Vicky Bouche

Vicky Bouche



Vicky Bouche (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University with a master's in child development from Sorbonne University in France. At PAU, she specializes in diversity and community mental health research and clinical work, including addressing the mental health needs of under-resourced and diverse individuals.

Professor Bouche is particularly committed to supporting acculturation and post-migration adaptation among children and adolescents. That commitment extends to building a strong mental health infrastructure for culturally diverse populations locally, and for low-middle-income countries globally. She has participated in a global mental health training program in Kenya and has collaborated on cross-cultural projects such as a program evaluation examining the mental health programming for victims of modern slavery living in India, Nepal, Ethiopia, and Thailand.


  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Research Areas

  • Diversity and community mental health
  • Immigration
  • Global mental health


  • Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Diversity and Community Mental Health, Palo Alto University


  • Palo Alto University, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2020
  • Sorbonne University, PsyM in Child Development, 2017
  • Scripps College, BA in French Studies and Psychology, 2015

Prior Experience

  • Teacher's Assistant in Child and Adolescent Development, Mental Health Disparities, Supervision, Consultation, and Program Evaluation, and Psychopathology and Psychodiagnosis, Palo Alto University

Selected Publications

  • Bouche, V. A. E., Unanue, I. M., Mutiso, V., & Ndetei, D. (2019, September). Increasing access to mental health care in Nairobi, Kenya. Global mental health & psychiatry newsletter. 

  • Bouche, V., Sztainer, M., Sheikh, R., Palacios, M., & Patel, S. G. (2019, November 5-7). A qualitative exploration of migration trauma among unaccompanied minors from Central America [Poster presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Boston, MA, United States.

  • Bouche, V., Reed, D. E., II., Del Cid, M., & Patel, S. G. (2019, February 28-29). Developing best-practice methodology to empower vulnerable communities: Challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations for research with newcomer immigrant youth [Poster presentation]. Winter Roundtable 2019, New York City, NY, United States.