Harvey D. Linder, Ph.D., LP
HDLinder Selective Consultations
Harvey D. Linder Ph.D., LP is the owner of HDLinder Selective Consultations. He was formerly a Chief Clinical Psychologist and Program Manager for the Hennepin County (MN) Human Services and Public Health Department. Prior to that, he served as the first Multicultural Affairs Officer for what was then the Community Services Department. Dr. Linder is Co-founder and Past-President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and a former Midwest Regional Representative. He now serves as a member of the national Ethics Committee of that organization. He also served as Chair of the Minnesota Board of Psychology. He has been a Visiting Instructor at the Minneapolis Technical & Community College and in the Dept of African American & African Studies at the Univ of MN, as well as holding Adjunct Faculty positions at The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and at Metropolitan State University (MN). He received his B.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Since his retirement from Hennepin County, Dr. Linder has pursued his career-long interest in improving the health of the community through a variety of projects as a volunteer, by serving on non-profit boards, and through his consulting and speaking.
CONSULTANT, HDLinder SELECTIVE CONSULTATIONS 1986-1999, 2005-present
INTERIM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIRECTOR, AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY SERVICES, MINNEAPOLIS, MN — 2012
Oversaw all aspects of Rule 29 Mental Health program, Rule 36 Chemical Health Program, social services, consultation, training, licensure, and service integration.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST/ SENIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST/ CHIEF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, HENNEPIN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES & PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT — 1982-2011
SENIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, HENNEPIN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER— 2008-2011
Psychological assessment, therapy, research and consultation with children adolescents and adults.
PROGRAM MANAGER, CHILD PROTECTION — 2003-2008
Served as a member of a self-directed team of 5 Child Protection managers who oversaw the entire continuum of Child safety cases from Screening and Investigation to Adoption, including Kinship Services, Foster Care, Child Out of Home Placement Services, Adult Field Case management, and Permanency. Both operated and contracted services. Managers rotated primary assignments and created an effective model of cross-functional team management: The Matrix.
PROGRAM MANAGER, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES — 2001-2003
Oversaw redesign of Children’s DD Services to move from 1-to-1 Case Management to a 3-tiered team service model based on intensity of client service need.
CHIEF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, MANAGER, FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM— 1993-2003
Managed a 29 million dollar service area of over 90 multidisciplinary staff at 7 county sites including 2 outpatient clinics, 4 community based social services sites, and Administrative Services for a countywide Children’s Mental Health collaborative that integrated mental health, social services, special education, juvenile corrections, and vocational services across 85 community providers, 16 school districts, and several municipalities.
MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT — 1989-1993
Served as a member of the Department’s Executive Management Team. Chaired the Multicultural Issues Committee. Developed an Affirmative Action Traineeship program. Authored Hennepin County’s first Racial Harassment Policy and Procedures, 1990.
SENIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, PILOT CITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER — 1982-1993
Worked primarily with adult and child victims of physical and sexual abuse. Evaluation and Therapy. Consultation to schools, non-profits, and community agencies on mental health and cultural diversity issues.
CHAIR, MINNESOTA BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY — 1994-1997,
MEMBER --- 1991-1998
MIDWEST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS --- 1991-1995
CO-FOUNDER/PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA CHAPTER, ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS --- 1987-1991
COUNSELOR, WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW, ST PAUL, MN— 1992-1998
COMMUNITY FACULTY MEMBER, METRO STATE UNIVERSITY, St Paul, MN —1992–1995
VISITING INSTRUCTOR, Dept of African American & African Studies, U of MN, Minneapolis — 1990-1993
ADJUNCT FACULTY, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology — 1989-1990
COUNSELOR, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN — 1989-1990
INSTRUCTOR, Minneapolis Technical & Community College, Minneapolis — 1988–1989
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Project Competence, University of Minnesota —1979-1982
CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOW, University of Minnesota Hospitals — 1978-1979
Linder, H.D., Thomas, R. and McKinzie-Bishop, C. “Moving MAAT from Concept to Practice in ABPsi” Association of Black Psychologists 49th Annual Convention: Our Roots, Our Future, July 19-23, 2017, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, TX. Conference Presentation.
The ABPsi Ethics Committee, “Living Ma’at: Moving African Centered Ethics from Theory to Practice”. Association of Black Psychologists, Psych Discourse vol. 49, number 3, Fall 2015.
Linder, H. D. and Cornelius, I. “Putting Ancient Principles into Practice in working with African-American Students”. The Givens Foundation’s Sixth Biennial Education Conference: Culture Matters. Bloomington, MN. November 1-2, 2013. Conference Presentation.
Awards & Honors
Recognized as a “Distinguished Elder”
in the field of Psychology
by the MN Psychological Association 2012
Hennepin County Champions of Change Award 2006
Minnesota Psychological Association & Mn Assoc. of Black Psychologists: Award for Outstanding Contributions as a Mental Health Provider of African Descent 2006
HSPHD Project Diversity Leadership Award 2004
Association of Black Psychologists Ujima Award
(Collective Work and Responsibility) 1996
Hennepin County Star Performer Award for
Promoting Diversity in the Organization 1994
Education & Credentials
Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota
Mini-Masters in Project Management, 2006 • University of St Thomas – MN
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1985 • University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), Psychology 1972 • Duke University – Durham, North Carolina