Benjamin Coleman, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Training
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY #27491

Dr. Ben Coleman is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training in the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program at Point Loma Nazarene University. He completed his Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Coleman has worked extensively with children and adults, both in treatment and assessment, across diverse hospital and outpatient settings. He has trained in several VA Healthcare Systems, including a clinical internship at VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, and he completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology with an emphasis in HIV Mental Health at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Before joining PLNU, he served as Department Chair and Director of Clinical Training for Argosy University’s graduate psychology programs. He has also taught undergraduate psychology courses as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Dr. Coleman's areas of interest include psychological assessment, technology-based interventions, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2014
  • M.A., Christian Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
  • B.A., Psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 2006

Courses Taught

 

PSY650 Psychological Testing and Assessment
PSY665 Psychopharmacology
PSY690 Research Methodology
PSY695-697 Supervised Practicum

Experience in Field

Faculty and Teaching Experience

  • Point Loma Nazarene University,  Director of Clinical Training,  July 2017-Present 
  • Argosy University,  Department Chair,  September 2015-July 2017 
  • Argosy University,  Director of Clinical Training, September 2015-July 2017 
  • Argosy University,  Assistant Professor, September 2015-July 2017 
  • Pepperdine UniversityAdjunct Professor of Psychology,  August 2010- June 2013
  • Fuller Graduate School of PsychologyTeaching Assistant,  March 2011- June 2011

Clinical Experience

  • Accurate Assessments of San Diego, Clinical Psychologist, 2015-Present
  •  Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Private Practice, Psychological Assistant, 2012-2014
  • VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, Psychology Intern, 2013-2014
  • The Center for Neurotherapy, Clinician, 2008-2010
  • Sound Mental Health, Forensic Mental Health Clinician, 2007-2008

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

 

Coleman, B., Green, R., Rizzo, A., Marion, S. (2013). Does working memory training improve virtual classroom attention? Poster presented at the International Neuropsychology Society conference (Waikoloa, HI, February 2013). 

Green, R., Coleman, B., Marion, S. (2013). Working memory training: Does it improve math performance? Poster presented at the International Neuropsychology Society conference  (Waikoloa, HI, February 2013).

Young, C., Coleman, B., Green, R., Turnbull, J., Rizzo, A., & Marion, S. D. (2013). The Virtual Reality Classroom Stroop Task as a measure of executive dysfunction. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychology Society conference (Waikoloa, HI,    February 2013). 

Thomas, K., Zizak, V., Coleman, B., & Webster, J. (2012). Neuropsychological performance, effort and pathognomonic signs in veterans with PTSD, brain injury, and controls. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology conference (Seattle, WA, June 2012).

Green, R., Coleman, B., & Marion, S. D. (2012). Measuring classroom-related inattention in a virtual environment. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference (Montreal, Canada, February 2012). 

Coleman, B., Green, R., Rizzo, A., & Marion, S. D. (2012). Validation of the Virtual Classroom Continuous Performance Task. Paper presented at the Fuller Integration Symposium (Pasadena, CA, May 2012).  

Coleman, B., & Marion, S. D. (2010). An investigation of reading disability subtypes in interhemispheric function. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference (Boston, MA, February 2011).  

 Wong, A., Coleman, B., Wellman, J., Parsons, T., Rizzo, S., & Marion, S. D. (2010). Comparison of standardized and virtual environment versions of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference (Boston, MA, February 2011).

Wellman, J. N., Wong, A., Coleman, B., Parsons, T., Rizzo, S., & Marion, S. D. (2010). Evaluation of a visual serial addition task in a virtual environment. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference (Boston, MA, February 2011).  

Wilson, B. J., Montague, R. A., Kline, F., Coleman, B. P., & Agnor, C. J. (2008). Attention and academic performance in developmentally delayed boys. Poster presented at the Conference of Human Development (Indianapolis, IN, April 2008).  

Wilson, B. J., Montague, R. A., Kline, F., Coleman, B. P., & Agnor, C. J. (2008). Sustained attention and vagal tone: Relations to the teacher-reported academic performance of developmentally delayed and nondelayed boys. Poster presented at the Conference on Human Development (Indianapolis, IN, April 2008).