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Dr. Heather SilvioHeather Silvio
Curriculum Vita
NYS License #017244

 

 

2017-Present Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village, Nevada
Degree: Master of Fine Arts
Major: Creative Writing

2002-2006 University of Hartford – Hartford, Connecticut
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (APA-Accredited)
Degree: Doctor of Psychology conferred September of 2006

1998-1999 University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
Degree: Master of Science conferred December of 1999
Major: Artificial Intelligence

1994-1997 University of Houston – Houston, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science conferred May of 1997
Major: Psychology
Major: Political Science

  • Graduated from the VA’s Leadership Development Institute in Oct 2013
  • PHS Unit Commendations awarded in Feb and Sep 2011
  • PHS Response Service Awards awarded in Mar and Nov 2010
  • PHS Field Medical Readiness Badge awarded in Mar 2010
  • PHS Achievement Medal awarded in Dec 2009
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Training Ribbon awarded in May 2009
  • USAF 82nd Training Wing Outstanding Unit Award in May 2011
  • USAF Outstanding Category II Behavioral Health Team Award in Feb 2010
  • DoD Global War on Terrorism Medal awarded in Sept 2009
  • DoD National Defense Service Medal awarded in Sept 2009
  • Graduate Research & Teaching Assistantships awarded 1998-2001
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1997 from the University of Houston
  • Golden Key National Honor Society member inducted in 1997
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi member inducted in 1996
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society member inducted in 1995

06/12-07/17
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Clinical Psychologist/Acting Program Manager
Las Vegas, NV
Responsibilities: As a psychologist on the team, provided diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, and group psychoeducation/support. As the Acting Program Manager of the Combat Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Program, assisted and provided oversight and management of the team.

01/12-7/15
Dream Your Reality Coaching, Owner
Worldwide
Responsibilities: Founded Dream Your Reality Coaching and provide services as a life coach to clients worldwide. Assisted individuals in identifying and achieving their life’s dreams. Specialty was creativity coaching, working with other writers, actors, and artists.

12/08-12/11
U.S. Public Health Service, Chief of Psychology
Wichita Falls, TX
Responsibilities: As a Lieutenant Commander in the US PHS, provided psychological services to the military men and women on Sheppard Air Force base, including individual therapy and psychological evaluations. Designated Chief of the Crisis Response Team and Alternate Chief of the Traumatic Stress Response team. Functioned as a Behavioral Health Consultant in the Family Practice clinic.

12/07-05/08
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Senior Psychologist
New York, NY
Responsibilities: Conducted evaluations and presented reports to the court regarding youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Provided court testimony as required.

07/06-08/07
Ben Taub General Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
Houston, TX
Responsibilities: Provided long-term individual and short-term group therapy for adults. Supervised graduate-level psychology practicum students on psychological evaluations. Provided outpatient and inpatient psychological evaluations for adults. Lectured on psychological assessment to psychiatry residents and medical students. Conducted research related to assessment and the hospital patient population.

06/06-08/07
Clinical Examiner
Houston, TX
Responsibilities: Consulted on forensic cases requiring psychological evaluation, including conducting those evaluations when deemed necessary. Provided psycological assessments services for children and adults for area psychologists.

06/05-06/06
Baylor College of Medicine, Pre-Doctoral Internship
Houston, TX
Responsibilities: Major rotation experiences included providing individual and group therapy for youth, families, and adults, in outpatient, hospital inpatient, and residential settings. Provided assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. Provided supervision of graduate-level practicum students. Minor rotation experiences included providing sex offender group therapy, focal evaluations with professionals in crisis, and long-term individual therapy with graduate students.

07/04-06/05
Yale University, Center for Eating and Weight Disorders
New Haven, CT
Responsibilities: Conducted individual and group therapy, emphasizing cognitive-behavioral, for adults and adolescents with diagnosed eating disorders. Provided assessment services for the medical population, specifically gastric bypass surgery patients.

08/03-06/04
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center School
Wethersfield, CT
Responsibilities: Evaluated through clinical interviews/assessment instruments and provided individual and group therapy for children and adolescent students placed in the school for emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays. Provided crisis intervention when necessary (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trained).

03/03-08/03
Neuropsychology Private Practice
West Hartford, CT
Responsibilities: Administered and scored a variety of intelligence, personality, and other assessment instruments to children, adolescents, and adults suspected of having neuropsychological deficits. Assisted with report writing and editing.

06/02-06/05 Parent Trainer
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Rocky Hill, CT
Responsibilities: Organized and conducted training sessions required for becoming/continuing as a foster or adoptive parent in the state of Connecticut. Training areas included youth development and behavior, issues of sexual abuse and chemical dependency, and youth personal and cultural identity.

03/04-07/04 Clinical Examiner (previously 06/03-08/03)
Connecticut Resource Group, Waterbury, CT
Responsibilities: Administer and score batteries of intelligence, personality, and other assessment instruments to children, adolescents, and adults. Write reports of findings and recommendations.

03/00-06/01 Outreach Case Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Texas, Houston, TX
Responsibilities: Created new branch office. Coordinated fundraising activities. Started a site-based school program. Coordinated child inquiries into the program for the entire district. Interviewed children, guardians, and volunteers. Supervised 35-45 matches between children and volunteers. Spoke to community groups and wrote articles/press releases/public service announcements for local media.

06/97-07/97 Residential Intern
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Boulder City, NV
Responsibilities: Created and implemented summer program for youths ages 7-17 in a residential facility, who were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect in the home environment.

Recurring 2015-2017 Representing Red Cross Public Affairs – All local affiliates

MORE on FOX5 Las Vegas (6/26/2014) – Television appearance as a relationship expert discussing dating your friend’s ex

NBC3 Las Vegas (5/19/2014 and 5/20/2014) – Television appearances in a two-part series discussing PTSD in veterans

MORE on FOX5 Las Vegas (5/5/2014) – Television appearance as a psychological expert discussing women choosing dogs over motherhood

FOX5 News This Morning Las Vegas (4/21/2014) – Television appearance as a psychological expert discussing the presence of psychologists along the Boston Marathon route

MORE on FOX5 Las Vegas (3/3/2014) – Television appearance as a psychological expert discussing friends with benefits

MORE on FOX5 Las Vegas (2/17/2014) – Television appearance as a psychological expert on the impact of toy choice and gender

Silvio, H. (2013). Stress Disorders: A Healing Path for PTSD. Austin, TX: BabyBird Guide.

Silvio, H., McCloskey, K., & Ramos-Grenier, J. (2008). Exploring the phenomenon of female sexual predator serial killers in the United States. In K.T. Froeling (Ed.), Criminology research focus (4th ed.). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers.

Silvio, H., McCloskey, K., & Ramos-Grenier, J. (2006). Theoretical consideration of female sexual predator serial killers in the United States. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34, 251-259.

Silvio, H.L., McClendon, R.W., & Tollner, W.T. (2000). Improving Peanut Maturity Prediction Using a Hybrid Artificial Neural Network and Fuzzy Inference System. In Loganantharaj, R., Palm, G, & Ali, M. (Eds.) Intelligent Problem Solving: Methodologies and Approaches. New York: Springer.

Silvio, H. (2014, May). Introduction to Positive Psychotherapy. Presentation to mental health providers at the VA Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Silvio, H. (2009, December). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Veterans, and Their Families. Presentation to professors, counselors, and administrators at Vernon College, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Silvio, H., Romero, C., & Hays, J.R. (2007, October). What They Don’t Know Can Hurt You: How Psychologists Can Improve Psychiatry Residents’ Knowledge of Statistics and Psychological Assessment. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Showcase of Educational Scholarship hosted by the Academy of Distinguished Educators, Houston, Texas.

Silvio, H., Romero, C., & Hays, J.R. (2007, August). What They Don’t Know Can Hurt You: How Psychologists Can Improve Psychiatry Residents’ Knowledge of Statistics and Psychological Assessment. Poster presented at the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Silvio, H. (2007, January). Case Presentation to the Psychology Service, Clinical case Conference- Grand Rounds, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Silvio, H., Hays, J.R., & Romero, C. (2006, October). What They Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Assessing the Statistical Knowledge of First-Year Psychiatry Residents. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Showcase of Educational Scholarship hosted by the Academy of Distinguished Educators, Houston, Texas.

Silvio, H., McCloskey, K., & Ramos-Grenier, J. (2005, April). Theoretical Consideration of Female Sexual Predator Serial Killers in the United States. Paper presented at the Women’s Research and Mentoring Project 3rd annual conference at the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, Hartford, CT.

Silvio, H., & Kustron, D. (2004, May). Influence of Ethnicity, Dance Types, and Training Length on Eating Disorder Symptoms in Youth Dancers. Poster presented at the Women’s Research and Mentoring Project 2nd annual conference at the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, Hartford, CT.

Silvio, H.L., McClendon, R.W., & Tollner, W.T. (2000, June). Improving Peanut Maturity Prediction Using a Hybrid Artificial Neural Network and Fuzzy Inference System. Paper presented at the 13th international conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000, New Orleans, LA.

2017-Present
Community Safety Institute, Nationwide
Responsibilities: Teach de-escalation training course to law enforcement agencies around the country.

2013-2017 Guest Lecturer
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, NV
Responsibilities: Guest lecturer throughout the year on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to local law enforcement as part of general training for police officers, as well as part of the Critical Incident Team training. One additional lecture on Abnormal Psychology in Sept 2013 to corrections officers as part of the Critical Incident Team training.

03/06-08/07 Guest Lecturer
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Responsibilities: Lectured to medical residents on the primary assessment instruments utilized in an inpatient hospital setting.

01/02-05/02 Teaching Assistant
Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Responsibilities: Guest lectured, administered exams, and recorded class grades for “Psychology of Childhood” course.

09/01-05/02 Teaching Assistant
Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Responsibilities: Conducted weekly lab sessions, prepared and graded homework, and administered and graded exams for fall and spring semester “Statistics in Psychology” courses.

01/01-05/01 Instructor
Dept. of Computer Information Systems, Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX
Responsibilities: Full teaching responsibilities including preparing and presenting lectures, writing and grading examinations, and leading class discussions for “Introduction to Basic Operating Systems” course.

10/99 Guest Scholar
Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Responsibilities: Lectured on artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic in “Genetic Algorithms” course.

03/99 Guest Scholar
Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Responsibilities: Lectured on artificial intelligence in “Introduction to Cognitive Science” course.

Helping Hands of North Las Vegas
N. Las Vegas, NV
Deliver food to elderly.

Las Vegas Little Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
Volunteer thespian (e.g. Inspecting Carol) and usher with local theater group.