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Dunkle Named Director of CAPS

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September 20, 2005

John H. Dunkle has been appointed director of counseling and psychological services (CAPS) at Northwestern University, it was announced by Vice President for Student Affairs William J. Banis.

Dunkle, who joined Northwestern in 1995, has served as associate director of CAPS since August 2001 and has been an adjunct clinical lecturer at the Graduate School for the last two years.

As director, he will provide administrative and clinical supervision for nine licensed psychologists, three board-certified psychiatrists, one social worker, two postdoctoral fellows in psychology, three pre-doctoral psychology interns in an APA accredited training program, and four to six externs in psychology. He will also supervise four support staff.

Dunkle will also provide administration, supervision, program development and evaluation for all staff at three CAPS sites and serve as the chief mental health officer for the University. He will provide consultation, liaison, and outreach programs for the University community as well as direct services for Northwestern students and clinical supervision for CAPS trainees.

Dunkle, who previously served as clinical coordinator and staff psychologist at CAPS, joined Northwestern after receiving a Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY. He received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in psychology and a master’s degree in experimental psychology, both from the State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, N.Y.

Prior to earning his doctoral degree he served as a hotline coordinator at the Middle Earth Drug Education and Crisis Intervention Program at the University of Albany, SUNY; a crisis counselor at Psychiatric Crisis Services, Behavioral Health Network, Springfield, Mass.; and a pre-doctoral intern at the Mental Health Division, University Health Services, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.