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Samuel Girguis, Psy.D.

Program Director, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: 626-815-5008
Prior to working at APU, Dr. Girguis was as a supervising psychologist in the outpatient trauma treatment program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In his clinical work, he has specialized in the treatment of child/adolescent trauma. His research interests include international trauma assessment/intervention and resilience/post-traumatic growth. Most recently, Dr. Girguis has conducted research and trauma assessment/treatment trainings in Cambodia and the Philippines.


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Family Homelessness
  • Foster Care
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents