Melissa Kaplowitch

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Associate Professor
Office: None
Phone: None
Email: melissa.kaplowitch@salemstate.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Kaplowitch earned her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in 2000. She earned an MA in Psychology and an M. Ed in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in 1994. She earned an BA in Psychology and Education from Clark Univerity in 1992. She completed her Massachusetts Teacher certification, elementary level, NTE, in 1992. She was the winner of the Lori Fabricant Memorial Scholarship in 1988.

Professional Interests

I am trained in Counseling Psychology. My areas of interest have focused on examining the impact of contextual variables on the etiology of symptoms. Research areas have included examining the role of gender variables and clinician background when diagnosing anorexia nervosa in boys and men. Other areas of interest include understanding and treating trauma experienced by vicitms of gang rape. Clinical work has included treating the chronically mentally ill, treating the dually diagnosed and working in college counseling centers.

Responsibilities

I teach in the Graduate Department every semester. I serve on the Board of Directors of several local organizations.

Selected Publications

Kaplowitch, M. (2001). Diagnosing anorexia nervosa and the role of gender and clinician background variables [Abstract]. Massachusetts Psychological Associatation Quarterly, Winter.

Selected Presentations

Kaplowitch, M. (January, 2003). New Mothers: You're Not Alone. Jewish Federation of the North Shore. Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Kaplowitch, M. (November, 2000). Diagnosing Anorexia Nervosa and the Role of Gender and Clinician Background Variables. Lecture Presented at the Massachusetts Psychological Association Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.

Kaplowitch, M. (February, 2000). Schizoid Personality Disorder: A Case Presentation. Invited Speaker. Harvard Medical School. Brockton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Brockton, Massachusetts.

Kaplowitch, M. (October, 1999). First Break Schizophrenic Episode in a Twenty-five Year Old Man. Invited Speaker. Harvard Medical School. Brockton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Brockton, Massachusetts.

Kaplowitch, M. (September, 1999). Culture in America. Invited Speaker. Harvard Medical School. Brockton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Brockton, Massachusetts.

Kaplowitch, M. (July, 1998). The Effects of Managed Care on the Mentally Ill. Invited Speaker. Kennedy School, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Personal Interests

Personal intersts include my family, running, and involvement in my community.