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Carola Pfortner, PhD

Adjunct Instructor

PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Counseling Psychology
MS, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Behavioral Disabilities
National Exam for Teachers, P├Ądagogische Hochschule in Kiel, Germany

As an instructor, Carola likes to share her knowledge from the field of psychology but also how it’s applied in the mental health related professions. She has teaching degrees in Europe and in Wisconsin and she received her PhD in Psychology from the UW Madison.

Carola has many years of experience as a university instructor in psychology and education as well as a psychotherapist with clients of all ages. She also brings her experiences from the perspective of conducting research, as a teacher educator and as a mental health professional. This meets the idea of the “science practitioner” in psychology, which means that you learn from science to practice psychology. In turn, science learns from those practicing in the field. In short, the science of psychology should be informative but useful!