Dr. Francien Chenoweth Dorliae is an assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology. She earned her M.A. in counseling psychology and her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Immaculata University. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dorliae completed her pre-doctoral internship at Friends Hospital where she rotated though several units/programs (e.g., eating disorders, older adults, women, and the Crisis Response Center). Her doctoral research investigated attitudes of Caucasian and African-American psychologists toward the clinical concept of “parentification.” Several of her graduate school writings focused on the integration and application of psychological concepts to culturally diverse clients. Dr. Dorliae holds an M.A. in political science from East Stroudsburg University. She also holds undergraduate degrees in both political science and psychology, and she completed an internship at the United Nations, where she reviewed the human rights status of countries seeking U.N. endorsement.
Prior to joining the Immaculata faculty, Dr. Dorliae worked as a staff clinician at Community Treatment Solutions. She provided counseling to at-risk children and adolescents in treatment homes and provided supervision to paraprofessional clinical staff. She also served on the Cultural Competencies Committee and conducted several trainings on diversity counseling and cultural competencies. Other clinical experiences include working as the Director for the Day Partial Hospital at Northeast Community Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and providing counseling at Girard Medical Center, FMA Professional Resource, and the Philadelphia Center for Human Development.
Dr. Dorliae is strongly involved in community services, primarily those relating to culturally diverse clients and children in less developed countries. She is currently involved in a non-profit organization that financially supports a school for children who were victimized by the war in Liberia, West Africa.
- Human Diversity
- Diversity Counseling
- Group Process
- Counseling Theories and Techniques
Selected Publications and Presentations
McGrath, M. C.; Dorliae, F. C.; Jenny, E.; & Guay, J. (2011, August). Experiences of ethnically diverse early career psychologists in U.S. postsecondary academic settings. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), Washington, DC.
McGrath, M. C.; Jenny, E.; Dorliae, F. C.; & Guay, J. (2010, August). ECPs in academic settings: Characteristics, roles, and challenges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Division 1: Society for General Psychology), San Diego, CA.
Memon, F.; McGrath, M. C.; Dorliae, F. C.; & Guay, J. (2010, June). Perceived racial discrimination: Impact on executive functioning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
Rabadi, C.; McGrath, M. C.; Jenny, E.; & Dorliae, F. C. (2010, June). Suicide prevention in schools: Culturally competent practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
Dorliae, F. C. (2009, June). Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance dependence, and culturally diverse clients. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
Dorliae, F. C.; Guay, J.; Jenny, E.; & McGrath, M. C. (2009, June). Early career psychologists in academia: Balancing roles, creating professional identities. Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
Smith, T. K.; & Dorliae, F. C. (2008, June). Racial identity and resiliency in Jamaicans. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.