Veronica Acosta Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts - Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor & Director in Clinical Training in Psychology

B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior - University of California, Irvine

B.A. in Education Sciences - University of California, Irvine

M.A. in Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles

 Dr. Veronica Acosta (she/her) is the Director of Clinical Training and an Assistant Professor for the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program at Hawai‘i Pacific University. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles in 2021 with a doctoral emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Family Court Liaison Branch under the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division for the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Her clinical training has revolved around working with complex developmental trauma and justice-involved adolescents and emerging adults in community mental health, correctional, residential, and psychiatric hospital settings. She has extensive research experience in qualitative research methods, and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and physical disability populations. Her passion is to provide trauma-responsive and culturally sensitive mental health services to marginalized communities involved in the justice system. 

Veronica Acosta

Assistant Professor
Director
Ph.D.

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