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Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D., is a licenced psychologist who has practiced clinical and forensic psychology in Baton Rouge for 30 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New Orleans, and completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University, an Internship at Johns Hopkins, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

Dr. Hoppe has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. He has given numerous presentations on bullying, cyber-bullying and bullying prevention to parent groups, churches, and public private and parochial schools including the East Baton Rouge Parish Guidance Counselors.

Dr. Hoppe’s national presentations include a workshop on preventing Religious Bullying at the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association; and LGBT bullying, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual meeting.

He has been qualified as an expert in family, civil, and criminal courts in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr.Hoppe is listed in the National Directory of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Louisiana Psychological Association, and is a past-president of the Baton Rouge Area Society of Psychologists.

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How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

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