Mary Scheckenfelder, Ph.D

Education

PhD, Counseling Psychology (APA-Accredited)
August 2020
Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA

Dissertation: Faculty behaviors predicting student satisfaction: A self-determination approach using basic psychological needs and academic motivation

M.S. Psychology  
May 2017
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Thesis: Predicting academic major satisfaction using environmental factors and Self-determination theory

BA, Psychology 
May 2014
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Graduated Cum Laude

Supervised Post-Doctoral Clinical Experience

Psychology Associate

Central Iowa Psychological Services                                                                August 2020 – Present Supervisor: Kayla Davidson, Psy.D., LP; Warren Phillips, PhD., LP

  • Individual counseling addressing a variety of presenting concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, and identity development. This includes initial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, as well as ongoing assessment of client needs and progress.
  • Psychological assessment for a variety of presenting concerns including neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral concerns. This includes initial assessment, conducting standardized assessments, scoring and interpreting assessments, writing integrated reports, and providing feedback to clients.

Supervised Doctoral Clinical Experience

Pre-Doctoral Intern

Creighton University Student Counseling Services,                                            August 2019 – July 2020 Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology

Supervisors: Michael Kelley, Ph.D. LP; Rebecka Tompkins, Psy.D. LP

  • Individual counseling provided to students at Creighton University. Presenting concerns included mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, eating concerns, relationship difficulties, and identity development.
  • Provided psychological assessment to students at Creighton University. Proceeding concerns

were primarily attention and learning difficulties, but also included mood and behavioral concerns. This included initial assessment, conducting standardized assessments, scoring and interpreting assessments, writing integrated reports, and providing feedback.

  • Provided outreach to students and staff on campus addressing a number of mental health topics.

Advanced External Practicum Counselor

Network Community Counseling                                                                     August 2017 – May 2019 Supervisor: Nathaniel Wade, Ph.D., LP

  • Individual counseling with members of the Ames community and ISU students with a variety of presenting concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, and identity development
  • Co-lead an interpersonal process therapy group. Themes included social anxiety, family of origin concerns, interpersonal difficulties, and sexual identity development.

Assessment Practicum Counselor

Central Iowa Psychological Services                                                                August 2017 – May 2019 Supervisor: Warren Phillips, Ph.D., LP

  • Conducted clinical interviews with clients, and with parents of child and adolescent clients
  • Administered scales, psychological assessments, and personality assessments
  • Provided feedback to clients, or to parent of child and adolescent clients
  • Wrote integrated reports diagnosing a variety of developmental and emotional disorders

Career Exploration Graduate Assistant

Career Exploration Services, ISU                                                                        August 2016-May 2019 Supervisor: Nichole Olson, Ph.D., LP; Wen-Hsin Chang, Ph.D., LP

  • Conducted career coaching sessions with clients of CES, facilitating exploration and integration of knowledge about self and knowledge about the world of work
  • Facilitated trainings for undergraduate career coaches. Training topics include basic helping

skills, multicultural issues, case presentations, and group supervision.

  • Conducted one-on-one supervision of 2-3 career coaches
  • Administered clinical and career assessments
  • Provided outreach to classes and organizations on campus to facilitate beginning career exploration and to increase awareness of services offered

Practicum Counselor

Student Counseling Services, ISU                                                          August 2015 – May 2017 Supervisors: CariAnn Bergner, Ph.D., LP; Joseph Ramaeker, M.A.; Taylor Locker, Ph.D., LP; Wen-Hsin Chang, Ph.D., LP

  • Provided career and individual counseling to students. Therapy focus included career and academic issues, interpersonal concerns, family of origin concerns, identity development, depression, and anxiety.
  • Co-led process-oriented therapy group with Katherine Wierda, PhD, LP

Pre-Practicum and Beginning Practicum Counselor

Department of Psychology, ISU                                                                       August 2014 – May 2015 Supervisors: Daniel Lannin, M.S.; Raquel Botello-Zamarron, M.S.

  • Provided counseling to students presenting with anxiety, relationship difficulties, and difficulty adjusting to college

Teaching Experience

Instructor

Psych 386 – Media Psychology (online course)  
Summer 2018 Department of Psychology, ISU

Instructor

Psych 280 – Social Psychology (online course)
Summer 2017 Department of Psychology, ISU

Instructor

USt 104 – Personal Career Development                                                           August 2016 – May 2018 Career Exploration Services, ISU

Teaching Assistant

Psych 450 – Industrial Psychology 
Spring 2016

Department of Psychology, ISU

Teaching Assistant

Psych 250 – Psychology of the Workplace  
Fall 2015

Department of Psychology, ISU

Teaching Assistant

Psych 314 – Motivation  
August 2014 – May 2016

Department of Psychology, ISU

Instructor

Psych 131 – Academic Learning Skills                                                             August 2014 – May 2015 Department of Psychology, ISU

Publications

Schenkenfelder, M., Frickey, E. A., & Larson, L. M. (2020). College environment and basic psychological needs: Predicting academic major satisfaction. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67(2), 265–273.

Larson, L. M., Seipel, M. T., Shelley, M. C., Gahn, S. W., Ko, S. Y., Schenkenfelder, M., … & Heitmann, M. M. (2017). The Academic Environment and Faculty Well-Being: The Role of Psychological Needs. Journal of Career Assessment, 1069072717748667.

Wade, N., Schultz, J. M., & Schenkenfelder, M. (2017). Forgiveness Therapy in the Reconstruction of Meaning Following Interpersonal Trauma. In Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 69-79). Elsevier.

Conference Presentations

Schenkenfelder, M., Larson, L.M., Ko, S. (August 2017). The Impact of ADVANCE Department Enhancement Program (DEP) at Iowa State University (ISU). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Schenkenfelder, M., Larson, L.M. (August 2017). Predicting Academic Major Satisfaction Using Environmental Factors and Self Determination Theory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Schenkenfelder, M., Larson, L.M., Surapaneni, S. (April 2017). A Qualitative Approach to Understanding and Improving Chilly Classroom Climate for Women. Research talk presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Iowa Psychological Association, Davenport, IA.

Schenkenfelder, M., Larson, L.M., Surapaneni, S. (August 2015). Decreasing Chilly Climate for Women by Improving Campus and Classroom Climate. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Schenkenfelder, M. (May 2014). Personality, Morality and Charitable Giving. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Schenkenfelder, M. (March 2014). Personality, Morality and Charitable Giving. Poster presented at the River Bend Psychological Association Student Research Conference, Rock Island, IL.

Schultz, J.M., Stuart, S., Roby, S., Schenkenfelder, M. (March 2014). Effectively Training Clinicians in the Field: Predicting Use and Adherence to an Evidence-Based Treatment. Poster Presented at a meeting of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17)

Schenkenfelder, M., Dembek, E., Homerding, J., Devore, Z., Doty, E. (May 2013). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.