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Patricia S. Dixon, Psy.D

Title:

Assistant Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

PSYD 736, Clinical Interviewing
PSYD 740/744, Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations I and II
PSYD 826, Advanced Practicum and Seminar
PSYD 851, Clinical Research Project
PSYD 860, Group Psychotherapy

Areas of Expertise:

Diversity, Anxiety, Couples, Depression

Conducting psychological evaluations as well as facilitating individual, group, couples and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults

Biography:

Dr. Patricia S. Dixon is an Assistant Professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at National Louis University in Tampa, FL. She maintains a private practice in Palmetto, FL. She is experienced conducting psychological evaluations/assessments, forensic assessments as well as facilitating individual, group, couples and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults. Her research interests focus on social and psychological factors that contribute to positive mental health outcomes among minority populations. She has engaged in various research projects and presentations that examine factors such as colorism, racial disparities in the justice system, self-esteem, attachment, academic achievement, single-parent households, parenting practices and more among ethnic minority populations. In addition to her passion for teaching, clinical practice and research she is passionate about community involvement and engagement. She is a proud member of the SOLVE Maternity Homes Board of Directors, which is a faith based organization that seeks to provide services to women and teens throughout their pregnancy. She is passionate about issues of diversity and her greatest hope is to utilize her position in the field of psychology to be impactful in the area of promoting diversity awareness and competency within the field as well as the community.

Education:

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Michigan State University

Research and Interests:

 

Social and psychological factors that contribute to positive mental health outcomes among minority populations

- Multicultural

- Imposter Syndrome

- Attachment

- Racial Identity

- Colorism

- Incarceration among Minority Populations

Contact Information:

Patricia S. Dixon 

email: pdixon7@nl.edu

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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