PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization
Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as licensed practitioners, school psychologists, school counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, registered play therapy supervisors, psychologists and social workers. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.
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Curtis R. Brant, PhD
Curtis Brant serves as dean for Capella University's School of Psychology. Dr. Brant has worked at the university since 2005 and has served in a variety of roles including core faculty, research and colloquia chair, and assistant dean. His areas of expertise lie in research, program development, and assessment. Dr. Brant brings more than 15 years of experience teaching, presenting, and conducting research and has authored more than 30 scientific publications/presentations. His research has been featured on National Public Radio, PBS television, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and APA Monitor. Other professional activities have included consulting in the areas of strategic planning, market analysis, and decision making. Dr. Brant holds a PhD and an MA in Social Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a BA in Psychology from Kent State University.
Rebecca Loehrer, PhD, LP
Rebecca Loehrer is faculty chair of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization within the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has been with Capella since 1999, initially serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Psychology specialization, and then as a core faculty member in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization before being appointed chair. Dr. Loehrer is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and a licensed psychologist in Texas, where she has held contracts with numerous local and state agencies, providing individual and group psychotherapy, consultation and supervision, professional presentations, and psychological assessment and evaluations. Additionally, she has served as the clinical director for two mental health agencies and has experience teaching and supervising students in graduate-level psychology programs at Radford University, Baylor University, and Argosy University. Dr. Loehrer holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, an MS in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and a BA in Psychology from Baylor University.
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