Adjunct Lecturer, Psychology Program
Phone: 814-871-7699
Office: PC 2249
clark057@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Professional Experience
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Accreditations

Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship - Registered Instructor

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association - Certified Mental Health Specialist

 

Biography

Born and raised in Erie, I left to complete undergraduate and graduate school; due to my husband's employment with the federal government, I lived and gained valuable professional experience in several states and varied capacities, largely in major inner-city medical centers.  Shortly after our 2 children were born, my family happily relocated to our hometown where I spent 13 wonderful years as a full-time mom and homemaker, an experience from which I draw frequently in my lectures to provide often amusing anecdotes.  After re-entering the gainful work force several years ago, I am finding great pleasure and fulfillment in sharing both my professional and personal experiences in the lively and inviting environment of GU.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology PSYC 111

Equine Facilitated Communication PSYC 392

Professional Experience

  • Northshore Psychology Associates, Erie, Pa.; neuropsychology assessment
  • Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center, Fairview, Pa. ; therapeutic riding instructon, equine-assisted experiential learning programming
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis; In-patient and out-patient neuropsychology assessment and treatment
  • Hamot Institute for Behavioral Health, Erie, Pa.; community mental health service provision
  • Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden, NJ; Inpatient Diabetes Treatment Center; evaluation, treatment, patient education
  • Biofeedback Group, Inc., Havertown, Pa; chronic pain; biofeedback therapy
  • Bridgeway House, Elizabeth, NJ; chronic mental illness; case management
  • St. Vincent Medical Center, Erie, Pa.,  Dept of Rehabilitation; neuropsychology internship

 

Scholarship/Research

Research

  • Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center - Efficacy of Equine Experiential Learning with At-risk Youth and Traumatic Brain Injured Adults
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Group Psychotherapy for Women with MS
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Interventional Strategies for MS- related Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Results of a Phase II Trial of IM Recombinant Beta Interferon as Treatment for MS
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Low Dose Oral Methotrexate Improves Neuropsychological Function in Patients with Chronic Progressive M.S.

Presentations

  • APA,  Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Women's Health Conference, Washington, DC, "Group Psychotherapy for Women with MS"
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Group Psychotherapy for Women with MS"
  • Clevaland Clinic Foundation, Mellen Center, " Importance of Behavioral Observations in Neuropsychological Assessment"
  • Erie County Diabetes Association, "Emotional Factors in Diabetes Management"
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Schools Staff Development Week, Albion, PA, "Time Management"
  • Philadelphia College of Podiatric Medicine, "Managing Stress During Finals"

Service

  • Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center - volunteer and instructor's assistant
  • Our Lady's Christian School - swim team assistant coach
  • Erie Youth Soccer Association - assistant coach
  • Our Lady's Christian School - parent volunteer