Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.

Writer; Social Media Commentator

Amherst, Massachusetts (Springfield, Massachusetts Area)
Writing and Editing

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Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Overview

  • Writer at
  • Writer for Divorce Page at The Huffington Post
  • Writer at Official Blog
  • Area Psychologist at Mass. Dept of Developmental Services
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology at University of Massachusetts
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Westfield State University
  • Psychologist at Private Practice,]
  • Administrative Director, outpatient clinic at ServiceNet, Inc

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Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Summary

Goal: Writer, Media commentary

Specialties: psychology, parent education, couple and family issues

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Experience


1998Present (16 years)

Feature Writer, Contributor to Ask the Therapist, Advisory Board

Writer for Divorce Page

The Huffington Post

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months)

Monthly column for those looking for support and advice.


Official Blog

May 2011Present (3 years 6 months)

Musings on life in New England

Area Psychologist

Mass. Dept of Developmental Services

2002Present (12 years)

Member of Management Team. Clinical direction for 600+ clients. Chair of Risk Review. Coordinator of internship program. Teach and mentor undergraduate students

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

University of Massachusetts

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

2005Present (9 years)


Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Westfield State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

2010Present (4 years)

Summer Sessions. Theories and Practice of Family Counseling


Private Practice,]

19782007 (29 years)

Individual, couple, family, and group therapy
Retired in 2007 to focus on writing career.

Administrative Director, outpatient clinic

ServiceNet, Inc

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Mental Health Care industry

1994February 2003 (9 years)

In collaboration with Clinical Director, responsible for administrative and clinical supervision of up to 98 clinical staff in 5 locations. Budget development and management; Contract management; Liaison with payers; Public relations and marketing; Hiring, termination, staff evaluations; Program development and evaluation; Policy and procedure development; Utilization Management; Development and coordination of Continuing Education series; Liaison to Franklin/Hampshire Area Office of the Department of Mental Retardation: Manage referrals, Chair of Clinical Team Review Committee, Develop and manage internship and training program, Supervise Clinical Team working with DD population.

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Publications

  • Tending the Family Heart: Connecting Your Family in Disconnecting Times

    • 2009

    Popular Psychology parenting book that highlights the importance of creating and nurturing the “heart part” of our families; that almost magical bond that interconnects every family member with all the others.

  • Tending the Family Heart through the Holidays

    • December 2011

    Popular psychology book about managing the personal and family stresses of the holiday season

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Languages

  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Psychology
  2. Higher Education
  3. Social Services
  4. Grant Writing
  5. Community Outreach
  6. Teaching
  7. Non-profits
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Adolescents
  10. Psychotherapy
  11. Mental Health
  12. Adults
  13. Family Therapy
  14. Editing

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Education

Alfred Adler Institute, Chicago

Master's degree, Counseling Psychology


University of Massachusetts, Amherst

BA, M.Ed., Ed.D, Educational Psychology


Activities and Societies: President of Concert Association; Member of Board of University Chorus; Residential Advisor

Marie Hartwell-Walker. Ed.D.'s Additional Information


writing; social media commentary; social trends; psychotherapy; parent education; family therapy

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