M.A., Marywood University
M.Ed., Temple University
Psy.D., Immaculata University
Sister Elizabeth Monica Acri, IHM, earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Immaculata University in 2010. Previously she served as an elementary school teacher for 15 years in North and South America. She also worked as an elementary school principal for 17 years in the Philadelphia area. Sister Monica is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her internship and two-year post-doctoral residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program for patients with concurrent mental illness and addictions.
Sister joined the Immaculata faculty in 2012 and teaches in the graduate Psy.D. and M.A. programs. She is currently the PsyD Practicum Coordinator. She also assists in the application process for internship and is a speaker for the Consortium Assessment Modules. Sister is serving on the administrative Board for St. John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA. She is a consultant for the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ and has a private practice.
Sister Monica has given presentations on clinical hypnosis, addiction and dual diagnosis, psychopathology and the DSM-5, and psychological assessment.
- Ethical and Professional Issues for Counselors
- Professional Issues and Ethics
- Psychology of Human Diversity
- Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Management
- Clinical Psychology and Practicum Seminar
- Advanced Clinical Psychology and Practicum Seminar
- Management of chronic pain
- Clinical hypnosis
- Addictions and dual diagnosis
- Multicultural and diversity issues
Acri, E.M. (2014, February). Focus on the Changes in the DSM-5. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium (Assessment Module), Immaculata, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2013, November). Anonymous People: Advocacy Program for Addiction Recovery. Host and panel discussion participant with Southeastern PA Council on Chemical Abuse, Immaculata, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2013, November). Focus on WAIS, MMPI and Rorschach data in integrated psychological report writing. Presentation to Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium (Assessment Module), Immaculata, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2013, October). Caring for the Caregivers: Resiliency and Self-Care. Presentation to Crozer Keystone Hospice, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2012, November). Dual diagnosis and treatment of addictions. Presentation at Immaculata University, Immacuata, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2012, November). Utilization of clinical hypnosis in therapy. Presentation to practicum students JFK Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2007, April). Focus on hypnotic inductions. Presentation to practicum students at JFK Mental Health/Retardation Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Acri, E.M. (2007, July). Using hypnosis as a clinical tool. Presentation to practicum students at JFK Mental Health/Retardation Center, Philadelphia, PA.