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Heather Gaines Hardison, Ph.D.

 

 CURRICULUM VITAE

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CONTACT

 

Office:                                     Mailing Address: PO Box 244 Collierville, Tennessee 38017

Telephone (901) 413-7536

E-mail: dr.heatherhardison@gmail.com        

 

EDUCATION          

 

2004-2007                               Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee    

Program: APA-Accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology         

Specialization: Psychotherapy and Psychopathology

Graduated: August 2007 

Major Professor: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Dissertation: Numbers and Narratives: Quantitative and Qualitative

Convergence Across Constructivist Assessments

Defense Date: 07/06

GPA: 3.9

 

Proposal: 12/16/04                  Major Area Paper

Defense: 05/23/05                   Chair: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

                                                Assessment of Personal Constructs: Features and Functions of Constructivist Techniques

 

2001-2003                               Master of Science

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Program: APA-Accredited Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Major Professor: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Thesis:  Insomnia and Complicated Grief Symptoms Among Bereaved College Students

 

1995-1998                               Bachelor of Arts

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Major: Psychology

Minor: English

Summa Cum Laude Honors

GPA: 3.98/4.0; GPA in Major: 4.0

 


SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

Total Clinical Hours:                                                                                    6,840 hours

Direct Client Contact Hours:                                                                                   2,821 hours

 

Nov. 20, 2007-Nov. 26, 2008 Postdoctoral Supervised Clinical Hours                 1980 hours

                                                Hours completed at Collierville Counseling (Private Practice) and                                                    Cordova Psychological Associates (Group Psychological Practice)

 

Services Provided: Individual and couple counseling and educational/intellectual assessments

 

Worked with Provisional Psychologist License #2831 issued November 20, 2007 by Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology

 

                                                Supervising Psychologist: Lisa Clark, Ph.D. License No. 1188

 

Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2007   Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship           2,000 hours

                                                Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky

                                                APA Accredited Internship                                         

                                                Client Contact Hours: 742

           

                                                Responsibilities: Individual psychotherapy, psychoeducational                                                       and process group therapy, intake interviews, administration of                                                       psychological assessments, testing reports, etc. 

 

                                                Completed three 4 month internship rotations: outpatient mental                                                     health clinic, post-traumatic stress disorder rotation and inpatient                                                    psychiatric/behavioral medicine rotation (including                                                                           neuropsychological assessment, pain management,                                                                            geropsychology and inpatient testing and group therapy).

 

Sept. 2005-Sept. 2006             Clinical Placement                                                     904 Hours

Psychological Services Center, The University of Memphis

 

Responsibilities: Provided outpatient psychological services in a university mental health center to individuals, couples, and families including therapy and psychological assessments for diverse populations. Other responsibilities included completing diagnostic intake interviews, writing assessment, intake, and closing reports, managing clinic services, and crisis intervention.

Supervisors: Jim Whelan, Ph.D.; Lisa Clark, Ph.D.

 

Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2006          Clinical Psychology Trainee (Practicum Student)

Psychological Services Center, The University of Memphis

Client Contact Hours: 120      Total Hours: 581 

 

Responsibilities: Provided treatment to a diverse group of individuals from the university and local urban community. Performed intakes and psychological assessments. Treated individuals with various disorders including anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, marital issues, sexual identity issues, PTSD, sexual abuse, ADHD, and panic disorder using Emotion-Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and various constructivist therapies including narrative therapy and depth oriented brief therapy techniques

Supervisors: Heidi Levitt, Ph.D.; Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.; Jim Whelan, Ph.D.

 

 

January 2005-May 2005         Therapist (Practicum Student)

Parkwood Behavioral Health System, Olive Branch, MS

Client Contact Hours: 105      Total Hours: 215 

 

Responsibilities: Provided inpatient psychological services in private psychiatric facility for a diverse group of individuals on two adult units (acute and dual diagnosis units). Performed intakes, comprehensive chart reviews, documented individual session notes, participated in multi-disciplinary staff meetings, created treatment plans and discharge plans, and conducted individual psychotherapy sessions. Treated individuals with various disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, complicated grief, polysubstance abuse, anger management issues, and panic disorder using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy and various constructivist therapies including depth oriented brief therapy and narrative therapy.

Supervisors: Ross Collins, MD.; Jim Whelan, Ph.D.

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Sept. 2004 – Sept. 2005          Clinical Research Placement

West Clinic, Memphis, TN

Client Contact Hours: 450      Total Hours: 1160

 

Responsibilities: Enlisted participants for research studies, assessed and evaluated adult cancer patients on cognitive ability and fatigue before and after chemotherapy, completed a study validating a new version of the patient care monitor, conducted phone interviews to assess symptoms and complications due to chemotherapy as part of the AIM Higher project, and gained experience in designing and writing research protocols. 

Principal Investigator and Supervisor: Arthur Houts, Ph.D.

 

Jan. 2004-June 2004               Principal Investigator

Independent Research Project:

Narratives and Numbers: Quantitative and Qualitative Convergence across Constructivist Assessment (pilot study to dissertation.)

 

Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of the project including designing the study, collecting, scoring, and analyzing data, and manuscript preparation.

Supervisor: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

 

Sept. 2002-2004                      Research Assistant

The University of Memphis, Department of Psychology

Memphis, TN.

 

Responsibilities: Supervised undergraduate research assistants working in a grief, trauma and loss lab. Managed research projects and database for grief studies. Collaborated on manuscripts and presentations for various projects.

Supervisor: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

 

Sept. 2002- Sept. 2004           Research Assistant

APA Office on AIDS, Washington, DC

 

Responsibilities: Reviewed and categorized abstracts of the research literature on grief and end-of-life issues.

Supervisors: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D. and John Anderson, Ph.D.

 

Sept. 2003 - Dec.2003                        Research Assistant

Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC

 

Responsibilities: Identified and coded grief abstracts in PSYCINFO related to mental and physiological health issues.

Supervisors: Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D. and John Anderson, Ph.D.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Hardison, H. G., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2012). Assessment of Personal Constructs: Features and

            Functions of Constructivist Techniques. In P. Caputi, L. Viney, B. Walker and N.

            Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Neimeyer, R. A., Laurie, A., Mehta, T., Hardison, H. & Currier, J. M. (2008). Lessons of loss:

            Meaning-making in bereaved college students.  In H. Servaty-Seib and D. Taub (Eds.),

            Assisting bereaved college students.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

 

Hardis on, H. G., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2007). Numbers and Narratives: Quantitative and   Qualitative Convergence Across Constructivist Assessments. Journal of Constructivist  Psychology, 4, 285-308.

 

Hardison, H. G., Neimeyer, R. A., & Lichstein, K. L. (2005). Insomnia and complicated grief     symptoms in bereaved college students. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 3, 99-111.

 

Neimeyer, R. A., Ray, L., Hardison, H., Raina, K., Kelley, R., & Krantz, J. (2003). Fixed Role    in a Fishbowl: Consultation-Based Fixed Role Therapy as a Pedagogical Technique.     Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 16, 249-271.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Hardison, H. G., Cleveland, M. A., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2006, July). Constructivist Assessment:   Numerical and Narrative Convergence Across Measures. Paper presented at the 12th   Constructivist Psychology Network Conference, San Diego, CA.  

 

Hardison, H. G., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2004, June). Numbers and Narratives: Quantitative and      Qualitative Convergence across Constructivist Assessments. Paper presented at the 11th            North American Personal Construct Network Conference, Memphis, TN.        

 

Neimeyer, R. A., & Hardison, H. (2002, December).  Death anxiety in health care             professionals. Paper presented at 9th International Hong Kong Cancer Congress.

 

Gillies, J., Neimeyer, R. A., Lichstein, K., & Hardison, H. (2002, April).  To sleep, perchance to dream:            Insomnia and bereavement.  Paper presented at the Association for Death Education and             Counseling, Portland, OR.

 

Neimeyer, R. A., Ray, L., Hardison, H., & Koerner, K. (2002, July). Fixed Role in a Fish Bowl:             Consultation-Based Fixed Role Therapy as a Pedagogical Technique. Paper presented at   the 10th North American Personal Construct Network Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

 

December 2007-present          Clinical Psychologist

                                                Practice name: Heather Hardison, Ph.D., Collierville TN

License No. 2831; Issued November 26, 2008 by Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology of Examiners

 

Responsibilities: Individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, psychoeducational testing (ADHD) and psychological testing/evaluations. Work with children, adolescents and adults.

 

Total Work Hours prior to grad school:                                                                             4,940

August 2000-Jan. 2004           Case Manager/Utilization Review

Parkwood Behavioral Health System, Olive Branch, MS

Patient Contact Hours:1350   Total Hours: 2840 

Responsibilities: Implemented treatment plans and discharge plans for inpatient and outpatient treatment, worked closely with patients, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses and participated in multidisciplinary staff meetings with patients present, and conducted utilization reviews with insurance companies to cover the inpatient costs. Worked with adult, child and adolescent cases.

Supervisors: Cindy Pitts, Ross Collins, MD and Paul King, MD

 

April 2000-August 2000         Mental Health Technician on Adult Inpatient Unit

Parkwood Behavioral Health System, Olive Branch, MS

Patient Contact Hours: 875    Total Hours: 950 

Responsibilities: Conducted goal directed and informational

groups, performed intakes, supervised inpatients at all times on the units and attended multi-disciplinary staff meetings.

Supervisors: Ross Collins, MD and Paul King, MD

 

Jan. 1999-October 1999          Mental Health Technician on Adult, Child, Adolescent, and Geriatric Inpatient Units

Charter Lakeside, Memphis, TN

Patient Contact Hours: 1005 Total Hours: 1150 

Responsibilities: Conducted groups including orientation to the units, process, psychoeducational, goal directed groups, performed intakes, supervised inpatients at all times on the units and attended multi-disciplinary staff meetings.

Supervisors: Rob Waggener; Elisa Ward

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

Dec. 7, 2009                            University of Memphis, Psychology Department

 

Subject: Personal Construct Theory (Graduate level)

 

Topic: Building a Private Practice and Marketing Yourself in Today’s Market

 

April 16, 2009                         University of Memphis, Psychology Department

 

Subject: Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Undergraduate level)

 

Topic: Building a Private Practice and Marketing Yourself in Today’s Market

 

May 1, 2009                            St. Jude, Behavioral Health Medicine

 

                                                Subject: Post doctoral Student Didactic

 

Topic: How to Build a Private Practice and Market Yourself in Today’s Market

SERVICE

 

January 2011-present              Editor of the Constructivist Psychology Network Newsletter, “The Constructivist Chronicle

                                                Creation of newsletters for the CPN organization twice a year

 

Sept. 2009-January 2011        Co-Editor of the Constructivist Psychology Network Newsletter

                                                Assisted the editor with design, writing and editing of the CPN newsletter that is published twice a year

 

June 2008-June 2010              Committee Member at Large for the Steering Committee of Constructivist Psychology Network

                                                Responsibilities include attending committee meetings and contributing to discussion and voting on bylaws, elections, conference details, etc.

 

Jan. 2004-June 2004               Organizing Committee for 11th Biennial Conference of the                                                          North American Personal Construct Network

                                                The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

                                                Assisted in organizing details of the conference and volunteered at                                                             the conference                                                

 

Sept. 2004-2005                      Graduate Student Coordinating Committee:  Secretary

                                                The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

                                                Assisted in organizing student interviews with faculty member                                                        applicants, administering and recording confidential faculty                                                             evaluations to graduate students, and taking minutes at meetings

 

Sept. 2002-2004                      Graduate Student Coordinating Committee: Clinical Student                                                     Representative

                                                The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

                                                Represented fellow clinical graduate students at monthly faculty                                                     meetings, relayed information of interest to other students, relayed                                                 student grievances to faculty, and represented student opinion                                                        when voting on relevant issues

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

 

2003-2005                   American Psychological Association for Graduate Students

2004-2013                   Constructivist Psychology Network

2002-2004                   North American Personal Construct Network

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

2006                            Constructivist Psychology Network Student Paper Award

1998                            Winner of the English Honors Book Award, The University of Memphis

1998                            Summa Cum Laude, The University of Memphis

1998                            Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, The University of Memphis

1997-1998                   Golden Key, academic honorary, The University of Memphis

1997-1998                   Psi Chi, psychology honorary, The University of Memphis

1995-1998                   Undergraduate Honors Program, The University of Memphis

1995                            Summa Cum Laude Honors, Salutatorian, Magnolia Heights High School, Senatobia, MS


OTHER EDUCATION:  WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 

May 18-20, 2012                     La Paloma Substance Abuse Center Weekend Tour, Workshop and Talks

                                                Memphis, TN

                                                6 CE credits for the 3 day weekend

 

January 31, 2012                     Parenting Workshop – “Redirecting Children’s Behavior”

                                                Joan Lupina, LCSW

                                                Collierville, TN 38017

 

July 23, 2006                           Coherence Recognition Intensive Training Workshop

                                                Bruce Ecker, LMFT

                                                San Diego, CA

 

June 21, 2004                          Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy: Coherence-Focused Constructivism

Bruce Ecker, LMFT

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

 

June 16, 2004                          Therapeutic Enactment: Revising the Life Narrative through Performance

Marv Westwood, Ph.D. and Marla Buchanan-Arvay, Ph.D.

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

 

October 27, 2003                    Psychotherapy Training Workshop for Promoting Emotional Processing

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D.

The University of Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee

 

July 13, 2002                           Elaborating and Exploring Sexual Meanings

Sara Bridges, Ph.D.

The University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia

 

July 10, 2002                           Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss

Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

June 24, 2002                          New Narratives in Grief Therapy: An Experiential Workshop

Robert Neimeyer Ph.D., Lorraine Hedtke, LCSW and John Winslade, Ph.D.

The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

 


References

 

Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.

202 Psychology Building

The University of Memphis

Department of Psychology

Memphis, TN 38152-3230

(901) 678-4680

neimeyer@memphis.edu

 

Jim Whelan, Ph.D.

Director of Psychological Services Center

126 Psychology Building

The University of Memphis

Department of Psychology

Memphis, TN 38152-3230

(901) 678-3736

jwhelan@memphis.edu

 

Lisa Clark, Ph.D.

Cordova Psychological Services

8134 Country Village Drive

Cordova, TN 38016

(901) 756-8398

LClark1005@aol.com

 

Ross Collins, Jr. MD

Region 3 Mental Health

2434 S Eason Blvd

Tupelo, MS 38804

901- 277-3281

rosscollinsjr@outlook.com