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Debra Gilroy

Counseling Psychologist

Biography:
 

Dr. Debra Thaler Gilroy earned her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, her Masters from Fairfield University in Connecticut, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Gannon University in Counseling Psychology.  Her American Psychological Association predoctoral internship was completed at the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at West Virginia University, where she provided services for traditional and non-traditional college students.   Post doctoral training was obtained at Allegheny College Counseling Center and a private practice in Meadville, PA.

 

As a member of the Northshore Neurosciences team, Dr. Gilroy provides counseling services, psycho-educational testing and evaluations for Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorders for ages 12 and over, and memory assessments.  Additionally, she has a special interest in grief counseling for those experiencing loss.

 

Dr. Gilroy also has several years experience working in Human Resources for pharmaceutical companies Johnson and Johnson and Glaxo SmithKline, where she provided services in Employee Communications, Counseling, Training and Management Consulting.

Education:
 
 
 

Gannon University                        2004

Doctor of Philosophy,

Counseling Psychology

 

Fairfield University                       1994

M.A. Applied Psychology

 

 

Penn State University                   1972

B.A., Journalism

 

 

Professional Affiliations, Designations:
 

American Psychological Association

 - Member

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

 - Member

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

2014   Northshore Psychological Associates

 

 

1999 –2006          Michael Mercatoris, PhD. & Associates, Psychology Private Practice, Meadville PA

 

 

2003 –2006          Allegheny College Counseling Center, Counselor; Director

 

 

2004- 2006           Post- Doctoral Training:  Allegheny College Counseling Center

 

2003 – 2004         Pre-Doctoral APA Internship: Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, West Virginia University

Teaching Experience:
 
 
 

Fall 2014    2014-2016 - Adjunct Professor, Community Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Gannon University; Addictions Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and Life Span Development

 

2001; 2004    Adjunct Professor -  Gannon University, Erie PA .Masters Counseling Program, Life Span Development

 

2000-2001     Instructor – Gannon University, Erie, PA. Undergraduate Intro to Psychology, Psychopathology

 

1999    Instructor – “College at the High School Outreach Program”, Penncrest School District, Advanced Placement Intro to Psychology

 

Certified Myers Briggs Personality Inventory Trainer

 

 

Presentations / Publications:
 
 Thaler, D. & Fleming, L.M., Family Cohesion and Adaptability and Psychological Distress in Bosnian Refugees.  Poster presentation, APA annual convention, 2005, Washington, D.C.

 

Thaler, D. (2002).  Between sky and earth:  A phenomenological study of Bosnian refugees.  Poster presentation, Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2002 Annual Convention, Lancaster, PA.

 

Ashbaugh, C., Kordes, T. & Thaler, D. (2001). Empathy training: An historical perspective.  Poster presentation, Great Lakes Conference, University of Akron, Akron, OH.

 

Ashbaugh, C., Berkey, K., Dunbar, M., Hosick, D. & Thaler, D. (2001).  Counseling issues affected by spirituality concerns for bereaved parents.  Presentation.  Counseling and Spirituality Conference, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

 

Ashbaugh, C., Kordes, T., & Thaler, D. (2000).  A history of the concept of empathy in the field of psychology.  Presentation.  Gannon University, Erie, PA.

 

Thaler, D., (2000). Lessons learned:  A synopsis of professional readings in doctoral seminar.  Northwestern Pennsylvania Psychology Association Newsletter, Vol 1 (3)