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Brief Biographical Sketch

Robert W. Sturke, Ph.D. Robert W. Sturke, Ph.D., studied psychology and English at Clark University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He continued his studies at Pennsylvania State University, receiving a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. with an emphasis on psychotherapy, the history of science and personality measurement. While completing his graduate studies, Dr. Sturke also worked at the university counseling service providing brief psychotherapy/counseling as well as academic advising to undergraduate students. In addition, Dr. Sturke worked at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview conducting inmate evaluations for intake, parole, pre- and work release programs as well as evaluations for those seeking a Governor’s pardon or commutation of sentence.

Arriving in New Hampshire, Dr. Sturke worked as a forensic psychologist for approximately five years, conducting evaluations for the Courts, including assessments of competency, insanity and treatment progress for mentally ill dangerous offenders. Dr. Sturke eventually entered private clinical practice expanding his practice to a range of psychological/mediation and consultation services. He works primarily with adult men, women and couples with an emphasis on working with men struggling with mid-life career, work and family issues. He became certified as a Family Mediator in 2001 and was certified by the Superior Court as a Guardian ad Litem from March 1995 until 2008. He was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Examiners in Psychology and Mental Health Practice where he served from November 1997 until October 1998. He was appointed by the Governor to the Family Mediation Certification Board on February 3, 2010 where he continues to serve. Most recently, Dr. Sturke has become a collaborative law professional.