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Alan King, Ph.D.


Alan King, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Alan King is a tenured Full Professor who serves as the Psychology Department's Clinical Training Director.  He earned his B.A. degree in General Psychology from Nicholls State University in 1977.  He went on to earn a M.S. degree in Experimental Psychology (University of Louisiana, 1979) and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (Louisiana State University, 1984). 


He began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor at Southern University at New Orleans in 1982.  He joined the faculty at the University of North Dakota in 1987. He has served as Director of Clinical Training for over ten years (1989-1992; 1999-present). 


Dr. King has focused much of his practice and research on the development and maintenance of the personality disorders.  His theoretical orientation is biosocial learning, and he has maintained a limited private practice in Grand Forks for the past 20 years. He primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate psychopathology courses in the department. 


He can be contacted at 701-777-3644 or via e-mail (  He currently supervises Dr. Miller on his postdoctoral residency.


Dr. Kingís Supervision

Dr. King currently supervises Dr. Millerís Postdoctoral Resident work.

210 Montgomery Hall

P.O. Box 7108

Grand Forks, North Dakota