Cheryl R. Azlin
Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Program, School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
Dr. Azlin started her professional career on a nursing track. In 1981, she became a Registered Nurse and worked as a specialist in perinatal nursing for 10 years. During that time, she became very interested in the integration of psychological theory and biological/medical theories and practice, completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.
She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 1993. She then completed her doctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, with intensive training in inpatient child psychiatry, pediatric behavioral medicine, consultation to medical units, and psychological testing. While continuing to specialize in her psychological work with children and adolescents, Dr. Azlin did further post-doctoral work at the North Shore Children’s Hospital, in Salem Massachusetts.
In the following years, she developed a private practice working with children, families, couples, and individuals. In addition, she worked as adjunct faculty at several universities. Relocating to Seattle in 2008, she has worked in faculty positions and as a consultant to PsyD program development.
Dr. Azlin’s theoretical orientation combines interpersonal, psychodynamic, and existential traditions. However, she has also trained under several theoretical orientations, including structural/strategic family therapies, and makes use of multi-modal treatment methods to best address the needs of her clients. She is now applying this broad background to facilitate the theoretical and clinical training of doctoral students at AUS and maintains a small private practice in Redmond, WA. Dr. Azlin is currently focused on helping AUS doctoral psychology students to uniquely create and develop their own careers as psychologists.
- 1993, PsyD Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
- 1988, MS Counseling Psychology, California State University at Fullerton, CA
- 1986, BA Psychology, California State University at Fullerton, CA
- 1981, ADN Registered Nursing, Golden West College, CA
- Harper, G., Dawes, M., Azlin, C. R., & Fishman, S. (1995). Small bowel obstruction in a child on an antipsychotic. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 5(1), 81-84.
- Azlin, C.R. (1993). Attitudes of fundamentalist pastors towards the causes and treatment of mental illness. Dissertation Abstracts International, 53, 4942B.
- Lamberton, H. H., Azlin, C. R., Tan, S. Y., Brekke, J. S., & Larson, D. B. (1991, June). Religion and mental health: Attitudes of fundamentalist pastors. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA.
Dr. Azlin’s current clinical interests include attachment theory, lifespan development, and Jungian and object-relations theories and practice. She has long-standing interests in developmental psychology and perinatal psychology, developed out of her labor and delivery nursing training and experience. She is interested in clinical child psychology, behavioral medicine, and health psychology to which she focuses much of her own clinical practice. Dr. Azlin also has a unique interest in the integration of psychology and theology, particularly topics such as forgiveness, faith, hope, resilience and healing.
“I enjoy interfacing with faculty, students, and the psychological community… I appreciate the relational role I have here at AUS and being a part of facilitating student career development.”