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Terry DeRocher Lerma, American research associate. Certified social worker, Michigan. National Institute of Mental Health trainee, 1981-1982. Member American Psychological Association, Midwest Psychological Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi.


Lerma, Terry DeRocher was born on May 24, 1958 in Ferndale, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Donald William and Nancy Ann (Beck) DeR.


Associate of Arts with high honors, Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan, 1979. Bachelor with high distinction, Wayne State University, 1981. Master of Arts in Psychology, Wayne State University, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1987.


Resident counselor Hiawatha Homes, Inc., Rochester, Minnesota, 1986-1987. Assistant professor psychology St. Mary's College, Winona, 1985-1987. Program director A Step Forward The Sanctuary, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1987-1989.

Child therpist Sanilac County Mental Health Services, Sandusky, 1989-1991. Therapist Blue Water Clinic-McKinnon Family Center, Port Huron, 1991-1995. Therapist in pvt practice Sandusky and Port Huron, 1995-1996.

Therapist St. Clair County Community Mental Health, Port Huron, 1995-1996, jail human services coordinator, 1996-1997. Research associate Development Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University, since 2001. Adjunct faculty Saginaw Valley State University, 1990-1994, Concordia College, Port Huron, since 1996.

Assistant director Blue Water Center for Indiana Living, Port Huron, 1997-2000. Part-time faculty Wayne State University, since 2001. Project manager co-occurring disorders pilot Wayne State University Project Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Center Healthcare Effectiveness Research.


  • Certified social worker, Michigan.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Psychological Association, Midwest Psychological Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi.


Children: Dana DeRocher Thomas, Gabriel Caleb Thomas. Married Lupe H. Lerma, Junior, October 1999.

Donald William DeR.

Nancy Ann (Beck) DeR.

Lupe H. Lerma

Dana DeRocher Thomas Lerma

Gabriel Caleb Thomas Lerma