Psychology Department Staff
Psychologist IV Lower Saco/Forensic, Director of Psychology and Supervising Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Supervising Psychologist. (Ph.D. and M.S. from The University of Oregon). Specialization in forensic evaluations, functional behavioral assessments and interventions. Dr. DiRocco was formerly in private practice and is an adjunct professor of Continuing Education for the University of New Hampshire. He has taught a variety of courses in psychology and assessment through the University of Maine in Lewiston and the University of New England from 1987 to 2008.
M. Freedman, Ph.D.,
Psychologist III Upper Saco/Forensic. Licensed Psychologist. (Ph. D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1985; M. S., Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychopharmacology Program, 2003). Interests: sex offender treatment, pain management, milieu therapy.
Psychologist III Lower Kennebec/Civil, APPIC Internship Training Director. Licensed Psychologist. (Psy.D. and M.S. from The Wright Institute in Berkeley California). Pre doctoral training at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Rehab Neuropsychology. Interests: How cognitive and intellectual deficits influence affective and behavioral regulation, and the impact of Axis II diagnoses, traits and features on severe mental illness and recovery.
Psychologist III, Upper Kennebec/ Civil. Licensed Psychologist. (Ph.D. in Clinical-Child Psychology from Ohio State University). Licensed psychologist in Maine since 1978. Joined staff of RPC after seven years as staff psychologist at a community mental health center and twenty-five years in private practice. Interests: human development, cognitive development, cognitive-rational and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, assessment, watercolors.
Psychologist III Upper Kennebec/ Civil. Licensed Psychologist. (Ph.D., Clark University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., Stanford University). Interests: Life-span effects of childhood mistreatment; trauma-induced dissociation; clinical applications of developmental, evolutionary, and cognitive psychology; hemispheric lateralization; coping and resilience; psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Psy.D. Psychologist IV. ACT Team. Licensed Psychologist. (Psy.D. University of Denver; M.Ed. University of Maine; The Institute of Living) Special interests: self-harm, trauma and treatment of forensic women.