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Sister Donna Kelley, IHM, Psy.D., ABAP

Sister Donna Kelley, IHM, Psy.D., ABAP

Title: Psy.D. Program Director

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: 10C Nazareth Hall

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3503

dkelley@immaculata.edu

Education:Psy.D., Loyola University in Maryland
M.S., Loyola University in Maryland
M.S., Villanova University
B.S., Immaculata University

Licensed Psychologist (PA)
Board Certified in Assessment Psychology (ABAO)
Certified in Therapeutic Assessment with Adults

Biography

Sister Donna earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Loyola University in Maryland in 2007. She did her pre-doctoral internship at St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, MD. Prior to earning her Psy.D., she earned an M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland, an M.S. degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Immaculata University. Sister Donna has a range of clinical experiences, including work with in-patient, outpatient, and residential treatment centers. She currently has a private practice where she does individual therapy, therapeutic assessments, and psychological evaluations.

Sister Donna is the Director of the Psy.D. Program. Her teaching interests include personality assessment, the Rorschach, practicum seminar, and therapeutic assessment. Scholarly interests include performance-based assessments, grief and loss, integration of psychology and spirituality, personality, and therapeutic assessment.

She has published and/or presented in the areas of therapeutic assessment, psychological evaluations, benefits of supervision, compassionate communication, and human development. She currently serves as a board member for the Mid Atlantic Regional Review Board for Religious Institutes of Men. Professional organizations that she is affiliated with include the American Psychological Association (APA); Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), Society of Personality Assessment (SPA), Therapeutic Assessment Institute (TAI), and International Society for the Rorschach.

Sister Donna has taught Assessment II: Personality, Assessment IV: Advanced Skills, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Management, Client-Centered and Relationship Theories and Therapies, Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Therapies, History and Systems in Psychology, and Practicum Seminar.

Courses Taught

  • Assessment II: Personality
  • Assessment IV: Advanced Skills
  • Practicum Seminar

Publications

Cradock, J., Kelley, D., & Parrish, C. (2020). From Swallowing to Savoring Emotions: A Therapeutic Assessment Case using the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame as an Assessment Intervention. Rorschachiana, 41(2), 181-199.

Kelley, D. (2016). Therapeutic Assessment: An Experience with Consultation. The TA Connection: Resources for Therapeutic Assessment Professionals, 4(1), 14-18.

Kelley, D. (2012). Coping with loss: Experiences of women religious. Human Development, 33(2), 18-23.

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