Heather MacDonald, PsyD
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Building/Room: HRDG 140
Dr. Heather Macdonald is an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology department at Seattle University. Dr. Macdonald came to academia after years of practice as a clinical psychologist whose work involved community outreach, child assessment, and individual therapeutic services to children and families in the foster care system and with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Research and Teaching Interests
Her theoretical research on the practice of psychological assessment draws upon a cross-fertilization of ideas and disciplines including relational ethics, cultural phenomenology and psychopolitical theories of embodiment.
Her most recent scholarly works include the following: "African American Young Men and the Diagnosis of Conduct Disorder: The Neo-Colonization of Suffering" (2015); "Does Psychology “matter”? An analysis of relevance in South African psychology" (2017); "Race, Rage, and Resistance: Philosophy, Psychology and the Perils of Individualism" (2019); and a forthcoming edited volume titled "Neoliberalism, Ethics, and the Social Responsibility of Psychology: Dialogues at the Edge" to be published by Routledge.