INDIANAPOLIS – Rick Holigrocki, a clinical psychologist specializing in psychological assessment, parent-child relationships, and domestic violence, has been named dean of the School of Psychological Sciences at the U.M.-related University of Indianapolis. He has been serving as acting dean since last August.

Holigrocki came to Indianapolis in 1999 from the Topeka-based Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and The Menninger Clinic to teach and conduct research in UIndy’s growing graduate psychology program and supervise students’ clinical work. A native of Canada and naturalized U.S. citizen, he holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and sociology from York University in Toronto, and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor. He and his wife, Yolanda, live in Carmel.