Catherine Yanko

Catherine Yanko
Catherine Yanko
Assistant Professor ,
Theology

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Bookwalter

OF NOTE:
I view the human person as a composite being of body, mind, and soul. In a clinical setting, I seek to work collaboratively with individuals to achieve flourishing in relationships, work, and society.

KNOWN FOR:
Engaging in the Abbey community, both in and outside the classroom.

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
Spending time with my family, participating in my parish church, and serving as a licensed clinical psychologist.

POPULAR QUOTE:
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” ― Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Examples of the classes taught by Dr. Elizabeth Bookwalter:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Seminar in Counseling
  • Senior Practicum
  • B.A. in English and Theology, Belmont Abbey College
  • Psy.D. in clinical psychology, Divine Mercy University
  • International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
    August 2015 (San Diego, CA)
    Provided two-hour seminar/training to various mental health professionals on “Attachment & Abuse/Neglect in Children.”
  • Orange County Health Care Agency – Center for Excellence
    June 2013, September 2013, July 2014, February 2015 (Orange County, CA)
    Provided 6-hour continuing education training to various mental health professions on “Confidentiality: Can you break it? Law & Ethics Seminar”.

The impacts of early attachment bonds and trauma on psychological functioning over the life span. Additionally, I am interested in understanding the potential benefits of a faith-based approach for the treatment of prolonged grief disorder.

DISSERTATION
Bookwalter, E. (2022). An exploration of prolonged grief disorder and effective treatments (Order No. 29163381). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2655616342). Retrieved from http://divinemercy.idm.oclc.org/login

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