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					Stella J. Fernandez, PsyD
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8629 Bluejacket St. Suite 100
Lenexa, Kansas 66214
(913) 677-3553
fernandez@clinical-assoc.com




EDUCATION

       Doctor of Clinical Psychology
       The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
       Masters Counseling and Guidance
       University of Missouri-Kansas City
       Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
       University of Missouri-Kansas City


WORK EXPERIENCE

       Post Doctoral Fellow

       Clinical Associates, P.A.                                                     August    2010-present
       Lenexa, Kansas

       Post doctoral fellowship to include experiences in forensic assessment, diagnostic testing, and drug
       and alcohol treatment. Experience and work with public safety professionals in the form of fitness
       for duty evaluations and employment screening for police personnel. Diagnostic assessment of
       intellectual and personality functioning. Psycho-educational groups as well as individual and family
       psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults and couples.


       Pre-doctoral Internship


       Royal Oaks Hospital                                                            August      2009-2010
       Windsor, Missouri


       Provide direct psychotherapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults in an acute psychiatric
       setting. Work within an interdisciplinary team to provide services. Conduct psychological testing for
       the purpose of appropriate diagnostics and treatment planning.
Bilingual Therapist
Mattie Rhodes Counseling Center                                             December 2008 – Aug 2010
Kansas City, Kansas

   Provide counseling to Latino adults, children and families
   Coordinated and assessed for crisis intervention and management
   Work within an interdisciplinary team with schools and health clinic



 Bilingual Therapist
 Hand in Hand Multicultural Center                                         September 2007 – April 2008
Springfield, Missouri

   Conducted psycho-educational groups for Latino Parents
   Provided psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and families
   Created and implemented resource programs for minority families
   Provided therapy related to health and wellness for overweight adults



Bilingual Therapist
Mattie Rhodes Counseling Center                                             March 2006 – January 2007
Kansas City, Missouri

   Provided counseling to Latino adults, children and families
   Implemented psycho-educational groups pertaining to parenting
    skills and self-esteem
   Coordinated and assessed for crisis intervention and management



Curriculum Coordinator
 Hand in Hand Ministries Multicultural Center                                 March 2005 – March 2006
Springfield, Missouri

   Curriculum creation and management of a community wide awareness campaign
    that provided education, motivation, and opportunities for minorities.
   Conducted research concerning program development, curriculum
    implementation, and treatment options.
   Provided training seminars to professional and lay-persons concerning the
    implementation of health programs.

Lead Instructor
Focus on Children in Separation (FOCIS)                                      August 2002 – March 2005
Family Studies Program-Department of Sociology and Criminal
Justice and Criminology-University of Missouri-Kansas City

   Implemented a county-wide parent awareness program.
   Coordinated curriculum and learning objectives for child instructors.
   Communicated with court programs concerning the documentation and
    implementation of programs for divorcing families.
     Intake Coordinator
     Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault                           January 2005 – March 2005
     Kansas City, Missouri

        Responsible for the coordination and implementation of intakes within a mental
         health facility
        Crisis intervention and organization of hotline calls for victims of rape and sexual
         assault
        Implementation of education seminars concerning sexual assault prevention

     Instructor
     Communiversity                                                               September 2002 – May 2003
     University of Missouri-Kansas City
     Longview Community College

        Taught self-awareness classes concerning developmental life-transitions
        Courses taught to the public included: Questions for Couples (Pre-Marital
         Preparation); Living with Divorce; Living within a Blended Family



     CLINICAL PRACTICUMS

        Greene County Justice Center
        Family Violence Center
        The Robert Murney Clinic
        Western Missouri Mental Health
        Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
        University of Missouri Counseling Center




PAST WORK EXPERIENCES

     Vice President of Claims-Performance Contractors
     Case Manager-Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
     Claims Administrator-RisCorp National Insurance Company
     Casualty Supervisor-Crawford & Company
     Workers Compensation Claims Adjuster-Crawford & Company
     Human Resource Representative-Lee Apparel Company
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

     Caffeine and Cotinine as New Therapeutic Agents                          August 2008 – November 2008
      to Alleviate Gulf War Illness Pathology
      Veterans Administration Hospital-Bay Pines, Florida

      Collaborarted with the Department of Research and Development (Valentina
      Echeverria Moran, PhD) on a grant application pertaining to the effects of
      Caffeine and Cotinine as therapeutic agents for the treatment of PTSD and
      Gulf War Illness Pathology

     Use of the Personality Assessment Inventory and the Millon                      January 2008 – June 2010
      Clinical Multi-Axial Inventory-III to Assess Recidivism Among
      a Sex Offender Population

      Doctoral Dissertation under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Blansett concerning
      the analysis of archival data pertaining to scale elevations in two different
      assessment measures as they are related to recidivism outcomes

     KC BEST-Kansas City’s Built Environment and Health Study                 September 2004 – March 2005

      Member of the Health Research Group-Household Survey Team Dr. Carlos
      Poston-Principal Investigator. An environment and obesity study which
      involved a multilevel survey of risk factors contributing to obesity

     Content Analysis of Statistics in Clinical Psychology Journals                    May 2004 – March 2005

      Member of the research team responsible for coding journal articles for
      content analysis under the supervision of Sarah Pyle-MA Doctoral Candidate

     Describing and Evaluating Volunteer Services at the                             June 2003 – October 2003
      Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

      Responsible for assisting Dr. Nancy Murdock (UMKC Dept of Counseling
      Psychology) in the implementation, data collection, and presentation of an
      applied survey

     Endorsement of Irrational Beliefs as a Moderator of                             August 1984 – April 1984
      The Effects of Stressful Life Events

      Member of the undergraduate research team responsible for assisting in data
      collection under the guidance of Dr. Doug Denney at the University of Kansas-
      Department of Clinical Psychology


POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

      American Psychological Association Convention 2003
      American Psychology & Law Convention 2008

      Fernandez, S. J. (2003). Masculine gender role socialization and help seeking
              attitude. Poster presentation at the 2003 APA Annual Convention in
              Toronto, Canada.

      Fernandez, S. J. (2007). Feigning psychosis and PTSD: Examining the MMPI-2 and SIRS
              to determine malingering behavior. Paper presented to the 2008 Annual
              Convention of American Psychology and Law in Jacksonville, Florida
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE

     MMPI-2-RF/MMPI-2/MMPI-A                     Personality Assessment Inventory
     WAIS-III/WAIS IV                            WISC-IV
     WASI                                        WRAT-3
     House-Tree-Person                           Shipley Institute of Living
     Static-99                                   RASSOR
     Mini-Mental Status Exam                     Hooper Visual Organization Test
     Wisconsin Card Sorting Test                 Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test
     SASSI                                       Woodcock Johnson
     MCMI-III                                    Boston Naming Test
     Wonderlic Personnel Test                    Inwald Personality Inventory
     Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis         Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Inventory
     Dyadic Adjustment Scale                     Parental Stress Index

GROUPS FACILITATED

     Divorce Support Group                       Sexual Predator Group
     Dialectical Behavior Group                  Domestic Violence Support Group
     Focus on Children in Separation             Eating Disorders Support Group
     Anger Management Group                      Acculturation Support Group
     Senior Citizen Support Group                Alcohol and Substance Abuse Group
     Love and Logic                              Active Parenting

SPECIAL SKILLS AND TRAINING

     Bilingual Licensed
     LPC Missouri and Kansas
     PREP-Instructor
     Certified Mediator

RELATED PROJECTS
     Psycho-Educational Group presented to Firefighters                 September 2008 – August 2009
     concerning assessment and risk of suicide
     Springfield, Missouri

     Assessment of Candidates to the Police Academy                       January 2008 – January 2009
     Springfield, Missouri

     Volunteer Counselor for Empowerment Project                               May 2003 – March 2005
     University of Missouri-Kansas City

     Facilitator of Support Groups for Women dealing with divorce          February 2003 – March 2005
     University of Missouri-Kansas City

     Volunteer Court Advocate                                              January 2001 – August 2002
     Rosebrooks Center-Kansas City, Missouri

				
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