Dr. David Vermeersch

Chair, Department of Psychology
Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

Email dvermeersch@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7116
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology
Loma Linda University, Central Building, Office 101
11130 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology - Brigham Young University, 1998
  • Certified Level I Trainer in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Areas of Specialization

  • Psychotherapy outcome
  • Psychotherapy quality management
  • Therapist effects on outcome
  • Effects of therapist/patient feedback on outcome
  • Reducing deterioration in psychotherapy
  • Effectiveness and patient-focused research
  • Outcome test construction

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA #20684; UT #376660-2501)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Baerresen K.M., Miller, K.J., Hanson, E.R., Miller, J.S., Dye, R.V., Hartman, R.E., Vermeersch, D.A., & Small GW. (2015). Neuropsychological tests for predicting cognitive decline in older adults. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 5(3), 191-201.


  • Lima, E., Jones, R., Artinyan, E., & Vermeersch, D.A. (2015). Relationship of Patient Change Scores Observed on the Outcome Measures Used in Two Different Psychotherapy Quality Management Systems. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Community Engagement

  • Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team (2013-present)