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Kim Levan, Psy.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: Loyola 341

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3274

klevan@immaculata.edu

Education:Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Immaculata University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Millersville University
B.A. in Psychology, Albright College
Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of PA

Biography

Dr. Levan is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma. For more than two decades, she worked at a nonprofit organization providing counseling and advocacy services to individuals who experienced trauma. During this time, she also supervised masters and doctoral level practicum students. Dr. Levan completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at Coatesville VA Medical Center. During her career, she has served as the assistant director of Camp Dreamcatcher, worked as a counselor for the Act 101 Program, facilitated trauma groups in substance abuse treatment facilities, participated in the impact of crime program at Graterford State Correctional Institution, held a clinical supervisor position at West Chester University, and worked as a residential counselor. Her past research activities explored the development of stereotypes in preschool age children, the impact of relaxation on Immunoglobin A, the neurocognitive factors related to HIV/AIDS, and the interpersonal and sexual factors impacting treatment of individuals with trauma histories. Dr. Levan was acknowledged by Dr. Eri Atarashi’s in her book, “Supporting Crime Victims” published in Japan in 2000. She holds memberships with the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and is currently in private practice.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Applied Psychology
  • Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Theories of Personality

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Client Centered and Relationship Theories and Therapies
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Therapies
  • Ethics for Professional Counselors
  • Human Development
  • Introduction to Trauma Theory and Practice
  • Practicum Seminars
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Psychology

Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Levan’s clinical and research interests include trauma and abuse, social psychology, environmental psychology, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, foster care and adoption, bullying, vulnerable groups, loss/grief, and therapy.

Select Presentations

Levan, K. (2015). DSM 5 Trauma Diagnosis and Treatment. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium, Immaculata, PA.

Levan, K. (2012). Trauma Psychology and Review of Proposed DSM V Diagnostic Categories. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium, Immaculata, PA.

Beyer, L., Trevethan, T., & Levan, K. (2011). Panel Discussion for Holcomb Behavioral Health sponsored conference: Trauma-Informed Interventions with Behavioral Health Clients. Immaculata, PA.

Row, L. & Levan, K. (2010) Results of Trauma Workshops. Poster Presentation at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.

Levan, K. (2010). Dealing with Traumatized Children in an Educational Setting, West Chester University, King of Prussia, PA.

Levan, K. (2009). Trauma Psychology. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium, Immaculata, PA.

Levan, K. & Cuddy-Casey, M. (2006). Treating Substance Use, Trauma, Prostitution, and Sexual Issues in Women: Poster session for the 114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Levan, K. (2003). Increasing Awareness of the Impact of Trauma and Providing Support. Presented at West Chester University, Mental Health Courses, West Chester, PA.

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