Kasey Shienvold, Psy.D., MBA CERTIFICATIONS

Kasey Shienvold, Psy.D., MBA

Forensic Psychological Associates

111 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 153
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania  19004

kasey@fpa.email

610-255-7520

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Education

Clinical Psychology, Minor Organizational Psychology: Psy.D., June 2003
Widener University, Chester, PA

Health and Medical Services Administration: M.B.A.
, June 2003
Widener University, Chester, PA

Clinical Psychology: M.A.
, October 2001
Widener University, Chester, PA

Psychology: B.A.
, 1998
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Professional & Clinical Experience

Forensic Psychological Associates, LLC, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Partner – October 2016 – Present
Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations, 5329 Psychological Risk Assessments

Riegler Shienvold & Associates, Harrisburg, PA
Psychology Resident, June 2003 – October 2004
Clinical Psychologist (License # – PS015645) , November 2004 – Present
Partner – March 2008 – Present
Comprehensive child custody evaluations, assessments of bonding and attachment, Competency assessments, 5329 Psychological risk assessments, family mediation, and co-parent counseling with high conflict families. Individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults. Psychological and psychoeducational assessments with children and adults, surrounding a wide range of emotional and educational issues.

Center for Emotional Competence, Chester, PA
Research Intern, January 2003 – June 2003
Coordinate the research and development of an objective measure of emotional competence. Work closely with professional management consultants and professors to integrate feedback and track the progress of business employees who have completed assessments. 

Delta Consultants, Wayne, PA
Intern/Staff Consultant, 2002 – 2003
Provided individual assessment services involving executives, managers, and supervisors for hiring and retention, as well as employee promotion, placement, and succession planning. Administered 360° evaluations and feedback assessments to maximize the potential of individual managers and executives. Conducted organizational effectiveness audits by interviewing selected stakeholders, and using employee and customer surveys.

Intercommunity Action, Roxborough, PA
Pre-Doctoral Intern, 2001 – 2002
Conducted individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults. Administered psychological batteries designed to aid in treatment planning and problem identification for clients. Supervised less experienced clinicians and students on clinical and administrative role requirements.

Publications

Anderer, S., Shienvold, A., Shienvold, K., Custody Evaluations (D. Hofstein & S. Meilton, Eds). In Custody Law & Practice in Pennsylvania (pp. 63-93). Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: PBI Press.

Professional Presentations

Westmoreland County Permanency Practice Summit – November 19, 2014 – “Assessment & Evaluation: Where Psychology and Psychiatry Can Help”

Fulton County Services For Children Permanency Practice Initiative Summit– November 17, 2014 – “Assessment & Evaluation: Where Psychology and Psychiatry Can Help”

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Seminar – November 11, 2014 – “Attachment – Evolving Factor in Custody Cases”

The Pennsylvania State University Law School’s Children’s Advocacy Clinic – 2007 – 2016 – Guest Lecturer on Forensic Psychology and Family Law Issues

Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting – July 11, 2014 – Custody Mock Trial and Interview of a Child.

Fulton County Bench/Bar Conference – Fall 2013 – Presentation on Mental Health Professionals and the Family Court

Fulton County Services For Children – December 4, 2012 – Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – March 4, 2011 – Forensic Psychology and the role of the Forensic Psychologist

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section Summer Meeting – July 8, 2011 – “Timeout! The Impact of Custody Litigation on Children”

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Solicitors Association – March 29, 2007 – Best Practices in Assessing Parent-Child Attachment in Termination Cases

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Post-Doctoral Training

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – 12th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations: Abuse, Alienation, and Gatekeeping: Critical Issues for Family Court Professional, November 3 – November 5, 2016.
Workshop topics included domestic violence evaluations, gatekeeping, appropriate conceptualization of alienation, and managing family contact and communications in the digital age

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – 52nd  Annual Conference: Modern Families: New Challenges, New Solutions, June 1- June 4, 2016.
Workshop topics included effective interviewing of children, evaluating relocation cases, therapeutic reunification, unsubstantiated allegations of child sexual abuse, and assessment of coercive control.

Association of Family and Conciliation Counrts (AFCC) – 11th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations: Examining Unintended Consequences, November 6 – November 8, 2014.
Workshop topics included best practices in overnight custodial schedules for young children, parental gatekeeping in high conflict custody cases, the impact of mental health issues on parenting, and child sexual abuse allegations in the context of custody evaluations 

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – 51st Annual Conference: Navigating the Waters of Shared Parenting: Guidance From the Harbour, May 28 – May 31, 2014.
Workshop topics included relocation and best practices, same sex parenting in the context of child custody, parent and child perspectives on shared parenting, implications of technology and social media

Pannsylvania Psychological Association Fall Continuing Education and Ethics Conference, October 31 – November 2, 2013.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – 50th Annual Conference: Riding the Wave of the Future: Global Voices, Expanding Choices, May 29 – June 1, 2013.
Workshop topics included working with children who resist contact with a parent, developing effective and child-centered parenting plans, risk assessments for the family courts, sexual abuse allegations in child custody evaluations

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – 49th Annual Conference: Attachment, Brain Science, and Children of Divorce: The ABCDs of Child Development For Family Law, June 6 – June 9, 2012.
Workshop topics included attachment in child custody evaluations, neurological development in infants and children, domestic violence assessments, mediating high conflict, report writing strategies for custody

Helping Children and Parents Cope with Divorce – April 7, 2011 – April 8, 2011

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – Ninth Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations: October 28, 2010 – October 30, 2010
Workshop topics included the use of psychological testing, attachment, child interviewing, and consultation in the court process of child custody determinations

Dauphin County Bar sponsored training on Parenting Coordination: Working with High Conflict Families, October 2, 2009

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 46th Annual Conference: Children, Courts& Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead, May 27 – May 30, 2009
Workshop Topics included domestic violence, attachment, interviewing children, ethics, and latest research initiatives

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 8th International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, September 25 – September 27, 2008
Pre-conference institute on domestic violence and child custody evaluations
Workshop topics included reducing bias, assessing children’s perceptions of family relationships, and relocation issues in custody evaluations

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 44th Annual Conference: Children of Separation and Divorce, The Politics of Policy, Practice, and Parenting, May 30 – June 2, 2007
Pre-conference institute on writing child custody evaluation reports for courts and families
Workshop topics included psychological testing, expert testimony, family violence, child alienation, self-report credibility, ethics, and child abduction

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 7th International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, October 19 – October 21, 2006
Pre-conference institute on recent research and the appropriate interpretations of psychological testing
Workshop topics included Domestic Violence, Interviewing Children, Best Practices in Forensic Custody Evaluations, and Report Writing

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 43rd Annual Conference: Juggling Conflicts, Crises and Clients in the Family Court, May 31 – June 3, 2006
Pre-conference institute on controversial issues in child custody evaluations
Workshops topics included; Circumstances for splitting siblings, Attachment, Relocation in child custody evaluations, Expert testimony and psychological testing, and the Effects of high-conflict divorce on children

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 6th International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, October 14 – October 16, 2004
Presentations topics included; Abuse and Alienation, Recommendations for long term interventions, Assessing children’s feelings in divorce, Investigation in child custody evaluations, and Co-parent counseling

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Two-Day Workshop on Conducting Child Custody Evaluations, December 8-9, 2003
Presented by Dr. Phillip Stahl

Cross Country University Workshop on; Understanding Childhood Developmental Disorders, September 23, 2003

Divorce Custody & Mediation Training, June 23- June 27, 2003
Conducted By Zena Zumeta