Ellen G. Stern


Ellen G. Stern, Ph.D.
Core Faculty

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1964, Elementary and Special Education
M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1966, Educational Psychology and Special Education
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1970, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Dr. Stern is a founding member of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, who has been continuously involved with the school since 1978.  Since its inception, she has taught, served as a student advisor, supervised clinical cases, and chaired dissertation committees.  Dr. Stern is the chair of the WSPP Continuing Education Committee; she is also a member of the Faculty Policy and Procedures Committee and the Practicum and Internship Committee.  Dr. Stern has been a Core Faculty Member since 2002.  She teaches Developmental Psychology through the Lifespan and Introduction to Psychopathology, as well as electives in LD and ADHD Assessment and Play Therapy.

Dr. Stern is a licensed psychologist, and she is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  Dr. Stern’s private practice office is located in the WSPP building.  Dr. Stern is a child and family psychologist.  In her private practice she sees young children, elementary-aged children, and adolescents.  She works with adults in couples counseling who are having issues with marriage, remarriage, divorce, and custody.  Other areas of interest include play therapy, special education needs, and the evaluation of learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  She is treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Play Therapy, a board member of the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association, and serves on the Training Committee of the Collaborative Family Law Association of Wisconsin.  Dr. Stern is a fellow of the Wisconsin Psychological Association and served three terms on the WPA Ethics Committee.