Christopher L. Heffner, PsyD, PhD

Psychologist  |  Professor  |  Author  |  Speaker



We should focus more on HOW WE CAN and less on why we can't

Dr. Heffner has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Organization and Management. He is a Core Faculty Member in the APA Accredited PsyD (Doctorate in Psychology) Program at Antioch University Seattle (AUS) where he teaches courses in Solution-Focused Interventions, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Community Psychology. 

His research focuses on how to amplify strengths and build resilience to counter mental illness and improve well-being. Visit the Positive Psychology Lab to learn how the faculty and students at AUS are working to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. 

Dr. Heffner's new book, The Strength-Based Clinical Supervision Workbook (Routledge) is In Press and scheduled to be released in late 2021. His next book, Positive Solution Focused Interviewing, is scheduled for release a year later.

Dr. Heffner founded in 1999 and it has grown into one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most cited psychology websites in the world. Dr. Heffner continues to write articles and develop online courses for AllPsych.

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Dr. Heffner has been involved in higher education for over 25 years. He has worked in undergraduate and graduate programs in both psychology and business, serving in a variety of roles including Professor, Faculty Chair, Program Director, and Department Dean.

He has developed and presented graduate level and post-graduate training programs for these organizations:

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