Joined Cumberland University: 2011
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. My Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN will be conferred May 2014. Currently I am completing a full-time internship at the VA/Vanderbilt Consortium in Professional Psychology. i also teach for University of Phoenix, both online and the Nashville campus. I have held a variety of jobs in the mental health field including inpatient, outpatient, school, and residential settings. I especially like working with people with more severe disorders like schizophrenia, PTSD, and dementia/Alzheimer's disease. For fun I enjoy doing outdoors things such as swimming, hiking, and biking. I enjoy live music and love living in Nashville because there is music everywhere you go! I also love animals and have 2 parrots, Rafael and Andi.
Areas of Expertise
• Assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders, particularly auditory hallucinations
• Evidence-based therapies for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder including Cognitive.
• Precessing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy
• Research design and statistical methods
College of Saint Rose
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling
In progress: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Tennessee State University
Salvig, B., Bean, J., Patel, E., Valentine, M., Easterling, J., Valentine, M., & Joppich, H., (2013, April). Review of antipsychotic use in VA TVHS Community Living Centers. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, Colorado Springs, CO.
Shen-Miller, D.S., Joppich, H., Tolliver, T., Williams, C., & Bartone, A. (2011, August). Minority STEM leaders of tomorrow: Strategies for managing solo/near solo status in the classroom. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Flint, R. W., Jr., Joppich, H., Marino, C. L., Sandusky, L. A., Valentine, S., & Hill, J. E. (2008). Ascertaining the long-term effects of acute systemic neonatal protein synthesis inhibition on cognition and behavior in Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus). Proteomics Research Journal 1(1). (Cross published as a chapter in Biological Psychology: Advances in Research).
Honors and Awards
College of Saint Rose Prominent Alumni Recognition Award, 2011
Recognition award for "Professional Accomplishments and Leadership in Psychology"
Tennessee State University Annual Research Symposium Presentation Award 20100
Joppich,H. (2010, March). Coping with voices and stress: Correlations with voices relationships. Poster presented at the meeting of the Tennessee State University Research Symposium, Nashville, TN.
Eastern Psychological Association 2006 Psi Chi Presentation Award
Joppich, H. (2006, March). Self-concealment as a mediator between desire for control and depression. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.
Volunteer Groups and Affiliations
• Tennessee Psychological Association
• American Psychological Association
• Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology
Online Courses Taught
PSY 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Science