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Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

Cheryll Rothery
Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ454

Dr. Rothery is immediate past Chair and Director of Clinical Training for the Department of Professional Psychology in the Center for Professional Psychology. She is a tenured professor in the doctoral program. Dr. Rothery is a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist with experience as a clinical supervisor, a psychologist in private practice, a trainer and consultant, and director of a college counseling center. She has served on the Executive Boards of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists (DVABPsi) and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists (PSCP). Dr. Rothery currently serves on the Leadership Development Committee of PPA. Her clinical and research interests include culturally informed treatment of diverse populations, the Relational Cultural Model of Therapy, racial and ethnic identity formation, clinical topics in transracial adoption, and the training and supervision of clinicians. Dr. Rothery has been a frequent workshop presenter on these and related topics. 

Educational Background: 

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

Courses Taught: 


  • Clinical Experience Group Supervision
  • Clinical Practicum Group Supervision
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum Group Supervision
  • Internship Didactic Seminar


Scholarly Interests: 
  • Adolescent Development and Identity Formation
  • African American Women
  • Clinical Training for Health Service Psychology
  • College Counseling
  • Culturally Conscious Supervision
  • Culturally Conscious Therapy
  • Identity Intersectionality
  • Racial Identity Formation
  • Relational Cultural Model of Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Topics in Transracial Adoption

See selected recent publications, presentations, and workshops below.

  • Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2017 Alumnae Award for Distinguished Career Achievement.  
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2017 Distinguished Service Award.


  • Hiring Committee for Deputy of Professional Affairs, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2021
  • Conference Planning Committee Chair, Mid-Winter Conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, 2020-2021
  • Academic Programs and Planning Committee, COVID-19 Task Force, Chestnut Hill College, 2020
  • Board Examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), 2017-2022
  • Consultant to Board of Directors for Creation of the Diversity Chair position, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2020
  • Leadership Development Committee, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2016-Present. Chair, 2016-2018
  • Autism Support Initiative, CHC, 2017-2020
Selected Publications: 

Davis, L.S., Garcia-Leeds, C., Youngman, Y., Rothery, C., and Grafsky, E. (2022). Stress from microaggressions and discrimination: A focus on Asian American, African American, Latina/o/x and Queer families. In Browning, S. & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (Eds.), Treating Contemporary Families: Toward an Inclusive Practice. American Psychological Association. 


Rothery, C. (2021). Use of the self: Rapport building. In Logan, J., Browning, S., & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (Eds.), Constructing Authentic Relationship in Clinical Practice: Working at the Intersection of Therapist and Client Identities(pp. 55-66). Routledge. 


Gordon, R.M., Blake, A., Etzi, J., Rothery, C., & Tasso, A.F. (2017). Do Practitioners Find a Psychodynamic Taxonomy Useful? Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry 7(5): 00452. DOI: 10.15406/jpcpy.2017.07.00452.


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


Gordon, R.M., Gazzillo, F., Blake, A., Bornstein, R.F., Etzi, J., Lingiardi, V., McWilliams, N., Rothery, C. and Tasso, A.F. (2016) The Relationship Between Theoretical Orientation and Countertransference Awareness: Implications for Ethical Dilemmas and Risk Management, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 23, 3,236-245. (online published 2015, DOI: 10.1002/cpp.1951).

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

Authentic Leadership. Johnson, E., Petchel, C., Radico, J., & Rothery, C. Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, PA (2022)

When They Get Rain, We Get a Hurricane: Addressing the Impact of the Pandemics of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism on Clients and Clinicians of Color The Ladipo Group, PA (2020)

Promoting Racial Healing Through Culturally Conscious Therapy Virginia Tech University Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center and Student Services, VA (2020)

Culturally Conscious Clinical Supervision: Providing Doctoral Trainees with Tools for Resilience in the Therapy Room. Rothery, C. & Johnson, E.  35th Annual Winter Roundtable at Teacher’s College, NY (2020)

Mobilizing the Village: The Path to Success of African American Students in Clinical Psychology Programs. Logan, J., Rothery, C., Wearing, K., Solomon, A., & Johnson, E. 35th Annual Winter Roundtable at Teacher’s College, NY (2020)

Healers Hurt, Too: Therapy, Teaching and Supervision in the Current Era. Rothery, C. & Logan, J. Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, PA (2019) 

Ethical Practice in Challenging Times: Generational and Climate Issues in Supervision and Training Chestnut Hill College Department of Professional Psychology Supervisor Training, PA (2019)

The Adoption Family Mosaic: Multi-Systemic Assessment and Intervention. Rothery, C., Marcus, M., & O’Toole, D. Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, PA (2018)

Power and privilege in today’s classroom: Faculty perspectives. O’Banion, M., Wilson, T., Rothery, C., & Howell, G. National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), NV. (2018)

Relational-Cultural Therapy – “Reclaiming My True and Best Self”  Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, PA (2017)

Vicarious Trauma and the New Political Administration-Caring for Our Clients, Our Selves, and Our Relationships  The Ladipo Group and the Therapy Center of Philadelphia, PA (2017)

Relational Empathy, Ethics, and Diversity CompetenceRothery, C., & McGroarty, S.  Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, PA. (2016)