Daniel Spina

Daniel Spina

First-Year Graduate Student


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Biography:

Dan is a first-year student in the Clinical Psychology program at Penn State. He grew up in Fresno, CA and received his B.A. in Philosophy and French from UC Berkeley. He then received his master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in Bronx, New York. He is broadly interested in psychotherapy process research and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. He hopes to better understand therapeutic processes that lead to greater attachment security and improved defensive functioning in patients with personality disorders. He also has interests in Q-methodology and the philosophy of language. Dan loves fermenting foods, reading, jogging and listening to music in his spare time.