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SPSSI 2012 Innovative Teaching Award Honorable Mention



Dr. Alicia Nordstrom, Misericordia University


Dr. Nordstrom is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Misericordia University specializing in child clinical psychology. She obtained her M.S. from Purdue University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Alicia teaches Introduction to Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Child Psychopathology, Child Interventions, and Controversies in Psychology, and supervises student practicum and independent research projects. Her research publications and conference presentations focus on how parent-child relationships affect parenting and child development, and investigating how to boost parent engagement in preventive parenting programs for at-risk families. She is currently working on research investigating social anxiety and stereotypes/prejudice in first semester college students. Dr. Nordstrom’s clinical specialization is working with children, adolescents, parents, and families, and she completed her predoctoral internship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has also worked as a mental health consultant for Headstart and the ARC, and as an outpatient individual and group therapist for youth and adults.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin