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Brenda H. Friedler, Ph.D. 1478 Hope Street Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 912-4815 brendafriedler1@yahoo.

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Certification National Certified Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors #8032) Professional Counselor (State of Connecticut #000293) Education 1998 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Health Studies New York University School of Education, New York, NY 1987 Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.), Counselor Education Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 1977 Master of Science (M.S.), Counselor Education Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 1970 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), English major, Psychology minor Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT Employment 2001-present Educational Consultant, Stamford, CT 1985-2011 1998-1999 School Counselor, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University, Department of Health Studies Graduate Program, New York, NY Counselor, Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders and Weight Control, Greenwich, CT Adjunct Instructor, Fairfield University, Graduate Division of School and Agency Counseling, Fairfield, CT English Teacher, Western Junior High School, Greenwich, CT English Temporary Teacher, Waterloo Country Board of Education, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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1973-1980 1970-1973

-2Speaking Engagements, Consultations, and Workshops Greenwich High School Class of 2011 Commencement Speaker, invited by senior class to be the graduation speaker for commencement ceremony, Greenwich, CT, June 2011 Good Days, Bad Days: Life of the Adolescent, Panel Presentation sponsored by Families for Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich PTA Council, and Parents Together, Greenwich, CT, November 2005 Stress and Adolescence, Panel Presentation for the Greenwich Public Schools PTA Council, Greenwich, CT, March 2005 The Role of the School Counselor from Crisis Intervention to College Consultation, Guest Lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, April 2003 Supervision for the High School Counselor, Guest Lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, February 2002 A Study of the Relationships Among Human Sexuality Education, Sexual Comfort, HIV Knowledge, and Willingness of High School Counselors to Respond to Adolescents about Sexual Issues: Dissertation Presentation, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality International Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 1998 Human Sexuality and the Media: Group Process Strategies, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality International Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 1998 Sexuality Education: Exploring New Strategies, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Burlington, VT, March 1997 Adolescent Sexuality: Counseling Strategies, American Counseling Association World Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1996 A Biopsychosocial Approach to Sexuality Education, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Stamford, CT, March 1996 Androgyny: Andr (Man) and Gyno (Woman):An Exploration of Similarities and Differences through Group Process for the Human Sexuality Professional, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality International Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 1995 Exploring Human Sexuality, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Education and Training Center, Chicago, IL, February 1994 Group Process Exercises for the Human Sexuality Professional Part II, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, June 1993

-3Human Sexuality: Ability through Disability, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Education and Training Center, Chicago, IL, February 1993 Group Process Exercises for the Human Sexuality Professional, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1991 Talking to Your Child About Sex, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville FL, August 1990 Adolescent Sexuality: Meeting the Challenge, Professional Development Associates, Beckley, WV, April 1990 Parents-Teens: A Growing Partnership, Jewish Community Center, Stamford, CT, December 1989 Comparison of Two Eighth Grade Sexuality Education Programs: Greenwich, CT and Sweden, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 1989 Adolescent Sexuality: The Role of the Counselor, New England Conference for Counseling and Development Associates, Newport, RI, October, 1989 Understanding Adolescent Sexuality: A Workshop for Health Professionals, Professional Development Associates, Beckley, WV, April 1989 Understanding Adolescent Sexuality: The Role of the Counselor, American Association for Counseling and Development Annual Convention, Boston, MA, March 1989 Decision-Making Skills: Parent Education Workshop, Ridge Street Elementary School, Rye Brook, NY, February 1989 Values and Decision-Making: Teenage Education Program, Temple Sinai, Stamford, CT, January 1989 Understanding Adolescent Sexuality, New England Association for Specialists in Group Work, Ridgefield, CT, January 1989 Sexuality and Adolescence: Informal Discussion with Teens, Merkaz Torah Hebrew High School, Stamford, CT, November 1988 Understanding Adolescent Sexuality: The Role of the Counselor, American Association for Counseling and Development Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, March 1988 The Pupil Study Team Process, Amity Junior High School, Orange, CT, January 1988 Sexual Concerns of Adolescents, New England Association for Counseling and Development Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, October 1987

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Adolescent Sexuality, Connecticut State Department of Education and Planned Parenthood, Hamden, CT, July 1987

Professional Activities 2001-2011 2001-2004 Greenwich High School Transcript Committee (Co-chairperson) Sexual Assault and Crisis Education Center Board of Directors of Lower Fairfield County Sexuality Information and Education Council of Connecticut Board of Directors Greenwich Public School System Parent-Teacher Association Council Greenwich Education Association Liaison Adolescent Programs: Organized and developed adolescent support groups concentrating on relationship issues, substance abuse, school adjustment problems, and related teenage challenges Fairfield University School Counselor Advisory Board Alison D. Warren Memorial Fund Committee on Eating Disorders, Greenwich High School (Chairperson) Remedial Adolescent Program: Initiated, developed and implemented the Program for Academic and Social Skills ({PASS) Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Committee of the Youth Services Council of the Greenwich, Connecticut United Way Youth Services Council of the Greenwich, Connecticut United Way Greenwich High School Teenage Sexuality Committee Greenwich High School AIDS Task Force Greenwich Teen Voice Board of Directors of the Greenwich Council for Youth and Drugs Stamford Task Force for Adolescent Suicide Health Education Curriculum Development: Initiated, developed, and implemented an innovative health education curriculum focusing on decision-making skills, health and well-being, substance abuse and human sexuality

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-5Professional Memberships American Counseling Association Connecticut Education Association Connecticut School Counselors Association Higher Education Consultants Association Independent Education Consultants Association National Association for College Admissions Counseling New England Association for College Admissions Counseling Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality