Melissa Quincer, Ph.D., L.P.

Melissa Quincer, Ph.D., L.P.

Professor of Counseling Psychology and Co-director of the Northern Prairie Community Clinic

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Dr. Melissa Quincer is an associate professor and licensed psychologist with years of practical experience and education that benefits her students daily. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling  from the University of North Dakota, completed graduate psychology coursework at Antioch University New England and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at College of St. Scholastica.

Quincer has served as the counseling psychology and community services clinic director of the Northern Prairie Community Clinic at the University of North Dakota since 2018. She is also involved in the operations of the integrated training clinic in conjunction with the Department of Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as development and implementation of the tele-mental health program at the clinic.

Professional Interests

  • Sexual health
  • Parenting issues
  • Rural issues
  • Integrated care

Phone: 701.777.3745


  • Juntunen, C.L., & Quincer, M.A. (2016). Underserved rural communities: Challenges and opportunities for improved practice. Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.
  • Rural Ethic Chapter, co-written with Cindy Juntunen and Sinead Unsworth.

Professional Refereed Presentations

  • Boulton, C., Quincer, M. A., & Unsworth, S. (2013). Development of a Rural Psychology Course: Process and Outcomes. Presented at the APA Conference in Honolulu, HI.
  • Kujawa, L., Quincer, M. A., Pietrantonio, K., Stufflebeam, C., Martin, E. & Hagan, P. (2012, August). Reducing stigma: Depression screenings in rural communities. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Quincer, M. A. (2013). Religious Attendance Following Natural Disasters in Rural Communities. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Quincer, M. A., and Kujawa, L. F. (2013). Body Image and the Media: A Rural Outreach Effort. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Unsworth, S., Quincer, M. A. & Boulton, C. (2012). Comparing Ethical Codes across Interdisciplinary Fields. Poster session presented at the Rural Mental Health Conference in Anchorage, AK.

Refereed Symposium

  • Juntunen, C., Unsworth, S., Quincer, M. A., (2013). Problem-based Ethics Education through Virtual Vignettes. Speaking at a Symposium at the APA Conference in Honolulu, HI.

Refereed Continuing Education Course

  • Juntunen, C., Unsworth, S., Quincer, M. A., (2014). Ethics in Rural Practice. Continuing education course presented at the Counseling Psychology in Atlanta, GA.

Research Team Membership

  • Partner’s Acceptance of Nonsexual Extra-dyadic Behaviors Research Team; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; September 2012-December 2012.
  • Completed exploratory factor analysis on a scale measuring partner’s acceptance of their partner’s nonsexual extra-dyadic friendships.
  • Normed the scale on individuals with heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual partners.
  • Contributing Factors to Job Satisfaction in Rural and Urban Workers Research Team; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; September 2013-December 2013.
  • Collected and analyzed data from rural and urban workers, comparing job satisfaction.