Faculty >Mindy Mechanic, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Dr. Mindy Mechanic is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Cal State Fullerton. She is a clinical psychologist whose work focuses on the psychosocial consequences of violence, trauma and victimization with an emphasis on violence against women and other forms of interpersonal violence. Her work has addressed the mental health consequences of violence, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression as well as other important physical and social health outcomes. She also works in the areas of forensic psychology and frequently provides expert testimony in complex legal cases involving interpersonal violence.
Dr. Mechanic’s ares of research focuses on Post-Traumic Stress Disorder, depression and other consequences of violence, trauma and victimization. Prior to accepting a position at CSUF, Dr. Mechanic was an assistant research professor at the Center for Trauma Recovery at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she conducted large, nationally funded research projects on interpersonal violence. She also was involved in education, training and clinical work with victims of trauma/interpersonal violence.