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Program News & Highlights

  • Dr. Sean Reardon and Dr. Hideko Sera, the former Program Co-Chairs (2008~2010), have continuously worked for the improvements and advancements of the PsyD program. This resulted in the program receiving the maximum accreditation, 7 years, from the American Psychological Association in 2010.
  • Dr. Hideko Sera is the new chair of the Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee of NCSPP (the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology). She serves on the NCSPP’s executive committee and also serves as a liaison to American Psychological Association’s committee, CEMA (Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs).
  • During the summer of 2011, Dr. Raja M. David was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Psychology by Governor Dayton.
  • Dr. Isabel Gonzalez Chell is one of the founding members of the Minnesota Latino Psychologists. She currently serves as the group coordinator. The group provides community consultation and referral on issues relevant to working with the Latino/a community.
  • Dr. Jack O’Regan was elected as president of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, which represents the Specialty of Counseling Psychology of The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Dr. Rea Romero presented research on developing a longitudinal protocol for neurodevelopmental assessment in children under age 5 in developing countries at the National Academy of Neuropsychology in Marco Island, FL in November 2011.
  • In the spring of 2011, Dr. Michael Harvey was elected as a member of the governing council for the Minnesota Psychological Association (representing the psychoanalysis division), and, as President of the Minnesota Rorschach Society, he organized one of the first presentations of the new empirically-supported Rorschach systems - RPAS (Rorschach Performance Assessment System) in the country. Dr. Harvey also recently completed a presentation for Student Track at the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology – Division 22 at Annual Conference on Career Development at the Graduate Level. He serves as editor of the APA Division 22 Newsletter and is a member of the Division 22 Program Committee for the American Psychological Association 2012 Convention.
  • Dr. Mark S. Carlson presented “The clinical supervision competency,” an all day training for the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs in Duluth in September 2011. In October, he presented a paper, “Weaving the other into the history of psychology,” at the Psychology and the Other conference, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently writing a book chapter entitled “Evolving colonial and indigenous constructs of abnormality” for a history of abnormal psychology project.
  • Dr. Kate Hathaway co-facilitated a one-day retreat at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum entitled “Taking Charge of Your Health” in May 2011. In September 2011, she presented programs on ethical issues and boundaries with patients and self-care for the health care professional to dental practitioners and staff employees of Minnesota residential treatment. Together with MSPP student Yvette Erasmus, Dr. Hathaway co-authored a chapter on the use of integrative medicine for tobacco cessation due to be published in the spring of 2012.