About Doug Pelcak

Doug has been with the Hopkins School District since 1979. He does private therapy specializing in working with individuals with ADHD.

Recent Courses Taught

  • 505 Developmental Psychology
  • 511 Foundations of Adlerian Psychology
  • 573 Advanced School Counseling Skills
  • 579 Crisis and Trauma in Schools
  • 977 Practicum in School Counseling
  • 978 Internship in School Counseling

Research Interests and Specialties

School Counseling
Private therapy specializing in ADHD

Distinctions & Associations

  • Graduated Magnum Cum Laude, Bucknell University
"I teach with an Adlerian orientation that emphasizes belonging and contributing in an atmosphere of safety in our learning community. The social emotional concept of “Triple Focus” is critical: self-knowledge by the instructor, empathy/compassion to the students’ conditions, and connection of the learning to the greater world."

Doug Pelcak, MA, LSC

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Authored a published comprehensive literature review and training packet for educators at the elementary level for Project BORN FREE
  • Authored “School Interventions Supplement” for the TOVA(Test of Variables of Attention) and “The Use of the TOVA in School Screening for ADHD”

Educational Background

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
M.A. Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.S. Elementary Education
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
B.A. Psychology