colby-sawyer faculty

Basia Pietlicki

Associate Professor, Social Science and Education
(603) 526-3976 |

Joined faculty in 2003. B.A. from University of New Hampshire; M.A. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Psy.D. from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Clinical Internship was completed at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Professor Pietlicki is a clinical psychologist with extensive training in the treatment of trauma survivors. She has completed additional training in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and has worked with families of divorce. Early in her career, she worked as a certified substance abuse counselor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her clinical work includes individual, group, and family therapy, consultations with schools, presentations and workshops for teachers, parents, and service providers. Professor Pietlicki has been employed in a variety of mental health settings including hospitals, community mental health, and most recently as a partner in a multi-disciplinary private practice group in New Hampshire. She has contributed her time and expertise to a number of child abuse prevention organizations and has served on the board of directors of Prevent Child Abuse, New Hampshire. Her current interests are in the areas of positive psychology and service learning.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counseling techniques and careers in counseling

  • The treatment and recovery of sexual abuse survivors

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Parent training for behavioral disorders


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • B.A, Psychology, University of New Hampshire