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Jennifer M. Twyford, PhD

Assistant Professor

Email: jtwyford@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3670


Dr. Jennifer Twyford is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology with clinical expertise is child and adolescent assessment and research methodology.  She received combined clinical training in school and clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her research interests include identification and prevention of disruptive behavioral problems in child and adolescents, in particular, school and juvenile justice system response to youth’s mental health needs, and the prevention of school violence.  Dr. Twyford has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, books chapters, and presentations in these areas.    Her work received the Early Career Scholar Award from the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society for the Study of School Psychology.   


Combined Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara                                                                          

Pre-Doctoral APA-Approved Internship at the Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. in Muncie, Indiana

Ed.S. and M.S. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas                     

B.S. in Social Science, Minor: Psychology, Emphasis: Child Development from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo