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Peter Fabian

Dr. Peter Fabian

Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Graduate Psychology
Director, Marriage & Family Therapy Master's Program
Clinical Director, The Family Center
Fabian@edgewood.edu

Education: D.Min. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Credential: LMFT

Certifications/Memberships Held: Clinical Fellow, AAMFT; Approved Supervisor, AAMFT: Fellow - International Council of Sex Education and Parenthood, American University

Specialty Interests:

 “I love teaching and my style is very interactional.  I want people to practice the skills as much as understand them.  My style of therapy has evolved over the last 40 years and I have developed a theoretical framework for it that I call Templates for Interactional Behavior.”

Misc. Interests:

SCUBA diving, reading mystery novels, computer gaming


 

Will Hutter

Dr. Will Hutter

Program Administrator
Marriage & Family Therapy Master's Program
whutter@edgewood.edu

Education:

BS Psychology, Edgewood College; MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College; MA Clinical Psychology & PsyD Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Credential: PsyD/LMFT

Certifications/Memberships Held: Trained in EMDR Level II, DBT, PREPARE/Enrich

Specialty Interests:

Forensic Issues: Sex Offenders, NGRI; Issues related to Diversity; Assessment

Misc. Interests:

Horror movies; Kayaking; Road Trips


 

Melinda Bailey

Dr. Melinda Bailey

Assistant Professor
Graduate Department of Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
bailey@edgewood.edu

Education:

BA  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Ph.D.  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Credential: Licensed Psychologist No. 0465

Certifications/Memberships Held: National Register Listed, American Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association

Specialty Interests:

Individual, couple, and family therapy, anxiety, stress, trauma, medical issues, pain, mind-body issues, mindfulness, experiential methods.

Misc. Interests:

Running, storytelling, photography, and my two dogs


 

Geraldine Bleifuss

Geraldine Bleifuss

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
gbleifuss@edgewood.edu

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Northern Illinois University, MSN - University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Credential: Registered Nurse, Wisconsin

Certifications/Memberships Held: Wisconsin Nurses Association, National League of Nursing, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Wisconsin Affiliate

 


 

Tammy Conrad

Tammy Conrad

Adjunct Instructor
Psychology Department
tconrad@edgewood.edu

 

 


 

Judi Culver

Judi M. Culver

Clinical Specialist
The Family Center
JudiCulver@edgewood.edu

Education:

BS in Psych and Criminal Justice, Master’s in Counseling, Lakeland College

Credential: LPC, LMFT

Certifications/Memberships Held: AAMFT Clinical Fellow, Prepare and Enrich facilitator

Specialty Interests:

Clinical Specialist and Supervisor at The Family Center, Adjunct professor at Lakeland College – teaching Multiculturalism and Group Counseling:

“I Enjoy working with the LGBTQ population, with those coping with grief and loss, life crisis and transitions, and corrections issues.”

Misc. Interests:

Spending time with family, travel, reading and crafts.


 

Patricia

Patricia Egan

Senior Lecturer
Social Sciences Department
pegan@edgewood.edu

Education:

MSW, MS, CSAC

 

Specialty Interests: 
   
Gerontology, aging in place, quality of life and family life in dementia, dementia-friendly communities

Misc. Interests:

Music, travel, crafts


 

Karen Rose Gredler

Karen Rose Gredler

Clinical Coordinator
Graduate Psychology Department
Marriage & Family Therapy Master's Program
kgredler@edgewood.edu

Education:

MS, Marriage & Family Systems Therapy- Edgewood College; MS, Social Welfare /Gerontology, UW-Madison; MA, Psychology- Ball State University

Credential: LMFT WI License # 742-124

Certifications/Memberships Held: AAMFT, Clinical Fellow & national conference proposal reviewer; WAMFT, Clinical Fellow; PREPARE-ENRICH Facilitator

 

Specialty Interests:

Clinical internship enhancement, post-graduate supervision, cultural competency, older women & mature couples , anxiety & self esteem, grief & bereavement.

Karen Rose worked for 25+ years in public social service agencies, and as director for a statewide non-profit.  She graduated from Edgewood MFT in 2004, and became Clinical Coordinator of the Program in 2008.  She also maintains a small private practice.

Misc. Interests:

First Unitarian Society of Madison: lay ministry & numerous volunteer activities; Family, Friends & the Arts


 

Mark Hirschmann

Mark Hirschmann

Adjunct Instructor
Psychology Department
mhirschmann@edgewood.edu

Education:

PhD. Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University

Credential: Wisconsin LMFT

Certifications/Memberships Held: Clinical Fellow, AAMFT

Specialty Interests:

Marketing Psychotherapy

 


 

Martha Kauppi

Martha Kauppi

Lecturer
Psychology Department
mkauppi@edgewood.edu

Education:

B.A. in Studio Art, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Diplomate, Seattle Midwifery School, Seattle, WA; MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

Credential: LPC, LMFT

 

 

 

 

Specialty Interests:

Sexual issues and sexuality, creativity, health concerns, alternative family structures, alternative sexualities, LGBTQAI-related concerns, family dynamics, parenting issues, spiritual issues, and life transitions.

Misc. Interests:

I have worked as an artist specializing in blown and kilnformed glass. I am also a trained Creativity Coach, and I now enjoy helping artists, writers, and inventors navigate the complexity of living a creative life. In my spare time, I am an artist and an urban farmer.


 

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Adjunct Instructor
Psychology Department
adpeterson@edgewood.edu

Education:

BS - Zoology University of Wisconsin Madison; MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

Credential: LMFT

Certifications/Memberships Held: Member AAMFT, WAMFT, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, American Association of Death Educators and Counselors, Wisconsin Mediators Association, Association of Family and Court Conciliators.  International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Specialty Interests: Traumatic Death/Critical Incident Response for First Responders.  Impacts of Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical work on individuals, couples and families. Treatment of  Acute and Post   Traumatic  Stress,  Couples Therapy, Family Therapy.  Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a new paradigm for clinical success.

Misc. Interests:

Boating, Raising and showing purebred Irish Setter Dogs nationally and internationally.


 

Betty Rygiewicz

Betty Rygiewicz

Clinical Director
The Family Center
brygiewicz@edgewood.edu

Education:

Masters from Edgewood College in Marriage and Family Therapy

Credential: LMFT

 

Specialty Interests:

Trauma therapy, play therapy and substance use disorder treatment

 


 

Ferrinne Spector

Ferrinne Spector

Assistant Professor
Psychology Department
fspector@edgewood.edu

Education:

PhD

 

 

Specialty Interests:

Research - I am particularly interested in how information from different senses interacts to facilitate learning.

Misc. Interests:

Science outreach, dogs, biking, dancing


 

Justin Woodward

Justin Woodward

Adjunct Instructor
Psychology Department
jwoodward@edgewood.edu

Education:

Associates in Liberal Studies, Undergraduate from Edgewood College in Psychology, Masters from Edgewood College in Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Interests:

Systems, Couples Therapy, Adolescent therapy, Therapy for suicidal adolescents and individuals with Borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Experiential Therapy, Structural therapy, Strategic Therapy, Mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Misc. Interests:

Photography, rock climbing, music, astrophysics, particle physics, ecology, natural sciences (especially entomology and herpetology), parenthood, engineering, economics, technological advances, computer science, science fiction, fantasy fiction, eastern philosophy (Taoism and Buddhism primarily).