Department of Psychology

Clinical Psychology Research Center

Director and Principal Investigator

Christine Hatchard, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor 

Dr. Hatchard earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Psychological Assessment from Chestnut Hill College. She currently has a private practice in Eatontown, NJ where she provides individual psychodynamic therapy to children through adults and forensic evaluations for sexual abuse civil litigation. She is also the Executive Director and President of the Board of Making Daughters Safe Again, Inc. which she founded in 1999. Dr. Hatchard’s research interests include: personality and forensic assessment, specifically the personality profile of female sexual offenders and mental health outcomes of survivors of sexual abuse following civil litigation; the development of racial identity in transracial adoptees and the applicability of current racial identity models on this population; the development of beginning counseling skills in undergraduate students; the psychodynamic treatment of eating disorders; and therapeutic considerations in the context of mother-daughter sexual abuse. In her free time, Dr. Hatchard enjoys cooking, practicing behavioral modification techniques with her cat, playing violin, watching baseball and spending time with friends. 

Principal Investigators

Jamie Goodwin, Ph.D.

Dr. Goodwin earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and enjoys working with university students both academically and clinically.  She has had clinical experience in community mental health settings, primary/secondary schools, and universities, most recently completing her internship at Rutgers University’s Counseling, ADAP, & Psychiatric Services. She is currently in the process of completing requirements to become licensed as a psychologist in the state of New Jersey.  Her research interests include topics relating to internet fandom, as well as long-term outcomes of relational victimization and aggression.  In her free time, Dr. Goodwin enjoys writing, wine-tasting, watching and talking about tv, and playing with her baby. 

Joshua Cohen, Ph.D. 
Adjunct Professor 

Dr. Cohen earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed psychologist who currently works as a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist at Lifespan Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Services, a private practice group in Neptune and Lakewood, NJ.  As part of his responsibilities in the group practice, he provides outpatient neuropsychological assessment, counseling, and cognitive rehabilitation.  He also provides assessment and treatment to patients at Shore Rehabilitation Institute, the inpatient rehabilitation unit of Ocean Medical Center. Dr. Cohen’s research interests include: academic performance of college students with ADHD / Learning Disorders; non-neurological factors affecting neuropsychological assessment (e.g. anxiety, depression, mindset, culture); neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorder, DiGeorge Syndrome); psychological adjustment of individuals and their families after brain injury. 

Research Assistants

Lauren Muniz, BA

Lauren earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Dance from Montclair State University 2012. She is now a full-time graduate student in the MS in Mental Health Counseling program at Monmouth University and a graduate assistant for the Department of Psychology. Upon graduation, Lauren plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a certification in Dance/Movement Therapy before pursuing a doctoral degree. In the future, she hopes to work with individuals and families who have experienced trauma. Lauren has interned in a variety of settings, such as a foster care organization, a bereavement camp for kids, and the National Health Service of Scotland. Recently, she completed trainings to become certified as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, watching films and spending time with her friends and family.

Kristina Murdock

Kristina is a junior at Monmouth University and intern at Making Daughters Safe Again. She is mainly focusing on research related to trauma and sexual abuse as it relates to her internship. She is also currently a school psychology intern at Long Branch High School. After graduating from Monmouth, she plans on pursuing an MA in mental health counseling. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and baking.

Amanda Salerno

Amanda is a sophomore at Monmouth University majoring in Psychology. She is interested in researching Clinical Psychology, internet fandom, and relational aggression. After graduating from Monmouth with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Amanda hopes to attend graduate school. Amanda has interests in working in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family. Amanda holds memberships in Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Sigma Tau.

Eryn Siddall

Eryn is a junior at Monmouth University and intern at Making Daughters Safe Again. She is mainly focusing on research related to trauma and sexual abuse as it relates to her internship. Her post-graduate plans include completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and working in either a prison or hospital setting. She currently holds an assistant position at the Institutional Review Board of Monmouth University and has volunteered with the program Learning for Life for over ten years, which works with children to gain life skills in a fun camping setting.  Some of her hobbies include camping, traveling, reading psychology books, and being involved in clubs such as Catholic Campus Ministry and Psychology Club.


Our Team


Dr. Christine Hatchard

Principal INvestigators

Dr. Jamie Goodwin

Dr. Joshua Cohen

Research assistants

Lauren Muniz, BA

Kristina Murdock

Amanda Salerno

Eryn Siddall