Katharine Putman, Psy.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5522
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Katharine Putman, Psy.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology. Dr. Putman focuses on child and adolescent therapy, community psychology, spirituality, and coping. She conducts research and evaluation with caregivers, such as first responders, humanitarian aid workers, and missionaries. Dr. Putman has conducted qualitative and quantitative research and provided consultation to teachers and children exposed to community violence in Guatemala and El Salvador. She has also evaluated scenario-based training methods at the Los Angeles Police Academy. Additionally, Dr. Putman maintains a private practice with
children, adolescents, and families.


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
  • M.A., Theology, Wheaton College
  • Ms.P.H., Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., English, Hamilton College

Academic Area

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


  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Community Psychology
  • Family Psychology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Spirituality and Coping

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 561 – Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • PPSY 712 – Theories of Change and Evidence-Based Treatment
  • PPSY 716 – Family Psychology
  • PPSY 783 – Advanced Supervision