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Elizabeth Thompson, Psy.D.

Dr. Thompson has been with University of Phoenix for almost 15 years. Prior to working at University of Phoenix she was core faculty at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. While there, she taught courses in neuropsychology and ethics. She was also Director of the outpatient clinic where doctoral and Master’s degree students were trained. She worked closely with many students as Chair of their dissertation committee. At Phoenix she served as the SME for the qualitative research class as well as for some undergraduate and master’s level classes. She also teaches some of the research classes and residencies as well as leadership classes at Phoenix. She has chaired numerous committees while at Phoenix and also served as a committee member for numerous students. Dr. Thompson is also a licensed psychologist who works with various police departments and Domestic Court doing assessments and also provides therapy for a wide range of clients. She has published in the fields of neuropsychology, leadership, and behavioral psychology. She has made presentations at national and international conferences in the areas of ethical considerations for psychologists, training issues for doctoral psychology students. neuropsychology, and assessment. She is currently working on research on ethical issues for police psychologists. She is also working on creating workbooks to help students conduct and write a literature review and the methodology section for case study and phenomenological research dissertations. She is chair of the Ethics Committee for the psychology section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and also serves on the Education Committee for that organization.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies