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Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, LCSW (Therapist) Resume


2011 Doctor of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Dissertation: Development in Crisis: Adolescent Sibling Bereavement. Retrievable from http://repository.upenn.edu/ed...

2006 Master of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2006 Master of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2006 Clinical Ethics Certificate, Union College, Albany, NY

2004 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), McGill University, Montreal, Canada


2012 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Pennsylvania (Current)

2009 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), District of Columbia (Paid inactive)


2020 Associate Teaching Professor

Assistant Director of the Doctorate of Social Work

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

2016 Adjunct Assistant Professor

Doctoral Program Dissertation Chair

School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


2017 Assistant Teaching Professor

Assistant Director of the Doctorate of Social Work

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

2013 Faculty, Graduate Theological School

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011 Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department Chair of Psychology

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA


2018 Mobile Psychotherapist, Individual Private Practice, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Fee-for service therapy to adolescents and adults coping with bereavement, spirituality concerns, and trauma.

2018 Psychotherapist, The Center for Growth, Philadelphia, PA. Fee-for-service, direct practice with women who have been affected by pregnancy loss including miscarriage, stillbirth, and termination for medical reasons. Additional clinical work with individuals suffering from thanatophobia and general bereavement.


2013 Psychotherapist, Online Private Practice. Fee-for-service psychotherapy to individuals and couples via online forum. Focus on pregnancy stress, loss, and termination for medical reasons, thanatophobia, and general bereavement.

2010 Director of Admissions/Intensive Outpatient Therapist, Psychiatry, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Provided clinical and administrative leadership and supervision for 12 social workers and psychologists. Member of institutional bioethics committee, responding to calls for ethics mediation throughout the hospital. Provided individual psychotherapy and led daily support groups for patient suffering from acute mental illness. Supervised Ph.D intern.

2008 Clinician, Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Provided manualized mental health interventions and education to returning veteran population and their families in Veterans Administration Maryland Healthcare System. Pursued grant responsibilities and facilitated multi-family group therapy with low-income, urban families affected by trauma. Administered psychotherapy to individual children and families both on campus and offsite at domestic abuse shelter, House of Ruth.

2007 Pediatric Oncology Social Worker, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Worked with children and families affected by the diagnosis of childhood cancer. Member of Interdisciplinary Ethics Forum in addition to Team Leader of hospital on-call ethics consultation service. Certified Reiki Practitioner on Palliative Care Consult Service.

2006 Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Worked with patients and families affected by the diagnosis of cancer, throughout all stages and manifestations of the disease.

2005 Student Intern, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Counseled and provided emotional support and resources to parents of terminally ill infants, infants born with birth defects, and mothers who received fetal surgery.

2004 Student Intern, Trauma Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Worked with high-risk populations and performed bio psychosocial assessments,

individual and family counseling, crisis intervention (dealing with drug and alcohol addictions/survivors of domestic assault), arrangements for next level of care (nursing home placements, inpatient/outpatient physical therapy, psychiatric and drug rehabilitation placements).


2011-2018 Undergraduate

Research Methods in Psychology (Capstone)

Senior Essay Research Seminar (Capstone)

Introduction to Psychology

Personality Theory

Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Social Psychology

Psychology and Spirituality

Cognitive Psychology

Seminar in Death and Dying

Introduction to Experiments in Psychology

Internship Field Placement

2011-present Graduate

Bioethics and Clinical Social Work

Existential Therapy and Thanatophobia

Human Spirituality

From Practice to Scholarly Thinking

Service Learning

Service Learning Internship

Advanced Seminar in Death and Dying

Introduction to the Literature Review

Searching the Literature for Literature

Analyzing the Literature

Writing the Literature Review

Introduction to the Case Study

Clinical Case Study Seminar



Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Grieving for the sibling you lost: The teen’s guide to coping with grief and finding meaning after loss. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Please see: https://www.newharbinger.com/a...

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Younes, M., Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., Witt, H., & Franklin, C. (in press). A call to action: Addressing ambivalence and promoting advocacy for reproductive rights in social work education.

LaSala, M.C., & Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). A bioethics approach to social work practice with transgender clients. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. Advance Online Publication, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/105387...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Then and now: Reflections on death at life’s beginning. Journal of Social Work in End of Life and Palliative Care. Retrievable from


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Nearly six years. Ars Medica, 14(1), 13-16. Retrievable from http://ars-medica.ca/index.php...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Disparities in access to hospice for medially-underserved minority groups: A summary of barriers and implications for clinical social work. Revista de Assistenta Sociala (Social Work Review), 1, 1-18.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Falsely-accused clergy in therapy: A case study. Journal of Social Work and Christianity, 46(4), 87-103.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Counseling women who have terminated a pregnancy due to fetal anomaly: The ACCEPT Model. Clinical Social Work. Advance Online Publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., & Good, B.D. (2018). Supervisor and intern reflections on a year of research: Why it worked. Narratives of Professional Helping, 23(1), 66-75. Retrievable from https://reflectionsnarrativeso...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). From healer to transformed healer: Relearning lessons in grief. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 20(2), 32-41. Retrievable from https://reflectionsnarrativeso...

Book Chapters and Readings

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (in press). Case presentation: Adolescence. In J.L.M. McCoyd, J.M. Koller, & C.A. Walter, Grief and loss across the lifespan: A biopsychosocial perspective (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (in press). X-Men: What they teach us about oppression and marginalization of the bereaved. In J. Harrington-Lamorie & R. Neimeyer (Eds.), Superhero grief: The transformative power of loss. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). The devil you know: Emerging homosexual identity as traumatic loss in a conservative religious community. In M. Conti, J. Floersch, J. Longhoffer, & M. Jaffe (Eds.), Social work and LGBTQ spiritual trauma. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). The outsider-insider perspective in life and grief. In B. Counselman Carpenter & A. Redcay (Eds.), Working with grief and traumatic loss: Theory, practice, personal self-care and reflection for clinicians. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Witt, H., Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., Franklin, C., & Younes, M. (2019). Self-determination and abortion access: A pro-choice perspective on the international social work code of ethics. In S.M. Marson & R,E, McKinney, Jr. (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of social work ethics and values. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Shifting identities, shifting meanings: Adolescent siblings and grief. In M. Diaz and B. Shepherd (Eds.), Narrating practice with children and adolescents. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

White Paper

Collins, K., Connors, K., Donohue, A., Gardner, S., Goldblatt, E., Hayward, A., Kiser, L., Strieder, F. Thompson, E. (2010). Understanding the impact of trauma and urban poverty on family systems: Risks, resilience, and interventions. Baltimore, MD: Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center.

Web-Based Publications

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2020). Chrissy Teigen’s pain reminds us that ours is silenced, too. New Jersey Star-Ledger. Retrievable from https://www.nj.com/opinion/202... reminds-us-that-ours-is-silenced-too-opinion.html

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2020). It should not have been this hard for me to get opioids after I gave birth. Slate. Retrievable from https://slate.com/technology/2... pain-moms-guidance.html

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2020). Managing COVID-19 during conception, pregnancy, and after birth. Rutgers Today. Retrievable from https://www.rutgers.edu/news/m... conception-pregnancy-and-after-birth

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019-20). 32 Regular self-help blog entries on the topics of general grief and babyloss on TherapyinPhiladelphia.com. Retrievable from


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Letter to the editor: Refuting Thyer’s Aborting abortions. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 16(2), 4-5.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). TOPFA.org: Helping providers help patients. Original website developed for helping professionals working with women terminating pregnancy due to fetal anomaly. Developed research-based printables, created interactive storytelling tools, and other resources to educate clinicians.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Dear Evan Hansen starts conversations for teens about sibling grief. New Harbinger Publications Blog, October. Retrievable from

https://www.newharbinger.com/b... grief.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Why I will support Governor Wolf (guest blog). Women for Wolf, June. Retrievable from https://www.wolfforpa.com/2018... i-will-support-governor-wolf-guest-blog/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Trust me, I’m a doctor: Teens really will change the world. The Mighty, March. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2018/03/... mental-health/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Introduction to Kevin Hines. Kevin Hines Story, October. Retrievable from http://www.kevinhinesstory.com...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Dear Mama, it’s ok to take the medicine. The Mighty, October. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2016/10/... postpartum-disorders/

Goldblat Hyatt, E.D. (2016). The first time I told my students about my OCD. The Mighty, October. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2016/10/... have-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Disarming the trigger of school shootings for bereaved siblings. Huffington Post, April. Retrievable from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... publications-inc/disarming-the-trigger-of-_b_9705178.html

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Dear Trump: My abortion was punishment enough. Elephant Journal, April. Retrievable from http://www.elephantjournal.com... abortion-was-punishment-enough/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). As a mom with OCD, I fear for my children. Scary Mommy, October. Retrievable from http://www.scarymommy.com/as-a... children/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Coming out of the grief closet. Modern Loss, October. Retrievable from http://modernloss.com/coming-o...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). A tale of two teens and their grief: What every caregiver needs to know. Huffington Post, September. Retrievable from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... harbinger-publications-inc/a-tale-of-two-teens-and-t_b_8118098.html

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Birthdays will never be the same again. MomBabble, August. Retrievable from http://mombabble.com/2015/08/b...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). 6 things they don’t tell you about baby #2. Elephant Journal, April. Retrievable from http://www.elephantjournal.com... about-baby-2/

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). If I came with a disclaimer. The Grief Toolbox, November. Retrievable from http://thegrieftoolbox.com/art...

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). From expert to REAL expert: Relearning lessons in grief. The Grief Toolbox, October. Retrievable from https://thegrieftoolbox.com/ar... relearning-lessons-grief.

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). The death of the fear of death. New Church Perspective, January. Retrievable from http://www.newchurchperspective.com/.


Title: Life, Death, and the In-Between: Physician Perception of Viability and its Impact on Timely Abortion Care for Women Diagnosed with Lethal Fetal Anomaly after 24 Weeks’ Gestation

Agency: Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis

Dates: September 2019-May 2021

Amount: $4000


2020: Counseling Women after Later Abortion due to Fetal Anomaly: A Unique Grief. NASW New Jersey Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

2019: DSWs working in the DSW: Where do we fit? “Hot Topic” presentation, Council on Social Work Education APM, Denver, CO.

2019: The personal stories and diversity of grief from clinicians worldwide. Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education APM, Denver, CO

2019: Adolescent identity development within a conservative religious community. National Association for Christianity in Social Work Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

2019 Questioning the word: Adolescent identity development within a conservative religious community. NASW New Jersey Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

2019 Counseling parents affected by fetal anomaly: A unique form of grief. 41st Annual Association for Death Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2015 Grief 2.0: Spiritually-transformative experiences. The 6th Annual Afterlife Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

2015 Children’s concepts of the afterlife. The 6th Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

2008 Grief, loss, and trauma in early childhood: What mental health providers need to know, Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth, 28th Annual Conference, Ocean City, MD (with Jessica Lertora, LCSW-C)


2020 Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Helping patients get what they need. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Reproductive Health Project Advisory Group

2020 Coping with grief and loss during a pandemic: An introduction. Rutgers Continuing Education Fireside Chat

2020 Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ

2020 Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for genetic counselors. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

2019 Introduction to death: Guest lecture. Whitworth University Undergraduate Bioethics Class, Spokane, WA.

2019 Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RHCA). Life and death podcast. Retrievable from https://rcha.rutgers.edu/

2019 Coping styles of grief with Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt. Open to Hope Podcast. Retrievable from https://www.opentohope.com/cop... goldblatt/

2019 Interactive training of OB-GYN residents on TOPFA counseling. Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Philadelphia, PA.

2019 Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Pennsylvania Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA.

2019 Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Drexel University Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA.

2018 Clinical staff as caring bridge: Building boundaries, advocacy, and self-support for a happier work life. New Jersey Tri-Regional Ethics Committee, Burlington, NJ.

2018 Adolescent sibling bereavement. University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, PA.

2018 What final words mean. Philadelphia Hospice Network, Philadelphia, PA 2016 Introduction to Kevin Hines. New Church Live, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016 Finding hope in the face of things we don’t talk about (with Dr. Daniel Gottlieb). Huntingdon Valley, PA

2016 Making it work when you both work (with William Hyatt). Caring for Marriage Conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016 Making meaning of grief: Understanding and enhancing our experience. Center for Contemporary Mysticism, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Anxiety, depression, and coping: What you need to know. St. Basil’s Academy Wellness Fair Presentation. Jenkintown, PA

2015 Quality, care, and compassion: Beyond the data and measures. Panel discussion for Pennsylvania Healthcare Association Convention. Valley Forge, PA

2015 The unintelligible afterlife: A panel discussion. Live panel and telecast to support Research into the Communications of the Dying, Bryn Athyn, PA

2014 Spiritually-transformative experiences: An introduction. New Church Live. Bryn Athyn, PA

2013 The loss of a child: Implications for married couples. Bryn Athyn Caring for Marriage Conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Understanding dementia. Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Introduction to Sgt Matthew Pennington and PTSD: New Church Live. Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 The THRIVE! model. Tools to THRIVE conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Bereavement support for widows and widowers. Bryn Athyn Widow and Widowers Support Group, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Understanding dementia. Cairnwood Village Retirement Home, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011 Death in the family: An introduction. Arcadia University, Guest Lecture, Philadelphia, PA.

2010 Trauma 101 for direct Care juvenile justice providers, Thomas J. Waxter Center, Baltimore, MD (with Stacey Brown, LCPC, Kay Connors, LCSW-C, & Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA).

2010 Military culture: The impact of deployments. Active Duty Early Child Education Program, Fort Meade, MD.

2009 Introduction to bioethics for mental health clinicians. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

2008 Interventions with returning veterans and their families, Maryland Psychological Association Post Doctoral Institute on Treating Trauma Survivors, Columbia, MD


2020 Life, death, and the in-between: exploring fetal anomaly. Presentation and accompanying Podcast for Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. Podcast retrievable from https://rcha.rutgers.edu/curre...

2016 Introduction to Pennhurst exhibit. Pennhurst Opening Event, October 28, 2016, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016 Reflections on the evolution of a research project: Intern and investigator perspectives. Friday Faculty Research Lunch presentation with undergraduate intern, Brandon Good, Bryn Athyn, PA

2014 Body, mind, and meaning: Medical, psychological, and philosophical reflections on Proof of Heaven. Panel Discussion/Introduction to Dr. Eben Alexander Lecture, Bryn Athyn, PA

2013 Managing your Facebook profile. Bryn Athyn College Career Development Seminar, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Bullying: Causes, effects, and how to stop it. Bryn Athyn College Fall Visit Day Mock Lecture. Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012 Grief and loss across the lifespan. Bryn Athyn College Theological School Convocation, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011 Just being there: My experience with the end of life. Bryn Athyn College Convocation, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011 Adolescent sibling bereavement: An introduction. Bryn Athyn College, Guest Lecture. Bryn Athyn, PA.

2011 Bioethics: An introduction. Bryn Athyn College, Guest Lecture, Bryn Athyn, PA MEDIA RECOGNITION AND ADVOCACY

General’s briefing: Coping with mental health during COVID. With Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, June 18, 2020. Retrievable from


Questioning your narrative. The Lost Traveler Podcast, May 7, 2020. Retrievable from https://www.henryallen.org/pod...

Managing COVID-19 during conception, pregnancy, and after birth. Rutgers Today, April 17, 2020. Retrievable from https://www.rutgers.edu/news/m... conception-pregnancy-and-after-birth

Interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) News Corporation (Germany). June 1st, 2019.

Governor Tom Wolf hosts rally in Ambler to protest anti-choice legislation. Montgomery County News, May 31st, 2019. Retrievable from

http://www.montgomerynews.com/... choice-legislation/article_02c6324a-83e2-11e9-9009-7faa63757567.html

Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them. CNN.com, May 22nd, 2019. Retrievable from


Today’s quote: “Our son never formed an airway”. KTBS Headlines, May 22nd, 2019. Retrievable from https://www.ktbs.com/weather/h... brexit-tornadoes-dallas-slayings/article_699e22b7-e9f7-591d-8ac5-6fb65218e0b3.html

After Alabama gov signs ban, women are sharing their abortion stories with #youknowme. Independent Journal Review, May 16th, 2019. Retrievable from https://ijr.com/alabama-gov-ba... women-sharing-abortion-stories/

Near death experiences, death anxiety, and thanatology: Spiritable 21. Spiritable Podcast, May 15th, 2019. Retrievable from

or http://bit.ly/Spiritable

Research on final words. Dr. Oz, April 12, 2019. Retrievable from

https://www.doctoroz.com/episo... mean?video_id=6025348235001

Whose womb is this anyway? February 6th, 2019. Retrievable from


Why we should stand with Governor Wolf: A vlog testimony. The Cut, October 16, 2018. Retrievable from https://www.facebook.com/Women...

Governor Wolf vetoes anti-choice bill that severely limits women’s health care options. December 18, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/go... choice-bill-severely-limits-womens-health-care-options/

Governor Wolf supports opposition to anti-abortion bill in Conshohocken. December 11, 2017. Retrievable from http://www.timesherald.com/art...

Wolf vows to veto PA measure restricting abortion rights. December 11, 2017. Retrievable from https://whyy.org/articles/wolf...

Press Conference with Mayor Jim Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf on SB3. February 15, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/go... advocates-to-denounce-senate-bill-3/

Press Conference with Representative Madeleine Dean and Governor Tom Wolf on SB3. February 16, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/go... join-health-professionals-advocates-legislators-to-denounce-senate-bill-3/

Traveling exhibit on Pennhurst at Bryn Athyn College through Monday. The Intelligencer, November 4, 2016. Retrievable from http://www.theintell.com/news/... pennhurst-at-bryn-athyn-college-through-monday/article_a39ee90e-97c3-11e6-a3ff 77a9ad4db1d7.html

How spirits are connected to your health. Swedenborg and Life telecast, October 31, 2016. Retrievable from

Three kinds of evil spirits. Swedenborg and Life telecast, August 1, 2016. Retrievable from

Stop HB 1948. Press conference with Planned Parenthood, April 11, 2016. Retrievable from

The gruesome language anti-abortion activists are using to win support. Featured in The Washington Post, April 5, 2015. Retrievable from

https://www.washingtonpost.com... dismemberment-is-spreading/?utm_term=.2d968c37b306

Sensing your spiritual body. Swedenborg and Life telecast, February 15, 2016. Retrievable from

Children in heaven. Swedenborg and Life telecast, January 25, 2016. Retrievable from

Making meaning of grief: Understanding and enhancing our experience. Recorded video of presentation at the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, January 10, 2016. Retrievable from https://contemporarymysticism....

The language of transition: An exploration of final words. Cover story for Bryn Athyn Alumni Magazine, Winter 2015. See: http://www.joomag.com/magazine... magazine-winter-2015/0828422001450812010

Study aims to decode final words of the dying. Interview with Philadelphia Inquirer, September 27, 2015. Health Section. See:

http://www.philly.com/philly/h... ng.html

Deathbed utterances and what they reveal. Interview with Bucks County Courier Times, September 24, 2015. See: http://m.buckscountycouriertim... mullane/deathbed-utterances-and-what-they-reveal/article_31849f30-6209-11e5-a766- f3a9d4101ec4.html?mode=jqm

The unintelligible afterlife. Panel presentation at Bryn Athyn College, September 19, 2015. See:

Psychology professor encourages others to keep striving to learn. Interview with CBS Philadelphia,. September 14, 2016. See:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.c... striving-to-learn/

Modern spiritually-transformative experiences. Swedenborg and Life telecast, September 14, 2015. See:

The unintelligible afterlife. Interview with BuxMont Live! September 5, 2015. Retrievable from http://wnpv1440.com/talk-shows...

Should digital records include mental health? Interview with NPR Philadelphia affiliate WHYY. July 9, 2015. Retrievable from http://www.newsworks.org/index... pulse/83841-should-digital-health-records-include-mental-health

What the words of the dying mean. Interview with Dr. Raymond Moody. Swedenborg and Life telecast, March 2015. See:


2019- Developing best practices communicating risks during pregnancy (Principal Investigator). Currently active at Rutgers University. With Judith McCoyd, PhD, and Laura Curran, PhD.

2019- Social workers’ knowledge of theories of grief and loss. (Co-Investigator). Grounding Research in Practice (GRIP) initiative, Rutgers University. With Judith McCoyd, PhD, Ayse Akincigil, PhD.

2019- Social work student and faculty education and attitudes about abortion. (Co Principal Investigator). Active cross-campus survey. With Heather Witt, PhD, Maha Younes, PhD, and Carly Franklin, MSW.

2015-2016 Formal Direct Hospice Caregiver Experiences with Underserved Minority Populations at End of Life. Literature review collaboration with Dr. Alexandra Hanlon, Research Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

2014-15 Research into the Communications of the Dying. Research proposal (IRB approved). Collaboration with Lisa Smartt and Dr. Raymond A. Moody. Original protocol goal of recording, transcribing, and analyzing the utterances of the dying in private home environments to explore linguistic and psychological themes at the end of life. IRB approval February 2015.

2011 Near-Death Experiences, Spiritual Experiences, and Bedside Visitations within the New Church Community: A Pilot Study. Collection of individual interviews with Bryn Athyn/New Church community members


2019 Manuscript/Proposal Reviewer, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group 2019 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Social Work and Christianity

2017 Special Editor for Aging, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping 2017 Peer Reviewer, Death Studies

2016 Interviewee, Oral Histories of Leading Figures in Thanatology (D. Balk, Ph.D, PI) 2014 Peer Reviewer, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping

2010 Peer Reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Social Work

2009 Editor, The Clinician Doctoral Magazine, University of Pennsylvania EXTRACURRICULAR UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2011 Director of Psychology Club

2011 Resource and Advisor for Senior Essays (High School and College) COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/OUTREACH

Extra Grace Available: Intensive, pro-bono coaching and support for at-risk community members

Loss and Found: Founder and co-facilitator of monthly bereavement support group DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMMITTEE SERVICE

2018 Assistant Director, Doctorate of Social Work

Create, organize, and manage doctoral-level curriculum. Collaborate with interdisciplinary staff, and teach clinical, theoretical, and scholarly content across three cohorts of students. Recruit appropriate faculty to teach across all three years. Provide direct mentorship to entire first-year cohort and half of third year cohort. Support student submission to peer-reviewed academic journals by assessing, revising, and mentoring students across all cohorts during summer term. Provide administrative support to director wherever needed, including managing and mentoring staff, attending national conferences for recruitment and representation of program, and other duties as prescribed. Work directly with director to create and revise program goals and assessment in order to apply for accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Provide content for alumni survey, advise on program goals and assessment, and collaborate with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Research Specialist.

As of 2019-20, oversee recruitment, admissions, program evaluation, and supervision. 2015 Chair, Human Subjects Research Review Committee

Reviewed submissions for human subjects research at Bryn Athyn College, serve as liaison with Holy Redeemer Health System Institutional Review Board, and educate professors about appropriate research activities in the classroom. Completed CITI human subjects research training in the area of social-behavioral-educational research. Pioneered relationship with Holy Redeemer Health System review board to serve as IRB for Bryn Athyn College.

2013 Department Chair, Psychology

Spearheaded Bryn Athyn College’s most successful major program (and subsequently developed minor in psychology program) that adhered to APA recommendations for undergraduate psychology programs and benchmarks against institutions of comparable size.

Responsible for hiring and supervising faculty as well as continuing evaluation process; developing departmental assessment and metrics reports; learning goals and outcomes; course evaluations; recruitment and admissions responsibilities; creating new courses; managing enrollment and course sections; maintaining compliance with accreditation policies.

Created articulation agreement with Rosemont College to guarantee qualifying students acceptance into graduate school. Currently working with Jefferson University to create a similar agreement.

2013 Supervisor of Service Learning Placements, Theological School

2011 Curriculum and Academic Planning Committee

2011 Academic Advisor

2012 Assistant Department Chair, Psychology 2012 CORE Curriculum Committee 2012 Director of Information Literacy 2012 Interdisciplinary Major Committee 2012 Publication Committee


French: fluent

Spanish: excellent