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Matthew Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, Psy.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology Program

Pictured is Matthew Allen, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology. | Photo by Jim JudkisContact information


  • Bachelor of Arts degrees, Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology (with honors), University of Michigan
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Miami University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Miami University

Courses Taught

  • Psychological Foundations
  • Critical Thinking in Psychology
  • Existential and Phenomenological Psychology
  • MFT Supervised Practicum I & II


Matthew Allen, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology and director of the Psy.D. in clinical-community psychology program at Point Park University. He has previously worked in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and was the lead psychologist for Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR in the Pittsburgh area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and his graduate work at Miami University. Before graduate school, Allen taught ESL in the Czech and Slovak Republics, as well as working as a wilderness therapist for Catherine Freer in Oregon.

Research Interests

  • Psychotic spectrum disorders
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Post-structural psychology
  • Process issues in psychotherapy

Selected Publications

  • Del Castillo, D., Allen, M.S. & Pavlo, A. (2009). Toward an elaboration of the concept of awe in EPCP. In Leitner, L. M., & Thomas, J.C. (Eds.), Personal Constructivism: Theory and Applications. New York: Pace University Press. 

Professional Memberships and Credentials

  • Psychology licensure, Pennsylvania
  • Psychology licensure, New York (inactive)
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology credential
  • American Psychological Association, 2000 – present