Professional Bio

Joshua K. Swift, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, Idaho State University

Curriculum Vitae
For a copy of Dr. Swift's curriculum vitae click here (c.v.)

Current Position
Dr. Joshua Swift is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Idaho State University in Pocatello, IdahoAt ISU Dr. Swift directs and conducts research in the Psychotherapy Process & Outcome Research Lab.

Dr. Swift is also a Idaho State Licensed Psychologist and occasionally sees clients as part of a small part-time private practice. Please contact him directly (208-282-3445) with questions about his practice and inquires about his current availability.

Dr. Swift completed his doctorate in clinical psychology with a quantitative specialization from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. At Oklahoma State University Dr. Swift was mentored by Dr. Jennifer L. Callahan who is currently a faculty member at the University of North Texas. While at Oklahoma State University Dr. Swift obtained his clinical training in the psychology department training clinic, the university's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

Dr. Swift completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. While at the Upstate Medical University Dr. Swift received his primary supervision from Dr. Roger Greenberg. At the Upstate Medical University his primary rotation was in the adult outpatient clinic with other rotations in clinical research, the hospital inpatient unit, the hospital rehabilitation unit, and the child and adolescent outpatient clinic.

Dr. Swift obtained his B.S. from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. At BYU he completed a major in psychology and a minor in logic. Also at BYU he gained his first experiences with psychotherapy process and outcome research while participating as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Michael J. Lambert's research lab.

Right after graduating, Dr. Swift was hired in a tenure-track faculty position in the Psychology Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In that position he taught and advised students primarily in the UAA/UAF joint PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology.

Academic Lineage - Obtained from Dr. Jennifer L. Callahan

Jennifer L. Callahan, PhD, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003
Michael T. Hynan, PhD, Psychology, University of Iowa, 1974
John F. Knutson, PhD, Psychology, Washington State University, 1969
Kenneth E. Lloyd, PhD, Psychology, Ohio State University, 1954
Paul Morris Fitts, PhD, Psychology, University of Rochester, 1938
Leonard Carmichael, PhD, Educational Psychology, Harvard University, 1924
Walter Fenno Dearborn, PhD, Psychology, Columbia University, 1905
James McKeen Cattell, PhD, Psychology, Leipzig, 1886
Wilhelm Max Wundt, MD, University of Heidelberg, 1856
Hermann von Helmholtz, MD, Royal Friedrich-Wilhelm Institute of Medicine and Surgery in Berlin, 1842
Johannes Peter Muller, MD, Bonn, 1822

Selected Awards

UAA Chancellor's Awards for Teaching (September 2013) and Research (September 2014)
Distinguished Publication of Psychotherapy Research Award, APA Div. 29 (August, 2012)
Excellence in Research Award, College of Arts & Sciences, UAA (April 2012)
Relevant Research Speaker, College of Arts & Sciences, UAA (April 2011)
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, OSU Department of Psychology (May, 2009)
Graduate Research and Scholarship Award, OSU Department of Psychology (May, 2009)
Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Award, APA Div. 29 (August, 2008)
OSU Research Excellence Award, OSU Graduate College (April, 2007)