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Stuart Fisher, PhD


In a career spanning 40 years, Dr. Stuart Fisher has worked in academic, training, clinical, and management/ leadership roles. His academic jobs have entailed teaching full-time at University of Kentucky, University of Rhode Island, and Holy Cross College. Professional training positions have included director of the APA-accredited psychology internship program at Worcester Youth Guidance Center, Director of Training at Devereux Massachusetts, and faculty member in the Family Therapy Center at Worcester Youth Guidance. Dr. Fisher’s leadership roles have included Clinical Director at Worcester Youth Guidance Center and Assistant Executive Director at Devereux Massachusetts. For 10 years, he was a board member on the Board of Registration of Psychologists. Currently, Dr. Fisher is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he teaches family and couples therapy to psychiatry residents and is an occasional lecturer and supervisor for psychology interns. He also has a private practice specializing in couple and family therapy. In addition to serving on the Ethics Committee, Dr. Fisher is a site visitor for the APA Commission on Accreditation.


Beth Jerskey, PhD, Chair


Dr. Beth Jerskey is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is the Director of Research and Professional Development at the Boston Child Study Center (BCSC) and is a Neurodevelopmental Specialist at Boston Neuropsychological Services. In addition, Dr. Jerskey is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has published in a variety of neurology and neuropsychological journals including JAMA Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Brain and Behavior. Trained in both pediatric and adult neuropsychology, Dr. Jerskey has clinical interests primarily with school-aged children. She previously was the Director of Clinical Training at the May Institute’s APA accredited doctoral internship program. Dr. Jerskey’s research centers on ethical considerations in the field of psychology and currently she sits on the Massachusetts Autism Commissions subcommittee for children ages 3-14 and is Chair of the Massachusetts Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee.


Charles Mobayed, PhD


Dr. Charles Mobayed has a full time private practice in Lunenburg where he specializes in a narrative, collaborative approach to child, adolescent, family, and couples therapy.  Over the course of his thirty-year career, he has taught ethics to clinical psychology doctoral students, interns, and psychiatric residents and has worked in varied settings including hospitals, clinics, and schools. Dr. Mobayed’s current clinical interests include using mindfulness and self-compassion to manage anger and anxiety. Emerging ethical interests include understanding the implications of electronic media in the practice of clinical psychology. 


Barbara Rosenn, PsyD


Dr. Barbara Hemley Rosenn is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Wellesley Hills, MA. She specializes in psychodynamic treatment with adult individuals and couples. She also has an expertise in working in supportive therapy with individuals on the autistic spectrum and neurodiverse couples. She has been on the Board of The Massachusetts Psychological Association and the Aspergers/Autism Network.


Valene Whittaker, PhD


Dr. Valene Whittaker is a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a Psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (ENRM) VA Medical Center, in Bedford, MA. Dr. Whittaker is engaged in social-justice focused professional service at the local and national levels. In addition to her appointment to the Massachusetts Psychological Association Ethics Committee, she is the Boston Metro Regional Representative to the Board of Directors, Co-chair for the MPA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, and serves as a Diversity Delegate from Massachusetts for the 2017 and 2018 Practice Leadership Conferences. Within the American Psychological Association, she is a member of the Membership Board, Board of Convention Affairs Central Programming Group, and Chair for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) Section for Professional Practice. She is passionate about social justice engagement as it relates to and intersects with ethics in psychology, and particularly within the contexts of direct service with diverse communities, psychology training, and education.



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