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Christine J. Hatchard, Psy.D.

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Director of Clinical Psychology Research Center

Howard Hall 104
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Christine J. Hatchard, Psy.D.

Dr. Hatchard is a licensed clinical psychologist (NJ#4871), forensic evaluator, Director of Mosaic Psychological Associates, LLC, and Director of Making Daughters Safe Again, Inc. Her clinical work has been featured in newspaper, radio, television and film. She has provided invited lectures and clinical training both nationally and internationally, and provides therapeutic retreats that have attracted participants from 37 different U.S. states and other countries. In 2014, she was selected from a national pool of psychologists to be the exclusive provider of mental health programs for Proactive Health Solutions, a leader in digital health and wellness providing web and mobile-based products. She has won numerous awards for her work, including an Early Career Psychologist Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association in 2015.


Psy.D., Chestnut Hill College

M.S., Chestnut Hill College

B.A., Monmouth University

Research Interests

Child sexual abuse, especially female perpetrated sexual abuse; psychological evaluations for sexual abuse cases with a specialty in civil litigation (lawsuits); racial identity, transracial families and transracial adoption; trauma and recovery after large scale disasters; Eating Disorders and emotional eating


Scholarly Articles

Ciarocco, N. J., Dinella, L. M., Hatchard, C. Y., & Valosin, J. (2016). Integrating professional development across the curriculum: An effectiveness study. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 91-98. doi: 10.1177/0098628316636217

Popular Articles

Hatchard, C. J. (2013, March 4). Families must find proper balance. Asbury Park Press, pp. B2Hatchard, C. J. (2012, October 3). Interview by Cogee. The hidden predator: Female pedophiles hunting our children. [radio broadcast]. Las Vegas, NV: KLAV 1230AM.

Brands, J., & Hatchard, C. J. (2011, December 10). Interview by Diane Cranley. The best kept secret: Mother-daughter sexual abuse. [radio broadcast]. Laguna Niguel, CA: Live 365 Radio


Hatchard, C. J. (Director, Editor). (2011). Who will love me?: Four stories of mother-daughter sexual abuse. [Documentary film]. New Jersey: Making Daughters Safe Again

Presentations/Invited Talks

Ciarocco, N. J., Dinella, L. M., Hatchard, C. J., Valosin, J. (January, 2016). The Effectiveness of a Modular Approach to Teaching Professional Development. Poster presented at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Hatchard, C.J. (October, 2015).  Congratulations! Now what? Achieving success as an early career psychologist. Invited lecture presented at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

Goodwin, J.L. & Hatchard, C.J. (October, 2014). Stereotypes and stigma in internet television fan culture . Panel presentation presented at the Film and History Conference, Madison, WI.

Hatchard, C.J. (July, 2014). Considerations for conducting legal, ethical and comprehensive psychological evaluations for sexual abuse civil litigation.  Invited lecture presented at Middlesex University, London, England.

Hatchard, C.J. (July, 2014). Understanding female sexual perpetrators: Current research and future directions.  Invited lecture presented at Middlesex University, London, England.

Hatchard, C.J. (June, 2014). After Sandy: The persistence of psychological distress. Invited paper presented at the Trauma and Resilience Conference, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ

Hatchard, C.J. (2014, May).  Advanced therapeutic considerations and case studies of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Invited lecture presented at SPSCC Counseling Services, Olympia, WA

Hatchard, C.J. (2014, May). Mother-daughter sexual abuse: An overview of the problem through film and lecture. Invited lecture presented at The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia, WA.

Hatchard, C.J. (2014, May).  Secrets to success: Building a career in clinical and forensic psychology. Invited lecture presented at the Psi Beta Chapter of South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA.

Hatchard, C.J. (2014, May). Applications of child and abnormal psychology to forensic psychology.  Invited lecture presented at South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA.

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • APA Practice Organization


Early Career Psychologist Scholarship Award presented to “exceptional early career psychologists…recognized for their exemplary commitment to professional excellence”; awarded by the National Register of Health Service Providers in conjunction with the American Psychological Association (2012)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award (Monmouth University) (2011) for “exemplifying Dr. King’s spirit, life, teachings, and commitment to service”