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Psy.D. Faculty

Psy.D. Faculty

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Cheryll Rothery, PsyD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training
Chair, Department of Professional Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ454
215.248.7023

Dr. Rothery is the Director of Clinical Training. 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 Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists (DVABPsi) and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists (PSCP). She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). Dr. Rothery is a member of APA, PPA, PSCP, and DVABPsi. 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 the CHC 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, PhD, ABPP

Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ446
215-248-7149

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
Executive Director, Center for Concussion Education
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ450
215.753.3632

Dr. Ernst is a clinical neuropsychologist whose research interests include miconceptions of traumatic brain injury, interprofessional collaboration, neuropsychological assessment and efficacy of concussion education. Clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, rehabilitation of neurological disorders, and medical decision making capacity evaluations. Dr. Ernst has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at state and national conferences. He is licensed as a psychologist in PA, NJ, and VA and maintains a private practice in clinical neuropsychology. He is also a consultant to the College Board. Dr Ernst completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Cooper Hospital.  

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Corrie Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th Flr., North Wing, SJ 453
215-248-7068

Dr. Jackson is a clinical psychologist and specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Her professional and research interests include childhood and adolescent trauma, aggression and victimization (including cyber aggression and cyber victimization), interpersonal violence, peer relations, and evidence-based treatment and practice. Dr. Jackson has published in multiple peer reviewed journals and presented at state and national conferences. She is licensed as a psychologist and maintains a private practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Psychological Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

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Kevin McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ452
215.248.7115

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. 

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Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr, North Wing, SJ448
215-248-7070

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, PhD, ABPP

Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ455
215.248.7162

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.

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Joshua Saks, PsyD

Director, Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College
Assistant Professor of Psychology
CHC/PSC, 1107 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 212, Flourtown, PA 19031
215-233-1917

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.

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Claudia García-Leeds, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Co-Coordinator, Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
DeSales Center Room 9
215.242.7747

Dr. García-Leeds’ scholarly interests include:  domestic violence, family dynamics, and post-traumatic stress disorder in impoverished communities.  She has extensive experience as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, and has worked in a variety of community-based non-profit social service agencies in New York City and North Philadelphia.  Her research experience includes suicidal behavior in adolescents, HIV prevention, acute stress disorder, and cultural identity.   She is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. 

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Meredith Kneavel, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Assessment, Center for Concussion Education

Dr. Kneavel's scholarly interests include physiological effects of stress on the structure and function of the brain, including neurotransmitter release, dendritic changes, and alterations in hormone release. Many of these have been investigated through transgenic and knockout gene technology with an emphasis on sex differences. Dr. Kneavel has also worked at Columbia University on determining the genetic causes of neurological disorders and the behavioral effects of known genetic alterations related to neurological disorders, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Currently, her research focuses on the long-term effects of stress on behavior and health. Her work has frequently been presented at national meetings of the Society for Neuroscience and published in articles and book chapters.

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Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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
Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
215-242-7767

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, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
DeSales Center, Room 4
215.248.7160

Dr. Saks has extensive clinical experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision. Her experiences include evaluation and consultation for geriatric and medical patients in inpatient healthcare settings, and intensive outpatient treatment for children and families in the New Jersey foster care system. Dr. Saks' research interests include 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 aging patients.

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Leslie Parkes Shralow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Co-Coordinator, Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
DeSales Center, D10
215.248.7024

Dr. Shralow is a licensed psychologist, experienced in crisis intervention and major mental illness. She completed her doctoral internship at Napa State Hospital, CA, and has served as Mental Health Delegate for Montgomery County, PA. Prior to joining Chestnut Hill College, she was on staff at Villanova Counseling Center and served as Assistant Director. She had a key role in developing an integrated college campus eating disorders prevention and treatment program. Her current clinical and scholarly interests include relational psychodynamic therapy and supervision, eating disorders, adolescent and young adult development, and professional ethics. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and of several professional organizations including APA, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, and the Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Nicholas A. Wood, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Coordinator of Master's Field Placements
DeSales Center, Room D7
215-248-7189

Dr. Wood is a licensed psychologist and engages in clinical practice through the creation of a mental health program at Kensington Hospital's HIV Early Intervention Services Program and by providing supervision to the behavioral health staff of the Attic Youth Center.  He has significant experience and interest in HIV, Hepatitis C, psychological sequelae of physical health conditions, group therapy, substance use disorders, problem sexual behavior, personality assessment, the role of mental health providers in medical settings, relational psychoanalytic theory and therapies, and service to traumatized, underserved, and marginalized populations.