Bridget Reigstad

Bridget Reigstad

Title: Instructor Department: Psychology

Office: L 1734 Phone: 952-358-8575


B.A. in Psychology, College of Saint Catherine

M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Introduction to Psychology

Principles of Social Psychology

Lifespan Development

Psychology of Gender

Professional Interests:


My overarching interests include how research can inform clinical practice and clinical practice can inform research questions and methodology as well as how distinct or similar the etiology, treatment, and mechanisms are of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses. Specifically, I am interested in the practice of empirically supported therapies, especially Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and have researched the influence of traits like dependency on the expression of states like anxiety. I also have an interest in, and experience with, psychological, intelligence, and achievement testing and working with people diagnosed with learning disorders.

Personal Interests:

If I'm not working, I am usually spending time with my family, including my 8-year-old daughter, and friends. I enjoy listening to music, reading fiction and nonfiction (including some psychology journals- feel free to make fun of this), hiking, exploring the cultural offerings of the Twin Cities, and traveling to new places whenever possible.