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9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 222
Bonita Springs, FL 34135-4235
(239) 404-9396


Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado 2001
  School Psychology
  APA& NASP-Accredited Program
  Dissertation: Traumatic Brain Injury Self Report: Identifying The Relationship Between Personality Style And Risk Taking Behavior
M.A. University of Alabama 1994
  School Psychology
B.S. Frostburg State University 1991


2002-Present Psychologist
  Private Practice
  Licensed School Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  Counseling, Evaluation, Consultation
  Children, Adolescents, Adults
  Individuals, Couples, Families
  Play Therapy
1999-Present School Psychologist
  Collier County Public Schools
  5775 Osceloa Trail
  Naples, FL 34109-0919
  Provided assessment, counseling, and consultation to children Pre-K to 12th grade in Collier County Public schools.
1998-1999 Psychologist
  Centennial BOCES
  104 Main St. LaSalle, CO
  Provided individual & group counseling to emotionally handicapped students in a multi-district treatment program. Taught affective education classes, and provided consultation and assessment to children with disabilities preschool age to 12th grade.
1997-1998 School Psychology Internship
  811 15th St. Greeley Co, 80631
  Provided assessment, counseling, consultation, and community outreach to preshchool programs and preschool children and their families. Provided group & family counseling to elementary and middle school aged to preschool programs and preschool children and their families. students in a day treatment program for children with complex emotional emotional and behavioral issues.
1997 Filial Therapy Group Leader
  Dream Team/School District 6
  811 15th St. Greeley, CO 80631
  Co-facilitated a parent therapy group teaching parents of preschoolers home based play therapy.
1996-1997 Pediatric Psychology Rotation
  Ne-Hi Clinic/Fragile-X Clinic
  Children’s Hospital & JFK Center For Developmental Disabilities
  Denver, CO
  Provided assessment, counseling, and consultation to high risk infants from the neo-natal intensive care after care program.
  Provided support to families and children with Fragile-X. Interviewed families for research projects involving children with Fragile-X.
1994-1997 Tuition Classification Specialist
  Office of Registrar and Records
  University of Northern Colorado
  Greeley, CO 80639
  Determined tuition classification of students based on state statutes. Conducted internal audits for the Registrar’s Office, Admission’s Office, and the Graduate School.
1994-Present Exam Proctor
  Educational Testing Service (ETS)
1995 Instructor - Personality Assessment Practicum
  Division of Professional Psychology
  University of Northern Colorado
  Greeley, CO 80639
  Taught graduate students various personality measures, graded personality assessments and video taped sessions of the assessments.
Writing Assessment Specialist
  Greeley, CO 80631
  Completed criterion referenced evaluations of elementary level students for School District 6 in Weld County.
1994 Standardization Team - Cognitive Assessment System (CAS)
  Riverside Publishing Company
  8420 Bryhn Mawr Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60631
  Administered the Das-Naglieri: Cognitive Assessment System for
standardization purposes.
1994 School Psychology Internship
  Tuscaloosa City Schools
  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  Worked as a School Psychologist in the areas of assessment, diagnosis,
intervention, counseling, and consultation.
1992-1994 Career Counselor /Learning Disabilities Specialist
  Center for Teaching & Learning
  The University of Alabama
  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  Worked on a federally funded grant as a career counselor for learning
disabled college students. Provided individual career counseling,
conducted mock interviews, presented workshops on resume writing and job interviewing skills geared toward learning disabled students with a focus toward the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Completed LD evaluations of college students which included a complete psychosocial interview, symptom inventory,Wood- Cock Johnson-Revised, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, and other measures determined on an individual basis.
1992-1994 Assessment Coordinator
  Shelton State Community College
  202 Skyland Blvd.
  Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  Coordinated and proctored the entrance examination for all Shelton State
College students.
Summer 1992 Instructor-Career Exploration
  Academic Enhancement Program
  The University of Alabama
  Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  Taught a career counseling/exploration course in a summer program for learning disabled college bound high school seniors.
1991-1992 Assistant Group Leader/ Counselor
  Good Shepherd Center
  4100 Maple Avenue
  Baltimore, MD 21227-4099
  Provided custodial care, counseling, consultation, and behavioral
interventions to emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescent females in a 24-hour residential facility.
1991 Mental Health Associate II
  Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents
  Cheltenham, MD
  Provided custodial care, counseling, consultation, and behavioral
interventions to emotionally and behaviorally disordered, and adjudicated
delinquent adolescents males in a 24-hour residential facility.
Summer 1991 Residential Counselor
  Upward Bound Program
  Frostburg State university
  Frostburg, MD 21532
  Provided custodial care, counseling, supervision, and recreational
therapeutic activities to under-privileged college bound high school students.
1991 Addiction Counselor Internship
  Lois E. Jackson Unit Cottage #8
  Thomas B. Finan Center
  Country Club Road
  Cumberland, MD 21502
  Provided individual, group, and family counseling to adolescent males with drug and alcohol abuse problems using the 12-step program philosophy. The program was a 60 day inpatient facility.
1988-1991 Psychology Tutor
  Frostburg State University
  Frostburg, MD 21532
  Taught study skills to students in introductory psychology, child and adolescent psychology, and psychology of adjustment courses.


1992-1993 Puppeteer (8/92-5/94)
  Child Abuse Prevention Services
  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
1991-1992 President of Psychology Club
  Frostburg State University
1991-1994 Member of Psi Chi
  National Honor Society in Psychology
1988-1990 Child Care Worker Volunteer
  Parents Anonymous
  Cumberland, MD 21502


Psychoeducational Assessment, Family Therapy, Play Therapy , Traumatic Brain Injury, Early Intervention & Prevention Programs, School related learning and behavior problems.


Walters-Kemp, P., D’Amato, R.C., Bardos, A., Retzlaff, P. (2001).
Preventing Brain Injuries: A Study of Risk-Taking Behavior and Personality. Paper
presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention,
Orlando, FL.

Gunning, M., Walters-Kemp, P., Schicke, M. (1998). Empowering Parents: The effects of Filial
Play Therapy on preschoolers and their parents. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Walters-Kemp, P., D’Amato, R. C. (1997). Review of P. E. Jarvis & J. T. Barth’s The
Halstead Neurological Battery: A Guide to Interpretation and Clinical Applications. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 15, 160-162.

Satcher, J. F., McGhee, M., Friend, P., Brandt, R. K., Walters-Kemp, P., & Barker, M. (1993).
Bridges to career success: A model for training career counselors serving
students with learning disabilities. Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Satcher, J., McGhee, M., Brandt, R.K. & Walters-Kemp, P. (1994).
Promoting Career Success for College Students with Learning Disabilities. Alabama Counseling Association Journal.

Skinner, C., Satcher, J., Brandt, R., & Walters-Kemp, P. (1993, November). Interaction between student’s reading ability and reading interventions. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Satcher, J. F., McGhee, M., Brandt, R.K., & Walters-Kemp, P. Promoting Career Opportunities for College Students with Learning Disabilities: The LD Career Project. Paper Presented at the Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference. November, 1993, Birmingham, AL.


  American Psychological Association (APA)
  National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  South West Florida Association of School Psychologists
  Florida Association of School Psychologists
  National Association for the Education of Young Children


1997-1998 Mildred Gueck Memorial Scholarship
  University of Northern Colorado
1995-1996 Living Memorial Scholarship
  University of Northern Colorado
1994-1995 Colorado Graduate Fellowship
  University of Northern Colorado
1994 Leeman C. Joslin Scholarship
  Behavioral Studies - University of Alabama


2002 Florida School Psychology Licensure #SS756
1999 Professional Educators Certificate-School Psychology
  Florida Department of Education
1998 NCSP - Nationally Certified School Psychologist
1998 Special Services Certificate-School Psychology Colorado Department of Education


Children with Loved Ones in Jail: A Group Counseling Intervention for Elementary School
Students. Mini Skills Workshop presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists
Annual Convention. Orlando Florida, November 8, 2001.

Enhancing Career Opportunities for College Students with Learning Disabilities: A Workshop for College Career Counselors. One-day workshop for college career counselors, Tuscaloosa, AL: August 18, 1993.


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