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Lina C. Racicot, EdD Director of Graduate Psychology and Associate Professor


EdD in Child, Family and School Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

BA in Psychology, Westfield State College


Dr. Racicot is the published author of the novel Living with the Little Devil Man under pen name Lina Lisetta. Her novel is based on a real-life story of childhood trauma, schizophrenia, and addiction. She also has a chapter in the award-winning book, Voices from the Fallen by Mike Tourville. Dr. Racicot’s interests lie in the areas of the effects of childhood adverse experiences, mental health issues, substance use disorders, and other risk factors. She is an affiliated researcher for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and works with the Hampden County Addiction Task Force as a volunteer. She has completed research on juvenile justice for the Department of Youth Services and the Department of Children and Families specifically to determine the efficacy of programming for dually involved youth. 


Dr. Racicot has developed the Addiction Counseling program at AIC that leads to future certification or licensure as a Massachusetts CADC or LADC. In her position as Director of Graduate Psychology, she manages both master’s programs and doctoral programs. Dr. Racicot teaches courses in research methods, statistics, human development, and psychopathology. She does all this while maintaining community connections with service providers to offer her students real-world experience.

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