Dr. Novinski received a BA in psychology from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and her MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an APA accredited program grounded in existential phenomenology. Her work as a staff psychotherapist and Intake Fellow at the Duquesne University Psychology Clinic included treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Dr. Novinski has been teaching psychology to undergraduate, graduate and professional students for over fifteen years. Her courses have included General Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Adult Development, Psychology of Death and Dying, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Adult Psychopathology, Introduction to Existential Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, and Foundations of Psychology as a Human Science.
Dr. Novinski's research with pediatric oncology patients at Children's Hospital of Dallas is the basis of a book currently being prepared for publication.