Marie McDonald, Psy.D., P.A. - Licensed Psychologist
 
 
EDUCATION
 
PSY.D.     Clinical Psychology
                   August, 1988
                    Florida Institute of Technology
                   
M.S.            Clinical Psychology
                    March, 1987
                     Florida Institute of Technology
 
M.S.             Human Development
                     June, 1984
                      Drexel University
 
B.A.               Psychology
                      May, 1976
                       College of the Holy Cross
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
     Marie McDonald, Psy.D., P.A.
      2800 Hillview St. #2
      Sarasota, FL  34239
      (1995 to present)
Provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.  Specialty areas include treatment of anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder in all age groups.  In addition, I specialize in providing counseling support during times of transition for individuals and families, such as graduating from high school, college adjustment, divorce adjustment, career changes, loss of a loved one, and the challenges of aging for individuals and families.
 
 
CONSULTING PSYCHOLOGIST
      Vericare, Inc.
       4715  Viewridge Ave.
       San Diego, CA  92123
       (2010 to 2013)
Provided staff consultation, as well as, individual and family therapy within independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities in the Florida Region.
 
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
     State College of Florida
      Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences
      5840  26th St. W.
      Bradenton, FL  34207
      (2010 to 2011)
Instructor for General Psychology courses for undergraduate students.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
      Sarasota Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, Inc.
      Nokomis, FL
      (1991 to 1995)
Provided assessment, treatment planning, and ongoing therapy for children, adults, and families within private practice group.  Specialty areas included: child play therapy, parenting education; divorce adjustment; group therapy for adults abused as children; and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
 
 
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & MANAGER OF SPECIAL CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
     Northside Communtiy Mental Health Center
      Tampa, FL
      (9/88 to 4/91)
Administrator overseeing clinical and managerial operations for ten community mental health programs for children in the Tampa Bay area.  Served as agency representative on boards and organizations addressing children's services within the community.  Programs included: divorce adjustment counseling in public schools; after-school hotline; mental health teams in juvenile detention facilities; in-home crisis intervention team; and childcare resource referral program.
 
 
PSYCHOLOGIST IN TRAINING
     Florida Mental Health Institute
      Tampa, FL
      (9/87 to 9/88)
Completed a full-time, one year clinical internship with rotations through the following departments/programs:
     Department of Child & Family Studies
Worked in early childhood program for children with autism and down's syndrome.
     Morning Star School
Completed assessments and provided counseling for children with learning disabilities.
     Department of Community Mental Health
Provided full range of psychological services within the residential treatment unit and the day treatment unit for adults with severe mental illness.
      Residential Aging Program
Provided psychological assessments and psychotherapy for elderly residents with chronic mental illness.
 
 
GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS
      Florida Institute of Technology
      Melbourne, FL
      (9/85 to 6/87)
Completed part-time internships at the following programs:
    Palm Bay Hospital, Community Psychiatric Center
Provided assessments and group therapy for adoleschents in inpatient treatment facility.
     Brevard Mental Health Center and Hospital
Provided assessments and psychotherapy within outpatient community mental health center.
     Center for Student Development
Provided full range of psychological services at campus counseling center.
 
 
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
     Florida Institue of Technology
      Melbourne, FL
 
      Graduate Assistant (9/86 to 9/87)
     Consultant to Therapeutic Foster Home Program of Florida Tech
Provided in-home psychological services for foster parents and foster children in this specialized program for foster care children with special needs.

     Graduate Assistant (9/85 to 6/86)
      Graduate Therapist for Psychological Services of Florida Tech
Provided Assessment and psychotherapy services within this group practice.
 
 
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
     Drexel University
      Philadelphia, PA
 
     Teaching Assistant (9/83 to 6/84)
Member of lecture team for Human Behavior and Development I, II, and III. Also served as an administrative assistant to the Chair of the department.
 
 
HUMAN SERVICES EXPERIENCE
 
SENIOR PROGRAM AND POLICY ANALYST
     Massachusetts Department of Social Services
      Office of the Assistant to the Commissioner
      Boston, MA
      (1/81 to 5/83)
Senior administrative position providing statewide technical assistance for the development of new adolescent services initiatives.  Coordinated statewide task force for the development of independent living programs for adolescents in the Department's care.  Coordinated a statewide funding process for new programs for teenage parents which included: conducting a needs assessment, developing a request for proposals package, proposal review and selection, and providing technical assistance during program implementation.  Also, served on team that developed new Standards of Practice guidelines for all Massachusetts DSS caseworkers.
 
 
DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES
     735, Inc.
      Wakefield, MA
      (3/80 to 11/80)
Executive staff position responsible for the operation of three employment and training programs:
     The Youth Employment Program
A GED and job-training program for high school drop-outs ages 16 - 21.
     The Parent Employment Program
An education and training Program for teenage parents.
     Project REDY
A statewide training program for youth employment counselors.
 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
     735, Inc.
      Wakefield, MA
      (3/75 to 3/80)
Assistant to the director in administration of all program activities in this GED and job training/placement program for 16 - 21 yr. olds who had dropped out of high school. Responsible for staff training, community outreach and public relations activities, as well as, ongoing orientation and training for employers participating in the program. 
 
CO-DIRECTOR, WAKEFIELD OUTREACH PROGRAM
     735, Inc.
      Wakefield, MA
      (8/76 to 3/78)
Provided counseling services for adolescents and their families at this drop-in center for teens. Supervised outreach staff and student interns. Taught drug education classes within local school system.  Established information and referral services for teens.
 
 
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
 
Harell, T.H., Honaker, L.M., Hetu, M. and Oberwager, J. (1987).
Computerized versus traditional administration of the multi-dimensional aptitude battery - verbal scale: An Examination of reliability and validity.Computers in Human Behavior,3, 129-137.
 
"Equivalent Reliabilty and Validity of the Multi-dimensional Aptitude Battery".Master's Thesis March, 1987. Committee Chairperson: Thomas A. Harrell, Ph.D.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
 
Florida Psychological Association

American Psychological Association
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
 
Personnel Consultant - Monthly staff support group - St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church 2002- 2015
 
Vice-President, Board of Directors - Cornerstone Counseling and Education Center, Inc.
2003-2007
 
 
REFERENCES
 
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