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Psy.D. Faculty

Psy.D. Faculty

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Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

Chair, Center for Professional Psychology
Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ454

Dr. Rothery is the Chair of the Department of Professional Psychology and Director of Clinical Training in addition to serving as a teaching professor for doctoral courses. A licensed psychologist, she has experience as a consultant psychologist, a clinical supervisor, a psychologist in private practice, 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 is currently serving on the Leadership Development Committee of PPA and is a consultant to the PPA Board for the creation of a Diversity Chair position. Her clinical and research interests include culturally-informed treatment of diverse populations, the Relational Cultural Model of Therapy, racial and ethnic identity formation, and the training and supervision of clinicians. Dr. Rothery is a frequent workshop presenter on these and related topics.

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Amy Brosof, PhD

Associate Director of Psychological Services/Clinic

Dr. Brosof is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Her clinical and scholarly interests are in area of assessment, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and adolescent psychology. Dr. Brosof has worked with children and adolescents in emotional support/special education settings for over 25 years, providing therapeutic, consultative and assessment services. She has also supervised practicum students, as well as doctoral interns for most of her career.  Dr. Brosof is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.   

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Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ446

Dr. Browning's scholarly interests include: the diverse and changing family, increasing and measuring empathy, children with developmental disorders, therapy outcomes, and the dynamics and treatment of stepfamilies. Dr. Browning is the author of articles and chapters on empathy, marriage and family therapy, and step-parenting. He is a regular presenter at national conferences on these topics. Dr. Browning is a board member of the Stepfamily Association of America, and is considered a national expert on stepfamily therapy. He is a licensed psychologist and a member of several professional organizations. He has co-authored several books on Couple and Family Therapy.

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William J. Ernst, Psy.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Founding Executive Director, Center for Concussion Education and Research
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ450

Dr. Ernst is a faculty member in the Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology and is the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Concussion Education and Research of Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Ernst is a clinical neuropsychologist who led a team that was awarded funding from the NCAA-DoD Mind Matters Educational Programs Challenge to develop a novel peer concussion education program (PCEP). In addition, he was the co-principal investigator of a multi-site randomized controlled trial of the PCEP. Dr. Ernst’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of educational interventions designed to increase concussion knowledge and symptom reporting in athletes. His research interests also include sports-related concussion, neuropsychological consultation with school personnel and performance validity testing during neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Ernst completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Cooper Hospital. He maintains an independent practice in clinical neuropsychology focusing on neuropsychological assessment of children and adults with various neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions including ADHD, learning disabilities and traumatic brain injury.

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Corrie Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th Flr., North Wing, SJ 453

Dr. Jackson is a clinical psychologist and faculty member in the Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology. Her professional and research interests include childhood and adolescent trauma, interpersonal violence, aggression and victimization, and autism spectrum disorder. She maintains an independent practice, focusing on assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Jackson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. 

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Kevin McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ452

Dr. McCarthy’s professional interests include depression and adjustment problems in adulthood and couples therapy.  He also has interest and experience in working with gay and lesbian individuals.  He specializes in both short-term and open-ended psychodynamic and supportive psychotherapies.  His scholarly interests include perceptions of intervention use in psychotherapy; processes of change in therapy and naturalistic settings; relationship patterns and correlates to personality and interpersonal attraction; adjustment and achievement inhibitions in young adults; and gay and lesbian mental health issues.  Dr. McCarthy is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. 


Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Assistant Director of Clinical Training for PsyD Program
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr, North Wing, SJ448

Dr. Methikalam is a licensed psychologist who has worked with undergraduate and graduate students in individual, couples, and group therapy.  Her clinical interests include working with trauma victims, adjustment, anxiety, depression, family and relationship concerns as well as diversity related issues. Her research interests are in perfectionism, family expectations, multicultural issues, particularly, immigrant experiences, acculturation, and cultural identities. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Asian American Psychological Association (Division of South Asian Americans; Division of Women).  

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Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Dr. Micucci is the author of a book titled The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships (2nd ed., Guilford Press, 2009). He is a licensed psychologist, an approved AAMFT Supervisor, a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, a fellow of Division 43 of the American Psychological Association, and holds specialty certification in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Micucci’s scholarly interests include psychological testing; adolescent development; family therapy with adolescents; and gay/lesbian/bisexual issues.


Joshua Saks, Psy.D.

Director of Psychological Services/Clinic
Assistant Professor of Psychology
CHC/PSC, 1107 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 212, Flourtown, PA 19031

Dr. Saks is a licensed psychologist with significant experience as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. As a staff psychologist at Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center, Dr. Saks was the lead clinician on an integrated care partnership with a large pediatric practice. Dr. Saks also trained in trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and adapted and administered that model for youth living in psycho-social adversity as a member of the clinical team of the The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery. In addition, Dr. Saks' interests include anxiety disorders, relationship issues, adolescent development, and the role of mental health providers in medical settings.


Claudia García-Leeds, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Co-Director of Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Main Campus
DeSales Center Room 9

Dr. Garcia-Leeds is the Co-Director for the MCCP Program. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Professional Psychology. She teaches several courses in the program, among them, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Working with Ethnically Diverse Couples and Couple and Family Techniques.  Dr. Garcia-Leeds worked for nearly 20 years with underserved communities in New York City and Philadelphia. Additionally, she has been involved in several research programs investigating challenges faced by people of color. 

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Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Chestnut Hill College Doctoral Internship Consortium

Dr. Logan is a licensed psychologist and board certified in clinical psychology. Her clinical interests are in clinical training and supervision and the treatment of substance use disorders and trauma with an emphasis on rape and relationship violence. Dr. Logan has experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with college populations and clinical supervision of doctoral trainees. Her research interests include impact of multiculturally competent supervision and training on supervisee development and client care. Dr. Logan is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (Multicultural Committee). She has also served as the co-chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Commission on Counseling and Psychological Services (a division of the American College Personnel Association). 

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Nicole Monteiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Monteiro is trained as a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience in individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment and clinical supervision in a variety of settings, including hospitals, juvenile justice, community mental health, and university counseling. Her professional and research interests include: treatment of trauma; the unique psychosocial needs of immigrants, refugees, and survivors of war and torture; disaster mental health; stress, coping and resilience in underserved populations; and the intersection between culture, mental illness and wellbeing. She has worked in Botswana, Bahrain and Ethiopia and has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters on culture, mental illness and global mental health

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Rachel Saks, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology
DeSales Center, Room 4

Dr. Saks is a licensed psychologist with extensive clinical experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision. Dr. Saks has over eight years of experience providing psychotherapy, evaluation and consultation for geriatric and medical patients in inpatient healthcare settings. In addition, she provided intensive outpatient treatment for children and families in the New Jersey foster care system. Dr. Saks’ scholarly interests include, geriatric psychology, the impact of psychotherapeutic interventions in healthcare settings, attachment issues and treatment for children and families in foster care, and cultural competency in clinical care for the aging. She is a member of APA and the Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic psychology.

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Leslie Parkes Shralow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Main Campus
DeSales Center, D10

Dr. Shralow is a licensed psychologist and her doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. She had a key role in developing an integrated college campus eating disorders prevention and treatment program at Villanova University Counseling Center. Experienced in crisis intervention and major mental illness, Dr. Shralow completed her doctoral internship at Napa State Hospital, CA, and has served as Mental Health Delegate for Montgomery County, PA. Her current clinical and scholarly interests include relational psychodynamic therapy and supervision, professional ethics, mindfulness and psychotherapy, and women’s issues. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and of several professional organizations including APA, APA Division 39, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, and the Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology

Joshua Fetterman, Ph.D., a full-time Assistant Professor in the School of Undergraduate Studies, teaches two courses in the Psy.D. Program:  Statistical Applications (fall term) and Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior (summer term).

Susan McGroarty, Ph.D., ABPP, a former Associate Professor of the Chestnut Hill College PsyD Program, continues to teach two courses for this program:  Social Bases of Behavior  (summer term) and Integrated Healthcare (fall term).