Faulk, Ellen

Psy.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Career History

Ellen Faulk has been on the faculty at Phillips since 1992 as adjunct, part-time faculty and core faculty. She previously served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Phillips Graduate University, assisting in fundraising, alumni relations, grant writing, and supporting the institution in multiple endeavors. Prior to that, Ellen worked as an Exercise Physiologist in Sports Medicine and in the development of wellness programs in hospital-based settings.


  • Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapy, Ryokan University, Venice, California
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, California Family Study Center
  • M.A., Exercise Physiology, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Physiology/Exercise Physiology, University of California Berkeley
  • AAMFT Certified Supervisor
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certification

Courses Taught

  • MFC 519 – Case Conference: Pragmatics of Human Communication
  • Clinical Supervisor – California Family Counseling Center at Campbellsville University

Practice/Areas of Focus

Ellen focuses on trauma related issues including survivors of physical and sexual abuse and natural disasters. She has worked with the FBI and public safety personnel (police and firefighters) and developed programs to prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ellen also provides psychotherapy for those with serious medical illness.

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Red Cross Mental Health Worker


  • Faulk, E. (2017). Do Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth Mediate the Effects of
    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse?
  • Faulk, E. (2004). Treating Couples with Sexual Abuse Issues. In M. Harway (Ed.),
    Handbook of couple therapy. New York: Wiley.
  • Faulk, E. et. al. (2002). The effects of stress after the events of September 11.
    Progress, 11.
  • Faulk, E. (1997). Making a difference in law enforcement relationships means
    including families. Peace Officers of Los Angeles County Journal
  • Faulk, E. (1994). The effects of AIDS education on condom use in high school
    students: Exploring the relationship between AIDS education and “safer sex”
    practices. Progress, 3.