Dr. Andrea Schneider has co-authored three recently published studies:
Dr. Jull-Patterson's syllabus for the program's new course, Social Justice, was accepted for Project Syllabus, a peer-reviewed repository for exemplary syllabi in all fields of psychology.


Dr. Haggins was recently appointed to the Leadership Development Institute Advisory Board, Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) Representative to the Advisory Board for the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI) – Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

Continuing her leadership, expertise, and service as a community healer, Dr. Haggins has been a featured speaker at the following events in 2019:

Kristee Haggins, Ph.D.

Haggins, K.L. (2020). Healing Black Racial Stress and Trauma: Safe Black Space and Emotional Emancipation Circles. Presentation at Counseling Psychology at 75 Years: Reflections on Shared Identity, Cultivating Change, and Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation Conference. Sponsored by American Psychological Association’s Division 17: Counseling Psychology. New Orleans, LO.

Garcia, N., Haggins, K.L. & Herod, A. (2019). How to Create Healing for Ourselves, Our Homes, and Our Families. Invited Panelist at Rooted in Community: Moving from Trauma to Healing Conference. Public Health Advocates. Long Beach, CA.

Haggins, K.L., Hahn, D. & Ross, K.K. (2019). Innovative Approaches to Community Healing: A Real Case Study in Sacramento – Post Stephon Clark. Invited Master Lecture. California Psychological Association 2019 Annual Convention. Long Beach, CA.

Haggins, K.L. (2019). Black Racial Stress, Trauma and Healing: A historical and contemporary exploration of mental health in the Black community. Keynote Speaker for Continuing Education Workshop. Greater Sacramento African American Mental Health Providers; National Coalition of 100 Black Women Sacramento Chapter; and UC Davis Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. Sacramento, CA.

Haggins, K.L. (2018). Racial Trauma and Healing in Education. Invited Keynote Speaker and Panelist. The California Department of Education 7th Professional Learning Fall Summit: Advancing Racial Equity, Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Jull-Patterson's syllabus for Loss, Grief, and Mourning was accepted for Project Syllabus, a peer-reviewed repository for exemplary syllabi in all fields of psychology.

Jull-Patterson, D. (2019). Loss, grief, and mourning: Lifespan and social justice approaches. American Psychological Association, Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D.

In addition, Dr. Jull-Patterson was appointed by the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association to be the co-chair of the CPA Ethics Committee

He was also named the CPA liaison to the APA’s Ethics Committee Task Force, which is responsible for a complete revision of the APA Ethics Code.

The College of Psychology is proud to sponsor the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association 4th Annual Fall Conference

CNU Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Jull-Patterson will also be speaking at the conference!

Learn more on SVPA’s website

CNU Teaching Hospital Plans Announced

California Northstate University has unveiled plans to build Elk Grove’s first hospital–a 250-bed facility adjacent to its campus and College of Medicine at 9700 West Taron Drive.

The 475,000 square foot facility is being designed by San Francisco-based Fong & Chan Architects.

Learn more at

The American Journal of Forensic Psychology has just accepted a manuscript by CNU College of Psychology faculty member, Dr. Craig Wetterer!
Craig Wetterer, Ph.D., J.D.

The manuscript, titled “The Influence of Group Socialization on Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation in Law Enforcement Culture” was written in collaboration with Dr. Kristine Jacquin, Director of Clinical Training, Fielding Graduate University.

The College of Psychology went to the Western Psychological Association 2019 Conference in Pasadena, California!

Dean McLaughlin presented his paper, “Substance Abuse and Its Treatment in California Prisons.”

Asst. Dean Ettensohn presented his paper, “Toward a More Accurate and Compassionate Model of Pathological Narcissism.”

The College of Psychology presented the poster, “Development of a Peer-Supported Writing SKills Workshop for First-Year PsyD Students.”

Dr. Andrea Schneider has co-authored three recently published studies:

1) Cognitive and behavioral improvement in adults with fragile X syndrome treated with metformin – two cases, published in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine

2) Fragile X-associated neuropsychiatric disorders (FXAND), published in Frontiers in Psychiatry

3) Metformin treatment in young children with fragile X syndrome, published in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine