Barbara Ingram, PhD

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • PhD, MA, University of Southern California
  • MEd, Boston College
  • BA, Cornell University


Dr. Barbara Ingram, a licensed clinical psychologist, has completed 40 years on the Pepperdine faculty. Prior to receiving her PhD in clinical psychology, she served in the National Teacher Corps, earning her MEd in urban education. She is the author of Clinical Case Formulations: Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client as well as the chapter on “Case Formulation and Treatment Planning” in the APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology. She was a recipient of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.She is a member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a founding member of the Unified Psychotherapy Movement—clinicians, researchers, and theoreticians who seek to enhance practitioners’ capacity to draw from the diversity of approaches, processes, techniques, and research findings. She has published articles and presented research on client satisfaction with mental health care, self-management of chronic illnesses, HIV prevention for adolescents, and women’s midlife career transitions.