Dr. Diedra Hayman Joins the Faculty of IUPUC’s Graduate Program in Mental Health Counseling

(COLUMBUS) – Dr. Diedra Hayman will join the faculty of the IUPUC Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program as a Clinical Assistant Professor and the program’s Director of Clinical Training. 

A licensed Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana, Hayman earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Virginia Tech University counseling center and a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care family psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  She has also previously served as a faculty member at Alabama A & M Huntsville, and Virginia Western Community College.

To her new position at IUPUC, Hayman brings over a decade of clinical and administrative experience which has focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals throughout the lifespan who are coping with a variety of mental health concerns. A specialty area of practice for Dr. Hayman is the assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents suspected of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.  In her most recent position as Director of the South Arkansas Regional Health Center, Magnolia Clinic, Dr. Hayman managed a team of 11 staff members including licensed, master’s-prepared clinicians, bachelor’s-prepared qualified behavioral health providers, and support staff who provided outpatient behavioral healthcare services to the residents of rural southwest Arkansas. 

Hayman’s arrival coincides with IUPUC’s efforts to open the Tom and Barbara Schoellkopf Community Counseling Center which will serve as a training clinic for the masters program. In the coming year, Dr. Hayman will take a leadership role in the development of the center’s services and the establishment of policies and procedures. In addition, she will manage relationships with the program’s field experience sites at community mental health centers, private practices, and inpatient hospitals located from Indianapolis to Madison. Dr. Hayman will also instruct several graduate level courses for the program’s students, including the supervision of clinical field experiences.

“We are excited that Dr. Hayman is joining us as we grow our program and enhance the quality of our training with the addition of the Schoellkopf Center,” graduate program director Darrin Carr said. “Her clinical expertise complements that of our current graduate faculty well. And we are confident that Dr. Hayman will bring renewed vigor to the field experience activities of our students.”

Dr. Hayman responded by saying “I am quite honored to be afforded this opportunity to make significant contributions to the training of mental health providers in this part of the state. The need is great, and IUPUC’s new training clinic will serve an important role in meeting those needs, by providing home-grown clinicians. I look forward to assisting Dr. Carr and other faculty and staff who have worked so hard to bring the training program in Mental Health Counseling, to this point, and have been impressed with the community support for the development of the Schoellkopf Center.” The Schoellkopf Center is expected to open in Fall 2020.