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BEVERLY S. ADLER, PHD, CDE

Clinical Psychologist
Certified Diabetes Educator

2280 Grand Avenue, Suite 308

Baldwin, NY  11510

Telephone:  (516) 378-6676

EDUCATION

November 2009 - present  Certified Diabetes Educator Certification number 20920002

April 1989 - present  Licensed for practice in New York State as a Psychologist
License number 009813

1980 - 1985 Ph.D. Hofstra University, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
Dissertation: Goals as discriminative stimuli and secondary reinforcers on a simulated industrial task.

1979 - 1980 M.A. Hofstra University, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
Provisional School Psychology Certification

1977 - 1979 M.A. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Thesis: An analysis of the role of reinforcement magnitude in the transfer of stimulus control in a receptive discrimination task.

1973 - 1977 B.A. Queens College, CUNY

HONORS

Recipient of the "Certified Diabetes Educator Entrepreneur of the Year Award" by the Metropolitan New York Association of Diabetes Educators, August 2016. 

Recipient of Citation, signed by Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Executive, "in fitting recognition and heartfelt appreciation for your dedicated service to the community" (as an active member of Lions Club International). August 16, 2014.

Recognition as "A Woman of Inspiration", DiabetesSisters.org Sister Spotlight, October, 2011.  DiabetesSisters.org

Recipient of the "Melvin Jones Fellowship Award" from Lions Clubs International, 2010.

Recipient of the "Women of Distinction" award, 19th Assembly District of New York, 2009.

Recipient of the LillyforLife Achievement Award - "Professional Hero", 2007.

Certificate of Recognition, South Nassau Communities Hospital, March 2002,
as part of South Nassau's Behavioral Health Trauma Response Team
for "Counseling friends and families in the aftermath of the World Trade
Center tragedy".

B.A. cum laude, Queens College, CUNY

Psi Chi (Psychology National Honor Society)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Diabetes Educators - Member 2009 - present

American Diabetes Association - Professional Member 2001 - present

American Psychological Association - Member 1998 - present

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Member 2010 - present

Nassau County Psychological Association - Member 2009 - present

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 Lions Club International: Member 2002 - present
     Massapequa Lions Club - 2013 - present
          Secretary, July 2015 - June 2017
          Co-chair, Strides Walk for Diabetes - May 2014
     Baldwin Lions Club - 2002 - 2013
          Secretary, 2004 - 2010
Lions Clubs' Diabetes Education Center (District 20-K2)
          Advisor to the Board of Directors, July 2016 - June 2017
          Board of Directors, July 2014 - June 2016
          Board of Directors, July 2007 - June 2009


EMPLOYMENT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice
Full time: April 2004 - Present
Part time: December 2001 - March 2004
2280 Grand Avenue, Suite 308
Baldwin, NY 11510

     Private practice specializing in the treatment of patients diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. In addition to focusing on issues of diabetes self-management, therapy also involves processing feelings of anger, guilt, depression, and anxiety regarding adjustment to this chronic illness, utilizing cognitive-behavioral orientation. Individual, family, and/or group therapy sessions provided.

Staff Psychologist
November 1999 - April, 2004
Counseling Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital
2277 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

     Responsibilities included performing initial intake evaluations for adult outpatient population, as well as child and adolescent outpatient population, in the development of treatment plans and goals, and providing individual and group therapy sessions for anxiety management, depression, and behavioral medicine patients, with a specialty providing therapy to the diabetic population. Also, represented the Counseling Center at South Nassau Communities Hospital's yearly "Diabetes Fair".

     Annual involvement with National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day.


     Provided psychological assessments for patients referred from the Pain Management Center of Long Island, utilizing objective personality inventory measures, as well as clinical interview, to determine appropriateness of patients for spinal stimulator implant surgery.

Adjunct Instructor
November 2002
Hofstra University,
University College for Continuing Education
Hempstead, NY.


     "Healthy Responses for Stressful Times" - This course focused on teaching basic skills to improve stress management, including relaxation techniques and successful cognitive-behavioral coping strategies.

Clinical Director
January 1990 - 1998
National Center for Bedwetting Control
New Hyde Park, NY

     Comprehensive treatment program included: initial consultation session (review medical and psycho-social developmental history of the patient; demonstration of the learning and training procedures); professional enuresis monitoring system (FDA-registered device); taught "Self-Control Attention and Retention" training program; telephone supervision and supportive therapy provided weekly or bi-weekly. Trained and supervised licensed psychologists and social workers as clinical staff.

PRESENTATIONS

November 16, 2016. Presentation at the Diabetes Education Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, NY. "Diabetes Acceptance: The Ultimate Stress-Buster."

August 14, 2016. Presentation at the AADE 2016 (American Association of Diabetes Educators) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. "Helping Clients Achieve Acceptance with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and a Spiritual Approach."

November 18, 2015. Presentation at the Diabetes Education Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, NY. "Preparing for the Holidays: Stress Reduction Techniques to Help you Deal with the Stress of the Holidays."
 
November 8, 2015. Keynote Address, sponsored by Divabetic.org, at their Victory Over Diabetes outreach event, Philadelphia, PA. "Combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy and a Spiritual Approach to Achieve Diabetes Acceptance."

November 19, 2014. Joint Presentation to the JDRF and SNCH (South Nassau Communities Hospital) - T1D Adult Program, Oceanside, NY. "Understanding the Difference between Clinical Depression vs. Diabetes-Specific Distress."

May 4, 2014. Keynote Address at Young & T1, Vancouver, BC, Canada. "Diabetes and Depression: From Hopeless to Hopeful." 

November 6, 2013. Presentation at Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. "Understanding the Emotional Issues Facing Your Patients with Diabetes."

February 6, 2013. Joint Presentation to the JDRF and ADA (Long Island Chapters) - Author Meet & Greet, Uniondale, NY. "My Sweet Life: Successful Men with Diabetes."

August 3, 2012. Invited Presentation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. "Women Living with Diabetes - Success Stories."

November 30, 2011. Presentation at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Diabetes Awareness Workshop Series, Melville, NY. "My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes." 

May 21, 2011. Presentation with Carol Grafford, RD, CDE, at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Fourth Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference, Burton Manor, Livonia, MI. "Clear Vision through a Life with Diabetes: Making Complications Uncomplicated."

March 6, 2010. Presentation at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Fourth Annual Educational Seminar "Living Well with Diabetes", Melville, NY. "Tween Scene Workshop: Safely Shifting Diabetes Care to your Tween."

November 5, 2008. Presentation at the Freeport Lions Club, Freeport, NY. "Diabetes Etiquette: Do's and Dont's."

October 20, 2008. Presentation at the Diabetes Education and Support Group, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY. "Diabetes Etiquette: Do's and Dont's."

March 1, 2008. Keynote Address, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at their Second Annual Educational Seminar "Living with Diabetes", Melville, Long Island, NY. "Type 1 Diabetes, Longevity and Mental Health."

March 1, 2008. Presentation at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Second Annual Educational Seminar "Living with Diabetes", Melville, Long Island, NY. "In Support of Support Groups and Therapy Groups."

October 24, 2007. Presentation at Winthrop University Hospital, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Mineola, NY. "The Psychology of the Noncompliant Patient with Diabetes."

May 21, 2007. Presentation at the Diabetes Education and Support Group, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY. " ‘Psychoglycemia' - When Your Blood Sugars Go Crazy."

November 18, 2006. Keynote Address, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at their one day seminar "Living with Diabetes - Dealing with the Day-to-Day Issues", Melville, Long Island, NY. " ‘Psycho-Glycemia' - When Your Blood Sugar Goes Crazy."

February 9, 2006. Presentation at Diabetes Education Center (Support Group) "Kindred Spirits: United Parents of Children with Diabetes." Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY. "Helping Your Diabetic Child or Teen Cope with Teasing and Bullies."

June 20, 2005. Presentation at Diabetes Support Group, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY. "Changing Stinkin' Thinkin' to Smart Thinking: Learning How to Improve Coping with Diabetes using Cognitive Therapy Strategies."

November 5th, 2001. Presentation as part of Diabetes Products Fair, Department of Community Medicine, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY. "Coping with Stress and Diabetes."

October 4th, 2001. Presentation at Diabetes Education Center (Support Group) " Kindred Spirits: United Parents of Children with Diabetes." Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY. "Safely Shifting Diabetes Responsibilities to Your Child."

September 20th, 2001. Presentation as part of the Special Lecture Program, Type 2 Diabetes Support Group, Department of Community Medicine, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY. "Taking Control of Your Diabetes Before it Controls You."

May 7th, 2001. Presentation as part of the Special Lecture Program, Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, Department of Community Medicine, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY. "Taking Control of Your Diabetes Before it Controls You."

April 2001. Presentation at the 13th Annual Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Hofstra University. "Individual Psychotherapy Approach for the Treatment of the Diabetic Patient and the Role of Family Support."

CITATIONS 

January 11, 2017. "Community Perspective: Walking the Insulin Tightrope." www.DiabeticConnect.com bit.ly/2jPzIz9

November 1, 2016. "The Untold Diabetes Story You Need To Hear This Month" by Toby Smithson, contributor to US News and World Reports. bit.ly/2flEbIl

October 7, 2016. "Community Perspective: Humor and Diabetes" www.DiabeticConnect.com bit.ly/2dReugX

December 30, 2015. "Hospitals Roll Out the Red Carpet." HealthZette. bit.ly/1mjTvrD

October 2015. "Help available for diabetes-related depression." Endocrine Today, Vol. 13, No. 10, p. 19.

July 26, 2015. "Succeeding in Your First 30 Days with Type 2 Diabetes Guide." Divabetic Blog. bit.ly/1D9vkD1

April 19, 2015. "Diabetes Brain Teasers with Dr. Beverly S. Adler." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire. bit.ly/1Gm01Wd

April 2, 2015. "Diabetes Brain Teasers with Dr. Beverly S. Adler." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire. bit.ly/1ESveQm 

March 13, 2015. "Divabetic Salutes Dr. Beverly S. Adler for Making '40' Look Fabulous!" Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire. bit.ly/1MzuzSw

April 16, 2014. "Living with Diabetes and Dealing with Emotions Part 2." Discount Medical Supplies.   

April 7, 2014. "Living with Diabetes and Dealing with Emotions Part 1." Discount Medical Supplies.

March 14, 2014. "The Best Gifts to Give a Family with a Newly Diagnosed Child with Diabetes." OmniPod Suite D. bit.ly/1dkMRLY  

January 28, 2014. "Book Review of My Sweet Life: Successful Women With Diabetes." About.com Women in Business. abt.cm/19XST3d 

January 24, 2014. "Thumbs Up To Beverly Adler For Her Book, My Sweet Life: Successful Women With Diabetes. About.com Women in Business. abt.cm/1ec8v2L 

November 18, 2013. "Book Review: My Sweet Life: Successful women with diabetes." Connected in Motion. bit.ly/1hUHdSf

October/November 2013. "Need to Start Insulin?" Diabetes Health Monitor, p. 21.

October 10, 2013. "Stories." Test Guess and Go. bit.ly/GJt0Xd

August 20, 2013. "Interview with our friend (and fellow T1D) Dr. Bev!" WeAreDiabetes.org

August 19, 2013. "Special Delivery: How Vanessa Nemeth Stays on Track with her Exercise." DiscussDiabetes.com

August, 2013. "Stories from MEN Living with Diabetes." DiabetesDaily.com

August, 2013. "Stories of WOMEN Living with Diabetes." DiabetesDaily.com

June, 2013. "In the Spotlight: Time for a Sleepover." Spoonful.com

May 11, 2013. "Dialoging about Diabetes: PWDs Offer Ways to Improve Communication and Care #7 Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE." HopeWarshaw.com

April, 2013. "Don’t Worry If You Need to Start Insulin." HealthMonitor.com

March 15, 2013. "Diabetes Success Starts with the State of Mind." DiabetesCare.net

March, 2013. "Keep Calm and Carry Insulin: Why - and How - to Stay Neutral About Out-of-Range Numbers." Spoonful.com

October/November 2012. "Time to Start Insulin? Fear not!" Diabetes Health Monitor, pp. 36-38.

Fall 2011.  "Leaping Forward: How to jump over the barriers that may be holding you back from the best self-care."  Diabetic Living Magazine, pp. 46-49.

October 2011.  "In the Spotlight: When Children Become Tweens." Spoonful.com
 
February 10, 2011.  Huffington Post - "Why New York City's Public Service Announcement Is Bound To Fail."

April 24, 2009. Diabetes Health - "Women with Diabetes Can Win the Self-Image Battle."

January 11, 2008. Diabetes Health - "Diabetes, Depression and Death."

PUBLICATIONS

February 3, 2017. "Coping with Diabetes and Anxiety." www.upwell.com.

January 4, 2017. "January 10 #DCDE Twitter Chat Topic: The Insulin Tightrope." www.DiabeticConnect.com blog post.

December 2016. "Overcoming Diabetes-Driven Distress." EmPower Magazine Vol. 8 Issue 4.
Article also available online at: December 17, 2016 "Overcoming Diabetes-Driven Distress." Empoweryourhealth.org  

September 30, 2016. "October 4 #DCDE Twitter Chat Topic: How Humor Can Help You Manage Diabetes." www.DiabeticConnect.com blog post.

August 14, 2016. "Adopting a positive attitude can ease diabetes self-care" at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting. VIDEO.

July 5, 2016. "Lyfebulb Lyfestories: Dr. Bev - Clinical Psychologist and Certified Diabetes Educator."

January 6, 2016. "Check, Please!" LibertyDiabetesSupply.com.

December 1, 2015. "Coping with Holiday Stress: Focus on Feast, Family and Fun." www.Divabetic.org blog post.

October 29, 2015. "A Dozen Thoughts about Diabetes Acceptance." www.Divabetic.org blog post.
 
October 2, 2015. "October 6 Twitter Chat: Combining a Spiritual Approach with Cognitive Behavior Therapy Towards Diabetes Acceptance."  www.DiabeticConnect.com blog post.

September 2, 2015. "When 'I' is Replaced by 'We', Even Illness Becomes Wellness." www.Divabetic.org blog post.

August 5, 2015. "Living with Type 1 Diabetes for 40 Years." True Story #8. www.ami-diabetic.com.

July 30, 2015. "Diabetes and the Double Whammy." Divabetic Blog.
 
July 28, 2015. "10 Tips to Stay Healthy with Type 1." www.InsulinNation.com.

July 24, 2015. Contributor to "Succeeding in Your First 30 Days with Type 2 Diabetes" Guide. A DiabetesCare.net publication.
 
June 26, 2015. "Don't Let Diabetes Distress Derail Your Diabetes Management." www.DiabeticConnect.com.

Jun 12, 2015. "June is Men's Health Month and Father's Day Celebrations." Divabetic Blog.

March 14, 2015. "What Do I Have in Common with Pi Day?" Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.  

February 18, 2015. "Teach, Don't Preach - Diabetes Education." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

January 29, 2015. "Diabetes and Denial: Don't Let Denial Be Your Style!" Diavabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

December 24, 2014. "How to Enjoy Your Holiday Parties While Living with Diabetes." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

November 25, 2014. "Trying to See the Positive Side of Diabetes." OmniPod Suite D.

November 24, 2014. "Empowering People to Address Their Diabetes." Close-Up Interviews by John Parkinson, Clinical Content Coordinator. DiabetesCare.net.

November 18, 2014. "Giving Thanks for My Diabetes." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

October 16, 2014. "Psychoglycemia: When your Blood Glucose Drives you Crazy." OmniPod Suite D.

October 2, 2014. "Elliott P. Joslin, MD." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

September 24, 2014. "The Myth of Perfect BG Control." Insulin Nation.

September 2014. "TLC Therapy for Patients With Diabetes: Talk, Listen, Counsel." American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Practice, pp 34-37.

August 18, 2014. "Suicide and Depression." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

July 22, 2014. "Break Out or Burn Out." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

June 12, 2014. "Driving and Diabetes." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

June 3, 2014. "Que Sera, Sera." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

May 13, 2014. "Treating the Emotional Burden of Diabetes." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

April 21, 2014. "Understanding the Difference between Clinical Depression vs. Diabetes-Specific Distress." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

Spring 2014. Words of Wisdom from my Diabetes Educator. Guide to Diabetes. p. 14.

March 29, 2014. "Cognitive Distortions for Patients with Diabetes: Changing 'Stinkin' Thinkin'' to 'Smart Diabetes Thinking.'" Nassau County Psychological Association Newsletter

March 14, 2014. "39 Years. 1 Calendar." (Guest Post) BrokenPancreas.org.  

February 17, 2014. "This isn't rocket science: Numbers Are Just Numbers."  CDiabetes.com.

February 3, 2014. "What Does it Mean to be Brave?" Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

January 31, 2014. "Diabetes: It's Just a Word, Not a Sentence!" Diabetes Daily Post

January 22, 2014. "Diabetes Time Machine: 1940's" Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire

January 16, 2014. "Being Brave about Diabetes." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

January 6, 2014. "How to Live a Long and Healthy Life with Type 1 Diabetes." Diabetes Daily Post.

Adler, B. S. (2013). Psychological Adjustment to Diabetes. Intermittent Reinforcement, 15(1), 2-3.

December 17, 2013. "My Unique Journey with Diabetes." Diabetes Daily Post.

December 4, 2013. "How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy and Start Being Your Own Best Friend." Diabetes Daily Post

November 26, 2013. "Watch out for the Diabetes Food Police." Diabetes Daily Post

November 4, 2013. "It's Diabetes Awareness Month: How do you Define Success?" Diabetes Daily Post.

October 21, 2013. "A Positive Outlook Leads to a Positive Outcome." Diabetes Daily Post.

Adler, B.S. (2013). In S. Weiner & L. Josel, The Complete Diabetes Organizer (p.109). Ann Arbor, MI: Spry Publishing.

April 9, 2013. "Overcoming the 'Why Me?' Syndrome with Diabetes." SuiteD.myomnipod.com

March 2, 2013. "More Stories of 'Who Inspires Me'." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

February 26, 2013. "Who Inspires Me." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

January 31, 2013. "'Dia-Lingo': New Diabetes Terminology." Divabetic Diabetes Daily Wire.

December 2012. "People in the Know: Sibling's Letter to Santa." Spoonful.com

Adler, B. S. (Ed.). (2012). My Sweet Life: Successful Men with Diabetes. Eau Claire, WI: PHC Publishing Group.

Adler, B. S. (2011).  My Sweet Life: Successful Women with Diabetes. Eau Claire, WI: PHC Publishing Group.

October 2011 - April 2012. "Ask Our CDE" Monthly Advice Column.  DiabetesSisters.org.

Summer 2010. "You're in the Driver's Seat: Caring for your Diabetes." American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Practice, p. 6.

May 2010. "The Tween Scene: Safely Shifting Diabetes Care to Your Tween", JDRF Life With Diabetes E-Newsletter. 

Adler, B.S. (2004, December) "Reframing", Diabetes Forecast Magazine, p.13.

Adler, B.S., & O'Brien, R.M. (1986, May). Goals as discriminative stimuli and secondary reinforcers on a simulated industrial task. Invited Address presented at the Twelfth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee, WI.

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