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Robert Welsh, Ph.D., ABPP

Dean and Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5518
Fax: (626) 815-5015
Robert Welsh, Ph.D., ABPP, is dean in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. Welsh is board-certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He co-authored (with Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP) Specialty Competencies in Couple and Family Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2011). Broadly, Welsh writes and conducts research in the application of nonlinear dynamic systems to problems encountered by professional psychologists. Specifically, he is interested in the application of systemic methodologies to inform psychotherapy outcome research, forensic psychology practice, and local and global conflict.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
B.A., Psychology, Biola University


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psycholegal Education
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Statistical Methods

Courses Taught

PPSY 563 – Psychopathology
PPSY 711 – Psychology and Systems Theory
PPSY 712 – Theories of Change and Evidence-Based Treatment
PPSY 722 – Research Design I
PPSY 723 – Research Design II
PPSY 757 – Psychopharmacology
PPSY 770 – Introduction to Forensic Psychology
PPSY 771 – Forensic Assessment
PPSY 773 – Family Forensic Psychology II

Office Location

West Campus

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