Kershenbaum & Raffaele

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Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania

Dr. Dan Pezzulo

Diplomate in School Neuropsychology

Dan@MyKidsLawyer.com

Dr. Dan has been providing psychological and educational services to children,
adolescents, college students, and adults for over 25 years. Dr. Dan is passionate about helping people transform their frustrations and concerns into sources of empowerment, so that they can become their own greatest advocates!

Dr. Dan’s practice at Kershenbaum & Raffaele includes:

  • Psychological, Neuropsychological, & Educational Evaluation Analysis, & Commentary
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Consultation & Collaboration
  • Consultations with Parents & Students (K-Graduate School)
  • Educational & Informational Presentations, Workshops, Webinars, & Blogs
  • Special Education Policy & Procedure Review, Analysis, & Commentary

Education & Training

  • Post-Doctoral Program in Neuropsychology – KIDS, Inc. & Texas Woman’s University
  • Post-Doctoral Program in School Psychology – Duquesne University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) – University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) – University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Clinical Social Work & Psychology – University of Montevallo

Licenses & Certifications

  • American Board-Certified School Neuropsychologist (ABSNP)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Certified School Psychologist (Pennsylvania Level II)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW – Pennsylvania)
  • Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management

Experience

In addition to joining Kershenbaum & Raffaele, Dr. Dan provides and oversees the delivery of psychological, counseling, evaluation, and educational services to over 3000 kids across the Commonwealth. He has provided services for suburban and rural public-school districts; Intermediate Unit – Community Schools; and for a K-12 PA Virtual Charter School.    Dr. Dan has also created school wide positive behavioral intervention programs; drafted and revised district policies and procedures; managed a multi-community district wide Crisis Response Team; He has presented at local, state, national, and international School Psychology conferences.

Previously, Dr. Dan developed and supervised a rural Partial Hospitalization Program; led a Multi-disciplinary Inpatient Team at a private child and adolescent psychiatric hospital; and, he created and serviced a post-secondary Office of Student Support Services.

Additionally, Dr. Dan regularly lectured at the University of Pittsburgh and Kutztown University on the topics of psychological and educational evaluation, diagnostic assessment, and psycho-pharmacology; as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Research Methodology, Inferential Statistics, and Clinical Practice.

When he is not working, Dr. Dan can be found at the gym, playing his drums, attending concerts, serving at his church, taking care of his pets, and reading most anything related to neuropsychology, school psychology, special education, human growth & development, and neuroscience.

Conferences, Presentations, & Community Service

2017, May   Health, Mental Health, & Education: 3 Systems for Identifying Children’s Needs
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2017, February   Fear, Worry, & Anxiety: The Grand Illusion Explained
Hempfield School District, Hempfield, Pennsylvania

2016, January   3 WAYS OF DOING “WHAT’S BEST FOR CHILDREN”
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2015, August   EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS: Sometimes Rewards, & Encouragement Don’t Work
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2014, January  The BRAIN: What We Think We Know & How It Can Help Us With Education
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2013, October   Informational Resource Utilization at a K-12 Virtual Public Charter School
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) Annual Conference.

2012, January   COMMUNICATION: A Lifelong Process – Work That’s Never Finished
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2011, August Factors That May Predict the Need for a Multidisciplinary Evaluation (MDE)
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2010, October Anxiety: A Neuro/Bio/ Psychological Perspective for Educators. 
Harrisburg Area Community College.

2009, September   PTSD: An Inconspicuous Bully in Your Classroom
(Statewide Webinar) Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

2008, February   Coping with Life Events: A “N.E.W.” Way of Thinking.
Warwick School District.

2006, September Depression: Causes and Treatments.
Transformed Ministries Seminar. 

2004, October Violence in the Classroom & On the Field: A Disguised Form of Motivation.
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Annual Conference.

2004 September A Problem Isn’t a Problem Until It’s a Problem: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies for Students.  Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

2004, August Using Your Head to Avoid Losing Your Mind: Neuropsychological & Cognitive Behavioral Perspectives for Education & Classroom Management. 
Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

2003, April  Violence in the Classroom & On the Field: A Disguised Form of Motivation.
National Association of School Psychologists 2003 Annual Convention.

2002, October  Identifying the Manipulators in Your Life: A Cognitive Response to Bullying.
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania  Annual Conference.

2002, September Violence in the Classroom & On the Field: A Disguised Form of Motivation.
Cross-Roads Presbyterian Church 2002 Fall Lecture, Monroeville, PA.

2001, October Violence in the Classroom & On the Field: A Disguised Form of Motivation.
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Annual Conference.

2000, April Minority Assessment Using the WISC-III: How Many Intelligences are Being Measured? 
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Conference.

2000, April  Learning to Avoid School – Classical Conditioning Revisited. 
Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania Conference.

2017, November Understanding Numbers & Constructs Frequently Seen in ER’s & RR’s (Statewide Webinar)