Dr. Carol Humphreys, Saybrook's Interim Provost & Executive Vise President of Academic Affairs, received her PhD in Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her dissertation focused on a single case study covering over 300 therapy sessions with a woman experiencing extreme internal multiplicity.
Carol began her college education as a single mother and received her AA from Cypress College in Cypress, California. She then transferred to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) where she completed a dual major (BA) in English Lit and Psychology. Carol then received an MA in Clinical Psychology with an MFT option. It was there where she was first introduced to both psychotherapy research and, most importantly, Humanistic psychology. While at CSUDH, she focused on research with Art Bohart, PhD aimed at exploring the change process that occurs in therapy.
After graduation, Carol worked as a social worker in Compton and Los Angeles, California. As rewarding as the work was, it wasn't long before she realized she missed academia, research and theory. Despite good intentions to keep up with the current psychotherapy research, she found it often did not resonate with or connect to her field work and practice. Learning more about how to link theory to actual practice became a bit of a mission for her.
Immediately after her children went off to college and adult life, she moved to Ohio to pursue her PhD. At Miami, she continued her interest in psychotherapy research. She was honored to work closely with Larry Leitner and Bill Stiles, both prolific writers and important mentors in her professional growth. Dr. Leitner's development of Experiential Personal Construct Psychology (EPCP) guided her growth as a clinician. Dr. Stiles' work with the Assimilation of Problematic Experiences Model (APES) allowed her to look at the process of change as it occurred within the therapeutic dyad. Miami's pluralistic theoretical model introduced her to a number of theories and theorists. It allowed her to explore Humanistic, psychodynamic, relational, existential and archetypal psychology.
Since receiving her PhD, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical psychology at Saybrook University, Miami University, The Wright Institute, Chapman University and Brandman University. She has taught psychopathology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, humanistic interventions, psychotherapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems, developmental psychology, assessment and treatment of substance abuse, counseling skills, social psychology, history and systems, practicum, colloquium, and research methods.
As a clinician, she has practiced humanistic and existential psychology within traditional (Community, hospital, and school) clinical settings. In addition to the psychotherapy, assessment and consultation she has provided at a number of community mental health centers, school sites and detention facilities, she has also provided therapy for adults, college students, adolescents, children, and parents. For four years, she was a staff psychologist offering these same services to individuals committed to a forensic state hospital (Napa State Hospital) for individuals considered by the courts to be Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI).
Carol is honored to serve as Saybrook's Interim Provost! She is committed to supporting the Saybrook vision as we continue to make positive and meaningful changes and sustainable growth.
Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, 2009, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, 2005, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology (MFCC emphasis), 1999, CSU, Dominguez Hills
Bachelor of Arts, English & Psychology, 1996, CSU, Dominguez Hills
Associate of Arts, Psychology, 1993, Cypress College, CA
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Osatuke, K., Humphreys, C. L., Glick, M. J., Graff-Reed, R. L., Mack, L. M., & Stiles, W. B. (2005) Vocal manifestations of internal multiplicity: Mary's voices. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 75, 21-44.
Humphreys, C. L., Rubin, J. S., Knudson, R. M., & Stiles. W. B. (2005). The assimilation of anger in a case of dissociative identity disorder. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 18, 121-132.
Leitner, L.M., Faidley, A. J., Dominici, D., Humphreys, C., Loeffler, V., Schlutsmeyer, M., Thomas, J. (2005). Encountering an other: experiential personal construct psychotherapy. In D. Winter & L, Viney (Eds.), Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Advances in Theory, Practice and Research. (pp. 54-68). London, England: Whurr.
Osatuke, K., Glick, M. J., Gray, M. A., Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Humphreys, C. L., Salvi, L. M., & Stiles, W. B. (2004). Assimilation and narrative: Stories as meaning bridges. In L. Angus & J. McLeod (Eds.), Handbook of narrative and psychotherapy: Practice, theory, and research (pp. 193-210). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Humphreys, C. L. & Leitner, L.M. (2007). Using drawings to elicit non-verbal constructs in experiential personal construct psychotherapy. Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|