Dr. Sherri Edelman - Curriculum Vitae www.linkedin/in/drsherriedelman about.me/drsherri 215-990-7374 email@example.comEDUCATION Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - 2004 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - 2002 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Master of Science in Group Therapy and Group Process - 1987 Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.95 Gpa) Bachelor of Science in Education - 1979 (Summa Come Laude) Temple University, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDOCTORAL CLINICAL INTERNSHIP and DOCTORAL DISSERTATION Doctoral Internship 2001 - 2003 New Jersey CARES Institute Center for Childrens Support University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Stratford, New Jersey Provided individual, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescentsand adults. Evaluated and treated children, adolescents, and families sufferingfrom the effects of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. Conducted weekly therapy groups for non-offending parents and children who had been sexually abused. Conducted weekly therapy groups for victims and/or witnesses of domestic violence. Conducted weekly groups for parents who had committed acts of physical violence. Handled case management responsibilities and completed comprehensive psychological assessments and reports. Sexual Assault Focused Education (S.A.F.E.), New Jersey Public high school Focus Program Leader:Member of a team who facilitated presentation of a sexual assault risk reduction program for high school students to provide youth with information about sexual assault. Facilitated critical thinking about relationships, sexual victimization, and gender roles.
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 2DOCTORAL CLINICAL INTERNSHIP and DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, Continued American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 2001 Colloquium, Washington, D.C Award Presentation and Speech-Author of TIME Magazine feature story: Crisis in Foster Care Collaboration - Children’s Group Manual:Groups for Children Who Have Experienced or Have Been Exposed to Domestic Violence and/or Physical Abuse andTheir Nonoffending Parents. Authors: Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., Melissa Runyon, Ph.D.andFelicia Neubauer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Doctoral Dissertation 2003 –2004 (Awarded Meritorious Distinction) New Jersey CARES Institute Center for Childrens Supportof the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Stratford, New Jersey and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania A Comparison of Attitudes about Aggression, Sexuality and Social Support inThe Peer Relationships of Sexually Abused Female Adolescents Research study conducted at the New Jersey Cares Institute Center for Children’s Support and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at UMDNJ-SOM. Principal Investigators: Esther Deblinger, Ph.D, Lori Feldman-Winter, M.D., Elizabeth Gosch, Ph.D., and Robert DiTomasso, Ph.D.CLINICAL PRACTICUM-Doctoral Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Psychology program The National Hospital for Kids in Crisis (KIDSPEACE) Orefield, PA1998-1999 400 Clinical Hours; 100 Supervision Hours Provided individual and group psychotherapy. Conducted psychological assessments, performed testing and evaluations, wrote psychological reports and developed treatment plans in a residential treatment facility. Conducted group therapy for children ages 3-12 and counseling to adolescent patients individually ages 13-18, primarily with sexual abuse and trauma related emotional and behavioral symptoms, such as Self Injurious Behavior (SIB) and Post Trauma (i.e. suicide, Axis II disorders, etc.).
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 3WORK EXPERIENCE-Clinical Independent Practice 2002 - Present Psychotherapist and Counselor-Provide therapy, counseling and coaching to individuals, couples, families and groups. Areas of specialty include: depth psychology (Jungian); systemic therapy; psychodynamic psychotherapy; sexual and physical abuse; domestic violence; child therapy, group therapy, family, peer, and social issues; couples and relationships; career coaching and professional exploration and transition. Independent PracticePrior to 2002, Jenkintown and Ambler, PA Psychotherapist- Provided counseling to individuals, couples families and groups. Areas of focus included: psychodynamic psychotherapy,systemic and social; affective disorders, anger, adjustment , sleep, stress, trauma, worry, divorce, sexual, physical and child abuse, domestic violence, family, peer and relationship issues. Main Line Rehabilitation Associates, Exton, Pennsylvania Counselor and Behavior Specialist-Provided services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for adjustment to disability, depression, chronic pain management, personality and behavioral changes following brain injury; including behavior management and behavior modification after neurological injury; stress management; and post trauma counseling. Cognitive Remediation Therapist-Helped individuals with brain impairments improve their thinking skills, including: attention and concentration, memory, organization and problem solving. Treatment emphasized skill acquisition and relearning, along with developing compensatory strategies as needed for adequate functioning. Conducted skills training in assertiveness, social skills, time and stress management. Work with children included: learning style assessment; educational evaluation; cognitive remediation; and coordination of remediation with school programs.TEACHING Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct Faculty)- Department of Psychology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA 2007- present Masters of Science-Counseling and Clinical Health PsychologyCourse: Group Therapy – Two sections each semester. Curriculum and syllabus prep; test writing, experiential group facilitation, student advisement, faculty and staffparticipation in meeting and student events. Appointment Dean- Medical School PCOM
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 4TEACHING, Continued Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 2007-2008 Adjunct Faculty: Online Bachelor’s Degree programin Psychology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006-2007 Child AbusePrograms: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Department Teaching Positions Prior to 2006 Hahnemann University (Drexel), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adjunct Faculty Instructor: Master’s Group Psychotherapy and Group ProcessMasters Program Courses Group Process and Organizational Development The Philadelphia Board of Education Elementary Teacher: Developed curriculum and designed materials. Designed and implemented individualized reading programs.WORK EXPERIENCE-Professional Triune Wellness, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2002 to 2011 Founder and Owner Health and Wellness Center- Business model focused on providing care that supported physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. Served in an entrepreneurial capacity from initial start-up to financial success Handled outreach, public relations, and acted as liaison to the local business and wellness community Responsible for creative development and business management Developed systems and procedures Managed all personnel, including office manager; full and part time staff Conducted retail product research and product development; managed advertising and internal marketing programs Business Statement:The services offered at Triune Chiropractic, Counseling & Wellness Center incorporated a complementary and alternative (CAM) health care approach; honoring the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit by offering drug-free, natural treatments and services. Triune was the first LLC in Philadelphia to provide state-of-the- art health and wellness treatments, services, education and resources to the clients and local community for both the body and the mind. Independent Practice –Please refer to Page 3 of Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 5WORK EXPERIENCE-Professional, Continued Expert Witness: US Federal Government – 2010, Office of Asst.US Attorneys, Eastern District PA. Grand Jury testimony in the child abuse case US Government vs. Kenneth Schneider Work Experience-Professional Prior to 2002 Levin Associates, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Program Manager-Contract funded by Montgomery County Training and Employment Program (MCTEP) and Jewish Employment and Vocational Services (JEVS).Served as liaison between Levin Associates, MCTEP and JEVS; conducted research and handled resource planning and program development. Managed site location; developed individual and group training format for grant. Handled intake services, assessment and treatment/program planning. Trainer and Group Facilitator: Worked with individuals with emotional, physical and mental challenges. Facilitated daily small and large groups in vocational and personal skill development. Instructed on topics pertaining to vocational issues, including: communication skills; assertiveness; social skills; self esteem; interviewing; telephone skills, and resume writing. Grolier Education Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Educational Consultant: Delivered presentations and conducted workshops at preschools and community centers on reading and educational programs and materials published by the company- to make learning to read fun. Worked as liaison between Montgomery and Bucks County schools and company. Promoted to DistrictManagerCLINICAL INTERNSHIP-Masters Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Group Psychotherapy and Group Therapy and Group Process MastersDegree program Total of 1240 Supervised/Clinical Hours in two combined internships listed below Eugenia Hospital, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania Provided individual and group psychotherapy in this inpatient facility. Handled intake and performed psychological assessments and evaluations. Assisted with discharge planning and outpatient placement. Attended educational seminars and workshops, in areas such as sexual abuse, suicide, eating disorders, psychodrama, gestalt therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and addictions.
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 6CLINICAL INTERNSHIP-Masters, Continued Einstein Hospital Mental Health Unit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Provided individual outpatient psychotherapy to adults. Conducted diagnostic intakes and developed treatment plans. Performed psychological testing and personality and psychological evaluations.MASTERS THESIS Hahnemann University (Drexel), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-1987 Psychoanalytic Groups Versus Encounter Groups: Psychotherapy or Growth? A thesis presented to the faculty of Hahnemann University Graduate School in partial fulfillment for the Degree Masters of Science in Group Therapy and Group ProcessPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING ADAPTIV Learning Systems Training, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania - 2002Cognitive Behavioral/Learned Optimism Skills Training Program Chair: Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania -2002 Anxiety and Panic Disorders Certification, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Instructor: Robert DiTomosso, Ph.D. -1998 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Certification, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Instructor: Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. -1996PROFESSIONAL AWARD Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) Annual Educator’s Award - 2003PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 2004-present: PA License PC002795
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 7PRESENTATIONS, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS- 2002 to 2011CorazonesUnidosSeimpre National Latin Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7th AnnualConvention – Philadelphia Convention CenterSeminar: How to Effectively CommunicatePhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFriday Speaker Series for Continuing EducationSeminar: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and Diversity IssuesArcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania - Physician’s Assistant Graduate ProgramWorkshops: Child Abuse and Neglect Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) WellnessNEW JERSEY CARES ABOUT BULLYING Conference, Rutgers University,New Brunswick, New JerseyWorkshopsand Presentations: The Hidden World of Female Bullying Domestic Violence Program: Moving Beyond Family ViolenceThe Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PennsylvaniaWorkshopsand Presentations: Strengthening Family Resiliency Child Abuse: Breaking the CycleUpper Dublin School Districts, Philadelphia School Districts, PennsylvaniaWorkshopsand Presentations Middle school children participated in role plays-and small and large group discussions on a variety of topics such as; self esteem, body image, parents and siblings, anger, cultural stereotypes, zero tolerance, communication and violence, careers in psychology Developed and presented after school Fitness and Health Programs in both districts in seven elementary and middle schools
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri Edelman Page 8MEDIA APPEARANCES2011 Fox News Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Live Television: Non Violent Communication (NVC)2009 ABC Action NewsBalaCynwyd, PennsylvaniaTaped Television: Online Bullying2008 It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle: CN8 Comcast Productions: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Live Television:Child Abuse2007 It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle: CN8 Comcast Productions: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Live Television: Domestic Violence and Abuse2007 Surviving Motherhood: The Learning Channel (TLC) Banyon Productions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Taped Television: Three episodes as Parent Expert Developed bullet points and provided advice on the following topics: Guilt and the Working Woman; Mother/Grandmother raising a child together; workaholic father with young children2007 Good Day Philadelphia, Fox 29 Live Television: March – Physical Discipline of Children Live Television: April – Happiness in Midlife2007 Court TV Catherine Crier LIVE: New York Live Television: Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownsby kidnapping and child abuse2006 and2007 NBC Today Show-Rockefeller Center: New York CityLive Television: 2006-Anger; 2007-Relationships Interviewer: Natalie Morales2006 ABC Action News BalaCynwyd, Pennsylvania Live Television: Health and Wellness (“Web Chat”)
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri Edelman Page 9MEDIA APPEARANCES, CONTINUED2004 Sunday Live with Wally Kennedy-CBSBalaCynwyd, Pennsylvania Live Television: Child Abuse2004 It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle-CN8 Comcast Productions: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Live Television: Child Abuse2002 WHYY Radio – The Ed Harvey Show BalaCynwyd, PA Live Radio Interview: Health and WellnessPRINT INTERVIEWS, 2004-20082008 Jewish Exponent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Topic: Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg: Staff Writer2007 Jewish Exponent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Topic:Children Can Learn the Real Meaning of Money (12/06/07) Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg-Staff Writer2007 Psychotherapy Finances www.PsychotherapyFinances.org Topic: Succeeding in the Health and Wellness Business2007 Philadelphia Magazine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March issue Cover Story:The Divorce Posse2006 Philadelphia Style Magazine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Topic:Developing Independence as a Consumer2006 Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Topic:Developing Independence as a Consumer
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri Edelman Page 10PRINT INTERVIEWS, Continued2006 Jewish Exponent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feature:“Stars & Society Stars of David” column by Michael Elkin2005 United Today Quarterly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Topic:Conquer Stress and Empower Your Life”CONTRIBUTING WRITER2006 Relief and Wellness News -Quarterly Newsletter Contributing Writer: Topics related to Psychology, Health and Wellness2004-2005 One Philadelphia (Powerhouse Media), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Contributing Writer: Topics related to Psychology, Health and Wellness2003-2005 Authentic Voices Newsletter, San Diego, California A Publication of the National Call to Action: A Movement to End Child Abuse and Neglect Contributing Writer:Healing Resources for Adults and Children(Child Abuse)PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY SERVICE2011-present Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)-Member “The Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) is a non-profit professional association of senior-level executives committed to the exchange of business contacts and ideas, and to the fostering of career fulfillment, business development, and professional and personal growth for the community”.2002-2010 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Continuing Education Advisory Committee Member2007 Health and Wellness Expert.com, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Panel Expert-Clinical and Health Psychology: Write and audio record articles covering topics about psychology, health and body/mind wellness for Dr. Brian McDonough’s website
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri Edelman Page 11PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY SERVICE, Continued2006 IKEA Philadelphia media spokesperson for the “Declare Your Independence” campaign2002-2005 A National Call to Action: A Movement to End Child Abuse Authentic Voices, San Diego, California Chair and Executive Board Member:Committed to working towards the prevention and elimination of child abuse and neglect. Raised awareness about this public health crisis; bringing it to the national stage through media appearances; educated congressional leaders, local welfare agencies, media, and interested citizens to help them better understand the dynamics and scope of the national crisis.2003-2004 Best Practices for Healing Child Abuse Summit, Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri Advisory Panel Member:One of a group of international professionals in the field of Child Abuse serving on an Advisory Panel to choose and disseminate Best Practices in the treatment of Child Abuse: a joint effort between the National Movement to End Child Abuse based at the Chadwick Center in San Diego, CA; and the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) was chosen by our panel as one of two treatment protocols to disseminate. Continued post- conference to contribute through questionnaires and surveys to identify obstacles, set objectives and goals, and support community programs.1999-2001 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineSub-Organizing Committee Member: Assisted with pre-conference planningphases. Corresponded with official organization representative for Turkish government. Worked at seminars and assisted in organization of workshops.1999-2001 University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Research Assistant: Pilot Study - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Assisted with treatment manual research and development. Attended group supervision and treatment team meetings. Principal Investigators: T. Aaron Beck, Ph.D.; Cory Newman, Ph.D.; Gregory Brown, Ph.D.; Paul Crits-Christoph, Ph.D.; Maryann Laydin, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Sherri R. Edelman Page 12REFERENCES-Clinical Elizabeth Gosch, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Chair-Masters of Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology Department, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania T: 215 871 6509 E: ElizabethGo@pcom.edu Esther Deblinger, Ph.D.,Co-Director of the CARES Institute (Child Abuse Research Educational Service) and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford (UMDNJ-Som) T: 856 566 7036 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Robert DiTomasso, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania T: 215 871 6511 E: RobertD@pcom.edu Gina Fusco, Psy.D.,Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CEO-Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania T: 215 305 4855 E: email@example.com Melissa Runyon, Ph.D., Treatment Services Director atthe CARES Institute (Child Abuse Research Educational Service) and Professor of Psychiatryat the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford T: 856 566 7036 Lori Feldman-Winter, M.D., MPH, Pediatrician-Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicineat the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford and Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden T: 856 566 7032REFERENCES- Professional Personal references will be provided upon request