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Kirstin Filizetti, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Professor of Psychology

Dr. Filizetti is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25099) and began teaching as an Adjunct faculty member for the Psychology Department in 2013. She currently teaches a couple of classes per semester in addition to working in private practice in the San Diego area. She specializes in adolescent and adult therapy and psychological assessment. Dr. Filizetti graduated from PLNU in 2005 and completed her graduate coursework at Alliant International Univeristy. For more information about Dr. Filizetti please refer to her website.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: Family & Child Track, Alliant International University, CSPP
  • M.A., Psychology, Alliant International University, CSPP
  • B.A., Psychology: Therapeutic and Community Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Psychology of Personal Development - PSY 101
  • Clinical and Research Assessment - PSY 350
  • Group Dynamics - PSY 345

Experience in Field

  • Private Practice (July 2012 - Present) Kirstin Filizetti, Ph.D., PSY25099, San Diego, CA
  • "Independent Contractor (July 2012 - Present)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Registered Psychological Assistant (June 2010 - July 2012)
    Private Practice, San Diego, C.A. Todd Pizitz, PhD-Clinical & Forensic Psychologist"
  • "VA Marine Resiliency Study-- PTSD Assessment Interviewer (August 2009 - Feb 2013)
    Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Marine Resiliency Study, San Diego, CA"
  • "Postdoctoral Fellow, Registered Psychological Assistant (May 2010 - July 2012)
    Private Practice, San Diego, CA. Supervisor: Bridgett Ross, PsyD-Clinical Psychologist"
  • "Juvenile Diversion Counselor (September 2008 - March 2012)
    El Cajon Police Department/Harmonium, Inc, El Cajon, CA"
  • Personality Assessment I — TA & Lab Instructor (2010) Alliant International University-CSPP, San Diego, CA
  • "Predoctoral Internship (June 2009 - June 2010)
    Alvarado Parkway Institute, Behavioral Health Services, San Diego, CA"
  • "Middle School Counselor (2009)
    Albert Einstein Academy Middle School/Harmonium, Inc, San Diego, CA"
  • Predoctoral Internship (2007-2008)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • "Research Assistant (2009-2010)
  • Alliant International University, CSPP, San Diego, CA
  • Development of a Rorschach Child Correction Factor"
  • "Research Assistant (2007-2008)
  • Alliant International University, CSPP, San Diego, CA
  • Differentiating psychiatric severity using form accuracy and form quality"
  • American Psychological Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • San Diego Psychological Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Society of Personality Assessment, Member, 2007-2009

Awards and Honors

  • Society of Personality Assessment Dissertation Scholarship, 2010
  • MHSA California Scholarship Recipient, 2009
  • Alliant International University-CSPP academic scholarship, 2005-2009
  • Regional Psi Chi research award, RMPA conference, 2005
  • Psi Chi, Vice President, 2004-2005
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Psychology Scholarship, 2003 & 2004
  • Certified Peer Educator, 2003
  • Educational Mentorship Program, 2002-2003

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Filizetti, K. (2010). A validity study for a new Perceptual Accuracy System with children. Proquest Dissertations and Journals. (Publication 3437611). Retrieved July 2011.
  • Filizetti, K, Giromini, L., Davis, J, Viglione, D. J, & Meyer, G. M. (2010) The Development and Application of a Child Correction Factor, Alliant International University, CSPP. Poster Presentation at the Society of Personality Assessment Annual Conference 2010
  • Filizetti, K. & Shuster, B. (2010). Managing Transference and countertransference in a hospital setting. In-service presented at Alvarado Parkway Institute in San Diego, CA.
  • Ptucha, K., Saltman, C, Filizetti, K, Viglione, D, & Meyer, G. (2008). Differentiating Psychiatric Severity Using Form Accuracy and Form Quality, Alliant International University, CSPP Presented at the Society of Personality Assessment Annual Conference 2008
  • Huff, T., Young, K, Kennedy, E., & Schaffer, K. (2005). The Relationship Between Positive Psychology Education and the Five Factors of Personality. Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA Presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference 2005