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Harvey D. Linder, Ph.D., LP

HDLinder Selective Consultations



Harvey D. Linder Ph.D., LP is an Independent Strategic Consultant.  His firm, HDLinder Selective Consultations, assists individuals and organizations with realigning their strategic development and values orientations using African centered principles as a guide. He currently serves on the Boards of two Twin Cities organizations, The Cultural Wellness Center and Touchstone Mental Health, and as a consultant and strategic advisor to the Stairstep Foundation.

Dr. Linder was formerly the Behavioral Health Director for African American Family Services, after a long career as 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 of that organization. He now serves as a member of their national Ethics Committee.  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). Dr. Linder 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.