Meet the Staff

Steve Katsikas, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)                                     

Founder, Center for Behavioral Health 

Dr. Steve Katsikas is a licensed psychologist in the State of Kentucky and an active member of the Kentucky Psychology Association. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to coming to Spalding, Dr. Katsikas was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and also served as Director of Training for their post-doctoral fellowship program in clinical psychology. His teaching interests include psychopathology, tests and measurement theory, advanced quantitative methods, and personality, culture and social structure.

Norah Chapman, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, SOPP                                                                           

Interim Director, Center for Behavioral Health         

Dr. Chapman earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Her primary research interests are in evaluating components of psychotherapy process and outcome, both in person and via telepsychology, to develop evidence-based practices that increase the access to and quality of mental health care amongst underserved populations. Although Dr. Chapman uses an integration of interpersonal process, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness theories to inform her work, her clinical approach is ultimately informed by a client-directed outcome-informed (CDOI) model. She currently holds a small private practice, is on the Executive Board of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and the Membership Chair for the American Psychological Association Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

DeDe Wohlfarth, Psy.D.

Professor, SOPP

Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Emphasis Area                               

Clinical Supervisor, Center for Behavioral Health 

Dr. Wohlfarth has more than twenty years of clinical experience working with children and families with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.  In addition to her work at Spalding, she maintains a small private practice and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky.  She also serves as the consulting psychologist at Brooklawn Youth Services and Home of the Innocents. Her treatment philosophy is systemic, family-centered, evidence-based, practical and strengths-focused.  She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Kentucky Psychological Association.

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Debbie Pierce

Administrative Assistant

Debbie has been part of the Spalding University community since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She brings compassion to her career in office management, and she is often the first person you may see at the front desk!