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Psychology Faculty

Dr. Benjamin Wood


Dr. Benjamin Wood began teaching at MCLA in the fall of 2011. Before coming to MCLA, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Counseling Psychology PhD program in August of 2011. During his final year of his PhD, he worked as a predoctoral psychology intern at Counseling and Psychology Services at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation was a qualitative investigation of the relationships between group members and group leaders in process psychotherapy groups. Before attending VCU's PhD program, he completed a Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School (HDS). During that time, he studied the intersection between psychology and religion. Before HDS, he studied Latin and Greek at Dickinson College in Carilisle, PA.

Dr. Wood looks forward to teaching Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Counseling Methods in Psychology, History of Psychology, Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Psychology and Religion), and Internship at MCLA. His research interests include the relationship between clients and therapists in individual therapy and group therapy. He is also interested in investigating the intersection between morality, religion, and psychology using phenomenological and psychoanalytic methods.

View Dr. Wood's curriculum vitae

Spring 2014

PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 350 Theroies of Personality
PSYC 540 Psychology Internship

Office Hours
T/R 12:30-2:00 and by appointment


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