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I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Whitman College, where I came because of the college's congenial atmosphere, balance between teaching and research, and tradition of student-faculty collaboration. My teaching interests include personality, psychological measurement and testing, and courses about the classification and treatment of psychopathology. I also teach research methods, research on sexual orientation, and forensic psychology, and I am somewhat versed in basic neuroscience and psychopharmacology.
My research will likely continue to address personality, personality pathology, psychopathy, self-defining memories, and other topics described in greater detail under "projects."
I am highly interested in working on research with students who are curious about personality, mental illness, psychological adjustment, relational functioning, the effects of emotions and motivation on decision making, and sexual orientation.
In addition to teaching and research, I am a licensed psychologist with a small private practice in Walla Walla, focusing on consultation, evaluation, and psychotherapy with adults. (My practice is not associated with Whitman College.) I treat adjustment problems, anxiety and mood disorders, and difficulties with self-esteem, identity, and relationships. I work from an integrative psychodynamic-interpersonal/cognitive-behavioral framework with an emphasis on insight, problem solving, and emotion regulation.