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Christine Hatchard, Psy.D., Founder/Director

Dr. Hatchard is a licensed psychologist with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA) with a specialization in psychological assessment. 

She conducts psychotherapy as well as forensic evaluations for sexual abuse litigation through her private practice, Mosaic Psychological Associates, LLC. She previously trained in college counseling centers, a general private practice, as well as a forensic private practice specializing in family law.

 

She is also an Assistant Professor at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ where she holds several positions within the Department of Psychology including Director of Undergraduate Research and Director of the Clinical Psychology Research Center. 

In 1999, she founded Making Daughters Safe Again, a nonprofit organization with a global membership that provides trainings to mental health professionals and support services to survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse, including a full weekend therapeutic retreat that has attracted women from at least 37 different states in the United States, and other countries. 

She directed and produced a documentary film entitled, Who Will Love Me? Four Stories of Mother-daughter Sexual Abuse described by Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal as "a deeply moving film; an extremely valuable contribution to the field of healing from child sexual abuse." Dr. Hatchard's clinical work was also featured in the documentary, It was a Woman, which aired nationally in Canada and is currently serving as an editorial consultant for a documentary about Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Dr. Hatchard has provided trainings and lectures to a variety of audiences both nationally and internationally, and has been featured in newspaper, radio, television and film. In 2014, she co-authored Real Development with Nicole Barnes, Ph.D., a multimedia lifespan development product incorporating film from six different families, text, and interactive activities, published by Wiley and Sons, Inc. 

 In 2011, she was honored to receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero award for her work on behalf of survivors of abuse. In 2012, she won an Early Career Psychologist Scholarship Award presented to "exceptional early career psychologists...recognized for their exemplary commitment to professional excellence, "awarded by the National Register of Health Service Providers in conjunction with the American Psychological Association. In 2014, she was selected from a pool of national mental health experts to provide exclusive content and programming for Your Wellness Room, an innovative wellness platform that addresses multiple areas of health through programs provided by national leaders in their fields. In 2015, she won an APA Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association based on "achievements and demonstration of astute leadership in the field of psychology."