Barbara Beauchamp, Psy.D.
A graduate of Spalding University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, Dr. Beauchamp returned to the Spalding community in 2004 as a faculty member and is currently a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Beauchamp’s interests include issues of diversity, social justice, and professional leadership. She spearheaded the first national legislative grassroots advocacy network for graduate students in psychology, and has been appointed to various leadership positions with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), including a three-year executive committee chairpersonship. Leadership remains a strong component of her professional life, both within the Spalding community and broader professional communities. Her academic interests include lesbian, gay, bi, and transgendered cultures, gender experiences, program evaluation, and clinical supervision.
Tom Bergandi, Ph.D., Director, Adult Psychology Emphasis Area
Dr. Bergandi holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ball State University and joined the Spalding faculty in 1985. His areas of professional expertise and interest are in long-term psychotherapy, forensic evaluation, organizational psychology, sport psychology and student retention. In addition to his university responsibilities, he sees clients in his private practice and consults for Business Visions, a national management consulting firm. He also consults with Kentucky’s Department of Public Advocacy. He is licensed in the states of Kentucky and Indiana, and is a member of the American Psychological Association (Division of Independent Practice and Consulting Psychology) and the Southeastern Psychological Association. He has appeared in multiple publications and presents in a variety of areas, but primarily in sport & exercise psychology.
Norah Chapman, Ph.D.
Ida Dickie, Ph.D., Director, Forensic Psychology Emphasis Area
Steve Katsikas, Ph.D., Chair
Dr. Steve Katsikas obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopathology, child/adolescent psychopathology, tests and measurement theory, advanced quantitative methods, and personality, culture and social structure. He has been an active member of the Kentucky Psychology Association, most recently as the representative for the Education and Training Interest Group. Dr. Katsikas’ clinical interests are in the area of child and adolescent assessment and treatment of children with behavioral difficulties. His research interests include psychometric properties of the Rorschach Inkblot Technique, attachment theory, child psychopathology and scale development. His most recent publications have been in the areas of juvenile fire setting, cross-cultural differences in childrearing practices, computer use among the elderly and the effects of psycho stimulants on weight change in Hispanic children.
Nicholas K. Lim, Ph.D.
Ken Linfield, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Training
Nate Mitchell, Ph.D., Director, Health Psychology Emphasis Area
David Morgan, Ph.D.
Dr. Morgan earned his degree in experimental psychology with an emphasis in human operant behavior from Auburn University. He maintains interests in behavioral epistemology, single-subject research design and the impact of human behavior on the natural environment. His recent textbooks include Essentials of Learning and Cognition (Waveland Press, 2007) and Single-Case Research Methods for the Behavioral and Health Sciences (Sage, 2009) coauthored with Robin K. Morgan of Indiana University Southeast. Dr. Morgan has contributed numerous articles in professional journals, including The Behavior Analyst, The Psychological Record and Teaching of Psychology.
Brenda Nash, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training
DeDe Wohlfarth, Psy.D., Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Emphasis Area
Dr. Wohlfarth, a tenured full professor, loves to teach. She has made teaching the focus of her research endeavors and is actively collaborating with students on a number of teaching-focused projects. She frequently presents at national and international teaching conferences and has been a featured speaker at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching. She has won the Metroversity Award for teaching excellence in 2001 and 2003, and the Trustees Award for Outstanding Faculty in 2004. Wohlfarth’s clinical expertise focuses on the needs of children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Currently, she maintains a private practice and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky. She also serves as a consulting psychologist, supervising students working as clinicians. Her treatment philosophy is systemic, family-centered, evidence-based, practical, and strengths focused. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Kentucky Psychological Association and serves as an Ambassador for KPA.
Amy Young, Psy.D.
Dr. Amy Young received her Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University. Dr. Fowkes’ passion for social justice concerns previously connected her to Mercy Behavioral Health, a legacy program of the Sisters of Mercy of the America’s ministry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she provided comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to underserved populations for eleven years. Her research interests include trauma-informed services for women, harm reduction psychotherapy and the clinical implications of bias in the therapeutic relationship. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and Kentucky Psychological Association.