faculty

Anna Schierberl Scherr, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology

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Education

2014University of ConnecticutPhD
2010University of ConnecticutMA
2003Colby CollegeBA

Teaching

  • Counseling
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Advanced Psychopathology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to philosophies, theories and techniques of counseling, and demonstrations of various psychotherapeutic methods. This course is best taken in the spring of the junior year, so students have the option of taking PSY 407 and PSY 480 in sequence in the senior year.

A practical one day a week assignment in a cooperating state or private mental health facility. Where permitted, students will participate in learning about counseling, interviewing, referral and some evaluation techniques. On-site and departmental supervision is required, with a detailed final report.

A distinctly defined, pre-internship, supervised curricular experience. Course requirements include Massachusetts licensing requirements for Master's level mental health counselors. Students provide direct service with a clientele appropriate to the program emphasis. Classroom work includes role plays or other laboratory experiences. Students are provided with both individual and group supervision experiences.

Research

Research interests

  • Health behavior change
  • Enhancing treatment outcomes for eating disorders and obesity
  • Clinical training

Select publications

  • Pinkston, M. M., & Schierberl Scherr, A. E. (2019).
    Being diagnosed with HIV was the icing on the cake of my life”: A case study of fostering resiliency through flexible interventions along the stigma–sickness slope
    Psychotherapy
  • Schierberl Scherr, A., McClure Brenchley, K.J., & Gorin, A.A. (2013).
    Examining a ripple effect: Do spouses’ behavior changes affect each other’s weight loss?
    Journal of Obesity