Rick Clark

Rick Clark, Psy.D.
Associated Program Faculty

B.A. Psychology, Marquette University, 1976
M.S.Ed. School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 1980
Psy.D. Child Clinical Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 1993

Dr. Clark has had a passion for issues in social skill development throughout his professional career. During his five years working as a school psychologist at a high school in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Dr Clark worked with the special education support team to develop programming at the school and in the community to foster successful social experiences for children with a variety of handicaps. This experience fueled his pursuit of a doctoral degree and further research into factors which are predictive of social challenges. In his practice, he has worked to develop individual and group therapy models focused on improving interpersonal problem solving skills. He has been active in providing presentations to professional and community groups on treatment of autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, positive parenting, and other topics.

In addition to teaching Child Cognitive Behavior Therapy and providing supervision for practicum students and psychotherapy cases at WSPP, Dr. Clark is an adjunct faculty at Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University, primarily providing supervision of Master’s and Doctoral level students. Dr. Clark is cognitive behavioral in his orientation, with strong influences from social learning theory, personal construct theory, and developmental psychology. Primary areas of clinical interest include: social issues, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and learning problems.