M.A. Program Faculty: Karen Godfredsen, Psy.D.

Karen Godfredsen, PsyD
Full-Time Faculty

B.A. Comparative Literature, Brown University, 1990
M.A. Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2004

Dr. Godfredsen's clinical training has included work in jails, family therapy centers, community mental health clinics, VA hospitals, and private practice settings, all with an emphasis on social justice issues, client empowerment and cross-cultural practice. She served for three years as Director of Behavioral Health at the AIDS Resource of Wisconsin, maintaining a small private psychotherapy and consulting practice. After serving for one year as Core Faculty and Director of Training for the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium at Argosy University in Chicago, Dr. Godfredsen joined the Wright Institute MA Program as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2008. Dr. Godfredsen is licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois and is certified by the American Psychological Association as a HOPE Trainer to offer training on a variety of topics related to HIV/AIDS and Mental Health. She also conducts trainings in Strength-Based Practice, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout, Motivational Interviewing, Cross Cultural Practice, Couples in the Transition to Parenthood, Family Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group
American Psychological Association Office of HIV Prevention and Education: Certified H.O.P.E. Trainer's Network


Addictions Counseling
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Family Therapy I: Traditional
Family Therapy II: Postmodern
Individual & Family Development