Experience

EDUCATION

Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology, Pace University, Top Graduate, 2000

M.S. Ed., School-Clinical Child Psychology, Pace University, 1998

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 1992

B.A., Psychology, University of Vermont, Magna Cum Laude, 1990

SIGNIFICANT HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2010 Outstanding Volunteer, Girls Scouts of Northern New Jersey

2004 Who’s Who Among American Women

2000 Outstanding Doctoral Student in Psychology, Pace University

1998 Graduate Psychology Award, Pace University

1996 Dr. Lawrence Gilbert Scholarship from the Open Heart Organization of New Jersey

1995 Bernardsville Business and Professional Women’s Association Scholarship

1990 Heinz Ansbacher Award for outstanding research and scholarship in the field of Humanistic Psychology, University of Vermont

1989-present Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, University of Vermont

1989 Undergraduate Research Symposium participant, University of Vermont

1988 Outstanding College Students of America

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

3/02 – present PSYCHOLOGIST, Private Practice, 41 East Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

1/01 – 9/04 PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PSYCHOLOGIST, Family Connections, Orange, NJ

1/01 – 9/04 PrePARE (Preschool Psychological Assessment Resources and Education)

1/01 – 9/04 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATOR, Family Connections, Orange, NJ

1/01 – 12/01 PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Outpatient Department, Family Connections, Orange, NJ

9/00 – 12/00 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, Livingston Public Schools, Livingston, NJ

6/93 - 12/97 PARENT/CHILD THERAPIST, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Therapeutic Learning Center, Dept. of Psychiatry

8/96 - 6/97 PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATOR, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Therapeutic Learning Center – Dept. of Psychiatry

5/91 - 8/91 CAREGIVER, Our House Incorporated, Berkeley Heights, NJ

9/89 - 4/90 CHILD CARE COUNSELOR, Baird Center for Children and Families, Burlington, VT

SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

9/99 - 9/00 PSYCHOLOGY INTERN, Atlantic Behavioral Health; Morristown Memorial Hospital

Family Enrichment Program and Center for Evaluation and Psychotherapy

7/98 - 6/99 PSYCHOLOGY EXTERN, Tomorrows Children’s Institute

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Program

9/96- 6/98 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY EXTERN, Chatham, NJ

5/96 - 6/98 PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Pace Center for Psychological Services, New York, NY

9/91 - 8/92 PSYCHOLOGY EXTERN, Bonnie Brae School for Boys, Millington, NJ

PUBLICATIONS

"Mindfulness Exercises for Children (and Adults Too)", New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter, Fall, 2016

"Helping Children Cope With Violence and Acts of Terrorism", New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter, Summer, 2016

"Coping with Grief and Loss", New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter, Spring, 2016

"Healing, Growing, and Making Sense of it All", Powder: The Skier's Magazine, January, 2016

"Fostering the Mother-Daughter Relationship", New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter, Winter, 2015

“Coping with Loss During the Holidays”, New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter, Fall 2014

“A Model of Mental Health Service Delivery for At-Risk Preschoolers”, New Jersey Psychologist, Summer 2004

“Practice Helper – Starting a Private Practice”, The Independent Practitioner, Spring 2008

PRESENTATIONS

Coping with Loss During the Holidays, Washington Township Public Library, 2016

Fostering the Mother-Daughter Relationship, Chester Public Library, 2016

The MotherDaughter Connection: Fostering the Mother-Daughter Relationship to help Adolescents Thrive into Adulthood, New Jersey Psychologists for the Promotion of Child Welfare, 2016

The MotherDaughter Connection: Fostering the Mother-Daughter Relationship to help Adolescents Thrive into Adulthood, Rutgers School of Social Work/New Jersey Department of Children and Families, 2016

Parents Monitoring Children's Use of Technology and Social Media, Morris County West Holistic Moms Network, 2016

Fostering the Mother-Daughter Relationship, Washington Township Public Library, 2016

Fostering Gratitude, Long Valley Arts/Teen Center, 2016

Coping with Loss During the Holidays, Long Valley Arts/Teen Center, 2015

Coping with Loss During the Holidays, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, 2014

Empathy and Young Children, The Albrook School, Basking Ridge, 2014

The Impact of Violence on Children, The Success by 6 Initiative of the United Way, 2005

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: Increasing Early Childhood Educators’

Understanding and Awareness and Improving Responses, The Success by 6

Initiative of the United Way, 2004

Children and Violence: What Can Parents Do? Kiddie Academy, Rockaway, 2003

Overview of Child Development, Camp Counselors of Camp Sunshine for children with

cancer, associated with the Valerie Fund, 2002

Grief and Bereavement, Widows of the Victims of the Terroristic Attack on the World

Trade Center, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Basking Ridge, 2002

POST GRADUATE SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Child Custody Evaluations - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Parent Coordination - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Expert Witness Training – psychological evaluations regarding child protection matters

Conducting parenting evaluations

Divorce Mediation Training – New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

Trauma, Grief, and Loss – International Association of Trauma Professionals

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association (APA)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – New Jersey Chapter

APA Division 37 – Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

APA Division 37 Section on Maltreatment

APA Division 42 – Psychologists in Independent Practice

New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA)

Washington Township Municipal Alliance

New Jersey Psychological Association E-Newsletter Editor and Author