College of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Psychology Specialization at Walden: Child Clinical Psychology Research Interests: Childhood learning disabilities, creativity, and trauma; the portrayal of women, minorities, and disabled people in television and film; the use of digital storytelling in cross-cultural studies and feminist psychoanalysis
Dr. Metoyer is trained as a clinical psychologist, specializing in child assessment, learning theory, and changes in cognition and behavior as a consequence of diseases of the brain or mental dysfunction. She completed an American Psychological Association–accredited clinical psychology fellowship from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and worked as senior staff psychologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 12 years, where she was responsible for creating psychodiagnostic assessment protocols for atypical children. Her dissertation was an application of Noam Chomsky’s theory of language acquisition, titled On the Acquisition of Specific Phonological Features in Inept Adolescent Readers.
Who's Who Among American Women American Psychological AssociationFellowship in Clinical Psychology U.C.L.A. Neuropsychiatric Institute University of California Regents Scholarship President Clinton's America One Initiative Committee Psi Chi Honorary Psychological Associate Ms. Magazine Feminist Scholar
Education: Ph.D., University of California
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