Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

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Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Curriculum Vitae




2011    Doctor of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA      

Dissertation: Development in Crisis: Adolescent Sibling Bereavement. Retrievable from http://repository.upenn.edu/ed...


      2006    Master of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


      2006    Master of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


      2006    Clinical Ethics Certificate, Union College, Albany, NY


      2004    Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), McGill University, Montreal, Canada



2012    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Pennsylvania (Current)


2009    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), District of Columbia (Paid inactive)



2017    Assistant Professor of Teaching

            Assistant Director of the Doctorate of Social Work Program

Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ


2016    Adjunct Assistant Professor

            Doctoral Program Dissertation Chair

School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



2013    Faculty, Graduate Theological School

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA


2011    Assistant Professor of Psychology

            Department Chair of Psychology

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA                           



2018    Mobile Psychotherapist, Individual Private Practice, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Fee-for-service therapy to adolescents and adults coping with bereavement, spirituality concerns, and trauma.

2018    Psychotherapist, The Center for Growth, Philadelphia, PA. Fee-for-service, direct practice with women who have been affected by pregnancy loss including miscarriage, stillbirth, and termination for medical reasons. Additional clinical work with individuals suffering from thanatophobia and general bereavement.


2013    Psychotherapist, Online Private Practice. Fee-for-service psychotherapy to individuals and couples via online forum. Focus on pregnancy stress, loss, and termination for medical reasons, thanatophobia, and general bereavement.

2010    Director of Admissions/Intensive Outpatient Therapist, Psychiatry, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Provided clinical and administrative leadership and supervision for 12 social workers and psychologists. Member of institutional bioethics committee, responding to calls for ethics mediation throughout the hospital. Provided individual psychotherapy and led daily support groups for patient suffering from acute mental illness. Supervised Ph.D intern.


2008    Clinician, Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center, University of Maryland School

of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Provided manualized mental health interventions and education to returning veteran population and their families in Veterans Administration Maryland Healthcare System. Pursued grant responsibilities and facilitated multi-family group therapy with low-income, urban families affected by trauma. Administered psychotherapy to individual children and families both on campus and offsite at domestic abuse shelter, House of Ruth.


2007    Pediatric Oncology Social Worker, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington,    DC. Worked with children and families affected by the diagnosis of childhood cancer.

Member of Interdisciplinary Ethics Forum in addition to Team Leader of hospital on-call ethics consultation service. Certified Reiki Practitioner on Palliative Care Consult Service.


2006    Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD     

Worked with patients and families affected by the diagnosis of cancer, throughout all stages and manifestations of the disease.


2005    Student Intern, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Counseled and provided emotional support and resources to parents of terminally ill infants, infants born with birth defects, and mothers who received fetal surgery.


2004    Student Intern, Trauma Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Worked with high-risk populations and performed bio psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention (dealing with drug and alcohol addictions/survivors of domestic assault), arrangements for next level of care (nursing home placements, inpatient/outpatient physical therapy, psychiatric and drug rehabilitation placements).                                                                                                           


2011-2018       Undergraduate         


Research Methods in Psychology (Capstone)

Senior Essay Research Seminar (Capstone)

Introduction to Psychology

Personality Theory

Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Social Psychology

Psychology and Spirituality

Cognitive Psychology

Seminar in Death and Dying

Introduction to Experiments in Psychology

Internship Field Placement


2011-present   Graduate                                                                                                      

Bioethics and Clinical Social Work

Existential Therapy and Thanatophobia

Human Spirituality

From Practice to Scholarly Thinking

Service Learning

Service Learning Internship

Advanced Seminar in Death and Dying

Introduction to the Literature Review

Searching the Literature for Literature

Analyzing the Literature

Writing the Literature Review

Introduction to the Case Study

Clinical Case Study Seminar





Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Grieving for the sibling you lost: The teen’s guide to coping with grief and finding meaning after loss. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Please see: https://www.newharbinger.com/author/erica-goldblatt-hyatt


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


Younes, M., Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., Witt, H., & Franklin, C. (in press). A call to action: Addressing ambivalence and promoting advocacy for reproductive rights in social work education.


LaSala, M.C., & Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). A bioethics approach to social work practice with transgender clients. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. Advance Online Publication, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/105387...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Then and now: Reflections on death at life’s beginning. Journal of Social Work in End of Life and Palliative Care. Retrievable from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15524256.2019.1577327

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Nearly six years. Ars Medica, 14(1), 13-16. Retrievable from http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/717

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Disparities in access to hospice for medially-underserved minority groups: A summary of barriers and implications for clinical social work. Revista de Assistenta Sociala (Social Work Review), 1, 1-18.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Falsely-accused clergy in therapy: A case study. Journal of Social Work and Christianity, 46(4), 87-103.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Counseling women who have terminated a pregnancy due to fetal anomaly: The ACCEPT Model. Clinical Social Work. Advance Online Publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., & Good, B.D. (2018). Supervisor and intern reflections on a year of research: Why it worked. Narratives of Professional Helping, 23(1), 66-75. Retrievable from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1481

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). From healer to transformed healer: Relearning lessons in grief. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 20(2), 32-41. Retrievable from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/246


Book Chapters and Readings


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (in press). Case presentation: Adolescence. In J.L.M. McCoyd, J.M. Koller, & C.A. Walter, Grief and loss across the lifespan: A biopsychosocial perspective (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (in press). X-Men: What they teach us about oppression and marginalization of the bereaved. In J. Harrington-Lamorie & R. Neimeyer (Eds.), Superhero grief: The transformative power of loss. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). The devil you know: Emerging homosexual identity as traumatic loss in a conservative religious community. In M. Conti, J. Floersch, J. Longhoffer, & M. Jaffe (Eds.), Social work and LGBTQ spiritual trauma. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). The outsider-insider perspective in life and grief. In B. Counselman Carpenter & A. Redcay (Eds.), Working with grief and traumatic loss: Theory, practice, personal self-care and reflection for clinicians. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Witt, H., Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D., Franklin, C., & Younes, M. (2019). Self-determination and abortion access: A pro-choice perspective on the international social work code of ethics. In S.M. Marson & R,E, McKinney, Jr. (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of social work ethics and values. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Shifting identities, shifting meanings: Adolescent siblings and grief. In M. Diaz and B. Shepherd (Eds.), Narrating practice with children and adolescents. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.


White Paper

Collins, K., Connors, K., Donohue, A., Gardner, S., Goldblatt, E., Hayward, A., Kiser, L., Strieder, F. Thompson, E. (2010). Understanding the impact of trauma and urban poverty on family systems: Risks, resilience, and interventions. Baltimore, MD: Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center.


Web-Based Publications


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (in press). Bereaved teen siblings: What’s their grief? Compassionate Friends Website Blog.


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2020). Managing COVID-19 during conception, pregnancy, and after birth. Rutgers Today. Retrievable from https://www.rutgers.edu/news/managing-covid-19-during-conception-pregnancy-and-after-birth


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019-20). 32 Regular self-help blog entries on the topics of general grief and babyloss on TherapyinPhiladelphia.com. Retrievable from https://www.therapyinphiladelphia.com/tips/category/grief-sorrow-loss-and-mourning


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). Letter to the editor: Refuting Thyer’s Aborting abortions. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 16(2), 4-5.


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2019). TOPFA.org: Helping providers help patients. Original website developed for helping professionals working with women terminating pregnancy due to fetal anomaly. Developed research-based printables, created interactive storytelling tools, and other resources to educate clinicians.


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Dear Evan Hansen starts conversations for teens about sibling grief. New Harbinger Publications Blog, October. Retrievable from https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/dear-evan-hansen-starts-conversation-teens-about-sibling-grief.


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Why I will support Governor Wolf (guest blog). Women for Wolf, June. Retrievable from https://www.wolfforpa.com/2018/06/dr-erica-goldblatt-hyatts-story-why-i-will-support-governor-wolf-guest-blog/


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2018). Trust me, I’m a doctor: Teens really will change the world. The Mighty, March. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2018/03/parkland-shooting-teens-mental-health/


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Introduction to Kevin Hines. Kevin Hines Story, October. Retrievable from http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/bio/


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Dear Mama, it’s ok to take the medicine. The Mighty, October. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2016/10/why-it-is-ok-to-take-medication-for-postpartum-disorders/


Goldblat Hyatt, E.D. (2016). The first time I told my students about my OCD. The Mighty, October. Retrievable from https://themighty.com/2016/10/telling-my-college-students-that-i-have-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Disarming the trigger of school shootings for bereaved siblings. Huffington Post, April. Retrievable from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/new-harbinger-publications-inc/disarming-the-trigger-of-_b_9705178.html


Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2016). Dear Trump: My abortion was punishment enough. Elephant Journal, April. Retrievable from http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/04/dear-trump-my-abortion-was-punishment-enough/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). As a mom with OCD, I fear for my children. Scary Mommy, October. Retrievable from http://www.scarymommy.com/as-a-mom-with-ocd-i-fear-for-my-children/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Coming out of the grief closet. Modern Loss, October. Retrievable from http://modernloss.com/coming-out-of-the-grief-closet/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). A tale of two teens and their grief: What every caregiver needs to know. Huffington Post, September. Retrievable from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). Birthdays will never be the same again. MomBabble, August. Retrievable from http://mombabble.com/2015/08/birthdays-never-the-same/

Goldblatt Hyatt, E.D. (2015). 6 things they don’t tell you about baby #2. Elephant Journal, April. Retrievable from http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/04/as-6-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-baby-2/

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). If I came with a disclaimer. The Grief Toolbox, November. Retrievable from http://thegrieftoolbox.com/article/if-i-came-disclaimer

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). From expert to REAL expert: Relearning lessons in grief. The Grief Toolbox, October. Retrievable from https://thegrieftoolbox.com/article/expert-real-expert-relearning-lessons-grief.

Hyatt, E.G. (2012). The death of the fear of death. New Church Perspective, January. Retrievable from http://www.newchurchperspective.com/.



Title: Life, Death, and the In-Between: Physician Perception of Viability and its Impact on Timely Abortion Care for Women Diagnosed with Lethal Fetal Anomaly after 24 Weeks’ Gestation

Agency: Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis

Dates: September 2019-May 2021

Amount: $4000


2020:   Counseling Women after Later Abortion due to Fetal Anomaly: A Unique Grief. NASW New Jersey Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

2019:   DSWs working in the DSW: Where do we fit? “Hot Topic” presentation, Council on Social Work Education APM, Denver, CO.

2019:   The personal stories and diversity of grief from clinicians worldwide. Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education APM, Denver, CO

2019:   Adolescent identity development within a conservative religious community. National Association for Christianity in Social Work Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

2019    Questioning the word: Adolescent identity development within a conservative religious community. NASW New Jersey Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

2019    Counseling parents affected by fetal anomaly: A unique form of grief. 41st Annual Association for Death Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2015    Grief 2.0: Spiritually-transformative experiences. The 6th Annual Afterlife Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

2015    Children’s concepts of the afterlife. The 6th Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

2008    Grief, loss, and trauma in early childhood:  What mental health providers need to know, Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth, 28th Annual Conference, Ocean City, MD (with Jessica Lertora, LCSW-C)



2020    Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ

2020    Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for genetic counselors. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

2019    Introduction to death: Guest lecture. Whitworth University Undergraduate Bioethics Class, Spokane, WA.

2019    Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RHCA). Life and death podcast. Retrievable from https://rcha.rutgers.edu/

2019    Coping styles of grief with Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt. Open to Hope Podcast. Retrievable from https://www.opentohope.com/coping-styles-of-grief-with-erica-goldblatt/

2019    Interactive training of OB-GYN residents on TOPFA counseling. Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Philadelphia, PA.

2019    Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Pennsylvania Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA.

2019    Second-trimester termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly (TOPFA): Psychosocial reactions, responses, and implications for clinical providers. Drexel University Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA.

2018    Clinical staff as caring bridge: Building boundaries, advocacy, and self-support for a happier work life. New Jersey Tri-Regional Ethics Committee, Burlington, NJ.

2018    Adolescent sibling bereavement. University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, PA.

2018    What final words mean. Philadelphia Hospice Network, Philadelphia, PA

2016    Introduction to Kevin Hines. New Church Live, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016    Finding hope in the face of things we don’t talk about (with Dr. Daniel Gottlieb). Huntingdon Valley, PA

2016    Making it work when you both work (with William Hyatt). Caring for Marriage Conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016    Making meaning of grief: Understanding and enhancing our experience. Center for Contemporary Mysticism, Philadelphia, PA

2015    Anxiety, depression, and coping: What you need to know. St. Basil’s Academy Wellness Fair Presentation. Jenkintown, PA

2015    Quality, care, and compassion: Beyond the data and measures. Panel discussion for Pennsylvania Healthcare Association Convention. Valley Forge, PA

2015    The unintelligible afterlife: A panel discussion. Live panel and telecast to support Research into the Communications of the Dying, Bryn Athyn, PA

2014    Spiritually-transformative experiences: An introduction. New Church Live. Bryn Athyn, PA

2013    The loss of a child: Implications for married couples. Bryn Athyn Caring for Marriage Conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Understanding dementia. Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Introduction to Sgt Matthew Pennington and PTSD: New Church Live. Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    The THRIVE! model. Tools to THRIVE conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Bereavement support for widows and widowers. Bryn Athyn Widow and Widowers Support Group, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Understanding dementia. Cairnwood Village Retirement Home, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011    Death in the family: An introduction. Arcadia University, Guest Lecture, Philadelphia, PA.

2010    Trauma 101 for direct Care juvenile justice providers, Thomas J. Waxter Center, Baltimore, MD (with Stacey Brown, LCPC, Kay Connors, LCSW-C, & Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA).

2010    Military culture: The impact of deployments. Active Duty Early Child Education Program, Fort Meade, MD.

2009    Introduction to bioethics for mental health clinicians. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

2008    Interventions with returning veterans and their families, Maryland  Psychological Association Post Doctoral  Institute on Treating Trauma Survivors, Columbia, MD



2020    Life, death, and the in-between: exploring fetal anomaly. Presentation and accompanying Podcast for Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. Podcast retrievable from https://rcha.rutgers.edu/current-project/podcast

2016    Introduction to Pennhurst exhibit. Pennhurst Opening Event, October 28, 2016, Bryn Athyn, PA

2016    Reflections on the evolution of a research project: Intern and investigator perspectives. Friday Faculty Research Lunch presentation with undergraduate intern, Brandon Good, Bryn Athyn, PA

2014    Body, mind, and meaning: Medical, psychological, and philosophical reflections on Proof of Heaven. Panel Discussion/Introduction to Dr. Eben Alexander Lecture, Bryn Athyn, PA

2013    Managing your Facebook profile. Bryn Athyn College Career Development Seminar, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Bullying: Causes, effects, and how to stop it. Bryn Athyn College Fall Visit Day Mock Lecture. Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA

2012    Grief and loss across the lifespan. Bryn Athyn College Theological School Convocation, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011    Just being there: My experience with the end of life. Bryn Athyn College Convocation, Bryn Athyn, PA

2011    Adolescent sibling bereavement: An introduction. Bryn Athyn College, Guest Lecture. Bryn Athyn, PA.

2011    Bioethics: An introduction. Bryn Athyn College, Guest Lecture, Bryn Athyn, PA


Questioning your narrative. The Lost Traveler Podcast, May 7, 2020. Retrievable from https://www.henryallen.org/podcast/episode/1b59a369/on-questioning-your-own-narrative

Managing COVID-19 during conception, pregnancy, and after birth. Rutgers Today, April 17, 2020. Retrievable from https://www.rutgers.edu/news/managing-covid-19-during-conception-pregnancy-and-after-birth

Interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) News Corporation (Germany). June 1st, 2019.

Governor Tom Wolf hosts rally in Ambler to protest anti-choice legislation. Montgomery County News, May 31st, 2019. Retrievable from http://www.montgomerynews.com/amblergazette/gov-tom-wolf-hosts-rally-to-protest-anti-choice-legislation/article_02c6324a-83e2-11e9-9009-7faa63757567.html

Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them. CNN.com, May 22nd, 2019. Retrievable from https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/health/women-reasons-abortion-trnd/index.html

Today’s quote: “Our son never formed an airway”. KTBS Headlines, May 22nd, 2019. Retrievable from https://www.ktbs.com/weather/headlines/things-to-know-for-may-washington-brexit-tornadoes-dallas-slayings/article_699e22b7-e9f7-591d-8ac5-6fb65218e0b3.html

After Alabama gov signs ban, women are sharing their abortion stories with #youknowme. Independent Journal Review, May 16th, 2019. Retrievable from https://ijr.com/alabama-gov-ban-women-sharing-abortion-stories/

Near death experiences, death anxiety, and thanatology: Spiritable 21. Spiritable Podcast, May 15th, 2019. Retrievable from https://youtu.be/9Cb49_5JMjg or  http://bit.ly/Spiritable

Research on final words. Dr. Oz, April 12, 2019. Retrievable from https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/last-words-what-do-peoples-final-words-mean?video_id=6025348235001

Whose womb is this anyway? February 6th, 2019. Retrievable from https://www.thecut.com/2019/02/trump-abortion-state-of-the-union.html

Why we should stand with Governor Wolf: A vlog testimony. The Cut, October 16, 2018. Retrievable from https://www.facebook.com/WomenForWolf/

Governor Wolf vetoes anti-choice bill that severely limits women’s health care options. December 18, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-vetoes-anti-choice-bill-severely-limits-womens-health-care-options/

Governor Wolf supports opposition to anti-abortion bill in Conshohocken. December 11, 2017. Retrievable from http://www.timesherald.com/article/JR/20171211NEWS/171219961

Wolf vows to veto PA measure restricting abortion rights. December 11, 2017. Retrievable from https://whyy.org/articles/wolf-vows-veto-pa-measure-restricting-abortion-rights/

Press Conference with Mayor Jim Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf on SB3. February 15, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-joins-health-professionals-advocates-to-denounce-senate-bill-3/

Press Conference with Representative Madeleine Dean and Governor Tom Wolf on SB3. February 16, 2017. Retrievable from https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-and-first-lady-wolf-join-health-professionals-advocates-legislators-to-denounce-senate-bill-3/

Traveling exhibit on Pennhurst at Bryn Athyn College through Monday. The Intelligencer, November 4, 2016. Retrievable from http://www.theintell.com/news/local/traveling-exhibit-on-pennhurst-at-bryn-athyn-college-through-monday/article_a39ee90e-97c3-11e6-a3ff-77a9ad4db1d7.html

How spirits are connected to your health. Swedenborg and Life telecast, October 31, 2016. Retrievable from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N-ofY8eLvw

Three kinds of evil spirits. Swedenborg and Life telecast, August 1, 2016. Retrievable from

Stop HB 1948. Press conference with Planned Parenthood, April 11, 2016. Retrievable from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-KrJxhkHto

The Washington Post, April 5, 2015. Retrievable from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/05/the-campaign-to-end-fetal-dismemberment-is-spreading/?utm_term=.2d968c37b306>span class="MsoHyperlink">

Sensing your spiritual body. Swedenborg and Life telecast, February 15, 2016. Retrievable from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw49L60yDZs

Children in heaven. Swedenborg and Life telecast, January 25, 2016. Retrievable from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJDMaXaafk

Making meaning of grief: Understanding and enhancing our experience. Recorded video of presentation at the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, January 10, 2016. Retrievable from https://contemporarymysticism.org/media/video-Hyatt-160110.asp

Bryn Athyn Alumni Magazine, Winter 2015. See: http://www.joomag.com/magazine/bryn-athyn-college-alumni-magazine-winter-2015/0828422001450812010>span class="MsoHyperlink">

Study aims to decode final words of the dying. Interview with Philadelphia Inquirer, September 27, 2015. Health Section. See: http://www.philly.com/philly/h...

Deathbed utterances and what they reveal. Interview with Bucks County Courier Times, September 24, 2015. See: http://m.buckscountycouriertim...

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Psychology professor encourages others to keep striving to learn. Interview with CBS Philadelphia,. September 14, 2016. See: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.c...

Modern spiritually-transformative experiences. Swedenborg and Life telecast, September 14, 2015. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zt-FKR23zg

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Should digital records include mental health? Interview with NPR Philadelphia affiliate WHYY. July 9, 2015. Retrievable from http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-pulse/83841-should-digital-health-records-include-mental-health

What the words of the dying mean. Interview with Dr. Raymond Moody. Swedenborg and Life telecast, March 2015. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwUKMHyGar8





2019-               Developing best practices communicating risks during pregnancy (Principal Investigator). Currently active at Rutgers University. With Judith McCoyd, PhD, and Laura Curran, PhD.


2019-               Social workers’ knowledge of theories of grief and loss. (Co-Investigator).  Grounding Research in Practice (GRIP) initiative, Rutgers University. With Judith McCoyd, PhD, Ayse Akincigil, PhD.


2019-               Social work student and faculty education and attitudes about abortion. (Co-Principal Investigator). Active cross-campus survey. With Heather Witt, PhD, Maha Younes, PhD, and Carly Franklin, MSW.


2015-2016       Formal Direct Hospice Caregiver Experiences with Underserved Minority Populations at End of Life. Literature review collaboration with Dr. Alexandra Hanlon, Research Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania


2014-15           Research into the Communications of the Dying. Research proposal (IRB approved). Collaboration with Lisa Smartt and Dr. Raymond A. Moody. Original protocol goal of recording, transcribing, and analyzing the utterances of the dying in private home environments to explore linguistic and psychological themes at the end of life. IRB approval February 2015.


2011                      Near-Death Experiences, Spiritual Experiences, and Bedside Visitations within               the New Church Community: A Pilot Study. Collection of individual interviews           with Bryn Athyn/New Church community members



2019    Manuscript/Proposal Reviewer, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

2019    Peer Reviewer, Journal of Social Work and Christianity

2017    Special Editor for Aging, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping

2017    Peer Reviewer, Death Studies

2016    Interviewee, Oral Histories of Leading Figures in Thanatology (D. Balk, Ph.D, PI)          

2014    Peer Reviewer, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping                

2010    Peer Reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Social Work                          

2009    Editor, The Clinician Doctoral Magazine, University of Pennsylvania    


2011    Director of Psychology Club

2011    Resource and Advisor for Senior Essays (High School and College)            


Extra Grace Available: Intensive, pro-bono coaching and support for at-risk community members             

Loss and Found: Founder and co-facilitator of monthly bereavement support group      


2018    Assistant Director, Doctorate of Social Work

Create, organize, and manage doctoral-level curriculum. Collaborate with interdisciplinary staff, and teach clinical, theoretical, and scholarly content across three cohorts of students. Recruit appropriate faculty to teach across all three years. Provide direct mentorship to entire first-year cohort and half of third year cohort. Support student submission to peer-reviewed academic journals by assessing, revising, and mentoring students across all cohorts during summer term. Provide administrative support to director wherever needed, including managing and mentoring staff, attending national conferences for recruitment and representation of program, and other duties as prescribed. Work directly with director to create and revise program goals and assessment in order to apply for accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Provide content for alumni survey, advise on program goals and assessment, and collaborate with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Research Specialist.

 As of 2019-20, oversee recruitment, admissions, program evaluation, and supervision.

2015    Chair, Human Subjects Research Review Committee

Reviewed submissions for human subjects research at Bryn Athyn College, serve as liaison with Holy Redeemer Health System Institutional Review Board, and educate professors about appropriate research activities in the classroom. Completed CITI human subjects research training in the area of social-behavioral-educational research. Pioneered relationship with Holy Redeemer Health System review board to serve as IRB for Bryn Athyn College. 


2013    Department Chair, Psychology

Spearheaded Bryn Athyn College’s most successful major program (and subsequently developed minor in psychology program) that adhered to APA recommendations for undergraduate psychology programs and benchmarks against institutions of comparable size.


Responsible for hiring and supervising faculty as well as continuing evaluation process; developing departmental assessment and metrics reports; learning goals and outcomes; course evaluations; recruitment and admissions responsibilities; creating new courses; managing enrollment and course sections; maintaining compliance with accreditation policies.


Created articulation agreement with Rosemont College to guarantee qualifying students acceptance into graduate school. Currently working with Jefferson University to create a similar agreement.


2013    Supervisor of Service Learning Placements, Theological School


2011    Curriculum and Academic Planning Committee

2011    Academic Advisor

2012    Assistant Department Chair, Psychology

2012    CORE Curriculum Committee

2012    Director of Information Literacy

2012    Interdisciplinary Major Committee

2012    Publication Committee


French: fluent

Spanish: excellent