Linda Fama

Associate professor

Areas of Focus: Cognitive assessment

Phone: 703-526-5812



  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2003.
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, San Jose State University, 1994.


Linda Fama, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. Dr. Fama completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northern Virginia where she obtained experience in conducting individual and group outpatient psychotherapy as well as in a wide variety of assessment techniques. Her primary clinical interests are in working with clients with posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. Dr. Fama completed a postdoctoral psychology residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Northern Virginia where she received specialized training in individual and group psychotherapy with diverse inpatient clinical populations (including forensic inpatients) as well as specialized training in psychological and cognitive assessments. Upon completion of her postdoctoral training, Dr. Fama obtained licensure in that state of Virginia and joined the faculty initially as an adjunct professor but has since progressed in rank to Associate Professor in the clinical psychology department. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Fama maintains a private practice.


  • Cognitive assessment.
  • Diagnosing and treating mood and anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral techniques.
  • Vicarious trauma and the potential harm to therapists.


  • American Psychological Association.
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Selected Publications

  • Blustein, D. L., Fama, L. D., White, S. F., Ketterson, T. U., Schaefer, B. M., Schwam, M. F., Sirin, S., & Skau, M. (2001). A qualitative analysis of counseling case material: Listening to our clients. The Counseling Psychologist, 29, 240-258.
  • Santos, E. J. R., Ferreira, J. A., Blustein, D. L., Fama, L., Finkelberg, S., Ketterson, T., Schaefer, B., Schwam, M., & Skau, M. (2001). A construcao de convergencias nos sistemas de aconselhamento vocacional e de carreira. Psychologica, 26, 161-174.

Selected Presentations

  • Fama, L. D., Ellis, M.V., & Friedlander, M. L. (August, 2005). Vicarious traumatization: A concern for mental health trainees? Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
  • Hiemenz, J., Mahone, M., Pillion, J., Dorrego, F., & Fama, L. (2001). Development of eye and hand preference and visual motor behavior in preschoolers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Neuropsychological Society. Chicago, IL.
  • Fama, L. D., Singer, M. A., & Newman, D. L. (April, 1999). Outcomes of middle schools' advocacy groups: Participants' perceptions of success and utility. Paper presented at the annual conference of the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH.
  • Richardson, J. C., Newman, D. L., Fama, L. D., & Bliss, L. A. (February, 1999). Gender differences on the impact of computerized instructional modules in mathematics, science, and engineering curriculum: Student perceptions of benefits and outcomes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, SC.
  • Newman, D. L., Richardson, J. C., Bliss, L. A., Fama, L. D., Smith, J., & Powell, K. A. (February, 1999). Impact of technology anxiety on the implementation of technology in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, SC.

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