What you need to know about a new school psychologist
Indiana’s Department of Health has hired a psychologist who specializes in psychological assessments, a move that’s likely to lead to a surge in the number of psychologists in the state.
A spokesperson for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said in a statement that Dr. Robert R. Hensley will join the department’s mental health team as a psychologist on January 1.
Hensley previously worked as a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area, where he served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Washington.
Dr. Hengsley has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University, according to his LinkedIn page.
He also holds a Ph.
D. in clinical psychotherapy from the University at Buffalo.
According to his bio on the Indiana Department of Education website, Hensly also holds doctorates in psychology and psychiatry from Harvard University and the University College London.
Indiana has seen a surge of new psychologists in recent years, with more than a dozen positions opening up since 2014.
Henson will work in the Department’s Office of Mental health and addiction, which he will lead.
Hengsleys previous work includes the Washington Post, NBC News, The Associated Press, and the Wall Street Journal.
He has a long career in the psychology profession, including a stint as a psychiatric intern in the New York City Department of Correction and a stint at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked with patients in recovery.