Jodi Larman, Ph.D.

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
  • M.A., Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
  • M.S., California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood, CA


Dr. Larman is a Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA, a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology, with a certification in Behavior Therapy and Healthy Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Her dissertation research focused on Conjugal Bereavement in Older and Younger Widows and Widowers: Influences of Social Support and Health. Dr. Larman has also written a book called “Diary of a Young Widow, The beginning of my journey.”

Dr. Larman has been working in the field of psychology since 1992.  She has experience working in many settings with various populations and diagnoses, including children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, college students with mental health and learning disabilities, and couples and individuals with various mental health issues,  She has managed a substance abuse treatment center, created a program for healthy mothers and babies in community mental health, and worked as an evaluator for substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence. 

Dr. Larman recently retired after 13 years as a clinician with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and currently works as a part time clinician with Happier Living in California. She utilizes an eclectic approach that focuses mainly on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and believes in a holistic, mind body approach to better physical and mental well being.

Prior to becoming an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, Dr. Larman guest lectured at both the undergraduate and graduate level psychology classes at Pepperdine, CSUB, Antelope Valley College, Santa Ana College, Cal Lutheran University and ITT.