An Administrator and Psychologist with over 45 years experience in the management, development, and implementation of mental health and educational services and programs.
Psychologist (Part-Time): private practice since 1974 in Philadelphia, Southern NJ, and DE; currently providing psychological evaluations (including college and graduate level evaluations for special accommodations); Consultant to the Delta-T Group, Hope Educational Services, and other schools and agencies in the Phila/Southern NJ/DE area.
PRESIDENT: Daniels & Associates, Inc. (from June 1997 to June 2017)
located in Cherry Hill NJ
Founder and developer of this non-profit corporation whose mission was to provide effective and efficient special education and mental health programs and services to public and private schools. It has provided numerous public school programs including a “private school within a public school” for students with emotional issues, a “store-front school” for high-risk student, counseling services within both public and private schools, in-service programs, and child study team and home bound instruction services. Behavioral and training consultant for several other non-profit services for children and adults with disabilities. Specialized services for Asperger Syndrome clients was offered.
SUPERVISOR of Counseling & Psychological Services (Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2008) Catapult Learning, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor of school counselors and school psychologists; providing both individual and
peer group supervision to staff; technical assistance to both staff and clients (religious and private schools); initiated new services to Charter Schools; coordinated counseling and psychological services with other Catapult service departments including education, speech, and family connections.
ADMINISTRATOR: THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, INC. (1981 to 1997) (now Brookfield Academy)
1009 Haddonfield-Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Was the administrator and President of the Board of Directors of this private, non-profit corporation providing special education and therapeutic services to ‘emotionally disturbed” adolescents and their families. Provided leadership and supervision of the business administration, educational and clinical directors, and outreach programs.
Teacher of “emotionally disturbed” adolescents:
Camden City Public Schools, NJ - 1965-68
Bancroft School, Haddonfield., NJ - 1968-69
Bancroft School, Haddonfield., NJ - 1969-70
Haddon Heights Public Schools - 1970-79 & Coordinator of Special Services Washington Twp. Public Schools - 1999-2005 (Part time)
Co-Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at Rutgers University – Camden - 1970-73
Gen. Psych., Child Development, Child Rearing and Adolescent Psychology
Philadelphia College of Art - 1973-74
Educational Psychology to Education and Art Therapy Majors
Rowan University - 1997-98 Supervisor of Special Education Practicum Students
Western Maryland College B.A. (Psychology) 1965
Temple University M.Ed. (Counseling Psych) 1969
Glassboro State College (now Rowan U.) Advanced Certificate in School Psychology
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Psychologist: Pennsylvania (#001637)
Certified School Psychologist: New Jersey,Pennsylvania, & Delaware
Certified Educational Supervisor: New Jersey
PROFESSIONAL and PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS:
New Jersey Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH); previous
Vice President, Chairman of Finance Committee; Chairman of Annual Conference
Committee; member of other various committees/activities
National Association for Private Schools for Exceptional Children (NAPSEC); Presenter at
Annual 1996 Conference on “Public/Private Ventures”
Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention Programs for Handicapped
Infants, NJ – Appointed by Governor Kean (Rep) in 1988 and re-appointed by Governor
Florio (Dem) in 1992 (1988 to 1993)
Garden State Rotary Club of Cherry Hill – member from 1985 to 1999; Director of Board;
Chairman of Vocational Service; member of various fund-raising activities; a Paul Harris
Fellow in recognition of service.
President of the Board of Directors of the Learning Center Charter School, Atlantic City,
New Jersey from Sept. 2000 to November 2001
Board Member and Vice President of the Abbotts Square Condominium Association,
Philadelphia, PA from 2007 to 2009
References available upon request
Staci L. Heindel's Resume
Center for Child Assessment and Therapy Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute
221 North Olive Street 101 North Merion Avenue
Media, PA Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(215) – 920 – 6435 (610) – 526 - 5900
Bryn Mawr College: Ph.D., Clinical Dev. & School Psychology, December 2003
Bryn Mawr College: M.A., Clinical Developmental Psychology, May 1998
West Virginia University: B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Psych.Honors, May 1994
Professional Certificate in School Psychology, September 1998
Pennsylvania License to Practice Psychology, November 2007
CLINICAL AND APPLIED EXPERIENCE
Private Practice Psychologist, Media, PA (June 2010 – present). Conduct psycho-educational and psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and college students presenting with a variety of learning and social/emotional concerns, as well as school admissions testing with children and adolescents applying to local Independent Schools. Consult with parents, other professionals, and school personnel regarding assessment results, and how to best implement recommendations and monitor progress. Develop and deliver presentations related to a variety of topics relevant to professional activities. Manage the daily operations of a private practice.
Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute
Co-Director of Assessment Services (April 2008 – December 2010).
Coordinator of School Admissions Assessment Services (July 2004 – September 2008)
Staff Psychologist (July 2004 – present)
Fee-for-service Psychologist (September 1997 to July 2004)
Prior to licensure, supervised by Eugenie Flaherty, PhD, Katherine Gordon-Clark, PhD,
Carol Roberts, PhD, Barbara Lorry, PhD, and Joan Manhardt, PhD.
Psychological Services Associate, The Center for Mental Health (August 2002 – August 2003): outpatient psychological services including therapeutic and assessment services.
Primary supervisor: John MacDonnell, PhD.
Predoctoral Psychology Intern, The Center for Mental Health at the Reading Hospital (August 2001 – August 2002). clinical rotations in Inpatient, Partial Hospital, and Outpatient mental health services. Primary supervisor: John MacDonnell, PhD.
Behavior/Play Therapist (August 1996 – August 2003): Worked with 3 children diagnosed with PDD as a member of an in-home therapy treatment team, providing individual behavioral interventions following the Lovaas Discrete Trial Training model and play therapy weekly. Supervised by Kelly Johnson, MA and Jane Gillham, PhD.
Psychology Intern, Villanova Counseling Center (August 2000 – May 2001): Provided individual psychotherapy services to college students, co-facilitated group therapy with young women struggling with eating disorders, and consulted with parents, faculty, and administrators about student mental health concerns. Supervised by Norman Pitt, PhD.
Psychology Intern, Abington Friends School (September 2000 – May 2001): Provided school-based consultation services, served on the learning support team, observed students, and consulted with teachers and administrators, and parents about student needs. Supervised by Mary Eno, PhD.
Psychology Intern, St. Gabriel's System (July 1998 - August 2000): Conducted individual and group psychotherapy with adjudicated adolescent male sex offenders, performed daily diagnostic intake evaluations with adjudicated delinquents in order to assess proper school placement, and provided psychological/psychoeducational assessment services. Supervised by James J. Black, PhD.
Family Therapy Intern, Child Study Institute (August 1998 - August 2000): As part of a supervised treatment team, conducted weekly therapy with a family at the Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute. Supervision was provided via videotaped sessions. Supervised by Mary Eno, PhD and Madeline Nathenson, PhD.
School Psychologist, Young Scholars Charter School (November 1999 - June 2000):
Provided psychological/psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and school-based consultation services and assisted school in instituting special education services. Supervised by Carol Roberts, PhD.
School Psychology Intern, Elwyn Nonpublic School Program (September 1997 – June 1998)
Provided psychological/psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and school-based consultation services to two West Philadelphia parochial schools (one elementary and one high school). Supervised by Dale Cleary, PhD and Marc Schulz, PhD.
Psychometrician Jefferson Hospital (May 1997 - September 1997): Administered an extensive neuropsychological and cognitive test battery to children and adults as a part of an NIH-funded research project on Turner’s syndrome. Supervised by Judy Ross, MD.
Family Services Counselor, Pressley Ridge of Northern West Virginia (Spring 1994): Worked closely with the Family Services Coordinator providing birth family reunification, family preservation; therapeutic foster parent training, supervision and evaluation; treatment plan development and implementation with children; and community liaison activities. Supervised by Mrs. Robin Renquest and Mrs. Rosslyn Sherrat.
Adjunct Faculty, Bryn Mawr College Clinical and Developmental Psychology Doctoral Program (September 2009 to May 2011). Instructor for a year-long Introduction to Psychological Assessment course in the Clinical and Developmental Psychology Doctoral program.
Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania (August 2000 - October 2000) : Taught a six-week, intensive developmental psychology course to Masters-level students in the Graduate School of Education.
Laboratory Instructor, Bryn Mawr College (January 1999 - May 1999): Taught the laboratory component of an Abnormal Psychology course. Supervised by Marc Schulz, PhD.
Laboratory Instructor, Bryn Mawr College (September 1996 – May 1997): Taught the laboratory component of a yearlong Introductory Psychology course. Supervised by Paul Neuman, PhD.
Preschool Teacher, Phebe Anna Thorne School (August 1995 - July 1996): Served as a nursery school co-teacher for 20 prekindergarten children. Supervised by Ms. Marilyn Henkleman.
Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University (Spring 1993): Served as a teaching assistant for a Social Psychology course. Supervised by E. Mark Cummings, PhD.
Dissertation Research. (Bryn Mawr College, November 1999 – June 2003): an investigation on the effects of exposure to marital conflict on individuals’ ability to assess emotion in conflict situations; included the development and validation of a newly developed semi-structured interview. Supervised by Marc Schulz, PhD.
Masters Thesis Investigation (Bryn Mawr College, January 1996 - May 1998): an investigation of children’s self-esteem, social support networks, and sources of daily stress across the transition into adolescence; included a validation study of a Q-sort measure of self-esteem. Supervised by Robert Wozniak, PhD.
Honors Thesis and Investigation (West Virginia University, Fall 1992 - Summer 1994): an independent experimental study on the effects of exposure to conflict between adults on the emotions, cognitions, and behavior of children; assisted in the development of the methodological design and apparatus, conducted data collection, analyzed data, and prepared manuscript. Supervised by E. Mark Cummings, PhD, Ray Shaw, PhD, and Patrick Davies, PhD.
Research Assistant (West Virginia University, Fall 1992 - Spring 1993): Managed laboratory, conducted data collection through interviewing children and coded behaviors for research on children’s mood and their responses to anger. Supervised by E. Mark Cummings, PhD and Patrick Davies, PhD.
Research Assistant (West Virginia University, Spring 1991): Managed laboratory and conducted data collection through interviewing college students for research on young adult perceptions and understanding of affective behavior. Supervised by E. Mark Cummings, PhD and Kelly Simpson, MA.
Davies, P. T., Myers, R. L., Cummings, E. M., & Heindel, S. L. (1999). Adult conflict history and children's subsequent responses to conflict: An experimental test. Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 13 (4), 610 - 628.
Frantz, J., Heindel, S., & Schulz, M. (2003). More than meets the eye: Effects of interparental conflict history on encoding and reacting to future relationship conflict. Paper presented at The Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida.
Heindel, S. L., Peppelman, E. M., & Wozniak, R. H. (1998; 1999) Ideal Self/Real Self: Is Q-Sort Congruence a Valid Measure of Self-Esteem? Paper presented at The Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, California and at The Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Peppelman, E.M., Wozniak, R. H., Heindel, S. L. (1998). Normative Stress and Social Support During the Adolescent Transition. Presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, California.
Davies, P. T., Myers, R. L. , Heindel, S. L., & Cummings, E. M. (1994) Children’s Responses to Adult Anger as a Function of Conflict History: Testing the Emotional Security Hypothesis. Paper presented at The Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, Indiana.
American Psychological Association (Professional Member 2008)
Pennsylvania Psychological Association (current member)
International Dyslexia Association (current member)
Specialist of Schools (current member)