Salina Renninger, Ph.D.

Director of Training: GSPP Doctoral Students
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
(651) 962-4983
MOH 445K | Opus Hall

Dr. Salina Renninger is the Director of Training for doctoral students in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  She is a licensed psychologist who, prior to coming to University of St. Thomas, worked for several years as the Director of Training at an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in a university setting.  Her interests include clinical supervision and training, college student mental health, trauma therapy, and understanding what makes psychotherapy effective--exploring the common factors and appropriate use of outcome measures in individual practice.  Dr. Renninger is passionate about her work with psychologists-in-training.  She is committed to helping students develop into strong critical thinkers who engage in reflective practice and life-long learning.


  • Blacklock, B., Brueske, A., Christenson, G., Haynes, H., Menzel, W., Renninger, S., Schulte, L. (2011).  Enhancing Resources: Creating and Sustaining a Campus-wide Approach to Student Mental Health. Plenary Session at the Big 10 Counseling Center Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
  • Renninger, S. (2010).  How Could I Trust the World to Hold Me Steady.  In Trotter-Mathison, M., Koch, J. M., Sanger, S. & Skovholt, T. M. (Eds.).  Voices from the field: Defining moments in counselor and therapist development (pp. 200-201).  New York: Routledge. 
  • Renninger, S., Veach, P.M., & Bagdade, P. (2002).  Psychologists’ knowledge, opinions, and decision-making processes regarding Minnesota child abuse and neglect reporting laws.  Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice33 (1), 19-23.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2001: Minnesota College Personnel Association, Outstanding Conference Program Award
  • 1998: Minnesota Psychological Association Graduate Student Research Award