Dr. Audrey Stempel, Ph.D.
Hello. I’m Dr. Audrey Stempel. I work with children and families to find more effective ways of coping, communicating, and expressing emotions in order to live life to the fullest and experience joy.
I am also the author of the forthcoming book, How to Calm the Dragons: The Principles of Parenting in Plain Language. The skills taught in this book are easy to understand and utilize. I have seen many families turn their lives around by following these simple guidelines.
I have been in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychologist, I was (and still am) a registered nurse.
I have worked in emergency rooms, cardiac intensive care, critical care, general surgery, and finally pediatrics.
I have been called a “child whisperer.” I have been told that I’m a natural teacher and that I am able to reach many people at many different levels.
I earned my doctorate degree from Fielding Graduate University.
I have had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and have a special interest in parent management training.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Health Psychology
Concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California
American Psychological Association-approved program
M.A., Clinical Psychology
The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine
- Major-Counseling Education
- Major- Rehabilitation Counseling
Parkersburg Community College, Parkersburg, West Virginia
- Major- Nursing
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- Major- Education
- Minor- Biological Sciences
Stempel, A. and Bush, J. (2013) The Relationship of Parenting Style to Medical Regimen Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma. Journal of Psychological Practice. (18), 22-55.
Maloney, A., Stempel, A., Wood, M., Patraitis, C., Beaudoin, C. (2012). Can Dance Exergames Boost Physical Activity as a School Based Intervention. Games for Health Journal, 1(6), 416-421.
Schultz, A., Murphy, E., Morton, J., Stempel, A., Messenger-Rioux, C., & Bennett, K. (1999). Preverbal, early verbal pediatric pain scale (PEPPS): Development and early psychometric testing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 14(1), 19-27.
ERIC DOCUMENT #CG 023528 – School-Based Rehabilitation Counselors
Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Children
Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Assessment and Treatment of ADHD
CBT and Depression
Tired of Saying NO: Assessment and Treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Poster Presentation – The Relationship of Parenting Style to Medical Regimen Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma
The Assessment and Management of Children’s Pain
Pain in the Pediatric Patient; Pain Issues Across the Lifespan
Poster Presentation- Preverbal, Early Verbal Pediatric Pain Scale
Faculty Honors Fund
Fielding Graduate University
Poster Presentation Award
Fielding Graduate University
American Psychological Association (1991-Present)- Member APA
National Register of Health Service Psychologists (2006 to present)