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Dr. Ellen Fedon-Keyt

Dr. Ellen Fedon-Keyt is a clinical psychologist who is personally and professionally dedicated to issues of diversity and social justice. For the past twenty years, she has built experience as a clinician, trainer, consultant, clinical supervisor, crisis intervention team member, speaker and activist. She works collaboratively within organizations and communities to support initiatives such as suicide prevention, trauma survivor services, SAFE training and other inclusion efforts. She is currently a member of the MPA Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility and she previously served as the committee chairperson.

Dr. Fedon-Keyt completed her doctorate at the University of Detroit Mercy’s APA-accredited program in clinical psychology. Her dissertation research is a comprehensive study on relationship satisfaction, spirituality, religious exposure and self-esteem in long-term LGBT couples and heterosexual couples. Dr. Fedon-Keyt worked as a senior staff psychologist at the Juvenile Assessment Center in Detroit for eleven years, providing clinical services, court testimony and didactic presentations while working with foster care, pre-dispositional and probation youth and families referred from various prevention and intervention programs (e.g. Youth Assistance Program, Prosecutor’s Diversion Program, Care Choices, etc.). She was also the Director of Assessment at Oakland University’s Counseling Center, where she both provided and supervised clinical services, trainings and cross-discipline collaborative efforts within the university and its diverse student population. For the past three years, Dr. Fedon-Keyt has been in private practice, which allows her more flexibility in her professional work, volunteering and personal pursuits. She is currently exploring some collaborative possibilities with her wife of twelve years, who is a specialist in communication, martial arts and self-defense.

Dr. Fedon-Keyt’s range of professional experience and her personal history in the LGBT community allow her to cohesively address complex issues from multiple perspectives.  Presentations and clinical trainings conducted to date have included topics such as microaggressions and resiliency, research design, supportive interventions for diverse college populations, neurological development and juvenile justice issues, family-based intervention, diversity issues in assessment and intervention, experiential therapy techniques, effective behavioral intervention in milieu treatment, cognitive behavior techniques, and multi-axial diagnoses and treatment planning.