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Heather Churchill, PsyD

Director of Health and Wellness/Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community Program

Heather Churchill, PsyD

Director of Health and Wellness/Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community Program

Education

  • BA in philosophy from Colorado College
  • PsyD from George Washington University
  • Predoctoral internship at Utah State Hospital
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies at the Austen Riggs Center
Heather Churchill, PhD, is the associate director of the Therapeutic Community Program, the director of health and wellness, and a staff psychologist who provides psychotherapy and psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center.
During her graduate training, she was a teaching assistant for several classes, including History and Systems of Psychology, as well as Cognitive and Projective Assessment. Also during her graduate training, she completed the New York Society Fellowship program, as well as the Couple and Family Fellowship program at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. During her internship at Utah State Hospital, she received intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy and provided individual, group, and family therapy, as well as psychological assessments.
Churchill is a certified group relations consultant with the AK Rice Institute and former president of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems, a non-profit whose mission is to further the understanding of groups dynamics and social systems.

Awards/Recognitions

  • University Fellowship Award for academic and scholarly achievement from George Washington University

Research/Clinical Interests

  • The overlap between psychodynamic psychotherapy and other psychotherapies, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as how integrating components of a psychodynamic approach may improve the quality of care in non-dynamic intensive treatment milieus.