Jay W. Pope, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
North Hall, Room 113
559-453-2091
jay.pope@fresno.edu

Education

Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, Clinical Psychology, 2004
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Theology, 2002
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Psychology, 2001
B.A., Westmont College, Communication Studies,1996

Professional and Service Experience

Associate Professor of Psychology, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA (2005-present). 

  • Teach 13 undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, including: Abnormal Psychology, Physiological Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Psychology of Religion, Counseling, Psychological Assessment, Personality, and General Psychology
  • Department Chair (2006-2010, 2013-present)
  • Advise psychology majors and supervise student research projects
  • Completed Program Review (2014-15)
  • Led two psychology tours to Europe (2011, 2013, 2015 [planned])
  • Advisor to Psychology Club
  • Applying for Chapter of Psi Chi National Honor Society on campus
  • Chair of two Psychology Search Committees bringing two full-time Psychology faculty to Fresno Pacific University in 2013.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Link Care Center, Fresno, CA (2005-present).

  • California Licensed Psychologist  #PSY23028
  • Staff therapist at outpatient and residential counseling center with a multidisciplinary, team-based approach
  • Individual, couples, families, and child therapy
  • Case management, rotating on-call therapist for crisis intervention calls
  • Psychodiagnostic, Personality, and Learning Disability Assessment and Report Writing; Clergy Evaluation

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Uptown Counseling Associates, Encinitas, CA (2014-present).

  • California Licensed Psychologist  #PSY23028
  • Individual, couples, families, and child therapy
  • Part-time practice in North County San Diego

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (2002-2003).

  • Taught Abnormal Psychology and General Psychology Courses during 4th and 5th year of graduate study
  • Mentored and supervised by Raymond Paloutzian, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

Research and Laboratory Assistant, West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (2000-2002).

  • Administered neuropsychological batteries to patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
  • Conducted research on cognitive impairments, social skills functioning, and functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
  • Conducted research on cognitive rehabilitation and errorless learning procedures in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
  • Mentored and supervised by Robert Kern, Ph.D.

Senior English Teacher, Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA (1997-1998).

  • Taught six periods of Senior English
  • Head Basketball Coach, Freshman Boys (League Champions)

Supervised Clinical Experience 

Psychological Assistant, Link Care Center, Fresno, CA (2005-2009).

  • California Registered Psychological Assistant #PSB 31446
  • Staff therapist at outpatient and residential counseling center
  • Individual, couples, families, and child therapy
  • Psychodiagnostic, Personality, and Learning Disability Assessment and Report Writing; Clergy Evaluation
  • Case presentation
  • Case management
  • Supervised by Christopher H. Rosik, Ph.D.

Psychological Assistant, Neuro-cognitve and Assessment Services, Pasadena, CA (2004-2005).

  • California Registered Psychological Assistant, PSB #30522 
  • Individual therapy in private practice setting
  • Individual therapy in skilled nursing facility with geriatric patients
  • Neuropsychological assessment and report writing among patients with cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, CVA, TBI, and other neurological conditions
  • Learning disability assessment and report writing in children, adolescents, and adults

Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Intern, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA (2003-2004).

  • Provided multiple psychological services to children, adolescent, adults, and families, across a wide diagnostic spectrum.
  • Offered full-time position upon completion of internship.
  • Rotations:
    • Adult Outpatient/Triage: Provided crisis intervention and psychodiagnostic services, including neuropsychological and cognitive assessments, to acutely psychotic population in Walk-In Clinic’s triage area and to outpatient population in need of referral to mental health services. 
    • Adult Inpatient: Led inpatient therapy group for persons hospitalized under Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, participated in rounds, assessed patients, consulted with attending psychiatrists and psychiatric residents for treatment plans. 
    • Child/Adolescent Outpatient: Provision of weekly therapeutic and psychological assessment services to children and adolescents.
    • Department of Child and Family Services: Provision of psychological assessment services for children in custody of DCFS and consulted with long-range treatment planning teams (e.g., IEPs) for these clients.
    • Long Beach Mental Health/CalWORKS: Provision of weekly therapeutic services to CalWORKS clients who were unable to work due to temporary hardships. Exposure to patients with severe addictions and sexual deviancy.
    • Possibilities Group: Co-facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy Process Group for patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Four case presentations completed during internship, weekly didactic seminars, individual and group supervision.

Clinical Pre-Intern, Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pasadena, CA (2002-2003).

  • Supervised therapist at outpatient community psychological clinic, working with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Facilitated acute grief management group for parents and friends of persons who recently committed suicide, Lake Avenue Congregational Church
  • Supervised by Lynn K. Paul, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Clerkship, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Aging and Memory Center, Los Angeles, CA (2001-2002). 

  • Neuropsychological testing for studies examining effects of Celebrex, Gingko, thyroid health, and estrogen on cognitive functioning in adult and geriatric patients.
  • Administration of comprehensive neuropsychological batteries for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), seizure disorders, brain lesions, and cerebral tumors to aid in determining utility of surgical intervention.
  • Administration of intelligence and learning disability tests in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Personality assessment and report writing
  • Weekly individual and group supervision
  • Three led case presentations
  • Supervised by Karen J. Miller, Ph.D.

Practicum II Graduate Student, West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, CA(2001-2002).

  • Administration of comprehensive neuropsychological memory batteries to cognitively impaired populations
  • Co-development of social skills training measure
  • Co-facilitation of cognitive rehabilitation and symptom management groups
  • Supervised by Robert J. Kern, Ph.D.

Practicum I Graduate Student, Inter-Community Alternatives Network (I-CAN), Pasadena, CA (2000-2001).

  • Clinician at community day treatment facility for persistently mentally ill and cognitively impaired population groups
  • Dual Diagnosis group leader and Social Skills training group co-leader
  • Site visitations, crisis intervention calls, didactic group participation, case conferences, weekly individual and group supervision

Clinical Foundations Student, Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pasadena, CA (1999-2000)

  • Supervised student therapist for one client as part of introductory training for clinical psychology graduate students
  • Supervised by Alvin Dueck, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Proposed Biopsychology Text, Oxford University Press
  • 2013 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Proposed Biopsychology Text, Oxford University Press
  • 2011 External Program Review Chair, Psychology Department, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
  • 2010 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Proposed Social Psychology Text, Oxford University Press
  • 2008 Provost Research Grant Award ($1,000), Fresno Pacific University
  • 2007 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Proposed Abnormal Psychology text, Oxford University Press
  • 2007 Passed EPPP National Psychology Licensing Exam at 98th percentile
  • 2005 Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
  • 2004 Dean’s Commendation for Academic Merit (3.8 GPA or Higher) Fuller Theological Seminary
  • 1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, Valley Christian High School

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (2001-present)
  • California Psychological Association (2009-present)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2004-2007)
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies (2014-present)

Personal Experiences

Interviews

  • September 2014, Interviewed for Pacific Magazine article on Fresno Pacific University’s relationship with Link Care Center
  • December 2010, Guest Interview on topic of Seasonal Affective Disorder, Valley Public Radio (KVPR) 89.3 FM
  • December 2009, In-studio guest on Subject of Seasonal Affective Disorder, KYNO1300 AM Radio
  • September 2009, Television interview with KMPH TV-26 on subject of how children react to having been abused
  • December 2008, In-studio guest on subject of Seasonal Affective Disorder, KYNO 1300 AM Radio
  • March 30, 2007, Quoted in Wall Street Journal on subject of Religion and Mental Illness

Lectures and Speaking Engagements 

  • March 2014 Presentation with supervisee Andrew Wasemiller at Faculty Seminar, Fresno Pacific University
  • September 2013, “Transforming Our Calling”, College Hour Speaker, Fresno Pacific University
  • September 2013, Invited Retreat Speaker, Armenian Evangelical Association of America (AMAA) Pastors’ Retreat, Hankavan, Armenia 
  • January 2012, Invited Presentation to Young Life regional leadership conference, Spokane, WA
  • May 2010, “Couple’s Counseling” Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon
  • January 2009, “The Non-Anxious Presence.” Presentation made at Young Life regional leadership conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • March 2007, “Being a Non-anxious Presence.” Presentation made at Young Life regional leadership conference, Pismo Beach, CA
  • March 2007, “Backyard Leadership.” Presentation made at Fresno-Clovis Young Life leadership meeting

Publications and Presentations

  • Wasemiller, A. & Pope, J.W. (2015). Sexual Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors in Students at a Christian College. Presented at Annual conference of the Christian Association of Psychological Science, Denver, CO.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Availability Heuristic, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). False Consensus Effect, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). False Uniqueness Effect, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.    
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Representative Heuristic, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.  
  • Pope, J.W. (2013). Tragedy of the Commons, in Keith, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.  
  •  Pope, J.W., Walling, S, Pittman, A., Lyons, E. (2011). Religious Orientation and Quality of Life in Second, Third, and Fourth Generation Armenian
  • Genocide Survivors. Paper Presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. 
  • Pope, J.W. (2011). Hoarding: Uncluttering an Emerging Mental Health Issue. Valley Health Magazine.
  • Pope, J.W. (2010). Community Psychology at Fresno Pacific University. Presentation at Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference, Fresno, CA.
  • Lake, E., Pope, J.W., & Walling, S. (2010). Undergraduate Psychology Department Program Reviews: Trial by Fire. Presentation and Panelist at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA
  • Pope, J.W. (2010) Your Own Worst Enemy: The Madness of Self-Defeating Choices. Valley Health Magazine, May/June, 31-34. 
  • Pope, J.W. (2009). Unspoiling Your Child: Why some kids are brats and what you can do about it. Valley Health Magazine.
  • Pope, J.W. (2007) Armenia, Turkey, Genocide, and…Freud? Editorial published in The Fresno Bee, December 29, 2007.
  • Pope, J.W. (2007). Clinical Issues in Treating the Self-Sabotaging Client. Presentation made to Fresno chapter of Christian Association of Psychological Science.
  • Pope, J. W. & Kern, R. S. (2005). An “Errorful” Learning Deficit in Schizphrenia? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology.
  • Pope, J.W. (2002).Neurological Functioning in Parkinson’s Disease: A Comparison of a Patient with a Deep-Brain Stimulator and an Untreated Patient.Presentation made at UCLA Conference on Aging.
  • Pope, J.W. (2002). Errorless Learning in Schizophrenia: Clues for Cognitive Rehabilitation Poster Presentation made at Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV