LICENSURE: Arizona Board of Psychology, License #4428


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, July 2012

Dissertation: Applying the Elaboration Likelihood Model to Reduce Anti-fat Person Bias in Children

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Millersville University, December 2000

Thesis: Gemeinschaftsgefühl As A Function Of Family Connectedness, Resilience Factors, Selective Perceptual Attention, and Devaluing Humor Appreciation

B.A., Psychology, Millersville University, May 1998

Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors

Recognition and Awards:

2008-2010 Merit Scholarship Award, Ball State University

2000 Recipient, Who’s Who Among American College Students

1999-2000, President of Millersville University Chapter of Psi Chi

1998 Recipient, Psychology Faculty Senior Award

1998 Psi Chi Regional Research Award

1997 Recipient, Psychology Faculty Junior Award

1997 Inductee, Honor Society of Psi Chi

1997 Inductee, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


*Leadership development

*Organizational health and workplace morale

*Team Dynamics

*Career Transitioning of High Achievers

*Sustained wellness and peak performance for High Achievers

*Integration of psychology and business


Psychologist/Consultant/Speaker (Dr. Tricia Groff, LLC, 2013-Present, Phoenix AZ)

* Executive Coaching and Personal Counseling for High Achieving Individuals

* Business Consulting and Team Building with focus on leadership, team relations and culture                                                                                     (Recent Organizations: Columbia Memorial Hospital, OR; LionHeart Security, AZ)

*Informational/Motivational Speaking


Strengths Assessments, Intelligence Testing, Personality Assessment, Career Inventories, Neuropsychological evaluations


Refereed Publication:

Guzick, T., Dorman, W., Groff, T., Altermatt, E., & Forsyth, G. (2004). Fostering social interest in schools for long-term and short-term outcomes. The Journal of Individual Psychology, 60 (4), 361-378.

Conference Presentations:

Alexander, C., Shepler, D., Walls, K., TenBrink, H., Hutchinson, A., Clougher, K., & Groff, P. (January 27, 2011). Dating violence: The development of a primary prevention program in St. Lucia. Poster accepted for presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, Washington

Ghosheh, M. & Groff, T. (2009). Implementation of the Developmental Perspective in Counseling Psychology Training Programs: Walking the Talk. Poster presented at the Great Lakes conference, Muncie, Indiana.

Groff, P., Kruczek, T., & TenBrink, H. (2010). Sizism as a Social Justice Issue. Roundtable discussion presented at the 118th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego CA.

Lester, E. & Groff, T. (2009). Bariatric surgery and size acceptance: A paradox for improved psychosocial outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Psychological Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Groff, P. (2001, April) Gemeinschaftsgefühl as a function of family connectedness, resilience factors, selective perceptual attention, and devaluing humor appreciation. Paper presented at the 72nd annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington D.C. **Research honored with Psi Chi Regional Research Award

Groff, P. (1997, April). Confrontation tendency and self-esteem. Paper presented at the 1997 Millersville University Student Research Conference, Millersville, PA.

Groff, P. (1998, February). Assertiveness as a function of conflict issue, issue importance, and conflict-person relationship. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

Szollos, A., Heffner, M.M., Groff, P.S., Bogari, B., & Felintin, L. (1999, November). Enhanced imagery may modify autonomic inflexibility in GAD. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Canada.


Counseling Services, (2012-2013), Glendale AZ

Post-Doctoral Resident, APPIC Residency through Arizona Consortium

*provided psychological services at private practice

*worked with adolescents and adults

*assisted in the provision of mental health consults to hospitals and retirement facilities

Wasatch Mental Health, (2011-2012), Provo UT

Pre-Doctoral Intern, APA Accredited 2000 hr internship

*provided therapy at adult outpatient services using CBT, DBT and psychiatric rehabilitation techniques

*provided therapy at youth outpatient services using play, sandtray and creative techniques

*conducted psychological assessments, lead didactic presentations, mentored graduate student research

Ball State Community Clinic, (2008-2011), Muncie IN

*provided counseling for individuals and couples

*newsletter contributor

*supervised Masters level clinicians

St. Lucia Immersive Counseling Experience, (2010) Entropol Secondary School, St. Lucia

*provided individual counseling to support students’ with emotional or family difficulties

*provided psychoeducational violence prevention groups

*clinical supervisor for Master’s level counselors

Burris Laboratory School, (2009-2011), Muncie IN

*provided short-term personal and academic counseling to students K-12

*consulted with teachers/parents to optimize support services

*assisted in program development for anti-bullying

Crossroads Counseling Center, (2003-2008), Lancaster PA

*conducted individual, couples, family and group counseling

*implemented therapy groups specific to those with disordered eating patterns

*provided seminars and newsletter articles to disseminate information on disordered eating patterns

ACADIA Community Integrated Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, (2004-2008), Lancaster PA

Certified Brain Injury Specialist

*provided individual and group cognitive therapy for the remediation and/or compensation of brain injury

*planned team building day retreat and other community enhancing activities within the program

*presented inservices on brain injury and stress management

Universal Athletic Club, (2003-2008), Lancaster PA

Therapist and Consultant for Stress Management and Emotional Overeating

*lead process therapy group for clients with disordered eating patterns

*provided seminars/lectures on topics related to stress and binge eating

*collaborated with fitness professionals and a dietician to coordinate client care

Naaman Center, (2000-2002), Elizabethtown, PA

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Therapist

*Therapist for outpatient and intensive outpatient program

*Supervised associate clinician

*Developed a program for the treatment of compulsive overeating

Millersville University, Learning Disability Services, (2000-2001), Millersville PA

Acting Coordinator for Learning Disability Support Services,

*Directed department of learning disability services

*Conducted learning disability screening assessments

*Coordinated all services for students with learning disabilities

*Collaborated with faculty, administration, and students to ensure adequate services

*Met with students to determine effective study strategies and implemented support groups for students

*Wrote policies and procedures to ensure Act 504 compliance

*Produced annual report on students served and departmental growth

*Restructured database and record-keeping procedures

*Member of committee for the Americans with Disabilities Act

Millersville University, Counseling Services, (2000-2001), Millersville PA

*conducted intake interviews

*provided individual counseling

Millersville University, (2000) Millersville PA

Assessment Provider

*provided screening, intake interviews and assessment batteries for the diagnosis of learning disabilities

*provided recommendations for class accommodation based on assessment outcomes

*met with students and their families (when desired by student) to discuss assessment outcomes and recommendations

Dutch Acres Personal Care Home, (1998-2000), Paradise PA

Assistant Coordinator for Community/Hospital Projects Program

*Worked with clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses in order to facilitate recent transition from psychiatric hospital setting to group home living

*Provided individual counseling and community activities for clients

*Supervised staff responsible for clients’ activities of daily living


2017 Multifaceted Identity and Productivity (Rotary Interact, AZ, 2017)

2017 Dealing with Difficult People (Network of Extraordinary Women, Phoenix AZ 2017)

2017 Overarching Principles of Behavioral Management (Horses Help, AZ 2017)

2017 Normalizing Mental Health (MindU, Tempe AZ, 2017)

2017  Difficult Employees (Leadership Team, Anonymous Public Company, AZ 2017)

2016 Dealing with Difficult People. Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale AZ, 2016

2012 Treating Child Neglect. Wasatch Mental Health, Provo, Utah.

2010 A Holistic Approach to Wellness. Friends Memorial Church, Muncie, Indiana

2009 Graduate Student Panel—presented information on graduate school to psychology undergraduates

2007 Psychological, interpersonal and environmental factors affecting lifestyle change attempts. Presented at Universal Athletic Club, Lancaster PA.

2007 Prevention and management of stress. Presented at ACADIA Community Integated Neuro-Rehabilitation, Lancaster, PA

2007 Eating disorders, cultural expectations, and body size. Presented at Grace United Methodist Church, Millersville PA.

2005 Preventing and treating depression in women. Presented at Hempfield United Methodist Church, Lancaster, PA.

2004 Disordered eating, stress management and self- acceptance. Presented at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.

2003 Biopsychosocial factors of wellness—seminar series for women struggling with disordered eating patterns. Presented at Universal Athletic Club, Lancaster PA.

2001 College transition presentation for students with learning disabilities. Presented at Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon PA.