• 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


Kiri A. Faul, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Faul earned her doctorate from University of North Dakota in 2006, after completing an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center. She has experience in psychological assessment in a variety of areas, including vocational rehabilitation, parental competency, competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, learning disability, and personality and cognitive evaluations. Her current interests include pre-employment evaluations for safety-sensitive positions and disability examinations.

    Curriculum Vitae
    • EDUCATION

    The University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
    August 2002 – August 2006

    Doctor of Philosophy: Counseling Psychology
    APA Accredited
    GPA: 4.0
    Dissertation: Contextual and Mediating Factors in Body Image Dissatisfaction Successfully defended: May 2005

    Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

    Bloomington, MN
    August 2000 – April 2002

    Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology
    APA Accredited
    GPA: 3.81
    Completed 800-hour diagnostic practicum Integrated
    Master’s Paper: The Effects of Social Anxiety on Academic Behaviors

    The University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, ND
    August 1996 – May 2000

    Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    Served on the executive committee as the secretary of the Psychology Club
    Senior Honor Thesis: Social Anxiety across the Life Span

    Licensure State of Minnesota
    Licensed January 25, 2008
    LP 4895

    • CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

    Gary L Fischler and Associates, PA

    February 2008 – Present

    Private Forensic/Consulting Practice, Minneapolis, MN
    Licensed Psychologist

    • Conduct psychological evaluations for Social Security Disability Determination Services
    • Conduct psychological pre-employment evaluations for local fire and police departments
    • Conduct Compensation and Pension benefit evaluations at the Minneapolis VA, including initial evaluations for PTSD, as well as review evaluations for PTSD and other mental health diagnoses
    • Administer, score, and interpret testing batteries specific to each type of evaluation
    • Dictate and write comprehensive reports based on evaluations

    Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center Adult Acute Inpatient Hospital, St. Louis, MO

    Postdoctoral Resident

    January 2007 – December 2007

    Unit psychologist
    • Responsible for 25 patients and member of multidisciplinary treatment team
    • Assist with initial clinical interviews, diagnostic impressions, and treatment plan of each patient on unit
    • Write comprehensive treatment plans at time of admission
    • Provide individual therapy for appropriate clients
    • Conduct psychological evaluations for a variety of purposes; such as diagnostic clarification, malingering, neuropsychological/dementia screening, cognitive and personality evaluations
    • Lead Cognitive-Behavioral Group for Depression
    • Lead Substance Abuse and Mood Symptoms Group
    • Previously led Emotion and Impulse Management Group
    • Chair of Root Cause Analysis committee
    • Serve on Intensive Case Review committees
    • Supervised graduate-level practicum students
    • Supervised by Dr. Michael Anderson, Ph.D., LP

    St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium (SLPIC) Department of Mental Health, Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Hospital System

    • This is an APA approved pre-doctoral internship, which consisted of three, four-month major rotations (four days a week) and one adjunct rotation one day a week for 12 months. Individual sites are described below. St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center May 2006–August 2006 Forensic State Hospital, St. Louis, MO Psychology Intern in Pretrial Evaluation Program
    • Completed court-ordered pretrial evaluations to render opinions as to competency to stand trial and mental state at time of offense
    • Assisted in court-ordered evaluations to render opinions as to commitment for sexually violent predators
    • Responsible for in-depth clinical interviews involving relevant background information, mental status examination, and competency knowledge
    • Completed psychological assessments in conjunction with clinical interviews as appropriate
    • Responsible for writing integrated reports
    • Co-led Competency Group to assist pre-trial clients in restoring competency
    • Carried individual therapy caseload involving pre-trial and NGRI patients, as well as revoked individuals who violated their conditional release terms
    • Supervised by Dr. Richard Scott, Ph.D., LP, Forensic Evaluator

    Metropolitan Psychiatric Center

    January 2006 – May 2006

    Acute Psychiatric Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    Psychology Intern
    • Received psychological consults and completed appropriate assessments for referral question
    • Carried individual therapy case load with adult clients
    • Primary leader for dual-diagnosis group, emotional effectiveness group, and relapse prevention group
    • Responsible for chart review, progress notes, report writing, and writing treatment plans
    • Participated in morning report and multidisciplinary treatment plan meetings
    • Supervised by Dr. Debra Luechtefeld, Psy.D., LP

     

    Community Psychological Services
    September 2005 – August 2006

    Outpatient Community Mental Health, St. Louis, MO
    Psychology Intern
    • Performed weekly comprehensive evaluations
    • Included comprehensive LD and/or ADHD, parenting competency, special school district, and psychological and personality evaluations
    • Responsible for reviewing client records, consulting with appropriate individuals regarding case, conducting a clinical interview, administering all test measures, scoring and interpreting all test measures, and writing up a full integrated report on each evaluation
    • Responsible for feedback and/or case conferences regarding testing case
    • Acquired experience in an extensive range of testing instruments
    • Supervised by Dr. Robert Harris, Ph.D., LP

     

    Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital
    September 2005 – December 2005

    Psychiatric Inpatient Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    Psychology Intern
    • Carried individual therapy case load on adolescent unit
    • Co-facilitated children’s unit Focus Group
    • Co-facilitated adolescent residential Art Therapy Group
    • Conducted psychological and cognitive assessments with adolescents and children
    • Responsible for chart review, progress notes, and report writing
    • Participated in weekly morning rounds and multidisciplinary treatment team meetings on child and adolescent units
    • Supervised by Dr. Marla Libermann, Ph.D., LP

     

    Richard P. Stadter Psychiatric Center
    May 2004 – August 2004

    Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Grand Forks, ND

    Doctoral Fieldwork Training
    • Conducted clinical interviews, cognitive, and personality assessments
    • Dictated integrative psychological reports
    • Managed individual therapy cases with adults and adolescence
    • Co-facilitated Interpersonal Self-Awareness group, Schema group, and Psychodrama group
    • Supervised by Dr. Dave Jackson, Ph.D., LP

     

    Bemidji State University Counseling Center
    August 2003 – April 2004

    Bemidji, MN
    Doctoral Fieldwork Training
    • Provided individual psychotherapy for students dealing with developmental, relational, familial, sexual identity, mood, anxiety and eating disorder concerns
    • Conducted intake and diagnostic assessments for students wishing to receive services
    • Co-facilitated Severe and Persistent Mental Illness group
    • Co-facilitated Personal Growth group for undergraduate psychology students
    • Developed skills in Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Interpersonal Therapies
    • Supervised by Dr. Jan Guggenheimer, Psy.D., M.S.W.

     

    Dean of Students Office Crisis Team
    May 2003 – May 2004

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    Crisis Coordination Team Member

    • Worked as an on-call crisis member after hours for the campus crisis line
    • Received crisis calls from campus police and responded to situation appropriately
    • Responsible for talking on the phone with students, meeting with students at their residence, or at the Emergency Room at the local hospital during crisis situations

     

    Gary L. Fischler and Associates
    April 2002 – August 2002
    Private Consulting/Forensic Practice, Minneapolis, MN
    Psychometrist/Consultant
    • Conducted diagnostic interviews and full psychological batteries to vocational rehabilitation clients
    • Administered, scored, and interpreted a wide range of intellectual and personality instruments
    • Wrote full integrated reports with vocational recommendations based on results of evaluation
    • Services were provided to an adult population with severe and persistent mental illness and developmental disabilities
    • Supervised by Dr. Gary Fischler, Ph.D., LP

     

    Gary L. Fischler and Associates
    September 2001 to April 2002

    Private Consulting/Forensic Practice, Minneapolis, MN
    Masters Fieldwork Training
    • Worked as a consultant in performing diagnostic assessments at Division of Rehabilitation Services, Minneapolis
    • Conducted diagnostic interviews and administered a battery of intellectual and personality instruments
    • Scored test data, interpreted test results, and wrote integrative psychological reports
    • Supervised by Dr. Gary Fischler, Ph.D., LP

    • SUPERVISION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE

    Primary Supervisor
    May 2007 – September 2007

    Metropolitan Psychiatric Center, St. Louis, MO
    • Providing supervision to Master’s level graduate student
    • Responsible for overseeing individual therapy caseload, testing referrals, and group participation of student; providing several hours a week of one-on-one supervision

    Practicum in Supervision
    August 2004 – May 2005

    Department of Counseling, University of North Dakota
    • Supervising Master’s students enrolled in the interdepartmental fieldwork clinic
    • Providing individual supervision by reviewing videotaped therapy sessions and discussing student issues (e.g. , theoretical orientation development, difficulties in session, etc.)
    • Receiving supervision of supervision on weekly basis from Department Faculty member

    Group Process
    January 2004 – April 2004

    Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
    • Supervised undergraduate psychology students
    • Provided live supervision to students co-leading groups

    Clinical Supervision Course
    January 2003 – May 2003

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • Learned various supervision methods and techniques through didactic training
    • Supervised Master’s students providing individual therapy at departmental clinic

    Social Work Lab
    August 2002 – May 2003

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • Led lab sections of course and prepared exercises for students
    • Taught beginning interviewing and therapy skills to undergraduate social work students
    • Provided supervision through hidden camera and one-way mirror of student therapy session role-plays

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Personality Assessment
    January 2004 – May 2004

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Supervisor: Dr. David Whitcomb, Ph.D.

    • Taught advanced doctoral students how to administer, score, and interpret various personality assessments (i.e. MMPI-2, MCMI-III, NEO-PI-R, RISB, TAT, HTPP, and Rorschach)
    • Read and evaluated psychological reports and batteries
    • Critique videotaped administrations

    Cognitive Assessment
    August 2003 – December 2003
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Supervisor: Dr. David Whitcomb, Ph.D.

    • Taught advanced doctoral students how to administer, score, and interpret various cognitive assessments (i.e. WAIS-III, WISC-IV, WJ-III, WMS-III)
    • Read and evaluated psychological reports and batteries
    • Critique videotaped administrations
    • Introduction to Helping Skills

    August 2002 – May 2003
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Supervisor: Mr. Brad Swenson, M.A.

    • Led lab sections of course and prepared  exercises for students

    • Taught beginning interviewing and therapy skills to undergraduate social work students

    Objective Personality Assessment
    January 2002 – May 2002

    Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Supervisor: Dr. Gary Fischler
    • Led lab section of course
    • Taught first year Master’s students how to administer, score, and interpret personality assessment instruments (i.e. MMPI-2, MCMI-II, NEO-PI-R, CPI)
    • Evaluated and graded psychological reports

    Introduction to Psychology
    January 2000 – May 2000
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

    Teaching Assistant
    Supervisor: Dr. Jim Antes, Ph.D.
    • Assisted with preparation for laboratory exercises for students and led lab sections of course
    • Scored student papers under supervision of professor

    • RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Research Team Member
    August 2002 – May 2005
    Dr. Kara Wettersten, Ph.D.,  University of North Dakota
    • Assisted Dr. Wettersten with various research projects
    • Two projects relating to domestic violence and work needs
    • One project concerning high school students’ academic engagement and perceived barriers to academic success
    • Developed qualitative as well as quantitative research skills

    Dissertation Research
    January 2003 – May 2005
    Chair: Dr. Cindy Juntunen, Ph.D., University of North Dakota
    • Title: Contextual and Mediating Factors in Body Image Dissatisfaction
    • Wrote and developed prospectus for study involving factors that affect body image concerns in a female population
    • Prospectus presented to committee and approved
    • Collected data from 232 undergraduate female students
    • Analyzed data using Path Analysis statistical program, AMOS
    • Successful defense in May 2005

    Independent Research
    August 1999 – May 2000

    Psychology Department
    University of North Dakota
    • Conducted research for Senior Honors Thesis
    • Gathered data to assess subject’s levels of social anxiety in relation to their academic behaviors
    • Analyzed data using SPSS program

    Research Assistant
    September 1998 – May 1999
    Dr. Andrea Zevenbergen, Ph.D.,
    The University of North Dakota
    • Assisted Dr. Zevenbergen on two projects
    • One study involved mothers suffering from depression and the effect this has on raising their children
    • Second study concerned flood victims and communities after the 1997 flood in the Red River Valley
    • Assisted with data analysis using SPSS program

    • VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

    Gary L. Fischler & Associates
    September 2001 – May 2002

    Private Forensic Practice
    • Helped in training process of Minneapolis Police and Fire Department employees
    • Role-played various scenarios of individuals with mental health problems for prospective employees to respond to

    • PUBLICATIONS

    Wettersten, K.B., Guilmino, A., Herrick, C.G., Hunter, P.J., Kim, G., Jagow, D., Beecher, T., Faul, K., Baker, A.A., Rudolph, S.E., Ellenbecker, K., & McCormick, J. (2005). Predicting Educational and Vocational Attitudes in Rural High School Students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(4), 658-663.Wettersten, K.B., Rudolph, S., Faul, K., Gallagher, K., Transgrud, H., Adams, K., Graham, S. & Terrance, C. (2004). Freedom through self-sufficiency: A qualitative examination of the impact of domestic violence on the working lives of women in shelter. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51(4), 447-462.

    Wettersten, K.B., Rudolph, S., Faul, K., Gallagher, K., Transgrud, H., Adams, K., Graham, S. & Terrance, C. (2004). Freedom through self-sufficiency: A qualitative examination of the impact of domestic violence on the working lives of women in shelter. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51(4), 447-462.

    Baker, A., Wettersten, K.B., Herrick, C.G., Kim, G., Hunter, P.J., Guilmino, A., Faul, K., Jagow, D., Mach, B., Napton, S., Beecher, T., Ellenbecker, K., & Rudolph, S.E. (In Submission). Development and Validation of the Perceived Parent Pro-Educational Attitudes and Behaviors Scale.

    • PRESENTATIONS:

    Faul, K. (2005). Contextual and Mediating Factors in Body Image Dissatisfaction. University of North Dakota, Doctoral Defense, Grand Forks, ND.

    Wettersten, K.B., Beecher, T., Faul, K., Guilmino, A., Herrick, C., Hunter, P., Jagow, D.A., Kim, G., Mach, B., McCormick, J., Napton, S., & Baker, A. (2004). Predicting educational and vocational attitudes in rural high school students. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu,HI.

    Wettersten, K.B., Gallagher, K., Rudolph, S., Faul, K., Guilmino, A.J., Jagow, D., Einrem, J., & Heth, A.M. (2004). Assessing the work needs of domestic violence survivors. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

    Faul, K. and Hill, M. (2003). Healthy Relationships. Bemidji State University Leadership Luncheon, Bemidji, MN.

    Faul, K. (2003). Body Image Dissatisfaction in a Nonclinical Population. Student Research Day, University of North Dakota.

    Faul, K. (2002). Differences between Psy.D. and Ph.D. programs. Student Psychological Association, University of North Dakota.

    Faul, K. and Zevenbergen, A. (2000). Social Anxiety Across the Life Span. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

    • AWARDS

    • Council of Counseling Psychology Training Program Outstanding Graduate Student Award nomination by University of North Dakota Department of Counseling faculty (2006).
    • Summer Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School, University of North Dakota (2004).
    • Student Research Day, 2nd place for poster presentation awarded by Counseling Department, University of North Dakota (2003).

    • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    American Psychological Association (APA) – Member

    International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – Associate Member

    IACP Police Psychological Services Section – Member

    APA Member Psy Chi Psychology

    Honor Society Golden Key

    National Honor Society