Robert Welsh, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5522
Fax: (626) 387-5741
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Robert Welsh, PhD, ABPP, 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, PhD, 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.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • BA, Psychology, Biola University

Academic Areas

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


  • 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