About Me

Karen D. Gaskins, PhD
Organizational (occupational) Psychologist

Educational Training:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Organizational psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 2019
  • Masters of Science (MSc), Industrial-organizational psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology/neuroscience, University of Maryland University College, College Park, Maryland, August, 2000
  • ADN- Registered nurse, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland, December


  • National Register of Health Service Providers of Psychologist (Government agency)
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (Government agency)
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Government agency)
  • National Academy of Sciences (Federal Government)
  • National Academy of Engineering (Federal Government)
  • Institute of Medicine (Federal Government)
  • American Psychological Association, APA, (Federal Government)
  • Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, SIOP, (Federal Government)
  • National Research Council, advisors to United States Leadership (Federal Government)


  • Cognitive neuroscience, four courses (medical science)
  • Psycho-diagnosis and abnormal psychology (Nursing and Graduate level courses)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Nursing school and Graduate level psychology courses (Medical Science)
  • Anatomy and Physiology, 2 years, nursing school (Medical Science)
  • Neurology (complete study of the nervous system) (Medical Science)
  • Pharmacology and psychopharmacology, nursing school, (Medical Science)
  • Herbal Medicine, psychology workshop
  • Systems theory and analysis, Graduate school, (Medical Science)
  • Community psychology, Graduate School, (Psychological Science)
  • Management course in healthcare leadership, (Nursing School)

Professional Trade Associations and Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Bar Association (Associate Membership)
  • Society of Industrial-Organizational psychology (Full Membership)
  • Association of Psychological Science (APS)
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

Honors and Awards:

  • Published dissertation with honors, ProQuest: Multicase Historic Studies of Innovative Work Behavior among Intellectually Gifted Adults
  • Mermaids, children’s book, published by Xlibris
  • Phi Chi, Psychology honor society, Lifetime member
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, United States (2018)
  • Who’s Who of American Women (2000/2001), Marquis Who’s Who
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (2002/2003), Marquis Who’s Who
  • Who’s Who in the 21st Century for contributions to the field of Neuropsychology (2001), Cambridge, England
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, (2014), United Kingdom
  • Woman of the Year, for outstanding contributions to the field of Organizational Psychology (2015), United Kingdom


     The average I/O psychologist does not have training to conduct psychotherapy or counseling. Organizational psychology (OP) is characterized by the scientific study of human behavior in organizations (e.g. hospitals, business organizations, communities, etc.) and the work place. The I/O psychology discipline is broad, multi-faceted, multi-disciplined and research intensive. I/O psychologists are excellent research methodologists. However, any training to conduct therapy is pursued beyond his/her training as an I/O psychologist. I learned psychotherapy and it's methods from attending and graduating from nursing (medical school). I have an associate degree in nursing (RN). While attending nursing school, I was required to learn therapeutic modalities and attend several supervised rotations in psychiatry and psychology. I worked as an RN, team leader, and a floor nurse before I started my studies in psychology and I/O psychology. As a nurse I offered and conducted psychotherapy with my patients because they were in crisis or dying. Therefore, I am qualified to broaden the scope of my practice to include psychotherapy and to collect reasonable fees for my work.

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