presents papers at several conferences each year, including those organized by the Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Current research projects include: developing psychosocial assessments in traditional cultures, and attitudes and predictors of interpersonal violence.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
|Eugene, D., & Fernando, G. Mirroring Feelings in Unexpected Ways: Experiences of a Play Therapist Working in Sri Lanka. Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities Newsletter, 17-19.||2005|
|Fernando, G. Making meaning after the tsunami disaster: Risk and resilience in Sri Lanka. Traumatic Stress Points, 19, 1,12.||2005|
|Fernando, G. Interventions for survivors of the tsunami disaster: Report from Sri Lanka. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 267-268.||2005|
|Fernando, G. “We Don’t Need Psychologists, We Need Help”: Can Psychology Really Help Tsunami Survivors in Sri Lanka? Variability, 1, 12.||2005|
|Working with survivors of war in non-western cultures: The role of the clinical psychologist. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 2, 108-117.||2004|
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 6/1996
- Fuller GSP
M.A. English 6/1987
New Haven, CT
B.A. (Hons) English Literature 6/1986
- University of Toronto
|Course||Course Title||Day and Time||Room||Quarter|
|Psy 323-1||Psychology of Emotion||M/W 11:40 - 1:20||KH LH1||Spring 2008|