Corie Christopher-Richard, BS, Executive Secretary
I have been working with St. George's University since January, 2002. I am happy to be working in this lovely warm environment with dedicated and caring professionals. Between taking care of my family, work and school, I read, watch a little TV and hang out on the beach. My favorite place is the beach...Oh how I love to just relax listening to the waves coming ashore and feeling the gentle sea breeze cooling the heat of the day.
Apart from those, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, keeping the "Love" alive – it is very important because we all need each other. I also love my "alone time" listening to the Spirit of God and nature. Overall, I am pleasant, warm and friendly. I believe that if people are compassionate, merciful and loving to each other, that our community and, by extension, the world will be a better place. My favorite quote is by Albert Einstein, "Only a life lived for others is worth living."
Donnalin Constantin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Doing therapy is more of a vocation than a job!
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas (U.S.). I graduated from the University of Memphis and completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Dallas. My area of specialty is Counseling. Prior to studying in the U.S., I worked for 12 years in a rehabilitation program for adolescents girls in St. Lucia.
My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, existential concerns, grief and loss, issues related to diversity and multiculturalism, spirituality and trauma. I believe that healing and growth take place within the context of a safe relationship therefore I value the authenticity, connection, transparency and safety of the therapeutic relationship. These values are consistent in my personal life. I also believe that deep enduring change does not always require long-term therapy but safety and curiosity to explore and motivation for change.
I was born and raised in St. Lucia and my studies in Jamaica and the U. S. reflect only a few of my cross-cultural experiences. Having lived in these countries and now, in Grenada, I can appreciate the salience of diversity and my own stimulus value embedded in every social exchange.
Kathy Dervin, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
I earned my doctorate in psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY and completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center. During my graduate training, I worked with children, adolescents and adults doing both therapy and psychological assessment. My professional interests include substance abuse prevention and treatment, gender issues, interpersonal therapy and college mental health. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, reading, cooking and crossword puzzles.
Marva Gilkes, AS, Secretary
I have been working at St. George's University since February 2008, and was promoted to the position of Secretary at the Psychological Services Center in November, 2011. I am a very caring and loving person, who is always willing to spare a minute to lend a listening ear. I have an eleven year old daughter and mothering her brings the greatest joy to my life. In my spare time, I enjoy nature, going to the beach, reading and baking. It is my heart's desire to see people comfortable and happy and I will do whatever I can to assist in that manner.
Nicole B. Johnson-James, BSc, Graduate Student Intern
I am a proud Grenada national and have been a Guidance Counsellor for over ten years.
I earned a diploma in Youth in Development Work from the University of the West Indies, a bachelor's degree in Education with Guidance and Counselling from the St. George's University (SGU) and I am currently completing my Master's degree in Clinical and Community Psychology at SGU.
My mantra is that we are all becoming, therefore, as a therapist my interest is in helping others become and live their best life.
As part of my personal self-care I continue to enjoy my hobby of baking and creating all sorts of edibles.
Barbara Landon, PsyD, Director/Licensed Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
I've lived in Grenada and worked at SGU since 2008. My doctoral and postdoctoral training were in clinical psychology and neuropsychology; I also hold a master's degree in community psychology, about which I am keenly interested because the focus is on liberation, prevention, and health promotion. I have worked in a number of settings: hospitals, university health centers, outpatient clinics, and private practice. In addition to working at the PSC, I serve as professor in the Bioethics Department at SGU, as a member of the IRB, and as a WINDREF scholar. I am a founding faculty member of the School of Graduate Studies' Community-Clinical Psychology program, and faculty advisor for the Integrative Medicine Club, a student organization at SGU. My clinical interests and work are informed by biological bases of behavior, trauma, stress, and neurodevelopment. My research and community work are largely based on neurodevelopmental issues, stress, parent/teacher education, and child maltreatment in Grenada and the Caribbean region. I am a licensed psychologist in Maine and Massachusetts in the U.S., a certified Conscious Discipline Instructor, certified hypnotherapist, and long-time mindfulness practitioner.
Denise Lewis, MA, Psychotherapist
I am Vincentian born, married with a young adult son and a teenage daughter. I have had the unique privilege of a cross-cultural educational experience that has enriched my life and prepared me well for environment of St. George's University. I received my Master of Arts degree from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.
As a professional, I am interested in the support and development of lives and dreams. As a therapist, I am passionate about my work and see my therapeutic involvement with students as a precious investment in the lives of others, as well as my own.
Cecilia Rougier, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
I am a graduate of Columbia University in New York where I earned the doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Davis, post-doctoral fellowship at St. George's University in Grenada, and worked with students at Fordham University in New York for many years. I am very passionate about my work as a psychologist and use an integrative model to help students and adults cope with trauma and the stresses of life as they journey towards healing and wholeness. My clinical experience includes group work, couples, family and individual therapy, as well as assessment. I have a range of interests, including but not limited to multicultural counseling, sexual trauma, spirituality and mental health, depression, anxiety, career development, gender/identity and other developmental issues.
I had dreamt of working as a psychologist in Grenada so it is a privilege to have the opportunity to continue to do so at St. George's University. I am enjoying the reconnection with the SGU community, and my homeland amidst the mountains, valleys and the vast expanse of the incredible blue Caribbean Sea.
Terry Ruthrauff, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
I earned the doctorate in clinical psychology, a graduate certificate in peace-building and other academic degrees at universities in the United States. I am currently licensed as a psychologist in Maryland, also in the United States. Employed at St. George's University since 2004, I previously worked in various positions in the mental health and human services professions in the Americas, Europe and Africa. My professional interests include learning from indigenous cultures, social justice issues, multiculturalism, post-trauma healing, disabilities, conflict transformation and the management of stress, depression and addictions.
During my free-time, I hang out with friends/family, practice photography, read novels, swim, hike and strive to subvert the dominant paradigm. In both work and play, I am indelibly committed to shrinking my gigantic carbon footprint, which is about three times the size of the typical Grenadian's, and approximately equivalent to that of an entire village in Sierra Leone. I do this for the benefit of my adorable son and his young generation.
Diana Samuel, BSc, Graduate Student Intern
I am a Grenadian born and have been a Secondary School teacher for 18 years. Although I love sharing knowledge, I always had a love for and interest in people beyond what the classroom offered and decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology here at SGU. Presently, I am in my final semester of a graduate degree program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. My greatest joy is being a mum and wife, sewing, reading, going to the beach and making people feel comfortable. I believe that with God's help, the sky is the limit to success.
Lorraine Steele, MA, Psychotherapist
Having lived in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean for years, I decided that it was time to return to my homeland, Grenada. St. George's University offered me the opportunity to work with a population that I thoroughly enjoy while once again living in a tropical paradise – sun, sand and sea! Since the beach is my favorite place to be with the gym a close second, this works very well for me!
I am a master's-level psychotherapist, graduated from George Washington University in 1991. My education and work experience have allowed me the opportunity of working with a wide variety of populations and issues.
John Pettus, PhD, Licensed Psychologist