HEATHER GREEN, PhD CERTIFICATIONS

Heather Kestner Green, PhD

Forensic Psychological Associates

111 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 153
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

heather@fpa.email

610-255-7520

Dr. Green is licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, September, 2010
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Forensic Concentration

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, September, 2007
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science, Education, July, 2004
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate of Achievement, December, 1998
London School of Economics, London, U.K.

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, May, 1998
Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Clinical Experience

Managing Partner, Forensic Psychological Associates
111 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 153, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Owner of private practice with the Shienvolds providing both clinical and forensic services with a focus on high conflict family dilemmas.  Providing child custody and parenting capacity evaluations, reunification and co-parenting services.

Criminal forensic evaluations include risk assessments, juvenile decertifications, competency and sentencing questions. Individual therapy for adults and adolescents are available.

Psychologist, Heather K. Green LLC
133 Coulter Avenue Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Owner of private practice providing both clinical and forensic services. Adult and adolescent psychotherapy, reunification therapy, and personality testing. Dr. Green administers both civil and criminal forensic evaluations, including risk assessments, psychological evaluations, parenting capacity evaluations, child custody, juvenile decertifications, competency, sentencing and capital sentencing questions. Dr. Green also writes sexually violent predator reports. These evaluations include document review, interviews as well as report production.

Post-doctoral Fellow, Riegler Sheinvold and Associates
Custody evaluations and parenting plans are completed under the guidance of Arnie Sheinvold. Dr. Sheinvold holds a national and international acclaim for his expertise in custody matters.

Post-doctoral Fellow, Drexel University’s Student Counseling Center
Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Student Counseling Center, Center City, Hahnemann
Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2011 – September 2012.

Continue to provide individual therapy to adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses. Received training and experience treating additional diagnoses including eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therapeutic modalities used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-focused CBT, in addition to Family Systems and Psychodynamic approaches. Provide supervision to graduate level trainees. Administer, score, and interpret full neuropsychological batteries including Weschsler, Halstead Reitan and Luria Motor tests, structured and unstructured clinical interviews, and personality assessment instruments for students with presenting questions about learning disabilities. Determine DSM-IV diagnoses, write descriptive reports, and formulate treatment plans.

Pre-doctoral Intern, Drexel University’s Student Counseling Center and Kirk Heilbrun’s Forensic Evaluation Clinic
Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Student Counseling Center, Center City, Hahnemann
Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2009 – July 2010.
Provide individual and couples therapy to adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses employing a number of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-focused CBT, in addition to Family Systems and Psychodynamic approaches. Conduct full neuropsychological batteries including Weschsler, Halstead Reitan and Luria Motor tests students with presenting questions about learning disabilities. For the Forensic Clinic, conduct forensic assessments and write reports for a range of legal questions, including competence to stand trial, juvenile decertification, mental state at the time of the offense, IMEs, capital sentencing, and Ind. In addition, conduct thorough document reviews and collateral interviews.

Psychology Extern, Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program
Department of Psychology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2008 – June 2009.
Provide behavior therapy to urban students in grades Kindergarten through 8th using the Conjoint Behavioral Consultation method with a variety of behavioral issues including anger management, problem solving with peers, and aggression. Co-lead a social skills group based on the Tough Kid protocol. Provide individual therapy to students with internalizing problems, employing empirically supported treatments such as Coping Power and the Primary and Secondary Control Enhancement Training.

Therapist, Student Counseling Center
Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Student Counseling Center, Center City, Hahnemann
Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2008 – June 2009.
Provide individual therapy to adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses including mood, anxiety, substance use, personality, learning, and adjustment disorders. Administer, score, and interpret structured and unstructured clinical interviews, cognitive, psychological, and personality assessment instruments. Determine DSM-IV diagnoses, write descriptive reports, and formulate treatment plans. Conduct workshops for the student community on balancing career and family life as well as behavioral management.

Psychology Extern, State and Forensic Hospital
Delaware Health and Social Services, Delaware Psychiatric Center, Wilmington, Delaware, September 2007 – June 2008. 

Therapist, Adult Chronic Unit. Supervisor: Diane Bingham, Psy.D.
Provided individual therapy to patients with severe psychiatric diagnoses including Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Bi-polar Disorder. Therapeutic techniques were eclectic and grounded in a variety of orientations including behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic. Wrote annual comprehensive psychology reports.

Therapist and Evaluator, Forensic Hospital Unit  Supervisor: Robert Thompson, Ph.D.|
Provided individual therapy to inpatient forensic clients. Wrote annual comprehensive psychology reports. Co-conducted outpatient forensic evaluations, which included interviews and the administration of intellectual and forensic mental health assessments. Assisted supervisor in report writing.

Therapist and Group Facilitator, Geriatric Unit  Supervisor: Karen Tanner, Ph.D.
Conducted individual and group therapy with older patients with severe psychiatric diagnoses including Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Dementia. Created and administered group therapy protocol. Participated in multi-disciplinary team meetings focused on treatment planning and discharge.

Evaluator, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Psychology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2006 – April 2007.
Provided outpatient psychoeducational assessments for children ages 5-18 with a range of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and developmental disabilities. Interviewed children and their families. Wrote comprehensive reports, which included treatment recommendations, and conducted feedback interviews.

Forensic Evaluator Trainee, Forensic Assessment Clinic
Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2006 – April 2007.
Conducted forensic assessments with court-referred adolescents and adults. Participated in competency, criminal responsibility, capital sentencing, federal sentencing, amenability to treatment, and juvenile de-certification evaluations. Administered, scored, and interpreted cognitive, psychological, and forensic mental health assessment instruments. Wrote integrative reports for use by the primary forensic examiner.

Neuropsych Evaluator and Therapist, Thomas Sacchetti, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA, June 2005 – June 2006.
Conducted six hour-long neuropsychological batteries with adults, children, and geriatric clients in a private practice. Interviewed clients and their families. Wrote comprehensive integrative reports based on test findings and interview data. Provided individual and couples therapy to one year-long client.

Teaching

Drexel University Adjunct Professor
Dr. Green teaches Forensic Psychology to undergraduates.

Assessment Experience

Trained in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the following instruments: WAIS-IV; WAIS-III; WISC-IV; WPPSI-V; WASI; WIAT-III; WRAT-4; WMS; Woodcock-Johnson III, Tests of Achievement; Woodcock-Johnson III, Tests of Cognitive Abilities; Wide Range Assessment of Memory (WRAML); Memory Assessment Scales; Sensory Perceptual; Luria Motor; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test; Stroop; CVLT; Rey-O; 2s & 7s; TOMM; Verbal Fluency; Boston Naming Test; Nelson Denny; Finger Oscillation; Grooved Pegboard; Tactile Performance Test (TPT); TOMAL; IVA; Bells; C & E; Behavioral Assessment System for Children (BASC); Millon Clinical Multi-Axial Inventory III (MCMI-III); Rorschach; Strong Interest Inventory; Trail Making Test A & B; BDI-II; MMPI-2; MMPI-A; Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI); Massachusetts Youth Screening Inventory-2 (MAYSI); Level of Service Inventory, Revised (LSI-R); Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale; MacArthur Competence Assessment Tools; Miranda Comprehension Instruments, Revised; NEPSY; Bracken; Beery Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI); Scales of Independent Behavior Revised (SIB-R); CVLT-C; Curriculum Based Assessment Reading; Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE); Sexual Violence Risk – 20 (SVR-20); Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL); State Trait Anger Expression Inventory, 2nd Edition (STAXI-2); Parenting Stress Index; Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP); STABLE 2007; and, ACUTE 2007.

Publications

Strachan, M., Kalbeitzer, R., Green, H. & Goldstein, N. (under review) Development of a theory-based Miranda rights educational program: Are there developmental limitations to legal learning? Behavioral Sciences and the Law.

Strachan, M., Kalbeitzer, R., Green, H., & Goldstein, N. (under review). The Miranda rights education project: Findings from a longitudinal study.

Zillmer, E. & Green, H. (2006). Neuropsychological Assessment in the Forensic Setting. In. R. Archer (Ed.), Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments (pp. 209-228). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

In Preparation

Strachan, M., Kalbeitzer, R., Green, H. & Goldstein, N. (in preparation) Development of a theory-based Miranda rights educational program: Are there developmental limitations to legal learning? Behavioral Sciences and the Law.

Strachan, M., Kalbeitzer, R., Green, H., & Goldstein, N. (in preparation). The Miranda rights education project: Findings from a longitudinal study.

Professional Presentations

Green, H., Hart, A., Yasuhara, K., Mueller, A., & Heilbrun, K. (July 2008).  Academic Sports-Mentoring Program Intervention and Academic Achievement Skills.  Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria.

Yasuhara, K., Green, H., Hart, A., Heilbrun, K., & Mueller, A. (July 2008).  The Nature and Status of Academic Sport-mentoring After-school Programs.  Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria.

Hart, A., Yasuhara, K., Green, H., Heilbrun, K., & Mueller, A. (July 2008).  The Quality of Primary Interpersonal Relationships and After-school Sport-Mentoring Program Intervention.Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria.

Heilbrun, K., Green, H., Hart, A., Yasuhara, K., & Mueller, A. (July 2008). After-school Sport-Mentoring Programs as Primary Prevention Programs: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice.  Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria.

Green, H., Hart, A., Yasuhara, K., Mueller, A., & Heilbrun, K. (March 2008).  The Impact of a Risk-Reduction Program Providing Academic Support Training, and Mentoring. Poster presented at the annual conference of American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Strachan, M., Kalbeitzer, R., Green, H., & Goldstein, N. (March 2008). Development of a theory-based, Miranda Rights Education Program. Poster presented at the annual conference of American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Kalbeitzer, R., Strachan, M., Green, H., & Goldstein, N. (March 2008). The Miranda Rights Education Project: Findings from a longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the annual conference of American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Strachan, M., Goldstein, N., Kalbeitzer, R., & Green, H. (June 2007). The effectiveness of the Miranda Rights Educational Program. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Canada.

Strachan, M.,  Goldstein, N, Green, H., & Kalbeitzer, R. (June 2007).Theoretical underpinnings of the Miranda Rights Educational Program. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Canada.

Kalbeitzer, R., Goldstein, N.,  Strachan, M, Green, H., Romaine, C., Wolbransky, M., & Erickson, J. (June 2007).The role of psychosocial factors in legal learning. Paper submitted to be presented as part of a symposium at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, Canada.

Strachan, M., Goldstein, N. E. S., Kalbeitzer, R., & Green, H. (August 2005). Development of a theory-based Miranda rights education curriculum.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Psychology-Law Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Delaware Psychological Association
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Training and Continuing Education

STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007 Live Webinar Training, Robin Wilson, ABPP, 3/6/17; 8 hours.

Suicide Assessment and Intervention, Ian Douglas Rushlau, PsyD, 2/25/17; 3 hours.

AFCC and the University of Baltimore, Managing Intractable Issues in Child Custody Disputes, Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP, 12/7/16 – 12/8/16; 13 hours.

AFCC 12th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Abuse Alienation and Gatekeeping: Critical Issues for Family Court Professionals, 11/3/16 – 11/5/16; 16 hours.

An Effective Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Sex Offenders, Liam Marshall, PhD, 6/3/16; 6 hours.

PCL-R Training Workshop, Adelle Forth, PhD, 1/29/15 – 1/30-15; 12 hours.

Static-99: Scoring Refresher and Ethics Discussion, Albert Ratzin, PsyD, 1/29/15; 2 hours.

Moving from Competent to Excellent, Samuel Knapp, PhD, 1/26/15; 6 hours.

AFCC The Model Standards and Beyond: Custody Evaluations and Risk Management, 12/8/14 -12/19/14; 12 hours.

AFCC 11th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Examining Unintended Consequences, 11/6/14-11/8/14; 21 hours.

Using Gatekeeping as a Framework to Assess and Describe Family Dynamics within the Context of Parenting Plan Evaluations, AFCC Pre-Conference Institute, 11/6/14; 6 hours.

The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 10/29/14; 6 hours.

Brain Research, Hebephilia, and Hyper-sexuality, Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board Workshop, James Cantor, PhD, CPysych; 10/10/14; 6 hours.

Foundational Mindfulness-Based Stress Management, Penn Program for Mindfulness, Winter 2014; 22 hours.

We are the Tools of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy, David Wallin, 11/8/13; 6 hours.

Law and Ethics: Hot Topics in Child Advocacy, Frank P. Cervone, 10/23/2013; 1 hour.

Understanding the Neurobiology and Symptoms of Chemical and Other Addictions: Implications for Children, Families and Custody, Honorable Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P.; Daniel Watter, EdD; Gregg Benson, MA, LCADC, CMS; Jeffrey Singer, PhD; Ann Ordway, Esq.; Robert Dunn, Esq.; Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq.; Sharon Ryan Montgomery, PsyD; Marcy Pasternak, PhD; Amy Wechsler, APM; 10/12/13; 7.5 hours.

Assessment and the Practice of Psychology in the Digital Age, Ron Fischman, Ed.D; 10/4/2013; 6 hours.

Advanced Issues in Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation and Settlement.  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 9/26/2013 – 9/28/2013; 15.5 hours.

Ethical Considerations When Conducting Child Custody Evaluations, Rachael Baturin, 9/16/2013; 3 hours.

A Brief Survey of DSM5, ICD-10, and PDM: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues, Robert M. Gordon, PhD, ABPP, 6/14/2013; 6 hours.

Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management in the Psychological Practice, Eric Harris, Ed.D., JD, 5/17/2013; 6 hours.

Demystifying Mental Health in the Courts, The Honorable Michael Newell; Felice Kerr, Esq.; Traci Bolander, PsyD; Ellen Gay, PhD; Steve Eichel, PhD, ABPP; Abraham Mensch, PhD; Mandell Much, PhD; Joseph Zingaro, PhD; 2/8/2013; 6 hours.