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Education & Licensure

1979   BA Psychology, University of Minnesota--Duluth
1981   MS Clinical Psychology, North Dakota State University
1984   Licensed as an LP by Minnesota Board of Psychology, License #LP1396
 
My early clinical education focused on behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a program emphasizing behavioral medicine applications. Over the years, my treatment approach has expanded to draw from a variety of perspectives, and might best be described as eclectic. I seek to keep abreast of developments in my areas of specialization and practice through regular involvement in professional continuing education on both a local and national level. 
 
I have completed EMDR Training Levels 1 and 2, along with multiple additional hours of EMDR consultation.
 
Throughout my career, I have routinely participated in ongoing professional consultation, which is a more individualized form of professional development and feedback.

Professional Experience

2007 to present

Private Practice, Laura Tripet Dodge LLC in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Continuing my practice as a Licensed Psychologist in an independent collaborative setting.
 
Provide individual, couples, and family therapy to a wide variety of clients in a general psychotherapy practice. Specialized services: work with eating disorders and related body image disturbance, anxiety disorders including panic, OCD and phobias, depressive disorders, and behavioral medicine interventions including stress and pain management. Special interests in facilitating adjustment to life changes, grief and loss, and coping with special needs/disabilities. Provision of consultation and education services to professionals in the community.

1988 to 2007

President and Co-founder, Park Psychotherapy & Consulting, Inc. in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Provided individual, couples, group and family therapy to a wide variety of clients in a general psychotherapy group practice. Specialized services: work with eating disorders and related body image disturbance, anxiety disorders including panic, OCD and phobias, depressive disorders, and behavioral medicine interventions including stress and pain management. Special interests in facilitating adjustment to life changes, grief and loss, and coping with special needs/disabilities. Provision of consultation and education services to professionals in the community. Secondary office located in primary care clinic in Uptown area.

1982 to 1988

Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clinician, adult outpatient mental health clinic. Provided individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy. Served general adult populations with wide variety of presenting complaints. Provided specialty services in the areas of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, women survivors of childhood trauma and sexual abuse, pain and stress management. Provided consultation and evaluation services to inpatient health and mental health units, and mental health partial hospitalization program. Active involvement in program development, marketing, and community education activities. Planned and provided training to professionals through hospital-sponsored inservices and workshops.

Memberships

- Minnesota Psychological Association
- Minnesota Women in Psychology

Professional Consultation, Education & Community Speaking

Over the years, I have provided multiple community presentations, professional education & training seminars on topics related to my expertise with Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Stress Management. Consultation to professionals in these areas is available as well. Please contact me for further information.

Community & Professional Involvement

Bringing a strong commitment to volunteerism & leadership
 
-2009 - 2013: Executive Committee, Past Chair - Minnesota Women in Psychology
 
-2007 - 2014: active service on MWP Committees in various roles - Minnesota Women in Psychology
 
-2002 - 2006: VP Board of Directors & Volunteer Coordinator at TC Underground,
a youth driven non-profit for teen music and arts which was located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

-1999 - 2002: Co-coordinator for the IB Parent Group at Minneapolis Southwest High School

-Parent volunteer for many years in Minneapolis public schools, church settings and scouting

-Community volunteer with disabled individuals

-Volunteer therapist at Walk In Counseling Center in Minneapolis

-Volunteer phone counselor at Alternatives Crisis Intervention Center in Duluth

Visit experienced Psychologist Laura Tripet Dodge MS LP
for treatment of anxiety, OCD, panic, depression, eating disorders and stress management in St. Louis Park, MN
952.933.3121