Dr. Nestingen began teaching at Saint Mary's in 2007 and began teaching in the doctoral counseling psychology program in 2010. She serves as the director of Clinical Training, is a core faculty member, and is the mentorship coordinator.
Dr. Nestingen teaches doctoral students each semester, with a rotating number of classes, and must stay current to teach these classes. She also attends community and academic training seminars and presents in both community and academic settings. She has a small clinical practice that she has maintained for more than 30 years, and she sees both individuals and couples in that practice. She has provided consultation for individuals and groups for issues related to the science of human behavior in college counseling centers, educational programs, health care centers, and for small group practices. Dr. Nestingen is active in the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) and serves on both the ethics and diversity committees.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Ethics and Diversity
Faculty Fellow in 2014-2015
Saint Mary’s University
University of St. Thomas: Psy.D., Counseling Psychology
Augsburg College: M.A., Counseling Psychology
- American Psychological Association (APA). 2000-2005; 2009 - current
Recent Event Appearances (5)
One innovative model for formal mentorships in a Psy.D. curriculum: The mentoring program at Saint Mary’s University
International Symposium on Lasallian Research Minneapolis, MN
Yes, no, maybe: Ethical decision making in the gray zone
Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference Minneapolis, MN
The effects of trauma work on clinicians: Vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, post-traumatic growth and protective factors
Hamm Clinic St. Paul, MN
One innovative model for formal mentorships in a Psy.D. curriculum: The mentoring program at Saint Mary’s University.
National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Conference Atlanta, GA
Who you gonna call? Ethics in practice and board practices in investigating complaints
MN Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers conference Minneapolis, MN
Recent Articles (1)
Nestingen, Signe L., Lewis, Laurel Ruth