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Lynn Mary Karjala, Ph.D.

11205 Alpharetta Highway, Suite A-4, Roswell, GA 30076 770-754-0751 lynnkarjala@gmail.com 

Credentials and Experience

I received my A.B degree from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1971, my M.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1974, and my Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977. After earning my doctoral degree, I became a tenured assistant professor at Southeast Missouri State University, where for several years I taught courses on child, adolescent and life-span development. My favorite and most meaningful project was to create a course on the psychology of death and dying, which I taught for seven semesters. Although not framed from a clinical perspective, it was the beginning of my education in trauma and recovery.

I had always had an interest in clinical psychology, though, and it was exciting when, in the early 1980s, the American Psychological Association began encouraging psychologists to cross-train in areas outside of their original specialty. I went back to school at Georgia State University and retrained in clinical. I've been licensed in Georgia since 1987, have been in full-time clinical practice since 1988, and have been in independent practice in Roswell since January 1993.

I keep my training fresh and current each year by attending seminars, workshops and conferences on a broad range of topics. Over the years, I've taken extensive training in the most up-to-date techniques for the treatment of trauma and stress. I've also trained other practitioners in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. in both traditional and innovative approaches to treatment.

I've been a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) since 2000. I'm the current president of ACEP and the former director of its certification program in comprehensive energy psychology. I'm a Life Member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association. I'm also a past president of the Georgia Hypnosis Society.

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