VITA

Lisa Mary Stephen, Ph. D., ACC, HBC-HWC

Licensed Psychologist – Doctorate • Associate Certified Coach • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

PO Box 1034, Jericho, VT 05465
Phone: (802) 355-9299 • Fax: (802) 419-3399
www.ignitepeakperformance.com

EDUCATION


College of Executive Coaching
Arroyo Grande, California

  • Certification: Certified Professional Coach, May 2020
  • Post-Graduate Certificate: Positive Psychology Health and Wellness Coaching, May 2021

Michigan State University
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
East Lansing, Michigan

  • Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, August 1995
  • Cognate: Women’s Studies
  • Clinical Specialization: Children, adolescent, adult and family treatment

Boston College
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  • Degree: Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, May 1988
  • Clinical Specialization: Adolescent and adult treatment

Southern Connecticut State University
Department of Psychology
New Haven, Connecticut

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1986
  • Specialization: Mental Health

PERSONAL, EXECUTIVE AND PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING EXPERIENCE


Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (National Board of Medical Examiners)
IGNITE Peak Performance, LLC | February 2018 – Present

Duties: Provide evidence based personal, career, performance and health and wellness coaching for adults, adolescents and college students. Offer workshops in mental skills training, sports parenting, giftedness, and other topics by request. Individual, team, and group services available.

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTATION EXPERIENCE


Psychologist
Lisa M. Stephen, Ph.D., P.C.
January 2006 – present | Part time practice. Shelburne, Vermont
August 2003 – December 2005 | Part time practice. Middlebury, Vermont January 2001 – August 2003 | Part time practice. Rutland, Vermont

Duties: Provide evidence based personal, career, performance and health and wellness coaching for adults, adolescents and college students. Offer workshops in mental skills training, sports parenting, giftedness, and other topics by request. Individual, team, and group services available.

Psychotherapist
Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc; Middlebury, Vermont | May 1997 – January 1999
Part time position.

Duties: Provided assessment and counseling for children, adolescents, and families. Presenting problems included oppositional behavior, abuse, and loss resulting in diagnoses of Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorder NOS, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Be- reavement, and a variety of Adjustment Disorders.

Contracting Psychologist
Directions Employee Assistance Program; Lansing, Michigan | August 1995 – March 1997
Part time position.

Duties: Provided assessment and short term counseling for adults presenting with a variety of issues including eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disturbance, career dissatisfaction, and job perfor- mance. Provided assessment and short term counseling for children, families, and couples with issues related to behavioral management and family discord. Delivered crisis interventions for adults and children. Conducted workshops.

Contracting Psychologist
Tri-County Office on Aging; Lansing, Michigan | October 1996 – March 1997.
Part time position.

Duties: Provided assessment and counseling for geriatric clients and their caretakers. Presenting problems included grief, degenerative brain disease, depression, and adjustment to physical disabili- ties.

Psychology Intern
Community Mental Health; Lansing, Michigan | August 1994 – August 1995.
Full time APA approved internship.

Duties: Provided individual and family therapy for children and adolescents with issues related to abuse, neglect, impulse control, and grief. Clients presented with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Dysthymia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Provided group therapy for girls who were sexually abused. Assessed children, adolescents, and adults through clinical interviews, objective, and projective psychological testing. Participated in weekly mirror team supervision with a solution focused approach. Member of weekly diagnostic team meetings that focused on differential diagnosis and disposition.

St. Lawrence Hospital Adult Inpatient Psychiatry; Lansing, Michigan | August 1994 – December 1994.
Part time internship rotation.

Duties: Completed psychosocial assessments of incoming patients. Provided individual, group, and family therapy for patients with issues related to loss, psychotic thinking, substance abuse, and vic- timization. Clients presented with a variety of substance abuse diagnoses and Major Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Depression. Participated in biweekly treatment team meetings. Completed discharge and after care planning.

Therapist
Community Mental Health; Lansing, Michigan | October 1994 – August 1995.
Part time position.

Duties: Assessed and diagnosed clients through clinical interviews and mental status examinations. Provided crisis intervention over the phone and face to face. Facilitated psychiatric hospitalizations. Provided appropriate referrals.

Emergency Services Therapist
Community Mental Health; Lansing, Michigan | June 1992 – April 1995.
Part time relief position.

Duties: Assessed and provided individual therapy for adult clients with issues related to victimiza- tion, loss, and substance abuse. Clients presented with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alcohol De- pendence, Adjustment Disorder, and Major Depression.

Graduate Assistant
Elliott Professional Development School; Holt, Michigan | September 1992 – June 1993.
Quarter time assistantship.

Duties: Planned and implemented a brief therapy group for children of divorced parents.

Practicum Student
Michigan State University, Counseling Center; East Lansing, Michigan | September 1991 – June 1992.
Half time practicum.

Duties: Assessed clients through clinical interviews and formal psychological testing. Provided indi- vidual short and long term psychotherapy for university students presenting with issues related to sexual orientation, victimization, abandonment, identity development, intimacy, and suicidal ideation. Performed crisis interventions. Participated in weekly treatment team meeting with a focus on treat- ment planning.

Practicum Student
Michigan State University, Counseling Center; East Lansing, Michigan | April 1991 – June 1991.
Quarter time practicum.

Duties: Assessed clients’ career issues through clinical interviews and vocational testing. Provided individual short term career counseling with a focus on vocational choice, academic major and career identity.

SUPERVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


Clinical Consultant
Castleton Community College | August 2003 – December 2005.
Part time position.

Duties: Provided weekly consultation to the Director of the Counseling Center.

Clinical Director
Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc.; Middlebury, Vermont | July 1999 – March 2001.
Part time position.

Duties: Coordinated Quality Assurance Team. Consulted with staff and provided recommendations regarding issues of clinical risk and potential liability. Wrote and/or supervised policy and procedure development. Provided an array of training regarding policy and procedure and service delivery. De- signed and monitored outcomes and utilization review systems.

Accreditation Coordinator
Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc.; Middlebury, Vermont | February 1998 – July 1999.
Part time position.

Duties: Prepared the agency to submit for CARF accreditation. Supervised policy and procedure de- velopment and authored sections related to agency wide service delivery. Wrote agency wide training plan. Designed and monitored outcomes and utilization review systems.

Clinical Supervisor
Gateway Community Services
Crossroads Homeless Youth Program; Lansing, Michigan | March 1993 – November 1995.
Half of full time position.

Duties: Developed clinical policies and procedures. Performed intakes and determined case dispo- sitions. Performed crisis interventions. Provided weekly supervision to case managers, group ther- apists, and interns. Provided bimonthly supervision to residential staff. Developed, facilitated, and provided professional development training. Provided clinical consultation to the director. In con- junction with other agency clinical supervisors, planned and implemented training for all staff.

Coordinator
Gateway Community Services
Crossroads Homeless Youth Program; Lansing, Michigan | October 1993 – August 1995.
Half of full time position.

Duties: Interviewed, hired, oriented, and evaluated case managers, residential staff, volunteers, interns, and therapists. Assisted the director in grant writing. Ensured that contract obligations were met. Supervised staff scheduling. Led weekly staff meetings. Participated in safety committee meetings. Provided consultation and outreach to the community. Supervised all administrative com- ponents of program. Allocated financial assistance to clients for housing and/or education.

Clinical Supervisor of the Behavioral Specialist
The Brandon Residential Treatment Center & Day School; Natick, Massachusetts | September 1988 – August 1990.
Position included in role as Staff Psychotherapist.

Duties: Provided weekly supervision for the Behavioral Specialist who designed the behavioral man- agement system and individual plans for clients.

Clinical Supervisor of the School Crisis Counselor
The Brandon Residential Treatment Center & Day School; Natick, Massachusetts | September 1988 – August 1990.
Position included role as Staff Psychotherapist.

Duties: Provided weekly clinical supervision for the school Crisis Counselor who facilitated therapeutic restraints and monitored time-out space.

Case Manager
The Brandon Residential Treatment Center & Day School; Natick, Massachusetts | July 1989 – August 1990.
Part time position.

Duties: Co-led and facilitated biweekly treatment team meetings. Led diagnostic and case conference meetings. Served as administrative representative of the agency to all adjunct service providers in- cluding Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, school systems, and psychiatric hospitals.

College Experience Director
Residence Life Department, Boston College; Newton, Massachusetts | May 1988 – August 1988.
Full time, summer position.

Duties: Developed and directed residential program for high school students attending the universi- ty’s summer program. Trained and supervised staff of 17 resident assistants. Trained and supervised the assistant to the director. Provided crisis interventions for students.

Resident Assistant
Boston College; Newton, Massachusetts | May 1987 – August 1987.
Part time, summer position.

Duties: Implemented social programming. Supervised students in residence hall.

Day Camp Unit Director
Newton Country Day School; Newton, Massachusetts | May 1987 – August 1987.
Full time, summer position.

Duties: Planned and implemented all classes and activities for a day camp unit servicing 27 four year old children. Supervised 5 camp counselors.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Visiting Assistant Professor
Middlebury College; Middlebury, Vermont
January 2002- January 2005. Part time position- temporary
September 2001- May 2002. Part time position- temporary.
February 2000- May 2000. Part time position- temporary.

Duties: Developed and implemented curriculum for courses in Adolescent Development,
Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Diagnosis with the DSM-IV, and Gender Issues in Psychotherapy. Researched and delivered relevant lecture material. Facilitated group discussions. Implemented didactic exercises to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. Prepared, administered, and evaluated student examinations.

Adjunct Faculty
Trinity College; Burlington, Vermont |September 1999 – December 1999.
Part time position.

Duties: Developed and implemented curriculum for a 3 credit undergraduate Educational Psycholo- gy course. Researched and delivered relevant lecture material. Facilitated group discussions. Im- plemented didactic exercises to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. Prepared, administered and evaluated student examinations.

Self Defense Instructor
Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan | November 1992 – May 1993.
Part time position.

Duties: Provided information about the prevalence of sexual assault. Explained the stages of assault and described the characteristics and motivation of assailants. Taught verbal and physical self de- fense skills.

Adjunct Faculty
Teacher Education Department, Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan | September 1990 – June 1992.
Half time assistantship.

Duties: Designed and implemented curriculum for a 5 credit undergraduate course in Educational Psychology entitled “The Individual and the School”. Researched and delivered material utilizing a seminar format which included lectures, discussion, and group activities. Prepared, administered, and evaluated student projects and examinations.

Adjunct Faculty
Psychology Department, Curry College; Milton, Massachusetts | January 1988 – May 1988.
Part time position.

Duties: Designed and implemented curriculum for a 3 credit undergraduate Psychology of Learning course. Researched and delivered relevant lecture material. Prepared, administered, and evaluated student examinations. Designed and provided tutorials for students with special needs.

Head Weekend Teacher
Benhaven School for the Autistic & Neurologically Impaired; East Haven, Connecticut | June 1986 – August 1986.
Part time position.

Duties: Completed lesson plans. Supervised 4 teaching assistants. Led therapeutic physical re- straints. Ordered and monitored chemical restraints. Supervised and implemented behavioral man- agement program.

Residential Teaching Assistant
Benhaven School for the Autistic & Neurologically Impaired: East Haven, Connecticut | March 1986 – August 1986.
Part time position.

Duties: Taught daily living skills to students.

Social Skills Instructor
Benhaven School for the Autistic and Neurologically Impaired; East Haven, Connecticut | February 1986 – August 1986.
Part time position.

Duties: Planned outings for students diagnosed with autism. Took individuals to various events in an attempt to facilitate the acquisition of appropriate social skills.

Senior Teaching Assistant
Benhaven School for the Autistic and Neurologically Impaired; East Haven, Connecticut | January 1986 – August 1986.
Part time position.

Duties: Created, implemented and evaluated lesson plans for individual students focusing on the acquisition of sheltered workshop skills, Utilized behavior modification procedures. Supervised the performance of four teaching assistants. Assisted in therapeutic restraints.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Visiting Scholar
Middlebury College; Middlebury, Vermont | May 2001 – January 2005.

Project: Edited manuscripts.

Doctoral Student
Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan | September 1992 – May 1995.

Dissertation Research: “Connection and Separation: An Exploration of the Beliefs of College Counselors.” Investigated college counselors’ attitudes toward the importance of separation and connection when considering cases of clients presenting concerns about a conflict with their parent(s).

Psychology Intern
Veteran’s Administration Hospital; West Haven, Connecticut | September 1986 – January 1986.
Quarter time internship.

Project: Administered and scored the Minnesota Multi phasic Personality Inventory. Results were used in a research project analyzing the psychosocial adjustments of visually impaired veterans. Researched the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans with amputated limbs.

PRESENTATIONS


Stephen, L.M. (2021). Mental Skills and Imagery in Physical Therapy.
Postural Restoration Institute: Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stephen, L.M. (2020). Negative Thoughts and Emotions Impeding Progress with a Postural Restoration Institute Program.
Postural Restoration Institute: Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stephen, L.M. (2020). Enhancing Communication and Connection with the Physical Therapist and Patient.
Postural Restoration Institute; Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stephen, L.M. (2019). Vassar Rise Student-Athlete Mental Skills Training.
Vassar College; Poughkeepsie, New York.

Stephen, L.M. (2018). Risk Taking Behavior in Adolescent Athletes: We Can Make a Difference.
Green Mountain Valley School Alpine Program; Waitsfield, Vermont.

Stephen, L.M. (2017, 2018). Mental Skills Team Training.
Vassar College Womens Basketball Program; Poughkeepsie, New York.

Stephen. L.M. (1999). Policy and Procedure Training: Confidentiality, Access and Release of Records, Risk and Dangerousness, and Documentation Strategies.
Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc.; Middlebury, Vermont.

Stephen. L.M. (1999). Clinical Risk Management.
Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc.; Middlebury, Vermont.

Stephen. L.M. (1996) Depression: When and How to Seek Professional Help.
Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M. (1996) Stress Management and the Holiday Season.
Michigan State University Credit Union; East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M. (1995) Connection and Separation: An Exploration of the Beliefs of College Counselors.
Community Mental Health; Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M. (1994) Counter transference.
Gateway Community Services; East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M. (1993) Safety Skills Workshop for Mental Health Professionals.
Gateway Community Services; East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M.; Forrest, L; Geisler, C.; O’Brien, J.; and Gainor, K. (1992). The trials, tribulations and tri-umphs of strong, competent, ethical, feminist graduate students and faculty in Counseling Psychology.
American Psychological Association, Division 17, Great Lakes Region Conference; East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen. L.M., and Ford, R. (1988). Date Rape.
Curry College; Milton, Massachusetts.

CONTINUING EDUCATION


Peer Consultation

Participate in regular peer consultation in psychology.

Participate in regular peer consultation in personal, career, wellness, and performance coaching.

Annual Trainings and Workshops

Completed annually in sport and performance psychology.

Completed annually in personal, career, wellness, positive psychology, and performance coaching.

Completed annually in various areas related to mental health assessment, treatment, risk management, ethics, and consultation.

Current Ongoing Education

Current Student at the College of Executive Coaching pursuing classes and training preparing to obtain the Master Certified Coach credential through the International Coaching Federation.

EMDR

Completed EMDR Level I and II training.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS


  • Sports and performance psychology.
  • Prevention of coach abuse and student- athlete maltreatment within youth and collegiate sport.
  • Using EMDR with athletes and performers to optimize flow.
  • Personal, career, health and wellness, and performance coaching.
  • Positive Psychology applied to coaching, well-being, and performance.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • Autonomy within the context of connection particularly with regard to the adolescent – parent relationship.
  • Gender role issues.
  • Giftedness as it impacts youth and families.

REFERENCES


Available upon request

Mailing Address

PO Box 1034
Jericho, VT 05465