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Mindy R. Puopolo, PsyD

Associate Professor and Director of PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology

Email: mpuopolo@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3676
Office: Oxnard 103B


Mindy Puopolo, Psy.D. received her doctorate from Pepperdine University and is the Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology at CLU. Dr. Puopolo has held adjunct teaching positions at California State University Northridge where she earned an award as the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year and at Phillips Graduate Institute where she taught doctoral level cognitive and personality assessment courses. Dr. Puopolo’s research interests include intimate partner violence, attachment theory, gender and sexuality, sports psychology and peace psychology,  . In addition to teaching, Dr. Puopolo is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment and psychodynamic psychotherapy with an emphasis on object relations theory. Dr. Puopolo maintains a small private practice in Ventura County.


Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University M.Ed. in Counseling and Rehabilitative Services from Notre Dame College B.S. in English Education from Pymouth State University


Clinical psychology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, intimate partner violence, gender and sexuality, peace studies, neuorpsychological assessment, cognitive assessment and personality assessment and attachment theory.