Katherine Marshall Woods

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Katherine Marshall Woods

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Department: Professional Psychology Program

Katherine Marshall Woods, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, Director of Psychology at a local mental health hospital and a consultant working with actors, screenwriters, producers, and directors on theme and character development and set accuracy. She has interest in psychological assessment, trauma, diversity, clinical supervision and the intersection between psychology and film/media. 

Dr. Marshall Woods joined the Professional Psychology faculty in 2014 and became Director of Clinical Training and Deputy Program Director in 2022. She previously served five years within the District of Columbia Public Schools as a certified school psychologist providing primarily psychological assessments to school-aged children. Thereafter, Dr. Marshall Woods offered individual, family, and marital psychotherapy to active military personnel in the Middle East located in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Marshall Woods is also a trained mental health professional with the American Red Cross, offering psychological crisis intervention services to those who have experienced trauma by disasters. She is a contributor to various blog sites examining the psychological dynamics in media works and host a DC television show, A Healthy Mind, featuring professionals enhancing community health awareness. Lastly, Dr. Marshall Woods has appeared on a number of media outlets such as News Channel 8, In Transition, NPR and The Huffington Post.

Present Position:

2019-Present       Private Practice K Street, NW, Washington DC

2019-Present       Host/Co-Producer, UDCtv A Healthy Mind


Psy.D., The George Washington University, 2004

B.A., The George Washington University, 1998


Ruth, R.; Marshall Woods, K.; & Fenton R. (in press). Test review of the California Verbal Learning Test--Third Edition]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson, (Eds.), The twenty-first mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.

Marshall Woods, K. What is my part? Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol 21, p. 94-98.

Marshall Woods, K. (2018). Best Psychology in Film. Author. Upper Marlboro, MD.

Marshall Woods, K. (2017).  Can you find it? Forgiveness, a way to heal from pains, PsycCRITQUES, 62.

Marshall Woods, K. (2017). Resilience: A gift during traumatic times, PsycCRITQUES, 62.

Marshall Woods, K. (2017). Come ye: Create your impulses and conflicts to resolution! PsycCRITIQUES, 62.

Marshall Woods, K. (2016). Anna’s envy: desire to destruction. PsycCRITQUES, 62.

Marshall Woods, K. (2016).  Seeing “Red” through disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. PsycCRITIQUES, 61.


Sexton, J., Babbar, D., Falasiri, E., Todd, V., Zhang, M. & Marshall Woods, K.: How Research Fails Diversity and Intersectionality: Improved Statistics and Clinical Implications, American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC, August, 2020.

Hedlund, S. DeVinney, h. & Marshall Woods, K. Collaboration or Collusion: Reckoning with Conflicting Loyalties in Assessment Supervision. Division of Psychoanalysis 40th Annual Spring Meeting, New York, N.Y. March 18, 2020. (Conference cancelled).

Hedlund, S., Devinney, h., Marshall Woods, K.:  Collaboration vs. Collusion: Negotiating the Ethics of Encouragement in Supervision.  The Winter Roundtable Conference, Teachers College, New York, NY. February 28, 2020.

Hedlund, S., P & Marshall Woods, K.: Keys to Success as a Supervisor. Maryland Psychological Association. Maryland, November, 2019.

Marshall Woods, K.: Can We See Me: Discussant: A Screening and Discussion of the Film: The Danish Girl, The George Washington University/Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC, October, 2019.

Devinney, h., Hedlund, S., Marshall Woods, K., Adams, C.: Collaboration or Collusion: Negotiating the Ethics of Encouragement in the Supervisory Relationship Society of Personality Assessment Annual Convention New Orleans, LA, March 2019.

Marshall Woods, K.: Film as a Teaching Tool of Diversity and Intersectionality. A Screening and Discussion of the Film: My Brother Nikhil The George Washington University, Professional Psychology Program, Washington, DC December, 2018.

Ayoubi, S., Marshall Woods, K., Navarro, H. & Ruth, R.: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at GW: Diversity and Religion The George Washington University Fall 2018 Diversity Summit, Washington, DC, October, 2018.

Marshall Woods, K.: The Power of Deception in Racism and Love. A Screening and Discussion of the Film: Get Out, Washington School of Psychiatry, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture Washington, DC, October, 2018.

Marshall Woods, K.: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Health Braintrust Lock Up or Lock Down?: Why and How We Can and Should Improve Mental Health Care in America, Washington, DC April, 2014.


Marshall Woods, K.: Fabulation: Or the Re-education of Undine, Mosaic Theater, Washington, DC, August, 2019.

Marshall, Woods, K.: Twisted Melodies, Mosaic Theater, Washington, DC July, 2019.

Jones, W., Marshall Woods, K., Smith, C.E.: Rumination Film, Washington, DC, April, 2019.

Marshall Woods, K.: Black Everything: Stigma of Mental Health in the African American Community, The Association of Black Psychologists, Washington, DC, February, 2014.

Classes Taught:

Assessment I


Assessment III