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Sandra McPherson
Sandra McPherson, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Beachwood, OH

smcpherson@fielding.edu
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior with Emphasis on Memory and States of Consciousness
  • Legal and Ethical Practice
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:

  • Death Penalty Mitigation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Tort Processes

Practice Interests:

  • Forensic Psychology
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (9, 41, 48)
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Cleveland Association of School Psychologists
  • Cleveland Psychological Association
  • Cleveland Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • National Academies of Practice
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
 

Publications:

  • McPherson, S., Bailey, G. Rj., Conklin, D., Honeychurch, A., Miller, J., Passaro, T., and Shara, R. (2006). Overcontrolled hostility on the MMPI-2: A domestic relations consideration. In S. Giles and M. Santarcangelo (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Legal Processes. London: IA-IP Publishing.
  • Yudko, E., Hall, H., & McPherson, S. (2003). Methamphetamine use: Clinical and forensic aspects. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • McPherson, S. (2002). Heinousness in capital crimes: Myths of proportionality and social protection. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 25, 459-472.
 

Presentations:

  • McPherson, S. B., Bailey, G. R., Conklin, D., Honeychurch, A., Miller, J., Passaro, T., & Shara, R. (2006). Overcontrolled hostility on the MMPI-2: A domestic relations consideration. Paper presented at the 15th European Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • McPherson, S., & Donnelly, J. (2005, July). Enemy images, archetypes, and propaganda potentials. Paper presented at the International Association of Law and Mental Health meeting, Paris, France.
  • McPherson, S. (2005, July). To sue or not to sue: Implications for plaintiffs who allege serious mental health impacts in civil suits. Paper presented at the International Association of Law and Mental Health meeting, Paris, France.
  • McPherson, S. (2002, June). Contemporary juvenile justice: Carrying competency to a new low. Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Psychology and Law, Leuven, Belgium.
  • McPherson, S. (2001, August). Mitigation - how to do it and why it doesn't work. Paper presented at American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • McPherson, S. (2001, June). Intuition as evidence: Implications of Daubert and progeny. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • McPherson, S., Carillo-Bennett, D., Ferrick, M., Miller, W., & Quintus, K. (2000, April). Knowledge and attitudes as a function of death penalty endorsement in a mid-American county. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2006-present: Examination Panel for the American Board of Professional Psychology, diplomate in Forensic Psychology
  • 1990-present: Private Practice, Clinical and Forensic Psychology (part time), Cleveland, OH.
  • 1986-present: Member, Advisory Board, Guardian-ad-litem Program of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, OH.
  • 1985-present: Consultant, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Local Police Departments, Forensic Hypnosis, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1985-present: Consultant, Veterans Administration Training Program in Psychology, Brecksville and Wade Park facilities, Cleveland, OH.
  • 2002-2005: American Psychological Association, Committee on Legal Issues.
  • 1982-2005: Member, Board of Directors, Spectrum of Supportive Services, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1999-2003: Volunteer, Aquatic Programs, East Cleveland YWCA, OH.
  • 1999-2001: Supervising Forensic Psychologist (part time), Lake County Court Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
  • 1966-1967: Internship, Cleveland Guidance Center (APA Approved), 1965-1966 & Brecksville V.A. Hospital (APA Approved)
 
 
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