Faculty Profile

Michele Ford

Lecturer in Psychology (2012)

Contact Information

fordm@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 182
717.254.8137

Bio

Professor Ford is a Counseling Psychologist and teaches clinical and counseling related courses such as Psychopathology, Human Sexuality, and both Research Methods and Seminar in Counseling Psychology. Professor Ford's clinical interests include disordered eating, sexual and reproductive trauma, and depression and anxiety in adults and adolescents.

Education

  • B.S., Texas A & M University, 1995
  • M.A., Texas Tech University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2000

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

PSYC 165 Psychopathology
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.

PSYC 380 Psych Testing in Rsrch Pract
Students conduct empirical research in an area of psychological science, analyze data, and report findings and conclusions. Three hours classroom plus three hours lab per week. Prerequisite: 202. NOTE: The prerequisites for Neuroscience majors for PSYC 380 (Research Methods in Drugs & Behavior) are 125 and BIOL 124.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

Spring 2017

PSYC 145 Psychology of Human Sexuality
This course is a study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological aspects. We will cover sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientations, biological influences, sexual attitudes and behavior, gender, sex therapy, sexual coercion and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health, and the development of sexual relationships. The study of human sexuality is inherently interdisciplinary in nature (drawing from such varied disciplines as sociology, women's studies, biology, anthropology, history, and others). Although we will cover some material from these disciplines, we will take an explicitly social psychological perspective, focusing on individual, personal, and social aspects of sexual behaviors, attitudes and beliefs.

PSYC 165 Psychopathology
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.