Cristine Straw


Christine Straw, Psy.D.
Professor

B.S., Psychology, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, 1967
M.A., Clinical/School Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio,1970
Clinical Internship, Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, Nashville, Tennessee, 1985-86
Psy.D., Child Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 1990

Dr. Straw has been teaching at WSPP since fall of 2000. She teaches the core courses Group Psychotherapy and Practicum, and Social Psychology, and an elective course in Mental Imagery in Psychotherapy. She supervises WSPP students in child and adult psychotherapy. Dr. Straw retired from 30 years as a school psychologist in the Milwaukee Public Schools, and is currently in private psychotherapy practice at New Prospects Counseling Services in Milwaukee. She also provides consultation and supervision services privately. Dr. Straw has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Educational Psychology. She has presented locally and nationally on topics related to mental imagery, and psychotherapy. Dr. Straw’s primary perspective is humanistic. Her areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, trauma, family work, school-related issues, spirituality in psychotherapy, and mental imagery work. Dr. Straw has served on the executive boards of local and state psychology associations, was a board member of a local arts organization, and currently volunteers as a facilitator for a group of non-profit executive directors.