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Linda Bacheller, PsyD, JD

Linda Bacheller, PsyD, JD

Assistant Professor

lbacheller@barry.edu
Library, Room 149
(305) 899-4576

Dr. Bacheller, a Clinical Psychologist, joined the faculty at Barry in 2008. Prior to coming to Barry, she worked in clinical practice providing therapy to underprivileged mothers in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Bacheller earned her MS in Psychology from Barry University and her PsyD and JD (2006) from Widener University in Pennsylvania.  

Research Interests

  • In-home Psychotherapy
  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Law and Psychology:  Adolescents within the Juvenile Justice System

Selected Supervised Student Research

  • Balgobin, M. (2013).  Autism and family stress.  Master’s Thesis
  • Kuma, A. (2013). Perceptions of domestic violence and depression among Haitian Americans.
  • Townsend, S. (2013).  Community violence, depression and aggression:  effect on emerging adults.
  • Stovell, A.(2013).  Rape victim responsibility: Rape or not? 
  • Suttington, S. (2012).  Should I go to my shrink or my priest? 
  • Bell, V(2012).  Perceptions of “good hair” in the black community. 
  • Gonzalez, I. (2010).  Parenting styles and academic self-efficacy.  Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) thesis.
  • Clifford, J. (2009).  Unusualness and eyewitness testimony accuracy. Master’s Thesis.
  • Zucchi, J. (2009). Cyber bullying in emerging adults: Perception of impact on the victim. Master’s Thesis.
  • Balgobin, M.  (2009). Parents’ perception of the link between vaccination and autism. Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) thesis.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Bacheller, L. & Starratt, C. (2013). (Manuscript in preparation.)  Clinical psychology in a time of change: In-home therapy as an alternative therapy setting
  • Hall, P.,& Bacheller, L. (2013).  (Manuscript in preparation).  How Do They Measure Up?  Measuring Haitian American adolescent depression using the Reynolds Adolescents Depression Scale.
  • Bell, V. & Bacheller, L. (2013). Perceptions of “good hair” in the black community. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Stovell, A., & Bacheller, L. (2013).  Rape responsibility.  Poster to be presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2013.
  • Kuma, N.A., & Bacheller, L.(2013, March). Violent pasts, troubled futures: The influence of Haitian culture on views of domestic violence and depression. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Conference, Florida Academy of Sciences, Miami, Florida.
  • Zucchi, J., Bacheller, L., & Muscarella, F. (2012).  Learned helplessness and bullying: At risk for cyberbullying.  Poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, August 2012.
  • Bacheller, L., & Feldman, D. (2012).  Preparing an undergraduate specialization in forensic psychology: theory and practice.  Poster presented at 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Bacheller, L., & Feldman, D. (2012).  Preparing an undergraduate specialization in forensic psychology.  Poster presented at 34th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • Bacheller, L., Wated, G., & Szuchman, L.T. (2011).A stage approach to undergraduate independent research in psychology.  Poster presented at 2011 Florida Statewide Symposium-Engagement in Undergraduate Research held at University of Central Florida.
  • Gonzalez, I., & Bacheller, L. (2011, March). College students’ attitude towards school related activities: Academic self-efficacy in relation to parenting styles.   Presentation made at NCUR 2011 at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bacheller, L.(2006).  Educating the emotionally disturbed:  A therapeutic educational program.  Featured speaker at Widener University Symposium Day, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Bacheller, L.(2006).  Educating the emotionally disturbed: A therapeutic educational program.  Manuscript in preparation.
  • Martinez, G., & Bacheller L. (2011, March).  Those evil girls: Attitudes towards gender on sentencing juveniles. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Conference, Florida Academy of Sciences, Melbourne, Florida.
  • Gonzalez, I., & Bacheller, L. (2011, March). College students’ attitude towards school related activities: Academic self-efficacy in relation to parenting styles.  Presentation made at NCUR 2011 at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.
  • Puckett, J.A., Muscarella, F. & Bacheller, L. (2009).  Children’s acceptance of parents who disclose a homosexual identity.  Poster presented at the Florida Academy of Sciences, Saint Leo, Florida.
  • Balgobin, M. & Bacheller, L. (2009).  Parents’ perception of the link between vaccination and autism.  Poster presented at the Florida Academy of Sciences, Saint Leo, Florida.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of the Family
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychology of Women
  • Psychology & Law
  • Psychological Dimensions of Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • Senior Seminar:  Great Cases in Law and Psychology

Graduate Courses

  • Group Therapy
  • Ethics
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
  • Special Topics:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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