Curriculum Vitae

Education

La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2016

La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, 2012

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • B.A., Psychology, 2009

 

Clinical Experience

Clinician, June 2014 – Present 

Cooper University Hospital - Consult-Liaison Externship, Camden, NJ
Supervisor: Dr. Kelly Gilrain

  • Individual psychotherapy for those diagnosed with any medical condition resulting in hospitalization
  • Leading and/or co-leading psychotherapy groups including Trauma as well as Coping/Mindfulness Groups
  • Consultation service available for both doctors and patients in need at critical moments, such as initial diagnosis or pre-treatment
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, dieticians, and professionals in complementary medicine

Clinician, June 2013 – June 2014 

Cooper University Hospital - Externship in Psycho-Oncology, Camden, NJ
Supervisor: Dr. Cori McMahon

  • Individual psychotherapy for those diagnosed with any form of cancer.
  • Leading and/or co-leading psychotherapy groups including: Women’s Cancer Survivor Group, Women’s Intimacy & Sexuality Group, Anxiety/Fear of Recurrence Group, Coping/Mindfulness Group
  • Group therapy for smoking cessation for non-medical patients, and conducting telephone-based counseling sessions
  • Consultation service available for both doctors and patients in need at critical moments, such as initial diagnosis or first chemotherapy treatment
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team including medical oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, dieticians, and professionals in complementary medicine.

Clinician, June 2012 – June 2013 

Clinical Neuropsychology Associates, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Dr. Luke Amann

  • Administration and scoring of neuropsychological assessment measures
  • Measure interpretation and report writing

Clinician, August 2011 – June 2012 

Northwestern Human Services, Sharon Hill, PA
Supervisor: James Jackson, Psy.D.

  • Assessment and intervention for a diverse community mental health population employing a wide variety of intervention techniques.

Clinician, June 2011 – Present

La Salle University Community Center for Psychological Services
Supervisor: Kelly McClure, Ph.D.Nataliya Zelikovsky, Ph.D.

  • Member of the Weight and Eating team responsible for individual therapy with clients experiencing difficulty in losing weight and associated health and psychosocial stressors.
  • Member of the Depression team responsible for individual therapy with clients experiencing a wide variety of psychosocial stressors resulting in depression and comorbid disorders.
  • Member of the Health Psychology team responsible for individual therapy with clients experiencing a wide variety of health concerns.
  • Member of the Problem Solving Therapy team responsible for initial assessment and case conceptualization.

Clinic Assistant, August 2010 – June 2011

La Salle University Community Center for Psychological Services
Supervisor: Kathleen Murphy-Eberenz, Ph.D.

  • Conduct phone screenings for potential new clients.
  • Assign new clients to appropriate clinic teams.
  • Build and organize client charts.
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed.

Premedical Assistant, March 2008 – December 2008

Long Term Care and Emergency Medicine Units, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Mel Kearny, R.N.

  • Provide meals and general assistance to patients.
  • Shadow clinical staff.
  • Create and disseminate digital media related to hospital programs.

 

Research Experience

Presentations

Fizur, P. (2014, April). Positive Parenting Strategies. Lecture and Latte Series. Lecture conducted from Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ.

Fizur, P. (2014, April). Coping With What Life Throws Your Way: Distress Tolerance for Individuals with Cancer. Signature Classes Series. Lecture conducted from Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ.

Publications

“The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration: Pursuing a Rigorous and Innovative Future for Implementation Science.” Implementation Science. (Submitted for Initial Review)

Tiwari, Shilpee, Philip C. Kendall, Alexandra L. Hoff, Julie P. Harrison, and Philip J. Fizur. “Characteristics of Exposure Sessions as Predictors of Treatment Response in Anxious Youth.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2012): Accepted for Publication

Collaborator, August 2013 – Present

La Salle Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education Resources

  • Statistics consultant providing data transformation services, analysis consultation, and graph production.

Planning and Committee Member, June 2011 – Present

Seattle Research Implementation Conference

Member, June 2011 – Present

La Salle University Health Psychology Research Team

  • Assisting in the construction of health related measures, analysis of data, implantation of new research projects, and participant recruitment.

Planning and Committee Member, June 2011 – Present

SSPA and Grimes Lecture

  • Assisted in the organization of the Annual Showcase for the Science of Psychology and its Application featuring The 33rd Annual Grimes Lecture.
      • Recruited poster presenters
      • Organized abstracts
      • Designed program for the evening

Research Assistant, May 2011 – January 2012

Department of Behavioral Medicine, Cooper Cancer Institute, Voorhees, NJ
Supervisor: Cori McMahon, Psy.D.

  • Coordinate development of the POST-B Quality of Life Scale
    • Recruit individuals at initial appointment
    • Schedules and administer follow-up interviews at weeks three and five
    • Compile and coordinate data between study sites

Research Assistant, January 2008 – August 2010

Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Philip Kendall, Ph.D.

  • Rate sessions to evaluate collaboration and youth involvement in exposure tasks.
  • Rate sessions to evaluate the presence of certain session components (e.g., processing of exposures) for outcome predictability purposes.
  • Observe and rate therapist behavior to determine effectiveness of training for community clinicians in evidence-based practice.
  • Provide technical assistance where needed for software, web applications, and development of material related to various projects.

Senior Thesis, May 2009

  • Parkinson’s Disease with Comorbid Depression: An Etiological Review and Argument for an Integrated Psychotherapeutic Treatment Approach

Teaching and Supervisory Experience

Peer Tutor, September 2007-May 2008

Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: David Margules, Ph.D.

  • Assisted fellow Psychology students with course material and writing assignments.

Conference Presentations (Posters)

 

Work Experience

Graduate Studies Web Developer, January 2012 – Present

The College of Arts and Sciences, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Margaret McManus, Ph.D.

  • Promote graduate activity through web publications
  • Update existing content and identify new content for each graduate program

Assistant Director of Information Technology, March 2004 – August 2010

The College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Marc Getty

  • Plan and implement technology infrastructure for the College of Liberal Arts, including HIPAA compliant data servers and applications.
  • Build and maintain databases as well as applications and websites for data access.
  • Maintenance and development of systems, including the Temple University Neurocognition Laboratory server.

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Certifications and Trainings 

HIV Mental Health Service Delivery Training

American Psychological Association - HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program

  • Training in HIV Virology, Clinical Course, Medical Treatment, Epidemiology, and HIV Testing; Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health into HIV/AIDS Care; Mental Health Assessment Issues and Strategies for the HIV-infected Population; Mental Health Intervention Strategies for the HIV/AIDS Population; Prevention Issues HIV/AIDS for Mental Health Providers; HIV/AIDS and Families; Work in the Lives of HIV-infected Individuals: Roles for Psychologists; Drug Use, Abuse, and HIV/AIDS; and, HIV/AIDS and the Transgender Population.

Ethical Issues and HIV/AIDS: A Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Services Curricula

American Psychological Association - HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program

  • Training in a model for ethical decision-making; how to analyze complex HIV cases in terms of five foundational ethical principles in conjunction with professional ethics codes; explore how the ethical decision making model applies to a case study; apply the ethical decision making model to an HIV mental health case study.

Protecting Human Research Participants, January 2011

National Institutes of Health

  • Addresses the principles used to define ethical research using humans and the regulations, policies, and guidance that describe the implementation of those principles.

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