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Samuel Girguis, Psy.D.

Program Director, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-5421
Prior to working at APU, Samuel Girguis, Psy.D., served as a supervising psychologist in the outpatient trauma treatment program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His clinical work has focused on the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents, including children in foster care and children experiencing homelessness. He is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and his research interests include trauma, protective factors that mitigate trauma reactions, foster care, and family homelessness.


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Family Homelessness
  • Foster Care
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents