I obtained my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College and worked for a total of 12 years in the field. I have worked in a variety of settings to include private group practice, hospitals, elementary schools, Universities and research labs. I have also taught as an Adjunct Professor, instructing college-level psychology courses.

My major areas of focus in the field of psychology are Behavioral Management, Developmental Disabilities, Individual Psychotherapy, and Child Study Team Testing and Placement. My original doctoral dissertation research was on the prevention of eating disorders in young girls.

I am a seasoned presenter with experience conducting both intimate and large workshops. I have presented at both the The American Psychological Association's National Conference and the Maryland Psychological Conference.

In 2006 I decided to take a career hiatus to raise my four girls; three of whom were not yet school aged and one of whom has significant special needs. You can read some of my personal backstory HERE.

During my time at home, I have been freelancing as a writer for several magazines and national websites in the areas of parenting, health and wellness. Visit the Publications tab for samples of my work.

I am excited to be on staff as the Poetry Editor at Pentimento Magazine, a new literary magazine designed for the community of individuals with disabilities. My personal essays have appeared in the Philadelphia InquirerMamalode Magazine, Stealing Time Literary Magazine, Pentimento, Something Special Magazine, The Gloucester County Times, South Jersey Times and Mom It Forward.

I am currently working on my first non-fiction book about women in triathlon, which was recently signed with the leading publishing house of endurance sports books. Look for it in Spring of 2017!

Please feel free contact me at aliciajclarke(at)yahoo(dot)com with questions, comments or for further info.

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