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Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

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Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training
Chair, Department of Professional Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ454
Educational Background: 

B.A., Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
Psy.D., Rutgers University

Courses Taught: 

Graduate (Including doctoral)

  • Practicum Group Supervision
  • Internship Didactic Seminar
  • Treating Ophelia: Psychotherapy with the Adolescent Female
  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Psychopathology


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Psychology
Scholarly Interests: 

Cross cultural therapy and supervision
Women of color in therapy
Racial identity formation
College counseling
Clinical training
Adolescent development


Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2017 Alumnae Award for Distinguished Career Achievement.  

Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2017 Distinguished Service Award.



Chestnut Hill College Diversity Committee

Chestnut Hill College Disability Committee

Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Chair of the Leadership Development Committee

Conference Planning Committee, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, 2016-17.


Selected Publications: 

Gordon, R.M., Blake, A., Etzi, J., Rothery, C., and Tasso, A.F. (2017). Do practitioners find a psychodynamic taxonomy useful? Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry 7 (5):  00452. DOI:  10.15406/pcpy.2017.07.00452.

Gordon, R.M., Blake, A., Bornstein, R.F., Gazzillo, F., Etzi, J., Lingiardi, V., McWilliams, N., Rothery, C., and Tasso, A.F. (2016). What do practitioners consider the most helpful personality taxa in understanding their patients? Division/Review:  A Quarterly Psyhoanalytic Forum, 16, 70.

Gordon, R.M., Gazillo, F., Black, A., Bornstein, R.F., Etzi, J., Lingiardi, V., McWilliams, N., Rothery, C., and Tasso, A.F. The relationship between theoretical orientation and countertransference expectations: Implications for ethical dilemmas and risk management. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 2016 May;23(3):236-45. doi: 10.1002/cpp.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

"Strong Black Woman Experience in African American Doctoral Students" Poster presentations at 2017 NJPA Fall Conference, and 2017 Association of Black Psychologists 2017 Annual Convention, with  Stevenson, J.,  Methikalam, B., McCarthy, K.

"Reclaiming My True and Best Self" Presented on the topic of Relational-Cultural Therapy at the 2017 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, Bedford, PA.

"Upward Mobility through Sports:  An Examination of the Experience of African American Male Athletes".  Poster presentation at the 2017 Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists Summit Research Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL, with Davis, S., McGroarty, S., and Barksdale, T.

Panelist, Ladipo Group and the Therapy Center of Philadelphia Workshop on the topic of vicarious trauma, 2017.

"The DSM-5 Approach to Assessing Culturally Relevant Issues for Treatment and Diagnostic Decision Making", Co-Presenter, Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2014 Annual Convention.

"Relational Ethics - Effective Psychotherapy: Ethics, Empathy and Therapeutic Alliance". Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2014 Annual Convention

"Relational Ethics and Empathy with African American Clients - Considerations in Treatment and Supervision" at the Immaculata University Internship Consortium, May 2016.

"Relational Empathy, Ethics and Diversity Competence (co-presenter), Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2016.

"Culturally Sensitive Treatment of Students of Color in a predominantly White College Setting" Gettysburg College, June 2016.