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Phone: 724-503-1001 x6128
Office: DP 306B

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Presentations: July 1-6, 2015 International Conference Bridges Across Cultures in Florence, Italy: “Criminal Minds and Psychopaths in Contemporary Crime Series” Courses Taught at W&J: Foundations in Psychology PSY 235 Theories of Personality PSY 245 Abnormal Psychology PSY 345 Psychopathology: The Criminal Mind PSY 199 and 299 Internships Independent Study Intersession – Off-campus travel

Cathy Petchel, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Degrees: M.A., B.A., Edinboro University

Cathy Petchel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Washington & Jefferson College. She is the Founder and President of Baywood Consulting LTD, a private practice dedicated to client care. She conducts presentations, in-services, and workshops regionally, nationally and internationally. She has accumulated more than 35 years of experience with nearly two decades of work specializing in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders and disorders of mood and anxiety. Her service work includes: Executive Board for the International Society of Bipolar Disorders (Advocacy Task Force, Community Engagement Task Force, and Co-Chair for Pediatric Initiative); Mental Health Association of Allegheny County (Chair of Mental Health Association of Allegheny County Executive Board, member of Esprit Award and of Advocacy committees); Pennsylvania Psychological Association (Chair of Leadership and professional Development Committee, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce Member, Interpersonal Violence Task Force); and co-chair of the Washington & Jefferson College Chapter of Active Minds.


  • International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2016 "Harnessing the Potential of community-based participatory research approaches in bipolar disorder"