Dorcas McLaughlin | Webster University

Dorcas McLaughlin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, TEP

Dorcas McLaughlinDorcas McLaughlin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, TEP
ISB/Browning Hall 439
(314) 246-7179




PhD, University of Missouri–St. Louis
MSN, University of Missouri–Columbia
BSN, University of Missouri–Columbia


Dorcas McLaughlin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, TEP is a Professor in the Nursing Department at Webster University in St. Louis. She is board certified both as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in psychiatric mental health nursing and as a Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner (TEP) in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. Joining the faculty at Webster University in 2014, Dr. McLaughlin teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. Her areas of expertise include behavioral health, teaching, communication, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, family violence, psychodrama and the expressive arts. As an educator and psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Dr. McLaughlin has extensive clinical experience working with clients in private practice, acute care, and community settings. Her research interest include psychodrama, complex trauma, mindfulness, intimate partner violence, teen mothers' mental health, and education. In 2017, she became a fellow in the Global Leadership Academy at Webster University. In addition, Dr. McLaughlin provides psychodrama training and personal growth groups in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 4110, Interprofessional Collaboration
  • NURS 4240, Nursing Leadership and Management
  • NURS 4610, Advanced Readings in Nursing
  • NURN 5000, Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • NURN 5005, Collaboration and Communication
  • NURN 5210, Instructional Methods in Nursing
  • NURN 5230, Teaching Practicum in Nursing I
  • NURN 5240, Teaching Practicum in Nursing II
  • NURN 6000, Integrated Studies in Nursing
  • KEYS 4024, Family Violence: A Global Perspective
  • COUN 5160, Issues in Counseling: Psychodrama

Research Interests

  • Psychodrama
  • Complex trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Teen Mothers' Mental Health
  • Education