Ethics Committee Member Biographies
Richard M. Ashbrook, Ph.D., earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland, his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and M.F.A. (English/Creative Writing) from The Ohio State University. He completed his internship at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine & Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital and did additional post-doctoral training in pediatric and health psychology. Since 1986, Dr. Ashbrook has been on the faculty of Capital University (Columbus) where he is a professor of psychology, former chair of the behavioral sciences department and interim dean of the College. Dr. Ashbrook is a registrant of the National Health Service Providers of Psychology, a member of the American Psychological Association, APA’s Division of Clinical Psychology, the Ohio Psychological Association and the Central Ohio Psychological Association. Dr. Ashbrook holds medical staff privileges at OhioHealth’s Grady Memorial Hospital where he also serves as vice chair of the department of psychology. Dr. Ashbrook is affiliated with Behavioral Science Specialists, L.L.C., a behavioral health and medical consulting company specializing in forensic assessment, outsourced services to non-profit and governmental agencies, and practitioner-based, action research. Dr. Ashbrook is licensed to practice psychology in Ohio and North Carolina.
Terry Imar, M.A., received his graduate degree from Kent State University in 1971 and has been in practice in Ohio since 1975. Prior to entering full-time private practice in 1981, he was clinical director of North Central Mental Health Center in Columbus. Mr. Imar is in general practice in Delaware, working with adults, adolescents and children. He has special interests in ADHD and substance abuse disorders. Mr. Imar is a member of the medical staff of Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is chief of the psychology service. He is a past-chair of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Mandatory Continuing Education Committee and is a member of OPA’s Education Committee. In addition to his membership in OPA, Mr. Imar is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for the Advancement of Psychology and the Central Ohio Psychological Association. Mr. Imar is a Charter Patron of the Academy for Education and Research in Professional Psychology, the organization that created the school of professional psychology at Wright State University.
Dr. Kay Levine earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Syracuse University, her M.A. in Education from Case Western Reserve University, and her Ph.D. in Special Education/Educational Psychology from The University of Southern California. While getting her doctorate, Dr. Levine also trained as a child psychoanalyst at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles. Her clinical experience is exceptionally varied. Dr. Levine has worked as a special education teacher, a childcare worker at a residential treatment facility, a child life worker in the intensive care unit of a children’s hospital, a consultant for a residential drug treatment program in which addicted mothers and their children resided, a staff psychologist and administrator in various clinical settings, and a treatment team leader for the locked unit at a residential treatment center. Dr. Levine lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio; she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches and supervises both child and adult psychiatry residents and fellows at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She has provided direct clinical service at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Rehab Unit since 1998. She is a member of the Ohio Psychological Association and serves on the Ethics and Ohio Colleague Assistance Committees. Dr. Levine also is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and APA’s Division 39, Psychoanalysis. She is a supervisor on the Disaster Mental Health Team of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross. She has a particular interest in the psychology of victims as well as helpers in disasters. Dr. Levine is licensed to practice psychology in Ohio and California. She also holds licensure as a Marriage, Child, and Family Therapist in California. In her private practice Dr. Levine primarily works with couples and individual adults.
Kathleen A. Mack, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she has a private practice established in 1987. She earned her B.A. in sociology at Miami University, her M.S.Ed. in School Psychology at the University of Dayton, and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship at the University of Cincinnati Psychological Services Center. Her post-doctoral training was in the traumatic brain injury unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Since licensure as a psychologist in 1987, she has continued to work in the area of clinical psychology, providing psychotherapy services to older adolescents through seniors and neuropsychological assessments to clients who present with a wide range of medical problems. She has consulted in physical medicine and rehabilitation departments of hospitals. She has been an active member of the American Psychological Association ( APA), the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA), and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology, where she was the president in 2006. She is the Cincinnati regional representative to the OPA Board of Directors. She chaired the OPA Ethics Committee for four years. Dr. Mack also is a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers of Psychology and a holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. She is a member of APA Division 35, the Psychology of Women, and the National Association of Neuropsychology.
Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., ABPP, obtained his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and his law degree from Capital University Law School. He is licensed to practice psychology and law. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has full clinical and special forensic hospital privileges at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus, Ohio, where he also serves on the hospital’s ethics committee. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University and supervises clinical psychology students from various university programs. Dr. Stinson holds membership in APA (and several of its divisions), OPA, and he is Past-President of the Central Ohio Psychological Association (COPA). In addition to working at Twin Valley, Dr. Stinson maintains a private practice, providing consultations and evaluations, specializing in clinical and forensic psychology.
Elizabeth V. Swenson, Ph.D., J.D., is a professor of psychology at John Carroll University. She earned her B.S. from Tufts University, M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in educational psychology, and J.D. from Cleveland State University. Her primary occupation is teaching professional ethics, the effects of hospitalization on children’s development, planning for careers and graduate school, and legal issues in psychology to undergraduate students. Dr. Swenson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She has been involved in strategic planning for John Carroll University as well as for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and as a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Her professional service includes being a member of the Ethics Committees of both the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association. She has also been a member of the APA Continuing Professional Education Committee, the Ethics Code Revision Task Force and the Council of Representatives from Division Two. She is a member of APA (Divisions 1, 2, 35 and 41), OPA, the Association for Psychological Science and the Midwestern Psychological Association. She practices law in Cleveland, Ohio, in the area of child protection and advocacy.