Christina Lynch, Psy.D.

EDUCATION

INSTITUTE FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (SACS Regionally Approved Program)
2000 – 2005 First Doctoral Graduate – December 9, 2005

INSTITUTE FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
M.S., Clinical Psychology
1999 – 2000

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W.POST Campus, GREENVILE, NEW YORK
B.A., Liberal Arts
President of Alumni Association and Chair of Homecoming Events 1974.
1968 – 1972

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

State of Virginia                                                           September 29, 2009
State of Colorado                                                         November 2, 2009
State of Nebraska                                                         May 19, 2010

EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR OF CLINCIAL PSYCHOLOGY                       August 2007  – present
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Denver, Colorado

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR                                                2006 – Present
Creighton University – Omaha
The Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF)

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT                                       2006 – 2007
Magnifikid Podcast

POST-DOCTORAL RESIDENT                                       2006-March 2007
Veritas Clinics, Front Royal, Virginia

PRE-DOCTORAL RESIDENT                                         2004 – 2005
Nebraska Internship Consortium
Catholic Social Services, Lincoln, Nebraska (2000 hours, APA Accredited)

TEACHING ASSISTANT                                                 2004 – 2006
Creighton University – Omaha
The Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF)

GRADUATE ASSISTANT                                               2002 – 2004
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences – Arlington, VA

PSYCHOLOGY EXTERN                                               2000 – 2004
Meier New Life Clinics
Outpatient Clinic and Day Hospital

FOUNDING SECRETARY                                              2000 – 2001
Institute for the Psychological Sciences Student Life Committee

DISSERTATION

Lynch, C. (2005).  Motivational factors of post-abortive women who seek psychological help: A Self-Report Study using Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.

PUBLICATIONS

Lynch, C. (2008). How Pastoral Psychology Complements Inner Healing. Seventh Annual Symposium on the Spirituality and Identity of the Diocesan Priest: Spiritual Physician: Living Christ’s Own Mission of Love. A publication of The Institute for Priestly Formation and St. Mary’s Seminary. Pages 59-73.

Lynch, C., Vitz, P. (2007). Therese of Lisieux from the Perspective of Attachment Theory and Separation Anxiety. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.  Vol. 17, No. 1, Pages 61-80.

Lynch, C. (2006). The Secret Life of Post-Abortive Mothers and how we can help them. Celebrate Life Magazine, A publication of American Life League.

Lynch, C. (2005). Personality Disorder Reference Guide for Mental Health Professionals; Priests; Administrators. Booklet. Catholic Social Services Publication, Lincoln, NE.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Lynch, C. (2005, May). Motivational Factors of post-abortive women who seek psychological help: A self-report study using Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.

Poster. Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Lincoln, NE.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Priests for Life (1997-2001)
Travel Director – planned and organized travel for five priests around the world. Managed and communicated information through the World Wide Intranet.

Human Life International, Front Royal, VA (1994-1997)
Director of Programs/Special Projects – Priority and Planning Advisor;
Director of HLI programs worldwide with a budget of several million dollars a year.
Magdalene Rescue & Rehabilitation; China Orphanage; Medical Professionals for Life; Deacons for Life and Family; Seminarians for Life; Mary Corp; World Wide Web; Chapters;
Director of branch operations for Central and Eastern European headquarters in Poland.
Designed, implemented and launched website in four languages.
Coordinated all aspects of HLI’s 4 million dollar, 57,000 square foot World Wide Headquarters, including negotiating, quality control, and purchasing of interior/exterior furnishings for chapel; residence; warehouse; learning center; and office space.

Veronica’s Home, Blue Jay, CA (1993-1994)
Foundress and House Manager of a non-profit home for unwed mothers and their children. The Diocese of San Bernadino has assumed the running of Veronica’s Home through the ministry of Mercy’s Table and is flourishing today as Veronica’s Home of Mercy.
Supervised the day-to-day operations of house management, volunteers, and family sponsors. Facilitated and implemented the fundraising objectives using direct mail and computer database management.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Diocese of Arlington
Project Rachel, Rachel’s Vineyard (RV) (2001-2003)
Manned hotline for Post-Abortion counseling and co-facilitator at weekend RV retreats).

Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology Board
Intern Advisor. (2004-2005).

Diocese of Arlington
Conference for the Engaged; (2001-2003)
Marriage preparation for engaged couples, co-presented with my husband.

Archdiocese of Washington
Eucharistic Minister, Georgetown Hospital (1998 – 1999)

Diocese of Arlington
Finance Committee member for St. John the Baptist building project.
Fundraised for new Church building and did weekly accounting for Church collection fund. (1997-1998).

 Emmitsburg, MD – Mission of Mercy medical van on wheels.
Prepared marketing tools for direct fundraising. (1995-2001).

Lake Arrowhead California – Lighthouse of Hope Maternity Home.
Secretary and Board of Directors. (1993-1994).

Newport, California – Hoag Hospital Rehabilitation Center for Drug and Alcoholic adult.
Facilitator for group members recovering from addictions. (1990-1992).

Charter Hospital-Club 1218, Costa Mesa, California
Directed and counseled teens pre and post hospitalization for suicide which was drug/alcohol related. (1990-1992).

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Catholic Psychotherapists Association (CPA)
Board Member and Officer of the Board

Denver Conference Chair – 2011
Association for Play Therapy; Virginia Association of Play Therapy (APTVA)
National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NRE)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS)