Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department: Professional Psychology Program
Sarah L. Hedlund, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who co chairs the Assessment track. Her specialty lies in psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and the projective measures, especially the Rorschach. She has a private practice where she sees children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy and psychoanalysis. She also conducts neuropsychological and psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults. She is on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry's Supervision Program. She is also a member of NTL and the AK Rice Institute, where she pursues her interest in organizational dynamics and organizational consultation, with a particular interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1995-present Private Practice, Alexander Psychotherapy Associates.
Perform individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; conduct neuropsychological and psychological testing; supervision; training; consultation.
2013-present Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, George Washington University.
Teach child assessment course to graduate students in Professional Psychology Program
2006-2020 Director, Externship Program, The Lodge Program at the Frost School.
Responsible for supervising externship program for graduate students at The Lodge Program at the Frost School. Interview candidates, supervise externs individual and group therapy, supervise assessment cases, oversee externs training. Conduct individual, group therapy, and psychological assessment with severely disturbed adolescents. Lead didactic seminar in group therapy with clinical staff.
2010-2020 Medical Staff, Suburban Hospital
Conduct neuropsychological and psychological assessments on inpatient unit; lead two groups/week in dual diagnosis outpatient program.
Clinical Training Placements:
1991-1992 Intern, Howard University Counseling Center.
Caseload of ten clients; psychological evaluations; community outreach; rotations at Forensic Psychiatry, Howard University Hospital and Greater Southeast Community Hospital's Employment Assistance Program.
1990-1991 Associate, Advanced training position.
Catholic University's Counseling Center.
Caseload of four clients, often with severe disturbance.
1989‑1990 Extern, Catholic University's Counseling Center.
Caseload of eight clients; participation in case conference and staff development.
1988‑1989 Extern, Rose School.
Caseload of two children seen twice a week each; psychological evaluations.
1987‑1988 Psychological Testing Placement, Community Connections.
Psychological evaluations of chronically mentally ill clients.
Herrell, J.M., Fenton, W.S., Mosher, L.R., Hedlund, S.L., Lee, B.: Residential Alternatives to Hospitalization for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: Should Patients with Comorbid Substance Abuse be Excluded? Journal of Mental Health Administration, 23: 321-322, 1996.
Fenton, W.S., Mosher, L.R., Herrell, J.M., Hedlund, S. and Lee, B.: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost of a Residential Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization. The Health Economics of Schizophrenia: New Research, Methods, Health Policies, Venice, Italy, October, 1994.
Herrell, J.M., Fenton, W.S., Mosher, L.R., Hedlund, S.L., Lee, B.: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of a Residential Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization. National Association of State Mental Health Directors. Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 28, 1995.
Fenton, W.S., Mosher, L., Herrell, J., Hedlund, S., Lee, B.: Evaluating an Alternative to Hospitalization for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Hot Springs, Virginia, April, 1995.
Rieger, R.E., Hedlund, S.L., Judge, T.: Narcissism Viewed Through Psychological Test Data: Clinical and research applications. Grand Rounds, Chestnut Lodge Hospital. June 14, 1995.
Hedlund, S., Devinney, h. Clinical Arpeggios: Disambiguating Power, Professionalism, and Bodies. Division of Psychoanalysis 37th Annual Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2019.
Kalahasthi, R., Hedlund, S.L., Sexton, J. Gender Comparison for the Comprehensive System for the Rorschach Inkblot Test for the Indian Population. American Psychoanalytic Association 2020 National Meeting. New York, N.Y. February, 14, 2020.
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., 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. Dershewitz, S., Gedo, P.M. Psychoanalytic psychology's failure to mentalize: reckoning with the denigration of the autistic community. Division 39 Psychoanalysis 40th Annual Spring Meeting, New York, N.Y. March 20, 2020. (Conference cancelled).
Associate, A.K. Rice Institute
American Psychological Association
Member, NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science
Member, Washington Psychoanalytic Foundation
Graduate of Modern Perspectives in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduate of Fielding Institute two year postdoctoral training program in Neuropsychology