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Donald McAleer Psy. D. ABPP
Clinical Psychologist /Senior Partner
Dr. McAleer received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a special proficiency in Behavioral Medicine and completed doctoral internship in Neuropsychology at Hamot Medical Center and Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He is on staff at three acute hospitals and one rehabilitation hospital in Erie where he provides neuropsychological consultations. He a clinical supervisor in the Erie Psychology Consortium, a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology in 2018. He has lectured frequently on topics such as neuropsychology, behavioral management, psychopharmacology and professional ethics.
Indiana University of PA 1984 - 1988
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Edinboro University of PA. 1976 - 1978
M.A. Professional Psychology
Edinboro University of PA. 1975 - 1976
M.ED. Educational Psychology
Gannon University 1970 - 1974
Professional Affiliations, Designations:
American Psychological Association
Fellow - Division 31, State, Provincial and Territorial Association Affairs
Member -Division 12, Clinical Psychology; Division 40, Neuropsychology; Division 42, Independent Practice; Division 55, Psychopharmacology
Fellow - Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Member - Northwest Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Registrant # 43237 - National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology #2646 - Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology #6349 – American Board of Professional Psychology
Allied Health Professional, UPMC Hamot Medical Center
201 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
Allied Health Professional, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie
143 East 2nd. Street, Erie, PA. 16507
Allied Health Professional, Select Specialty Hospital of Erie
201 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
Allied Health Professional, St. Vincent Health Center
232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544
Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award: American Psychological Association, 2008
Ethics Educator Award: Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2009
Distinguished Service Award: Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2009
American Psychological Association:
Pennsylvania Representative, APA Council of Representatives: January, 2007 – December 2012.
Chair: Caucus of State Provincial and Territorial Representatives: 2011 – 2012; Treasurer, 2009 – 2011.
Secretary: Division 31, American Psychological Association 2017
Member Assistance Program: Pennsylvania State Police 2013- Present
Medical Advisory Board: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 2011- present.
Member, Advisory Council of Erie
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western New York/ Northwestern Pa, 1990 - 2004
Member, Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology, 2018 - present.
State Psychological Association Activities:
President: 2001- 2002.
Treasurer: 1999 -2000.
Chairperson: Internal Affairs Board; 1994 – 1997.
Chairperson: Awards Committee 1998 - 2001: 2003 – 2007.
Chairperson: ASPIRE Task Force 2017-2018
Member: Bylaws Revision Task Force, 9/95-3/97 and 9/00-6/01.
Chairperson: Bylaws revision Task Force, 2010 – 2011.
Member: Psychopharmacology Committee, 1999- 2016.
Member: Ethics Committee; 1992 - Present.
Member: Succession Development Task Force; 2012- 2014
Member: Leadership Development Committee; 2016- 2017
Board Member: Pennsylvania Psychological Assn. Political Action Committee, 1996- 2010, Chairperson: 2003 - 2007.
McAleer, D. (2010). Political action at work at the national level. The Pennsylvania
Psychologist. 70 (10). 8.
McAleer, D. (2010). APA bylaws revision is important to states. The Pennsylvania
Psychologist. 70 (9). 1,6.
McAleer, D. (2009). Ethical and practical aspects of psychological report writing. The
Pennsylvania Psychologist. 69 (3). 20-21.
McAleer, D. and Evans, J. (2008). Lobbying your legislator. [DVD]. Available from the
Author, 120 East Second Street, Third Floor, Erie, PA 16507
McAleer, D. (2004). Biofeedback and Ethics. The Pennsylvania Psychologist.
64 (8), 9.
McAleer, D., (2001). Good Stuff: Psychology, The Health Care Profession of
the 21st Century. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 61 (8), 2, 16-18,32..
Gavazzi, J., McAleer, D. and Cullari, S. (2001). Pennsylvania psychologists
and prescription privileges: Where are we now? The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 61 (2), 23,25,36.
McAleer, D. and Jennings, D. (2000). Comments of the Ethics Committee. The
Pennsylvania Psychologist, 60 (3), 3-4.
McAleer, D. (1999). Medication consultation: Ethical Issues. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 59 (12), 1-3.
McAleer, D. (1998). Experts and Competencies. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 58 (1), 1, 7.
McAleer, D. (1995). What about Bob and other occasional happenings. The Pennsylvania Psychologist. 55 (3), 9,32.
McAleer, D. (2008, July). Coping with the Stress of Parkinson’s Disease for Patients
and Caregivers. Presentation given at the Living Well with PD Seminar: Parkinson’s Partners of NW Pennsylvania. Erie, PA.
McAleer, D., Haas, M. and Gorko, S. (2008, October). Personal Safety and Self Care.
Workshop given at the PPA Annual Ethics Educators Conference. Harrisburg.
McAleer, D. (2008, October). Neuropsychological Aspects of Multiple Sclerosis.
Presentation given at the Regional Conference on MS: DuBois Regional Medical Center.Dubois, PA.
McAleer, D. Cowan, M. and Gorko, S. (2010, June). The Ethics of Personal Safety and
Self Care. Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA.
McAleer, D. (2013, November). Raymond R. Rosswog Memorial Lecture: Management
of Post-Hyper-acute Stroke from a Neuropsychologist’s Perspective. Invited presentation, 2013 Neuroscience Conference, Erie, PA.
McAleer, D., Knauss, L., Gavazzi, J., Knapp, S., and Barksdale, T. (2015). Innovative
models for the future. Keynote address presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA.
McAleer, D., Mapes, B. and Slattery, J. (2015, October). The Essentials of Ethics. Workshop presented at the Annual PPA Ethics Educators Conference.
McAleer, D., Mapes, B. and Slattery, J. (2015, October). Walking Down the Hall:Ethical
collaboration in practice. Workshop presented at the Annual PPA Ethics Educators Conference.
May, L., and McAleer, D. (2017). Capacity Evaluation of Older Adults with a Special
Focus on Driving. Workshop presented at the Annual PPA Convention.
McAleer, D. (2017). Situational Awareness: The Foundation of Personal Safety. Invited lecture
presented at the Annual PPA Convention.
Hogue, M. and McAleer, D. (2018) Assessment, Identification and Management of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementias in your Clinical Practice. Workshop presented at the Annual PPA Convention