to my homepage at Western
Illinois University. From
here you can access information about my professional
background, classes that I teach
and examples of syllabi, and research
that is currently being conducted in my laboratory. You can also
find information about the Clinical/Community Mental Health (C/CMH)
Master's program and the Psychology
Clinic, as well as committees
organizations of which I am a member. I have also provided a
page which lists my favorite psychology links
to websites outside of WIU.
my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in August of 2005 from Northern
Illinois University after completing my doctoral clinical internship
at the Counseling
and Student Development Center at Northern Illinois University.
I am also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois.
My dissertation investigate the role of peritraumatic dissociation,
or dissociative experiences such as derealization and depersonalization
that occur close in time to an event, on physiological reactivity
to reminders of rape experiences. My current research focus is on
trauma and coping styles, specifically the relationship between
avoidant and unhealthy coping styles after sexual trauma. My teaching
interests include introductory psychology, personality and adjustment,
abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, career counseling, trauma
and crisis, and ethics and multiculturalism. I also supervise students
in the C/CMH Master's program and provide individual and family
therapy. More information about my teaching, research, and clinical
work can be found throughout this site.
131F Waggoner Hall
Lab: 140 Waggoner Hall
Phone: (309) 298-2604
Fax: (309) 298-2179
Monday 1-2pm; Tuesday 1-3pm, Wednesday 2-3pm, or
D. Hetzel-Riggin, Ph.D.
100 Waggoner Hall, Department of Psychology
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455
Ph: 309-298-2604; Fax: 309-298-2179