Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. in School, Community, and Child Clinical Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 2000. Dissertation: “Assessment and Development of Cultural Competence” December, 1999

  • Post-doctoral fellowship: Alaka’i Na Keiki, in association with UCLA and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. 2000-2001.

  • M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. August, 1996.

  • B.A. with majors in Psychology and Musical Theatre Composition, University of Vermont, Burlington.  Graduation with College Honors. December, 1994.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in Private Practice.  Position provides experienced counseling, treatment consultation, training, research consultation, psychological/educational testing, evaluations, and expert testimony based out of home office, with specialization among children and families on the autism spectrum, as well as cultural competence issues. Additional concentration provided in sexual orientation, couples counseling, ADHD, and parenting issues. Working relationships have been established with the numerous entities around the Philadelphia area in a variety of capacities, as well as evaluation/consultation nationally and internationally. Expert witness responsibilities have been carried out for children and adults diagnosed with autism, ADHD, special education needs, and other concerns. Social skills groups and trainings for professionals have been developed and facilitated for those diagnosed with ASD in collaboration with entities such as Drexel University, Academy of Natural Sciences, Ruttenberg Autism Center, the Center for Autism, CHOP’s Center for Autism Research, Foundations Behavioral Health, Y.A.L.E. School, and other entities. Professional consultation and training for primary, secondary, and higher education institutions has been provided seeking to better serve the needs and strengths of autistic children and adults, with entities such as LaSalle University, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia University, PCOM, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services. 6/2001-present.

  • Director.  Ruttenberg Autism Center (in partnership with the Center for Autism).  Position provides administrative and clinical development, staff training, program development, building partnerships, and identifying/meeting needs in the autism community. Development and administration of services involves options such as advocacy initiatives, behavioral supports, assessment, independent evaluations, social skills groups, program/classroom consultation, transition to adulthood, and so on. Activities include the development and facilitation of workshops for neurodiverse students at Drexel University, development and coordination of regional autism conference at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, development and facilitation of groups in the autism community in collaboration with ASCEND, and partnerships/services with families and schools. 3/2016-present.

  • Consulting Psychologist (previously Director of Autism and Diagnostics, following role of Director of Autism and Psychological Services).  Foundations Behavioral Health, UHS.  Position provides wide-ranging clinical direction and oversight responsibilities, including administration, staff training, and program development (for autistic support, learning support, and emotional support classrooms, BHRS/wraparound program, Acute Care ASD hospitalization program, partial hospitalization program, residential programs, transition program, outpatient/consultation services, and new program development). Position has provided supervision and training of APA interns, post-doctoral fellows, diagnostic externs, clinical externs, and collaborative oversight of licensed psychologists. Direct services provided include psychological/educational testing, biopsychosocial evaluations, therapeutic consultation on complex cases, organizational development, multisystems collaboration, ASD consultation across the UHS system, development of external trainings/conferences, development of psychology department, establishment of diagnostic program, facilitation of support groups, ASD training of clinicians and direct support and educational staff, and other duties as applicable. Beginning in September, 2015, also served as program developer and supervising school psychologist with the LifeWorks Diagnostic Program. 11/2013-present.

  • Program Director / Consulting Psychologist. The Center for Autism.  Program Director responsibilities include clinical and administrative oversight of all aspects of program development, evaluation, treatment planning, functional behavior assessment, and service implementation of an intensive services program for ASD from ages 2-28 years. Consulting responsibilities have included clinical consultation and program development for various services related to ASD. Professional collaborations and writing program descriptions leading to the development of ASD-specialized intensive services provided for Penn Behavior Health and other potential entities. Research consultation and development of potential outcomes studies have also been provided. Identified asProspective Director of thePhiladelphia Autism Center Coalition (PACC), having served as Chief Proposal Author and Consultant,eliciting firm commitments from highly reputable personal/professional connections who head several prominent ASD initiatives at regional universities, service agencies, and parent/self advocacy groups. The resulting comprehensive proposal to the far-reaching 2011 RFP was designed to transition cutting-edge research into practice, overseeing over 2000 children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD in Philadelphia. The RFP was subsequently restricted in scope, with the comprehensive initial vision postponed for future development. 6/2010-3/2016.

  • Psychologist.  Penn Behavioral Health, Philadelphia.  Position provides outpatient therapy for individuals and families, consultation, assessment, de-escalation/restraint training, and evaluations for clients in network. Close collaboration with the Social Learning Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Autism Network, Center for Autism, and other initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania have been fostered.  1/2005-6-2019.

  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer.LaSalle University, Graduate Program in Education, Philadelphia. Position involves teaching master’s level coursework in education and psychological services related to ASD. Additional activities involve the development of Autism Certification Program, serving as a member of LaSalle’s Autism Advisory Board, collaborator with the LADDER program, and close collaboration with State entities in developing coursework and standards for certification and licensure of professionals and teachers working with autistic individuals. 6/2008-5/2017.

  • Multicultural Trainer.  Private Consultant, Philadelphia.  Position provides training in cultural competence and other multicultural issues to mental health professionals and other populations in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, Elwyn, and other constituencies. 1997-present.

  • Consulting Psychologist.  Green Tree School and Services.  Position provides clinical director responsibilities, administration, staff training, and program development for autistic support classrooms, early intervention services, and BHRS (wraparound) services. Position also provides supervision and training of teachers, supervision of master’s level therapeutic staff, evaluations for BHRS clients, psychological/educational testing, training for mental health professionals and paraprofessionals, facilitation of parent and sibling support groups, and program development for ASD populations in collaboration with various entities around the region. 4/2004-12/2013.

  • Consulting Psychologist, Feasibility Study Co-Author. Y.A.L.E. School, Cherry Hill, NJ. Position provides psychological consultation, evaluation services, clinical direction, administrative program development, professional networking, and curriculum development for an innovative prospective school location designed for autistic children with high intellectual ability in the Philadelphia region. Partnerships with regional universities, school districts, state agencies, community entities, and families have been forged. 8/2012-10/2013.

  • Consulting Psychologist.  Green Tree Partnerships, Philadelphia.  Position provides professional training, consultation, program development for ASD populations and developmental disabilities around the region, as well as videoconference support and consultation when applicable. Position also provides key development support for a leading regional annual autism conference. 1/2006-12/2013.

  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer.Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. Position involves teaching master’s & doctoral level coursework in education and psychological services related to autistic adults and those transitioning into adulthood. Coursework has also been translated into online format, for which online and in-person facilitation of coursework is provided. 5/2011-5/2013.

  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer.University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia. Position involves teaching master’s level coursework in psychological services around issues such as developmental delays, cultural competence, adolescent and child development. 2007-2008.

  • Psychologist in Group Practice.  Alternative Choices, Philadelphia. Position provides counseling, consultation, social skills groups, and psychological/educational testing with a wide variety of children and families, specializing in ASD, working closely with regional/national leaders in ASD such as Dr. Robert Naseef. 2004-2007.

  • Psychologist/Clinical Director/Director of Autism Services. Philadelphia Mental Health Center. Position provides therapeutic interventions via wraparound services, as well as the development and implementation of a novel clinic-based program for ASD.  Position also provides consultation, supervision, and training for mental health professionals.  2001-2004.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow/Consulting School Psychologist. Alaka’i Na Keiki, Inc., Honolulu. Position provides therapeutic interventions, supervision, and training for professionals, children, families, and schools, with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder.  2000-2001.

  • Psychological Associate/Outpatient Therapist. Community Council for MH/MR, Philadelphia.  Position provides psychological testing, individual, family, and couples therapy for children, adolescents, and families.  1998-2000.

  • School Psychologist, Intern.  Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia.  Position provides psychological testing, therapeutic interventions, and teacher consultations.  1999-2000

  • Mental Health Consultant.  Camp Daybreak, Vermont Association of Mental Health, Montpelier, VT.  Position provides training and professional leadership for staff working with emotionally troubled and developmentally delayed children in an outdoor adventure camp setting.  1996-2001.

  • Family Therapist.  Community Centered Treatment, Spring House, PA.  Position provides mobile family therapy for families of clients in the juvenile justice system.  1998.

  • Therapist.  Philadelphia Mental Health Center, Philadelphia.  Position provides psychological testing, individual, family, and couples therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.  1997-1998.

  • Family Therapy Facilitator.  Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Position facilitates family therapy sessions referred by the Department of Human Services and SCOH.  1997.

  • Teaching Assistant.  Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Position assists with the teaching and supervision of the Master's level practicum course in psychology.  1996-1998.

  • Research Assistant.  Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Position carries out multicultural research with youth in the Philadelphia area.  1996-2000.

  • School Psychology Intern.  Abington Junior High School, Abington, PA. Position administers psychological tests and provides counseling for diverse student populations.  1996-1997.

  • Facilitator.  The Multiracial Communication Project, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Position facilitates diverse groups of college students in discussing racially-charged issues.  1996-1997.

  • Senior Resident.  Residential Living, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Position provides counseling, programming, and organizational support for graduate students living on the Penn campus.  1996-1998.

  • Research Consultant.  Goals 2000 Project, Board of Education, South Brunswick, NJ. Position facilitates workshops for teachers interested in educational research and coordinates and carries out Goals 2000 research efforts in area school districts.  1996.

  • Counseling Assistant.  Office of Special Programs, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.  Position facilitates groups, provides counseling for financially and emotionally challenged minority students, and researches multi-cultural issues in education. 1995-1996.

  • Facilitator.  New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Project, Old Bridge, NJ.  Position delivers presentations and facilitates discussion groups on date rape, child abuse, emotional abuse, etc. in junior and senior high schools.  1995-1996.

  • Youth Worker.  Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Colchester, VT. Position facilitates therapeutic groups with themes such as drug abuse, music, and drama.  Other facets include athletics, one-on-one counseling, behavioral contracting, and security in a lock-down facility.  1994-1995.

  • Psychology Intern.  Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Colchester, VT. Position emphasizes role modeling, goal setting, and self-awareness in therapeutic, lock-down facility. 1994.

  • Counselor/ Waterfront Director.  Camp Daybreak, Vermont Association of Mental Health, Montpelier, VT. Positions provide therapeutic experience for emotionally disturbed children in an outdoor adventure camp setting.  1988-1996.

  • Counselor.  Green Mountain Teenage Institute, Green Mountain Prevention Projects, Burlington, VT. Position provides leadership training for Vermont high school students working toward drug and alcohol abuse prevention.  1988-1991.

  • Water Safety Instructor/ Pool Manager/ Swim Team Coach/ Lifeguard.  Town of Springfield, VT.  Positions require administrative, training, and teaching expertise with children and families participating in aquatic activities.  1988-1994.

  • Fitness Trainer/ Lifeguard.  Sheraton Fitness Center, Burlington, VT. Position requires self-esteem building skills and teaching skills with child and adult populations.  1993-1994.

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Facilitation/participation in various workshops, training seminars, keynote introductions, television appearances, grant proposals, research, expert witness, and program development around the Philadelphia region specializing in ASD, cultural competence, FBA/treatment planning, developmental and transition issues, and other topics, including numerous independent/private schools, public schools and districts, Drexel University, PCOM, Foundations Behavioral Health, Y.A.L.E. School, Green Tree School, Green Tree Partnerships, Rutgers University, LaSalle University, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia public mental health centers, Philadelphia Mental Health Center, Kencrest, and Elwyn

  • Development and delivery of First Responder and Police Officer autism trainings for continuing education, in collaboration with Ruttenberg Autism Center, The Center for Autism, Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services/ASERT, A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia City Council, and other entities, stemming from provision of research toward model to train emergency responders to work with members of the autism community, as reflected in Philadelphia City Council resolution introduced by Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman At-Large, and passed September 16, 2010: “Authorizing the Committee on Public Health and Human Services to investigate current procedures and training for emergency personnel who render aid to Children and Adults with Autism to develop a training program for first responders who provide treatment to Children and Adults with Autism.” 2010-present

  • Planning Committee Co-Chair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ruttenberg Autism Center, & Foundations Behavioral Health Annual ASD Conference, 2018-present

  • Planning Committee Co-Chair, LaSalle University, Ruttenberg Autism Center, & Foundations Behavioral Health Annual ASD Conference, 2014-2017

  • Planning Committee, LaSalle University & Green Tree Partnerships Annual ASD Conference, 2007-2013

  • Advisory Board and Planning Committee, Penn Autism Network and Annual Conference, 2005-2007

  • Various advocacy initiatives regarding ASD, including appearing on and/or hosting hour-long television segments on ASD for LaSalle University, 5 consecutive years Faciliator of annual television interviews with leading figures in the autism community, such as Eustacia Cutler, Dr. Wendy Ross, Dr. Carole Patrylo, and others on LaSalle TV, 2009-2015.

  • Advocacy and collaboration with families, professionals, service agencies, PA Department of Public Welfare, and regional higher education representatives across several regional universities, 2012-present

  • Participation as professional and family advocate during online summits with the Temple Grandin and Eustacia Cutler Foundation, 2012

  • Development of business models for adult autistic entrepreneurs, providing consultation, networking, and facilitation of grant writing in collaboration with the Uncommon Individual Foundation, Villanova University, Bureau of Autism Services, and other entities, 2011-2013

  • Leading author on program development and grant development on initiatives such as afterschool autism programming, vocational/transition programming, autism crisis services, residential programming, diagnostic school and outpatient programming, G-ESDM and early intervention programming, ABA and relationship-based models of support, and school refusal/withdrawal supports, via a wide array of regional organizations/entities, 2001-present

  • Development and facilitation of social skills groups in collaboration with professionals such as Dr. Wendy Ross and Dr. Carol Moog, through ImagineAct, Drexel University, Green Tree School, Alternative Choices, Academy of Natural Sciences, Y.A.L.E. School, and private practice, 2004-2017

  • Dissertation Committee Member, Dr. Zakia Robbins, “Factors Leading to Turnover of Master’s Level Clinicians in Wraparound: A Qualitative Narrative Inquiry.” Degree conferred 2013

  • Development of community inclusion grant proposal for training restaurant staff members to properly work with constituents coping with ASD. Pilot program voluntarily developed and implemented with Oak Lane Diner staff members, Green Tree Partnerships, and others. 2011-2012

  • Professional volunteer for Autism Inclusion Resources, a program developed by Dr. Wendy Ross to provide community access for autistic individuals at airports, on trains, at museums, on buses, etc., 2011-2018

  • Development of Child Protection Plan and implementation with sub-committee at Germantown Mennonite Church, 2012-2014

  • Education Committee (Co-Chair/member), Germantown Mennonite Church, 2002-2014

  • Sunday School Teacher, Germantown Mennonite Church, 2001-2018

  • LaSalle University Autism Advisory Board, 2008-2017

  • Invitation to Board Membership, ASCEND (Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia), 2011 & 2017

  • Service Committee Co-Chair and MLK Day of Service Co-Chair, Friends Central Middle School, 2012-2014

  • MLK Day of Service Co-Chair, Friends Central Lower School 2010-2012

  • Invitation to serve as Home and School Co-Chair, as well as Pumpkin Fair Co-Chair, Friends Central School, 2011

  • West Mount Airy Neighbors, 2002-present

  • Functional Behavior Assessment, Treatment Planning, Independent Evaluations of various types (diagnostic, psychoeducational with neuropsychological components, intelligence testing, screening for emotional stability related to media appearances, disability eligibility, guardianship assessments, etc.)

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, relationship-based interventions, and sensory integration/behavioral consultation

  • Social stories, social skill training, transition planning, coaching

  • Systemic linkages for organizations developing services and programs

  • Consultation and information source for families navigating the IEP process and mental health services

  • Statistical consultation and research methodology

  • Individual, family, and group counseling (traditional and alternative paradigms)

  • Psychological training, supervision, and workshop presentations

  • Specialized computer skills (i.e., SAS, SPSS, Mac/PC, video, websites, Zoom, troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Performance and therapeutic use of theatre, dance, and music

  • Musical composition and instruction, playwriting, choreography, and theatrical direction

  • Massage therapy and fitness training

  • Dean's Advisory Committee, University of Vermont

 

 

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2016 Keynote Speaker, 7th Annual Diversity Conference, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, “De-stigmatizing Disabilities”

  • 2014 Rovinsky Lecturer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, “The Culture Autism: Balancing Evidence-Based Treatment with Integrity and Respect”

  • 2009 Holroyd Lecturer, LaSalle University (past lecturers have included C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General, and Michael DeBakey, inventor of the artificial heart), “Physician Roles in the Convergence of Medicine and Autism”

  • Invited as a speaker to address IEP and ASD issues by the Department of Education, US Virgin Islands, 2011

  • Invited as a keynote speaker at a conference sponsored by Speech Pathology Services of East Tennessee, 2011

  • Invitee to National Honor Society in Education, Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

  • Doctoral Scholarship recipient, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998

  • Doctoral Scholarships (declined), Rutgers University and Fordham University, 1996

  • College Honors, University of Vermont, 1994

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • Dean's List, University of Vermont, 1992-1994

  • Mortar Board Nomination, University of Vermont, 1994

  • Employee of the Quarter, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, 1994

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Cox, M. E., Rhodes, K., & Mitchell, E. R. (2005). Utilization of the Cultural Competency in Fostering Scale with prospective foster families.Unpublished manuscript.

  • Herrero-Taylor, T., & Mitchell, E. R. (1997, April). Neighborhood risk, racial socialization, and anger expression among African American youth. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development meeting, Washington, DC.

  • Herrero-Taylor, T., Mitchell, E. R., & Stevenson, H. C. (in press). Extending the buffer zone: Further examination of racial socialization, neighborhood risk, and anger expression in African American adolescents. In M. B. Spencer (Ed.), Identity in context.Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates.

  • McLaren, J., Mitchell, E. R., Robbins, Z., Exum-Thompson, L. (2012, May). Navigating Educational and Behavioral Services: What Parents of Children With Developmental Delays Need to Know.Presentation of workshop at the 36th Annual Philadelphia Regional Conference on Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA.

  • McLaren, J., & Mitchell, E. R. (2013, May). Navigating Educational and Behavioral Services: What Parents of Autistic Children Need to Know.Presentation of workshop at the 7thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1992). Reading Hall.Musical produced by the Springfield Drama Troupe in 1991; screenplay produced by Living and Learning Theatre Troupe and aired on Adelphia Cable.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1994, December). Revelation: A full-length musical for social consciousness.Book and score presented at the University of Vermont's Royall Tyler Theatre and entered into the University Archives.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1995, May). Music and drama as cathartic tools. Newsletter of Social Rehabilitation Services of Vermont.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1997). Assessment and development of cultural competence among teachers and social service professionals: Working with abused children and their families.Unpublished manuscript.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1998). Utility of the Cultural Competence Scale with urban African America adolescents.Unpublished manuscript.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1999a). Assessment and development of cultural competence.(Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1999). UMI ProQuest Digital Dissertation. http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/preview_all/9965529.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (1999b, October). Race and diversity in the 21st century.Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Middle Independent School Heads Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2006, April). Faculty and Staff Perspectives: Success of African American Students in Independent Schools.Presented at the annual convention of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Hammerman, L., & Axelrod, H. (2005). Meeting the needs of ASD children at school and at home. The Pennsylvania Administrator, 8(2), 14-17.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2006). Playing with Hudson. In C. N. Ariel and R. A. Naseef (Eds.), Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, People with Autism, Grandparents, Siblings, Friends, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom.London: Jessica Kingsley.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2006, March). The Culture of ASD: Transitioning from School Years and Beyond.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 1stannual Penn Autism Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Hurewitz, F, & Axelrod, H. (2007, March). Engaging Technology, Sensation, and Social Skills in Transition Planning.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 2ndannual Penn Autism Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2007, April). The Best of All Worlds: The Eclectic Generalization Model for Autistic Intervention.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 1st annual Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2008, March). Functional Fixations and Designing Realities.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 3ndannual Penn Autism Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2008, April). An Eclectic Model for Teaching Students with ASD.Presentation at the 2ndannual Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Hurewitz, F., & Axelrod, H. (2009, March). Intermingling the Roles of Technology, Advocacy, and the Media.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 4thannual Penn Autism Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2009, May). A Spectrum of Transitions: Options on the Road to Adulthood.Presentation at the 3rdannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2009, May). Transitions from the Parent Perspective.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 3rdannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Phillips, L., & Axelrod, H. (2010, April). Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs.Presentation and panel facilitation at The Philadelphia Alliance 8thAnnual Conference for Direct Service Professionals, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2010, April). Fathering Children on the Spectrum.Presentation and panel facilitation at the 4thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2010, April). Myths, Facts and Families.Presentation at the 4thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Moog, C. (2011, April). “The Friendship Algorithm” and Other Tools for Navigating Success.Presentation of workshop at the 5thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2012, March). Building Bridges.Presentation of workshop at Philadelphia Department of Behavior Health’s Practice Guidelines Community Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Robbins, Z. (2012, May). If I’m So Stressed, How Can I Help the Autistic Person?Presentation of workshop at the 6thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., (Panel facilitator) with D’Argenio, D., Edeiken-Cooperman, N., Patrick, K., & Sabbatino, E. (2012, May). Post-Secondary Options and Supports for Autistic Individuals.Presentation of workshop at the 6thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R.(2012). The Autism and Asperger’s Handbook: Putting it Together, Volume 1.Published eBook on Apple’s iBookstore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/autism-aspergers-handbook/id549403205?mt=11(Volume 2,Manuscript in preparation).

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Moog, C. (2012, October). Helping Campuses to Proactively Help Aspies.Presentation of workshop for administration and department heads of Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Moog, C. (2013, February). Understanding the World of Transitioning Teens and Young Adults Who Are On the Spectrum and Beyond.Presentation of workshop at Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Jewish Learning Venture at Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Moog, C. (2013, March). Helping Campuses to Proactively Help Aspies.Presentation of workshop for faculty members of Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Moog, C. (2013, May). Preparing For and Living In a Brave New World.Presentation of workshop at the 7thannual LaSalle/Green Tree ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2014, May). ASD Under Siege: Tragedy, Resiliency, and Solutions.Presentation of workshop at the annual LaSalle/Foundations ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R.,Moog, C., Ross, W., Purdum, T., Krisch, A., & Poole, J. (2016, expected). Using Special Interests to Engage Students on the Spectrum: Dinosaur Social Skills Groups. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Ross, W., Moog, C., Purdum, T., Krisch, A., Poole, J., & Siess, B. (2015, May). Dinosaurs, ASD, & Social Skills.Presentation of workshop at the annual LaSalle/Foundations ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., & Cutler, E. (2015, May). Videoconference for ASD Families and Self-Advocates.Facilitation of workshop with Eustacia Cutler, ASD advocate, author, and mother of Temple Grandin, at the annual LaSalle/Foundations ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2016, April). Autism, Neurodiversity, and Social Evolution in the Future.Keynote presentation of at the 7th Annual Diversity Conference, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2016, May). ASD and the Future: “The Times They Are A Changin”.Presentation of workshop and panel facilitation at the annual LaSalle/Foundations ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2016, November). ASD: Mindfulness and Identity for Teens.Presentation of workshop at the ASCEND 2016 Annual Conference: Autism Spectrum Disorder Through the Lifespan, Horsham, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Townsend, S., Boddie, T., Bonnell, G., Williams, D., Candio, R., Siess, B., & Karabin, K. (2017, May). Transitioning to Adulthood with Moderate-Severe ASD Needs.Presentation of workshop and panel facilitation at the annual LaSalle/Ruttenberg Autism Center/Foundations “Building Bridges” ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2017, multiple dates).Including Autism: A Training for LEGOLAND.Presentation of workshop for LEGOLAND staff and administrators in preparation for implementation of sensory-friendly autism events, Plymouth Meeting, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2016-2018, multiple dates).Appreciating Autism: A Training for Police Officers.Presentation of training workshop for police officers and other first responders at multiple locations, including police departments, and Gwynedd Mercy University’s Annual Autism Institute Conference, Gwynedd Valley, PA, Conshohocken, PA, and other locations.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2018, April). Social and Vocational Success Workshop.Presentation of workshop for Drexel Neurodragons and autism conference attendees, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2018, April). Navigating the IEP Team: A Workshop to Bring Schools and Families Together Around Common Goals.Presentation of workshop for Gwynedd Mercy University’s 11th Annual Autism Institute Conference, Gwynedd Valley, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2018, April and May). Autism on Campus:Professional Development Workshop on Neurodiversity.Presentation of workshops for Drexel faculty via Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP), Steinbright Career Development Center, and the Olitsky Family Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2018, October, November, December). De-escalating Violent Behaviors in the Workplace.Presentation of workshops for Shriner’s Hospital faculty, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Vivanti, G., & Glazier, S. (2019, March). G-ESDM for Better Outcomes and Cost Reductions During Early Transitions.Presentation of workshop and panel facilitation at the annual “Building Bridges” ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R., Kendorski, J., Tresco, T., Weinman, C., Siess, B., & Eynon, S. (2019, March). Ready, Set, Go! Successful Transition Planning From School Toward Adulthood.Presentation of workshop and panel facilitation at the annual “Building Bridges” ASD Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mitchell, E. R. (2019, April). Navigating the IEP Team: A Workshop to Bring Schools and Families Together Around Common Goals.Presentation of workshop requested and re-presented for Gwynedd Mercy University’s 12th Annual Autism Institute Conference, Gwynedd Valley, PA.

  • Stevenson, H. C., & Mitchell, E. R.(1997, September). Cultural difference and competence: Working with culturally diverse families. Workshop presented at the Southeast Pennsylvania Service Coordination Training, Norristown, PA.

  • Stevenson, H. C., Mitchell, E. R., & Herrero-Taylor, T. (1999, April). Establishing competence in working ethically with culturally diverse clients.Workshop presented on behalf of the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation, Morgantown, PA.

  • Stevenson, H. C., Hall, D. M., Mitchell, E. R., & Fry, D. (1998). A factor analytic study of the Fear of Calamity Scale with African American adolescents.Unpublished manuscript.

  • Stevenson, H. C., Mitchell, E. R., and colleagues (1998, February). Success of African American students in independent schools. Research study and symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Schools, New York.

  • Stevenson, H. C., Mitchell, E. R., Hall, D. M., & Fry, D. (1998). Getting with, watching over, and stuck to: Neighborhood social capital among African American youth.Unpublished manuscript.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Certified School Psychologist, Level II Educational Specialist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Certification in Functional Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Plan Development by Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services

  • American Psychological Association

  • Pennsylvania Autism Network

  • Philadelphia Autism Network “A-List”

  • ASCEND (Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia)

  • Specialists of Schools (SOS)

  • Social Rehabilitation Services of Vermont: Youth Worker

  • De-escalation and restraint certification, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

  • New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Project: Prevention Specialist

  • Point of Contact, Burlington, VT: Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Accupressure

  • CPR, First Aid certification

  • De-escalation and restraint certification (Handle with Care, previously certified through CPI)