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Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work

Dr. Vicki J. Michels

Chairperson - Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work Director of Addiction Studies

Office: Memorial 230D
Email: vicki.michels@minotstateu.edu
Phone: 701-858-3594

Education:
Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology - University of Wyoming
M.S. - Psychology - University of Wyoming
B.A. - Psychology - Minot State University

License
Psychologist - North Dakota

Research
2002 - Mental Health, Addiction, and Parenting Needs Assessment of North Dakota Women Prisoners. Collaborating with Lanette Dalley, Ph.D.

Vicki Michels, Ph.D. received her doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming in clinical psychology and her bachelor of arts majoring in psychology from Minot State University. She is a licensed psychologist, professor, and the chair of the Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work. She has been teaching at Minot State since 2001. She served as the president of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education, the president of the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, Chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission Board, and co-coordinator for the Minot Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

Dr. Michels has collaborated with other faculty on research studying the mental health and addiction disorders of women prisoners, psychopharmacology, the North Dakota foster care placement, medical error prevention program effectiveness, exercise and cognition, and post traumatic growth.