With each of our three newest clinical psychologists having already been writing for the Ask the Psychologist column for some weeks now, an official announcement is long overdue. From all of us on the team, here’s a hearty welcome to Dr Shailagh Clarke, Dr Misty Hook and Dr Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline.
When we put the word out back in July and August that we were looking for new Ask the Psychologist contributors, I had no idea what kind of response we might receive — maybe a few here and a few there over the course of a couple of weeks, I guessed. So I was astounded when, for a period of time, we started receiving multiple enquiries per day about the role. I was totally unprepared for the avalanche of emails I would exchange over a period of many weeks with clinical psychologists on three continents.
Thankfully, they were able to bear with me as I struggled to keep up, and all were gracious and professional as we narrowed down the field of candidates to a number we could reasonably accommodate. This process is still going on with one or two additional clinical psychologists, but for now I am just terrifically grateful to be able to welcome Drs Shailagh Clarke, Misty Hook and Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline to the team.
- Shailagh Clarke, PhD
- A clinical psychologists licensed in Texas and Oregon, Dr Clarke works with both children and adults on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and ADHD. She especially enjoys working with families with preschool and school-aged children to improve sleep, behavior, and parent-child relationships. You can read more about her over at Ask the Psychologist or see the individual replies she has published so far.
- Misty Hook, PhD
- Now a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr Hook was a professor of counseling psychology at Texas Woman’s University for five years and an adjunct professor for Southern Methodist University. Her areas of specialization include families, couples, gender issues and giftedness, and she has several publications in these areas. She particularly enjoys linking psychological analysis to popular culture. You can read more about her over at Ask the Psychologist or see the individual replies she has published so far. In addition to regular replies for Ask the Psychologist, Dr Hook will also be contributing to the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog.
- Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline, PsyD
- Licensed as a clinical psychologist in Colorado, Dr Ritchie-Goodline provides individual, family, and couples psychotherapy services. With a wide range of clinical experience, she specializes in relationship issues, women’s issues, adolescent issues, health psychology, emotional growth and development, pain management, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety and stress, trauma, and self-esteem. She also serves as an Expert Advisor to the Endometriosis Research Center, as a member of the ERC’s Medical and Professional Advisory Panel. You can read more about her over at Ask the Psychologist or see the individual replies she has published so far.
I think these three individuals bring a fantastic combination of clinical experience, professionalism and good old fashioned writing skills to the site. So thank you to each of them, welcome aboard, and I hope you’ll join me in reading more of what they have to say in the coming weeks and months.