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Gregory White

Gregory White

Greg White has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (UCLA, 1976) and an APA approved Clinical Psychology doctoral respecialization (George Washington University, 1982). Currently he is Professor of Psychology at National University and co-Director of Inspirational Journeys wellness programs ( His current theoretical and research interests include cognitive and affective processes in dreaming; use of mindfulness and other meditation forms in psychotherapy; wellness training; and emotion. He has supervised and trained social, clinical, and counseling graduate students and interns, medical students, and medical residents. He is past Director of the Psychology Clinic of the University of Auckland, Chair of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Auckland Medical School, Chief of Psychology for Shasta County, CA, Community Mental Health. He has also been a full-time faculty at the University of Maryland (College Park), the University of California (Santa Cruz), and Southern Oregon University. He is California licensed Psychologist (PSY 8099) and has maintained a private practice since 1982.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

Online Studies:

  • Dream Numinosity

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  • White, G. L., & Mullen, P. E. (1989). Jealousy: Theory, research, and clinical strategies. New York: Guilford.

Journal Articles:

  • Moore, M. L, White, G. L., & Moore, D. L. (2007). Association of relative backpack weight with reported pain, pain sites, medical utilization, and lost school time in children and adolescents. Journal of School Health, 77, 228-235.
  • White, G. L. (2008). Romantic jealousy: Therapists’ perceptions of causes, consequences, and treatments. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 7, 210-229.
  • White, G. L., & Taytroe, L. (2003). Personal problem-solving using dream incubation: Dreaming, relaxation, or waking cognition? Dreaming, 13, 193-209.

Other Publications:

  • Alexander, V., White, G. L., & Tatum, C. (2009). Relationship of mindfulness and generalized self-efficacies to depression and anxiety in outpatient psychotherapy clients. Paper presented at the 11th European Congress of Psychology, Oslo, Norway (July).
  • White, G. L. (2007). Daytime distress and counterfactual thought in dreams. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C. (May).
  • White, G. L. (2007). Individual difference predictors of counterfactual thought in dreams. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sonoma State University, CA (July).
  • White, G. L. (2005). Arousal and trait centrality: Sensory-processing sensitivity vs. introversion and emotionality. Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C. (August).
  • White, G. L. (2000). Jealousy and problems of commitment. In W. H. Jones & J. M. Adams (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal commitment and relationship stablility (pp. 471-480). New York:Plenum.

Courses Taught:

  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Introduction to Diagnosis and Adult Psychotherapy
  • Introductory Abnormal Psychology
  • Introductory Personality Psychology
  • Introductory Social Psychology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Perspectives on Psychopathology (graduate course)
  • Practicum for MFT Trainees
  • Principles of Psychotherapy: Assessment & Intervention
  • Principles of Psychotherapy: Cultural Competence
  • Principles of Psychotherapy: Integration & Applic
  • Research: Paradigms & Critiques

Gregory White
Department of Psychology
National University
2195 Larkspur Lane
Redding, California 96002
United States

  • Phone: (530) 226-4007
  • Fax: (530) 226-4040

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