- junior faculty get tenure
- post-docs find jobs
- grad students finish their dissertations
Each person’s path is unique, and I find it a privilege to share the journey. In addition to my psychotherapy and coaching practices, additional professional services include:
- teaching university classes
- leading workshops
- giving presentations
- providing individual consultations
- providing consultations for university departments
|1981||B.A., Communications, Brown University|
|1990||M.A., Psychology, City College of New York|
|1991-92||Clinical Internship, Child Psychology, Albert Einstein Medical College, N.Y.|
|1994||Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, City University of New York|
|1993-96||Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychology, University of Michigan|
|1996-01||Senior Staff Member, University of Michigan Psychological Clinic|
|2001 – ongoing||Taught classes, gave workshops and presentations for graduate students, post docs and junior faculty at Michigan State University, Texas A & M University, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Virginia.|
Member, American Psychological Association since 1994 State of North Carolina Doctoral Level Clinical Psychology License #2752 To learn more about my role at the University of Michigan, you may read a letter of reference provided by the Dean of The Rackham Graduate School. Other areas of counseling expertise: Working with people whose personal problems are interfering with their academic productivity is one of my specialties. I also help people overcome:
- anxiety disorders
- relationship difficulties
- mid-life career transitions
- reproductive loss such as stillbirth and infertility
How did I get interested in helping academics?
While still collecting data for my own dissertation, I moved from New York City to Ann Arbor. Working on my thesis long-distance was challenging, and I missed the social support of committee members and friends in my doctoral program. Slowly, I developed techniques for structuring my time, reducing procrastination and writing more easily. I became committed to helping people who face similar problems.
How did I become interested in helping people make career transitions?
During my work with struggling students, I occasionally helped them decide to leave academia and pursue alternate careers. Over time, I developed techniques for assisting professionals as they make mid-life career transitions. My interest in career changes is also personal. Before entering the field of psychology in my late twenties, I worked in television news and print journalism. I was a magazine correspondent in Bangkok, Thailand and Sydney, Australia. I worked as a TV news editor and videographer for ABC and CBS in Providence, Rhode Island and for CBS in New York City. I enjoyed my days as a journalist, but I find my work as a psychotherapist and coach even more rewarding.
To talk with me directly:
If you’d like to explore the possibility of working together, let’s set up an appointment to talk by phone or in person. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office number at 919-969-2616. Again, welcome to my Web site. I hope that you find these tenure track tips useful. Sincerely, Mary McKinney, Ph.D. mckinney@SuccessfulAcademic.com 919-969-2616