• Gary L. Fischler &
    Associates, PA

    Consulting & Forensic Psychologists

  • Pre-Employment
    screening


  • Fitness For Duty
    Evaluation


  • Leadership & Management
    Assessments


  • Public Safety
    Services


  • Forensic Psychology
    Services


  • Disability and Vocational
    Rehabilitation


April Leaveck, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Leaveck earned her doctorate from Central Michigan University in 1994, after completing an internship at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Her experience includes ten years as a staff psychologist and supervisor at Scott County Mental Health Center. Her current interests include pre-employment and fitness-for-duty evaluations for safety-sensitive positions, and disability and rehabilitation examinations.

    Curriculum Vitae
    • EDUCATION

    Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

    Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

    APA Approved Psy.D. Program

    Dissertation Title: “Perceived parental reactions to same-sex sexual orientation disclosure: A search for predictors.”

    Date Awarded: May 7, 1994

    Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology

    Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

    Date Awarded: May 1991

    Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

    University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

    Date Awarded: May 1985

    • LICENSURE

    Minnesota LP 3880, December 31, 2001

    • PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    October 2003 to Present

    Clinical Psychologist

    Gary L. Fischler and Associates, P.A. 1735 Medical Arts Building, 825 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Responsibilities: Intelligence and personality psychological evaluations and consultation. Pre-employment, fitness-for-duty, and forensic examinations.

    August 2002 to October 2003

    Supervisor

    Scott County Mental Health Center, Government Center 300

    200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

    Responsibilities: Clinical supervision and consultation; Clinic management; Contract development and management; Consultation for a variety of agencies including children and adult mental health, child protection, employment and training, schools, court services, a child abuse team.

    January 1995 to August 2002

    Psychologist

    Scott County Mental Health Center, Government Center 300

    200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

    Responsibilities: Intelligence and personality evaluations including objective and projective assessments with children, adolescents, and adults; Neuropsychological screenings; Diagnostic assessments; Behavioral analysis; Cognitive-behavioral assessments and treatment; Individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults; Day treatment; Crisis intervention; Consultation, intervention, and training with schools, Employment and Training, Crisis Nursery, Foster Care.

    • CLINICAL EXPERTISE

    · Intelligence and personality assessment with children, adolescents, and adults, including assessments for courts, child protection, schools, and therapists

    · Cognitive-behavioral assessments and treatment

    · Diagnostic assessments with children, adolescents, and adults

    · Anger assessments and treatment

    · Therapy and assessment with individuals who have experienced severe trauma

    · Anxiety Disorders including PTSD, OCD, Panic Disorders

    · Major Mental Illness and Depressive Disorders

    · Alternative lifestyle and cultural diversity

    • INTERNSHIP

    July 1993 to July 1994

    Clinical Psychology Intern:

    Hahnemann University Hospital

    Broad and Vine, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1192

    APA Approved Pre-doctorial Internship.

    Hahnemann University Hospital is a health and science teaching hospital that provides services to an ethnically and socio-economically diverse population.

    • ROTATIONS

    Student Mental Health Services: Provides psychological assessment and treatment for undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students.

    Inpatient Adult Psychiatry: Provides psychological evaluations and treatment for patients with psychiatric and somatic diagnosis in an inpatient setting.

    Heart Failure/Transplant Center: Provides psychological evaluations and support for patients with terminal illness and their families.

    Consultation/Liaison Services: Provides psychiatric consultation to hospital medical units.

    • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    American Psychological Association: Divisions 12 & 44

    Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy

    • RESEARCH :

    Leaveck, A.S., Ronan, G.F., and Hammontree, S. (1992, August).

    Sexual Orientation Disclosure to Parents: The role of Problem-solving and Social Support.

    Paper presentation at the 100th annual meeting of the American

    Psychological Association, Washington, DC.