Professional Biography

Barbara Janetzke, Ph.D., M.S.C.P. is a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, an American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Doctoral Training Program, with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2003. She completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Veteran’s Hospital (VA) Sepulveda and West Los Angeles, CA where she developed specialized training in the treatment of trauma, chronic mental illness, and addiction.  Dr. Janetzke completed a one year postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at Patton State Hospital focused on developing expertise in recognizing the complex relationship between forensic commitment and the clinical needs of individuals with a severe mental illness. She continued her training in the areas of trauma, dissociative disorders, bipolar spectrum, psychotic disorders, borderline personality disorder, and addiction. Dr.Janetzke also completed specialty training through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for the treatment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Janetzke completed a postdoctoral Master's degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology in order to provide comprehensive care to individuals with chronic mental illness. This has also allowed her to provide education to patients and families regarding the patient's medication needs. 

She has worked in the field of chemical dependency for over 25 years assisting individuals in understanding the impact of addiction on one's life and gaining coping skills that improve one's ability to lead a healthy and fulfilled life.   

Dr. Janetzke is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology within the Doctoral program at Azusa Pacific University where she teaches doctoral clinical psychology students. Dr. Janetzke is on staff at a psychiatric hospital, and is also on staff at a general medical/surgical hospital with a psychiatric facility. She has had administrative experience at two psychiatric hospitals and a State Hospital , has chaired numerous committees in both academic and hospital Medical Staff settings, and has served on the Medical Executive Committee at a psychiatric hospital. Dr. Janetzke has provided psychological and neuropsychological assessment to address issues pertaining to commitment type (e.g., Incompetent to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, and Mentally Disordered Offenders),diagnostic clarification, and treatment planning. Dr. Janetzke has also provided evaluations and court testimony for Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO) within a State Hospital setting.


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