Interviews With Psychology and Counseling Professionals


As part of our effort to provide our visitors with helpful information on psychology and counseling education and career paths, we’re interviewing experienced professionals in a variety of mental health fields. Below you’ll find quick summaries of the interviews we’ve completed to date, along with links to the full text of the interviews. Check back frequently!



OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com interviews Dr. Deborah Levy, Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard’s Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on the genetics of psychiatric disorders, specifically schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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Deborah Levy

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Dr. Barbara Holstein, a positive psychologist in private practice in New Jersey. She is the creator of the Enchanted Self and author of tween girl series, "The Truth."
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Barbara Holstein

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Lara Mayeux, an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma and developmental psychologist studying social and emotional development in children and teens.
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Lara Mayeux

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with educational psychologist, Ellen Mandinach, PhD, Senior Research Scientist for WestEd’s Evaluation Research Program.
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Ellen Mandinach

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com interviews media psychologist, Dr. Pamela Rutledge. Pamela is the director of the Media Psychology Research Center and the cofounder of A Think Lab.
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Pam Rutledge

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with psychotherapist, Judith Belmont. Judith has over 27 years of counseling experience. In addition, she speaks on the subject of workplace wellness, hosting seminars and workshops.
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Judith Belmont

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com interviews licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Tina Tessina (www.tinatessina.com). Tessina specializes in both individual and couple’s counseling and is the author of 13 books. Her popular blog, Dr. Romance, was named as one of Redbook’s Blogs of the Month.
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Tina Tessina

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com interviews sports psychologist, Jim Taylor, PhD. Jim has over 25 years of experience in the field and has worked with pro, world-class and junior-elite athletes, including Olympic teams, among others.
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Jim Taylor

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with psychologist David Sabine, PhD. David has practiced general clinical psychology for 15 years. In addition to general practice, he also has done neuropsychological testing and evaluation.
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David Sabine

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with developmental psychologist, Kevin M. David. Kevin is an assistant professor of psychology and counseling and the psychology undergraduate program and student learning coordinator at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. His research interests are child development and peer and family relationships.
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Kevin David

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Dr. Todd Freeberg, an associate professor at University of Tennessee - Knoxville who studies the vocal communication of animals, specifically birds. His research includes the development and evolution of signaling, including the social context of bird songs and other systems of vocal communication. He also studies the genetic, ecological and social influences on those systems.
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Todd Freeberg

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, Ph.D., Vice President of Marketing and Research for Body Care by Emylee, a company that creates organic and cruelty-free body, skin and hair products. Dr. Thorpe-Moscon works in New York City and was previously an adjunct instructor at New York University, where she received her Ph.D. in Psychology.
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OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Alice Healy, Ph.D., College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado, Boulder and director for the university’s Center for Research on Training. She was a member of the Basic Behavioral Processes Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health and is a fellow and past Chair of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
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Alice Healy

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Christian Schunn, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, chair of the cognitive psychology program, and research scientist for the Learning Research and Development Center. Below he shares his thoughts on cognitive psychology and what students can expect from a career in the field.
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Christian Schunn

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Dr. Janet Lenz, the Florida State University Career Center Program Director for Instruction, Research, & Evaluation; an Assistant-In faculty member in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (EPLS) Department; coordinator for the M.S./Ed.S. career counseling specialty within the EPLS Psychological Services in Education program; and past president of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
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Janet Lenz

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with Robert Kurzban, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the upcoming book, "Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind." Kurzban also founded the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology and serves as the secretary of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
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Robert Kurzban