Debbie Walker, Psy.D.

Education

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
    • Dissertation: "Psychosocial Functioning of Siblings of Developmentally Disabled"
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
    • Thesis: "Chronic Illness in Childhood"
  • B.S. in Elementary Education with emphasis in Remedial Reading, Southwest Baptist University
Certifications
  • Licensed Psychologist

Related Experience

  • Private Practice in Springfield, Missouri for the past 18 years providing individual, couples and family therapy as well as psychological testing
  • Several years of experience supervising pre-doctoral and doctoral students in various clinical rotations 
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in psychology; taught a field practicum course for elementary education/school counseling students at Missouri State University

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Newcomer of the Year, SBU, 2016
  • Practicum Supervisor of the Year, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 2009, nominated by students
  • Practicum Supervisor of the Year, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 2004, nominated by students

Church/Community Service

  • Attends South Haven Baptist Church, Springfield
    • Backpack Program
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Board Member