In Memoriam: Dorothy Loeffler, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Dorothy Loeffler, a past president of the Minnesota Psychological Association (1979-1981), passed away on June 16, 2013.  She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology (1965) at the University of Minnesota and was employed there at University Counseling and Consulting Services where she worked as a psychologist and Director of Training until her retirement in 1995.  Dr. Loeffler was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Psychology.  A highly respected professional, she mentored many young psychologists and modeled how to share energy and expertise.  Dr. Loeffler generously gave her time and energy to make sure that students received the best counseling training and developed excellent research skills.  She demonstrated the responsibility of the profession to support women in their development when she was the founding “mother” of Minnesota Women in Psychology and the creator of the course, “Women a Sense of Identity.”  Dr. Loeffler, an ABPP in psychology, actively served on the national level as a member and fellow in the American Psychological Association (Divisions 37, 31, & 35) and member of Division 20 – Student Personnel Psychology Program.
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