Dr. Diana L. Prescott (she/her) completed her BA at Butler and PhD in Psychology at UNL after her APA-approved predoctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Prescott is licensed as a psychologist in Indiana and Maine.

 

She has been employed at St. Mary’s Medical Center and The Acadia Hospital and has worked contractually for the University of Evansville and Eastern Maine Medical Center.

 

Dr. Prescott directs a rural health consulting practice, evaluating and treating women and children, Hampden Psychological Consultation, PLLC. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine-Orono. She has presented internationally on rural integrated care practice.

 

Diana has a good understanding of how the Board operates in relation to the CEO and Executive Management Team (EMT). She represented MePA for six years on Council during the Good Governance Project (GGP), which resulted in a solid understanding of how Council operates and was redesigned to function. She has many good relationships with Council members and works well in team efforts.

 

She previously served as the Secretary for the Health, Rural, and the State caucuses. Chairing CRH and serving on the APA Board has provided her with a depth of understanding of how Boards and Committees operate. She has served on the Committee for Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), which has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the APAPO, as well as the changes in the APA membership model.

She has a thorough understanding and appreciation for the importance of the Strategic Plan in guiding the organization into the future.

"I have the leadership background within APA which qualifies me to lead in very challenging times, having served twice on the APA Board during both the independent review and the COVID-19 and racism pandemics.  My intention is to help us unite and cope with all of these competing challenges.  Having served as a Federal Advocacy Coordinator for over 15 years, I am positioned to lead as we work to elevate science, education, practice, public interest, and applied psychology."  

Leadership & CV

Psychology Leadership Experience

American Psychological Association

Member since 1992

Maine Psychological Association (MEPA)

1996 - Present

Additional Leadership

Board of Directors, Recording Secretary (2019 - present)

Board of Directors, Member at Large (2014-2016)

Council of Representatives

  • Representative as member of Board of Directors (2014 - present)

  • Representative from the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) (11/07 - 2014)

  • Caucus Memberships

    • ​Member of Rural Health Interest Group and Caucus (Chair, 2012-2013)

    • Women’s Caucus

    • Children, Adolescent, and Family Caucus

    • Caucus of State, Provincial

    • Territorial Affairs

    • Health Care/Health Science Caucus, Association of Practicing Psychologists (APP) Caucus

Additional Leadership Roles

  • Federal Advocacy Coordinator from MePA to APA (2003 to present)

  • APA Committee of State Leaders (2011 -  2014; Chair-Elect, 2013)

  • APA Committee on Rural Health (2009 - 2012; Chair in 2012)

  • Representative from MePA on the Committee for Women in Psychology (CWP) Network of APA (1999 - 2008)

  • Selected to attend the Rural Health Committee Integrated Primary Care Meeting in Washington, DC (September 2008)

Award

  • APAPO Federal Advocacy Award; March 12, 2012; APA State Leadership Conference; Washington, DC.

Division Memberships

  • Division 7 - Developmental Psychology

  • Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology

  • Division 13 - Society of Consulting Psychology

  • Division 16 - School Psychology

  • Division 17 - Society of Counseling Psychology

  • Division 18 - Psychologists in Public Service

  • Division 19 - Society for Military Psychology

  • Division 29 - The Division of Psychotherapy

  • Division 30 - Society of Psychological Hypnosis

  • Division 31 - State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs

  • Division 35 - Society for the Psychology of Women

  • Division 37 - Society for Child & Family Policy & Practice

  • Division 38 - Health Psychology

  • Division 39 - Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology

  • Division 40 - Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Division 42 - Psychologists in Independent Practice

  • Division 43 - Society for Couple and Family Psychology

  • Division 44 - Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

  • Division 45 - Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race

  • Division 52 - International Psychology

  • Division 54 - Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • Division 56 - Trauma Psychology

  • Attended State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC March (2004 - 2014)

  • Co-Chair of Maine Integrated Primary Care Committee (2008 to 2014)

  • Developed Bangor Area Women in Psychology Monthly Luncheons (Fall 2003 - 2014)

  • Policy Council Member at Large (1997 - 2008)
  • Rural Health Coordinator

Maine Migrant Health Program Board (2008 - present; Chair 2009 - 2012)

Maine Primary Care Association Board (2008 to 2016)

 

  • Bangor Area Psychological Society (1994 - present)

  • Therapist Peer Supervision Group (1997 - present)

  • National Health Service Corps Ambassador (2007 - 2014)

  • For Kids' Sake Board Member (2002 - 2010)

  • Acadia Hospital Patient Rights and Organizational Ethics Function Team (2003 - 2008)

  • St. Mary's Medical Center Child Development Center Advisory Board (Ex-Officio Member) (1992 -1994)

  • St. Mary's Communication Action Council (CAC) (1992 -1993)

  • Chief Psychology Intern, Indiana University School of Medicine (Sept.-Feb., 1990)

  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship for Rural Training (1984 -1986)

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