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Suzanne McKann, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Frederick, MD, US

Suzanne McKann, PhD Suzanne McKann, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University


Adjunct faculty in the Infant & Early Childhood Development Program, mentor to graduate students





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Suzanne McKann, PhD, is "a lifelong learner" who currently teaches Infant & Early Childhood Development at Fielding Graduate University in the School of Leadership Studies. She also maintains a private practice and pursues her research.

With a long history in education, qualitative research, neuropsychology, clinical services, and cognitive behavior therapy, Dr. McKann has in recent years combined experience and training, to write and speak on breakthrough topics such as the stresses of immigrant parenting; grandparenting and cultural transmission; grandmothers in multigenerational households; and mid- to late-life adult issues.

Dr. McKann claims the opportunities fostered through the Fielding Graduate University Clinical Neuropsychology Certificate Program and the PhD Clinical Psychology Program have been transformative. She passes on her experience, serving as a valued mentor to graduate students at Fielding.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Research Writing and Editing Health and Wellness

Areas of Expertise (11)

Mental Health Care Professional Training and Coaching Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training and Development Qualitative Research Neuropsychology Mentoring & Training Positive Aging Aging and Cultural Contribution Immigrant Parenting Immigrant Identity

Education (6)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Clinical Psychology 2011

Fielding Graduate University: MA, Clinical Psychology 2008

Fielding Graduate University, Columbia, MD: Post Graduate Certificate, Clinical Neuropsychology 1997

Radford University: MS, MS Psychology and School Psychology Certification 1977

University of Pittsburgh: M.Ed., Health Education 1968

Slippery Rock University, PA: BS, Health and Physical Education 1967

Affiliations (5)

  • American Psychological Association (APA) : Member
  • Maryland Association of Licensed Professional Counselors : Member
  • Maryland School Psychology Association : Member
  • National Association of School Psychologists : Member
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy : Member

Event Appearances (4)

Grandmothers in multigenerational households: Challenges and rewards

(2010) Fourth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging  Los Angeles, CA

Tourette Syndrome

(2011) Workshop Presentation, The Women's Center  Vienna, VA

Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy

(2011) Workshop Presentation, The Women's Center  Vienna, VA

Investigating Mid to Late-Life Adult Issues

(2011) The Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging.  Los Angeles, CA

Articles (3)

Grandmothers in Multi-Generational Households Final Oral Review, Fielding Graduate University


PowerPoint Presentation

Parent Stress and Immigrants Group Research Project, Fielding Graduate University


PowerPoint Presentation

Neuropsychology of Humor (2009) Critical Neurophilosophy & Indigenous Wisdom, Sense Publishers

Co-authors, eds. Four Arrows, Greg Cajete & Jongmin Lee