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Faculty: Catherine Perz

Dr. Catherine Perz

Director of the Counseling Psychology Program and the Undergraduate Psychology Program
Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.

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Phone: 361-570-4223

Victoria: 249 UW

Dr. Catherine A. Perz, Director of Undergraduate Psychology Programs - Victoria, joined the UHV faculty in 1995. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Houston, where she began her research on the transtheoretical model (stages of change model) with one of the model's originators, Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.


Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, in Palo Alto, California, where she received advanced training in cancer prevention and control. Dr. Perz was recently awarded a 3-year grant from the American Cancer Society to study treatment adherence behavior in bone marrow transplant recipients. Her other areas of interest include smoking cessation and substance abuse. Dr. Perz is a licensed psychologist who has been teaching since 1989.