College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mitch Hicks earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, earned a certificate in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Illinois. He is board certified as a clinical psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Hicks joined the faculty of Walden University's School of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in July 2008 where he teaches courses in personality assessment, cognitive assessment, practicum/internship, consultation and supervision, psychopathology, and ethics and professional standards. He also currently serves the School of Psychology as the Student Development Coordinator.
Dr. Hicks' major clinical and research interests are psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults and older adults, psychotherapy with men, sexual compulsivity, and religious and spiritual issues. He is also interested in forensic evaluation, specifically criminal competencies, mitigation, not guilty by reason of insanity, and civil cases where mental status may be at issue.