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New Member Spotlight - Heidi Bausch

New Member Spotlight - Heidi Bausch

1) What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)

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New Member Spotlight: Amy R. Steiner, Psy.D., LP

1)    What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

2002 B.A. in Psychology from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN)

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New Member Spotlight: Heather Johnson, Psy.D., LP

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I have both a Masters and a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.  My undergraduate degree was in French and Philosophy. I didn’t come to my love of psychology until after my undergraduate education.

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New Member Spotlight: Christine (Chris) Bowerman, Ph.D.

1)  What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

My undergraduate studies were completed at California State University, Fresno, where I double-majored in Criminology, Law Enforcement emphasis (BS) and Psychology (B.A.). I was one of few students to be selected and inducted into the university’s first Criminology Honors Program, and graduated with highest honors. In 2008, I began my graduate career in forensic psychology at Alliant International University, Fresno. In 2010, I was awarded a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Forensic Psychology, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Forensic Psychology in 2013.

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New Member Spotlight: Rachel Awes

1)    What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I work as a psychologist, speaker, author, and art playgroundist. The common thread through out these is my colorful pursuit of the human heart: to listen deeply for the stunning beauty within, to address what may be getting in the way of seeing the beauty and fully living it out, and to reflect it back to people with spoken and published words, art, and even in my colorful clothing. My education is from the University of Minnesota’s Ed Psych/CSPP program.  I’ve counseled 22 years since then, and am currently in a solo St. Paul private practice.

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New Member Spotlight: Vinzetta Williams Jackson

1)  What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I’m currently a student at St. Mary’s University – Rochester. I am working on my bachelors in psychology and plan to obtain my Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology.

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New Member Spotlight: Kristina Reigstad, Psy.D., L.P.

1)  What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I became interested in psychology as an undergraduate at UW-Eau Claire. I had the opportunity to be involved in research related to stimulant abuse in high school and college students and animal models of hunger. I went on to complete my MA at Bethel University and then my Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. I conducted research related to child and adolescent mood and psychotic disorders and maternal depression at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry during graduate school. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of St. Thomas Counseling and Psychological Services, and went on to complete a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic specializing in providing evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders.

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New Member Spotlight: Timm Simondet, Psy.D., L.P.

1)   What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I obtained a bachelors of science, majoring in psychology at Winona State University and my doctorate of clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP).

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New Member Spotlight: LaRae Jome, Ph.D., L.P.

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?  

As an undergraduate student at Marquette University I majored in Psychology and English, and I went on for my M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

2)      Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.  

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New Member Spotlight: Mike Sharland, Ph.D., ABPP

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

    • B.A. in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI) in 2000.
    • M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) in 2006.
    • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology – Neuropsychology track at the Memphis VAMC (Memphis, TN) from 2005-2006.
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) from 2006-2008.
    • Board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2009.

2)      Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.

I am a neuropsychologist within the department of Neurology at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN.  I started the neuropsychology program in Neurology at Essentia five years ago.  Since that time, we have added three psychometrists and another board-certified neuropsychologist.  We are in the process of starting a pediatric neuropsychology program in the fall.  Most of my work is clinical evaluations of adults; however, I also am active in program development, community education, and research.  I serve on the MPA Health Care Reform Task Force.  Essentia is a leader in Accountable Care Organizations.  Health care provision is changing, presenting both opportunities and challenges to all psychologists.

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Member Spotlight: Diane Felton, Ph.D., L.P.

1)     What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University.

2)      Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.

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New Member Spotlight: Ricardo Lopez

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I am currently an undergraduate student in my junior year at Metropolitan State University studying psychology. I do not have much of a background in psychology beyond the classes that I have taken and research I have participated in with both fellow students and faculty.

2)      Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.

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New Member Spotlight: Deb Rich, Ph.D., L.P.

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, CSPP (Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology)

      • 1980 M.A. Thesis: Rape Center peer support training model development
      • 1999 Ph.D. Dissertation: Type and timing of post pregnancy loss support services and impact on grief outcome.

1984 – Licensed Psychologist

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New Member Spotlight: Patrick Repp, MA, L.P., LMFT

1)     What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I started out in the mental health field as a chemical dependency counselor in 1976.  I completed an M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University of MN in 1985.  I was licensed as both a Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in 1989.  I have worked for a number of organizations over the years, including Fairview Riverside Hospital, St. Paul Family Physicians and (the former) Ramsey Clinic.  In 1990-91, I did consultation work for a mission group in Nigeria, West Africa.  I founded Minnesota Renewal Center in 1994.  We are a group of psychologists and therapists who serve the northern St. Paul suburban community, but also specialize in serving ministers, missionaries and military personnel.

2)     Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.

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New Member Spotlight: Mary Garafalo

1)     What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

My interest in psychology began in high school when I enrolled in AP Psychology as a senior.  As I made my way through the curriculum, something just clicked and I knew that this was the field for me.  After high school, I continued to study psychology throughout college at the University of Minnesota where I enrolled in courses such as Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, and the Psychology of Human Sexuality.  Each specific course provided the opportunity for me to expand my psychological knowledge while reinforcing my passion for the field.

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New Member Spotlight: Justin King

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I did my undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in which I received my B.A. in Psychology.  Afterwards, I attended the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.  I graduated in 2012 with my doctorate in clinical psychology and became licensed in October of 2013.

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New Member Spotlight: Dawn Nuss, MS

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I started my education with a BS in Psychology and continued directly on from there to complete a teacher competency.  I gained licensures in Learning Disabilities and Emotional Behavioral disorders, finishing up with a MS in Special Education.  In 2005, I graduated with a MS in Counselor Education, completed 4,000 supervised hours, and currently I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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New Member Spotlight: Allison Richards

1)      What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I received a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College (Vermont) with a major in psychology. I then completed a master’s degree from the counseling and student personnel psychology program at the University of Minnesota. I am currently working on my doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Iowa.

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New Member Spotlight: CJ Swanlund

1)     What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I am currently a student in the Psy.D. Program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  In 2009, I received my B.A. in Communication, a related field, from the College of Saint Benedict.

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New Member Spotlight: Miriam Gerber, Psy.D., L.P.

1)    What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?

I received my M.A. in Personality Psychology from American University in Washington DC in 2004 and completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore in 2009.

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