Christopher L. Heffner, PsyD, PhD
Positive Psychology & Well-Being
Leadership and Training
Christopher L. Heffner, PsyD, PhD is the Founder and Director of AllPsych.com and AllPsych Pro and has been practicing psychology for the past 20+ years. He is a core faculty member in the APA Accredited Clinical PsyD Program at Antioch University Seattle (AUS) where he teaches courses in Solution-Focused Interventions, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Community Psychology and serves as Faculty Director of the Positive Psychology Lab.
Dr. Heffner holds a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Psychology and Business, A Master's and PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Organization and Management, with an emphasis on Leadership Development. He completed his Certification in Solution-Focused Interventions from the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy at Framingham University and the Positive Psychology Specialization through the University of Pennsylvania.
Education and Training
Dr. Heffner has been involved in education for over 25 years. He has worked in undergraduate and graduate programs in both psychology and business, serving in roles that include Professor, Faculty Chair, Program Director, and Department Dean. Currently he is a professor of clinical psychology in the APA Approved Doctoral Program at Antioch University Seattle. He also develops training programs related to technology, supervision, and strength-based interventions for organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), National Consortium of Psychology Training Programs (NCPTP), and AllPsych.com and AllPsych Pro.
Blog, Articles, and Books
Dr. Heffner writes blog articles for AllPsych.com and the Positive Psychology Lab at Antioch University Seattle. He has written research texts for Florida Atlantic University, adapted these for the inline audience at Allpsych.com. His current projects include The Strength-Based Clinical Supervision Workbook (Routledge), scheduled for publication in late-2021 and Positive Solution-Focused Interviewing, anticipated publication mid-2022.
Research and Publication
Dr. Heffner conducts research through Antioch University and The Positive Psychology Lab on topics related to strength-based interventions and positive psychology. Projects are focused on positive psychology, professional resilience, and strength-based interventions and training. Recent publications focus on the Well-Being of Parents of Children with Mood Disorders, Flourishing with Chronic Pain, Well-Being and Self-Care, and Positive Emotions.