About Dr. Tendler
Dr. Tendler is a licensed psychologist who has been in clinical practice for 29 years.
- She graduated with her Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of New Mexico.
- She completed her internship with The Devereux Foundation in 1985.
- She was licensed in Pennsylvania in 1990 and has been in the private practice of psychology since then.
- She has served on the faculties of Holy Family College, Chestnut Hill College, and Widener University from 1993 - 2007.
- She received training in EMDR, hypnosis, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy from 1995 to the present.
My Treatment Approach:
I am dedicated to the psychological growth and well-being of my patients, and I maintain a deep respect for the individual, for his/her needs and abilities. I integrate effective, proven therapy methods into an individual treatment plan for each patient.
Understanding and working with the patient’s strengths, as well as his/her vulnerabilities, enables me to provide comprehensive treatment. My empathic style enables me to provide a safe environment for self-exploration and understanding. My extensive experience and broad knowledge base helps me to develop, along with the patient, a more thorough perspective on my patients’ issues and on the steps that need to be taken for their resolution.
I have been in private practice for 29 years, working with adults, adolescents, and children with a wide variety of issues. I have also worked in college counseling centers, in inpatient settings, and in community mental health centers.
Presentations, Publications, and Workshops
I have lectured and published on the topics of parenting, narcissism, empathy, the therapeutic relationship, Self-Psychology, bereavement, and trauma treatment. Specific titles include:
- 1995: “The Treatment of Narcissistic Injury in DID Patients; The Contributions of Self Psychology” DISSOCIATION, Vol. VIII, No. 1, March 1995
- 2012: Child Study Group, Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, “Hypnosis 101”
- 2011: West Chester University Counseling Center, “Trauma and Dissociation”
- 2011: Chestnut Hill College Counseling Center, “Trauma and Dissociation”
- 2010; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, “The Use of Empathy in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder”
- 2009: International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, “Transference Issues in the Treatment of the Dissociative Disorders”
- 2008: International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, “The Use of Self Psychology in the Treatment of the Dissociative Disorders.”
- 2007: Child Study Group, Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, “The Use of Self Psychology in the Treatment of Children”
- 2005: Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Meeting, “Assessment and Diagnosis of Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders”
- 2001: Child Study Group, Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, “Trauma and its Treatment”
- 2000: Chestnut Hill College Conference on the Treatment of Traumatized Children, “The Treatment of Traumatized Children: A Self-Psychological Approach”
- 1998: Baltimore Dissociative Disorders Study Group, “The Use of the Therapeutic Relationship in the Treatment of DID Patients”
- 1997: Boston Dissociative Disorders Study Group, “Self Psychology and the Treatment of the Dissociative Disorders”
- 1995: Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology Sunday Brunch Series, “The treatment of Trauma and Dissociation”
- “Parenting Temperamental Children”
- “Creative Discipline”
- “Attachment and Child Development”
I have served as a board member of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Delaware Valley Group Psychotherapy Society, the Greater Philadelphia Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Mental Health Alliance. I have been a member if the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the American Psychological Association.