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Michele Ford

(she/her/hers)Lecturer in Psychology (2012)

Contact Information

fordm@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 162
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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring 2022

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 470 Sem in Counseling Psychology
The major goal of this advanced seminar course is to develop students’ understanding of the major counseling theories. Students will be introduced to various counseling techniques and the underlying scientific research, including the conditions that facilitate an effective counseling relationship. We will also review and critically evaluate professional ethics and standards for care in counseling psychology. This is largely a theoretical course; while some skills may be introduced and practiced in class, skills-building is not a main goal of the course. Students will engage in presentation of differing research topics within the field, while also applying relevant course information to case studies. Course requirements include, but are not limited to, class participation, reflection papers, research papers and oral presentations. Prerequisite: 211.

PSYC 500 Independent Study