Faculty and Staff

Heather MacDonald, PsyD

Heather MacDonald

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology

Adjunct Faculty

Phone: 206-296-5400

Building/Room: HRDG 140

Biography

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.

Recent Publications

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.