Loma Linda University

Enrollment Information
Call us at: 909-558-1000

Faculty Directory
  
David Vermeersch, PhD
Interim Chair, Psychology
School of Behavioral Health
Professor, Psychology
Member, Clinical Psychology, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
3/2005 - 6/2009 Psyc 721: Practicum Preparation. Topics covered include: patient, therapist, and treatment variables empirically related to psychotherapy outcome; exploration, insight, and action-oriented interventions as foundational helping skills.
3/2004 - 6/2005 Psyc 515/515L: Assessment IV: Report Writing. Topics include the administration, scoring, interpretation, and integration of psychological test results into an assessment report.
1/2004 - 3/2005 Psyc 514/514L: Assessment III: Projective Personality Assessment. Topics covered include the theory, administration, scoring, interpretation, psychometric properties, and report writing in relation to the following tests: Rorschach (using Exner’s Comprehensive System), TAT, CAT, SAT, RAT-C, sentence completion, and projective drawings.
3/2003 - 6/2004 Psyc 686: Child, Partner, & Elder Abuse.  Topics covered include definitions, incidence, detection, assessment, effects, and the ethical, legal, and therapeutic management of child, partner, and elder/dependent abuse. 
1/2003 - 12/2009 Psyc 582/582L: Psychodynamic Psychotherapies.  Topics covered include theory construction in mixed Kantian-Lockean models of personality and psychotherapy, classical psychoanalysis, ego psychology, self psychology, object relations, interpersonal psychotherapy, and the theory and practice of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy and other brief dynamic therapies.
1/2003 - 6/2009 Psyc 584: Group Psychotherapy.  Topics covered include Yalom''s therapeutic factors, role induction, establishment of norms, stages of group development, and other issues related to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. 
9/2002 - 12/2004 Psyc 507: Research Methodologies for Clinical Interventions and Treatment.  Topics covered include efficacy, effectiveness, and patient-focused research paradigms, measurement of psychotherapy outcome, outcome data collection, and clinical applications of outcome data.
9/2002 - 12/2002 Psyc 544: Foundations of Learning & Behavior.  Topics covered include behavioral, social, and cognitive models of learning, motivation, and memory.   
Interactive Teaching
 
9/2005 - 12/2009 Psyc 597: Supervised Research (Lab Affilitation).  Serve as mentor to several Ph.D. and Psy.D. students participating in a research lab experience.
7/2005 - 6/2006 Psyc 781: Internal Practicum
Provide individual and group clinical supervision to 5-7 students providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy services within the Psychological Services Clinic, a department-based university training clinic.
9/2002 - 12/2009 Psyc 595: Directed Research.  Mentor students in their thesis projects.
9/2002 - 12/2009 Psyc 696: Psy.D. Research.  Mentor students in their doctoral projects.
9/2002 - 12/2009 Psyc 697: Doctoral Research.  Mentor students in their doctoral dissertations.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
1/2005 - 6/2007 Co-Interim Director of Clinical Training (Clinical Psy.D. program)
In conjunction with the Chair of the Department of Psychology, responsible for providing administrative oversight of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program. This involves developing and coordinating all aspects of the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program, such as program requirements related to coursework, research, and clinical training. Responsible for preparing annual accreditation-related documentation to the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Accreditation (CoA). Responsible for administrative duties in the Psychological Services Clinic, a department-based clinical training facility that provides clinical services to the community.
1/2005 - 12/2009 Director of Clinical Training (Clinical Ph.D. program). Responsible for providing administrative oversight of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. This involves developing and coordinating all aspects of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, such as program requirements related to coursework, research training, and clinical training. Responsible for acting as liaison to all clinical training facilities in which our students are placed. Responsible for preparing annual accreditation-related documentation to the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Accreditation (CoA). Responsible for administrative duties in the Psychological Services Clinic, a department-based clinical training facility that provides clinical services to the community. Responsible for remaining abreast of national trends in clinical psychology training through participation in the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).
1/2005 - 12/2009 Psyc 782-786: External Practicum.  In my role as Ph.D. Director of Clinical Training (DCT), and in conjunction with the Psy.D. DCT, I am responsible for coordinating practicum placements for 3rd year Psy.D. students and 4th year Ph.D. students.
1/2005 - 12/2009 Psyc 798: Pre-internship.  In my role as Ph.D. Director of Clinical Training (DCT), and in conjunction with the Psy.D. DCT, I am responsible for coordinating practicum placements for 4th year Psy.D. students and 5th year Ph.D. students.
1/2005 - 12/2009 Psyc 799A/799B: Internship.  In my role as Ph.D. Director of Clinical Training (DCT), and in conjunction with the Psy.D. DCT, I am responsible for facilitating the pre-doctoral internship process for 5th year Psy.D. students and 6th year Ph.D. students.
9/2003 - 8/2005 Psyc 591: Colloquium.  Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and coordinating presentations from distinguished individuals in scientific and professional psychology.
9/2002 - 12/2009 Academic Advisor.  Serve as academic advisor to approximately 15-20 students each year.