MPA Press Release - 9/30/2019
MPA Member Spotlight
Meet Dr. Carol (Ketl) Freedman-Doan!
Dr. Carol (Ketl) Freedman-Doan earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the Wayne State University and is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology. She has a small private practice in Livonia, MI and works at Eastern Michigan University, where she was instrumental in developing the Clinical Psychology PhD program which first launched in 2001. She served as the first Director of Clinical Training and took over as Department Head in Psychology in 2007. As Department Head, she helped launch a minor specialization in Human Sexuality, as well as a multidisciplinary undergraduate program in Neuroscience. Dr. Freedman-Doan is passionate about training students in their clinical and research work. She finds it rewarding to help a student move from insecurity about how to assess, evaluate, and treat a client to a better foothold on their skills and expertise. In her own research, she investigates the impact of parenting style on child and adolescent outcomes including anxiety, behavior problems, and cognitive development. Dr. Freedman-Doan values her membership in
MPA; particularly how it keeps her knowledgeable about changes in licensing, insurance issues, and job opportunities for her students. Outside of her professional work, Dr. Freedman-Doan served as President of Temple Beth Emeth’s Board of Directors for the past three years. This synagogue has about 575 families and is the only Reform Jewish synagogue in the county. She has been married for 40 years and has two daughters, ages 32 and 27. Her older daughter currently lives in Thailand, working for the School of Nursing at Chiang Mai University, while her younger daughter sings opera and teaches private voice lessons at Saline High
School and the surrounding community. She also has a cat named Kasha. What’s on her nightstand? The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel by Richard Morais.