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Director

Melvin E. Miller, Ph.D.
Dr. Melvin Miller, a professor of psychology, was appointed to the Norwich University Psychology Department in 1981. His fields of specialization are clinical and developmental. He is director of the University Counseling and Psychological Services Department. Dr. Miller was president of the New England Psychological Association from 1987 to 1988 and served seven terms as executive director of the Society for Research in Adult Development (SRAD). He is engaged in longitudinal research that investigates the relationship between personality development and philosophical frames of reference. Additional interests are in clinical assessment and psychotherapy.

Counselors

Alexandra Sredni, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow
Dr. Alexandra Sredni received a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. She is drawn to psychoanalytic approaches to counseling because they conceptualize the therapeutic relationship as the core of the work. She believes that working with this relationship has the potential to improve other relationships, including one’s relationship to the self. The depth and complexity of psychoanalytically-oriented counseling also resonates with her interests in literature, poetry, and psychology. Her primary research interest is exploring the connection between the body, mind, and spirit.

Jacob Rusczek, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow
Dr. Jacob Rusczek received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 2015. His approach to counseling prioritizes careful listening and he views the process as a collaborative dialogue aimed at increasing awareness. He believes that when we understand ourselves as we are, we become free to change and grow. He is interested in the history, philosophical underpinnings, and cultural context of psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis.

Jacqi Rodriguez, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow
Dr. Jacqi Rodriguez is a postdoctoral fellow at Norwich University. She earned a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from George Fox University. Dr. Rodriguez practices psychoanalytically-oriented counseling. She believes that the counseling relationship can be a means of increasing capacity for healthy relationship with self and others, leading to profound change in one’s life. Her professional interests include integrating existential and spiritual perspectives with psychoanalysis.

Nathan Haskell, M.A., Clinical Intern
Nathan Haskell completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2014 and will graduate with a Psy.D. from George Fox University in 2017. He approaches counseling from a psychodynamic perspective, emphasizing the use of a therapeutic relationship to help uncover the internal and relational patterns/experiences that can make life difficult. His professional interests include dream analysis, group psychotherapy, and the unconscious communications found in language, literature, and film.

Paul McLaughlin, M.A., Clinical Intern
Paul McLaughlin received an M.A. in clinical psychology from George Fox University in 2014 and is on track to graduate with a Psy.D. in 2017. His approach to counseling is from a psychodynamic perspective with a strong awareness of existential issues. This theoretical orientation emphasizes the impact of significant relationships in our lives, and looks to use insight and the therapeutic alliance to foster positive growth. His research interests include the integration of psychology, theology, and spirituality; depth psychology; and a psychology of wisdom.

Clinical Supervisors

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.
Stella Marrie, Psy.D.
Tamara Bisbee, Psy.D.

Administrative Assistant

Michele Robie