Faculty Profile

Michele Ford

Lecturer in Psychology (2012)

Contact Information

fordm@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 181
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

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

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 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 465 Seminar in Clinical Psychology
An advanced seminar in which students read and discuss primary sources in theoretical and applied clinical psychology. The purpose of this course is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the processes of clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of psychopathology. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

PSYC 500 Independent Study

PSYC 500 Independent Study

Spring 2019

PSYC 370 Rsch Methods in Counseling Psy
Many people complete brief magazine or online surveys about their personality, relationships, or psychological symptoms in order to better understand themselves or others. Comprehensive psychological testing, however, is much more in-depth and occurs only after significant research and development have taken place. The course will address how psychological assessment tools, including structured and unstructured clinical interviews, objective and projective personality tests, measures of intellectual functioning and learning aptitudes, and vocational instruments, are developed and tested. This is an intensive course in which you will receive advanced training in the research methods and principles underlying psychological assessment. Students will critically evaluate issues such as test validation, norming and standardization, reliability and validity, and test bias. Students will also gain practical experience in the administration of assessment tools commonly employed in counseling psychology. Finally, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge on psychological assessment via a group research project involving the development, administration, and analysis of a novel psychological test. Prerequisite: 202 or 211 and 165.

PSYC 500 Independent Study