Vicky Anderson Vicky Anderson, BA, MEd, PsyD


  • Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Department


  • BA, 1968-1972, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Person Center Approach Training with Carl Rogers, 1975, California State University, Hayward, CA
  • Private Pilot Traning, 1975-1978, Marshfield Airport, Marshfield, MA
  • MEd, 1977-1978, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
  • Student in Education, 1981-1982, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Family Therapy Traiing, 1982-1983, Boston Family Institute, Brookline, MA
  • PsyD, 1983-1990, Wiliam James College (Formerly MSPP), Newton, MA
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2000-2001, North Shore Children’s Hospital, Neurodevelopmental Center, Salem, MA
  • Administrative Licensure Program, 2009-2011, Boston University/ The Educational Cooperative, Boston/ Dedham, MA


  • Social-Emotional Assessment
  • School Consultation

Research and Practice Interests

  • Altruism
  • German Holocaust Rescuers

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Initial Administrator’s License; Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Professional Educator’s License; PreK-12 School Psychologist, Guidance Counselor, and Special Educator; K-8 Elementary Educator
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists; Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider

Publications and Presentations

Anderson, V. (1984). Implementation of special education laws:  The effects on families. Boston:  Wheelock College, Center for Parenting Studies.

Anderson, V. (1993). Gender difference in altruism among Holocaust rescuers.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. Vol.8, No.1.

Nazi Perpetrators, Holocaust Rescuers, and Gender Differences in Altruism:

  • Annual Holocaust Scholars Conference, Nazareth College, NY, 1999.
  • New England Peace Studies, Clark University, MA, 1989;
  • New England Psychological Association, Fairfield University, CT, 1990;
  • Psychology Department, Brandeis University, MA, 1992;
  • Association for Women in Psychology, Atlanta Convention, GA, 1993;
  • Annual Holocaust Scholars Conference, University of Washington, WA, 1998;
  • Student Assembly, Cambridge School of Weston, MA, 1998.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • School Psychologist, 2007-Present, Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA
  • Graduate School of Education Faculty, 2006-Present, University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, Boston, MA
  • Psychologist in Private Practice, 1990-Present, Duxbury, MA
  • Governor Appointed Five-Year Term Board Member, 2017-Present, Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists, Boston MA

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Special Educator, 1972-1973, Sunlight House, Scituate, MA
  • Special Educator, 1973-1977, Cardinal Cushing School and Training Center, Hanover, MA
  • Director of Educational Services, 1978-1980, South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens, Norwood, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Teacher Association
  • National Education Association
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association (Fellow)

Community Engagement

  • Faculty Senate Representative, 2011- 2014, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
  • School Council Community Representative, 2010- 2017, and Subcommittee Chairperson on Student Stress 2015-2017, Duxbury High School, Duxbury, MA