Dr. Settlage joined the Saybrook community in the Fall of 14 and served as the interim Chair of the Clinical Psychology Department in Spring of 15. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. She received her BA in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and my MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York (graduated 2006). In addition to Saybrook, she has worked as a clinical supervisor to clinical psychology doctoral students at the John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro, CA . From September 2008 to July 2014, she was at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. There she served as an Associate Professor of Practice in Psychology and the Director of the Psychology Program at AUC. She also had a private practice in Cairo and served as a clinical supervisor at the African and Middle East Refugee Assistance NGO in Cairo. Before Egypt, she was a staff psychologist at Napa State Hospital where she worked with severely mentally ill patients with forensic commitments, such as "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" and "Mentally Disordered Offender." She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and has a wide range of interests in the field.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Clinical supervision Death, loss, and grief DSM/Diagnosis Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide Personality Disorders Psychopathology Psychotic Disorders Risk Assessment and Crisis intervention Schizophrenia Trauma/PTSD Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists Forensic Psychology Criminal Responsibility Research Design/Methodology Quantitative Inquiry Violence Refugees
- Education History
Degree Institution Year B.A. Psychology University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1995 M.A. Clinical Psychology University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2003 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2006
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member American Psychological Association
Clinical Psychology, California