Peter Claydon, PhD

Adjunct Faculty


Peter Claydon, PhD, was born in India and raised in England. He graduated from the University of Leicester with honors in Psychology and minors in Astronomy and Sociology. Peter was later awarded a Fulbright and NATO scholarship to study abroad in the United States and he earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1982.

Dr. Claydon has been in a private practice in Santa Barbara since 1984 while directing the Alcohol and Drug Program at UCSB from 1979 to 1989. In 1996, he founded the Santa Barbara Youth Project for underprivileged or at-risk children. Dr. Claydon’s private practice is full time in Santa Barbara and Solvang. His clinical interests, like his theoretical orientation, are eclectic. He has also taught at UCSB and City College Adult Education Programs.