Christina Harms

Director at Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service ("CAFPES") at Mass. School of Professional Psychol

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Higher Education

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Christina Harms's Overview

Current
  • Director at Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service ("CAFPES") at Mass. School of Professional Psychol
Past
  • Interim Dean of Admissions at Pine Manor College
  • Interim Dean of Student Affairs at Pine Manor College
  • Judge, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court at Norfolk Probate and Family Court
  • General Counsel at Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Social Services
Education
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Christina Harms' Experience

Director

Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service ("CAFPES") at Mass. School of Professional Psychol

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) 1208 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA

Director of the operations of a psychological evaluation service that offers written psychological evaluations, prepared by PhD/PsyD psychologists (post-doctoral fellows) under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced veteran evaluators. The evaluations address a wide variety of questions that may be posed by family courts, attorneys, or others, regarding children and families going through stressful, challenging or disputed circumstances. With 23 years of experience as a Family Court judge, and working with two nationally renowned psychologists, my membership in this leadership trio brings an unparalleled level of expertise to CAFPES. Top-quality, scientifically sound psychological evaluations are often of great assistance to individual children and families in situations which arise at the intersection of the legal system and mental health professionals. And since these situations (divorce, guardianship, adoption) are a relatively common occurence in our society, CAFPES's expertise can make the process of divorce and family disruption less damaging, and suggest proven pathways for healing. Those who use our services include attorneys, judges, mediators, state child welfare agencies, and individuals. Our expertise includes child abuse and neglect, mental illness, divorce and visitation disputes, domestic violence, foster care and adoption, parental alienation, munchausen by proxy, parent coordination, relocation/removal, school issues and conflicts, termination of parental rights, trauma and its long term impact on children.

Interim Dean of Admissions

Pine Manor College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2012August 2012 (2 months) Pine Manor College

Interim Dean of Student Affairs

Pine Manor College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2012July 2012 (4 months) 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

Reporting to the President, the Dean of Student Affairs and Community Engagement provides leadership to all departmental operations, including residence life, student activities, community engagement (including community service, outreach and partnerships), judicial affairs, athletics, international student services, campus safety, counseling services and the health and wellness center. The Dean oversees an operational budget of approximately $1.7 million with 42 staff (including full and part-time). The Dean is responsible for establishing a department-wide approach to planning that ensures the most effective (and cost-effective) strategies to support student learning, development, well-being and success.

Responsibility for significant portions of the NEASC ten-year re-accreditation process, including data gathering and written and oral reports. Membership in the Cabinet-level strategic work group responsible for the overall completion of all NEASC submissions.


Member of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education); ACE-NNWL (American Council on Higher Education National Network of Women Leaders); MCPA (Massachusetts College Personnel Association); NODA (National Orientation Directors Association), and ASCA (Association for Student Conduct Administrators).

Judge, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court

Norfolk Probate and Family Court

December 1989January 2012 (22 years 2 months) Canton,MA

Trial Court judge. Supervisor and adviser to 30+ student interns for over 20 years. Demonstrated interest and ability in helping students and parents solve typical problems encountered in college (special education laws and services, sexual abuse and sexual assault, date rape, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, cultural sensitivity (first generation citizens, ESL, residents with expired visas or green cards), domestic violence, mental illness, disability accommodations, child abuse, gay/lesbian/transgender issues, incarcerated parents, military service). Demonstrated enthusiasm and track record of developing relationships internally and externally, including a wide variety of resources in law, medicine, social work, education, finance, real estate, veterinary medicine, law enforcement , business, and performing arts. Specialized expertise in:

• Organizational Leadership
• Public Relations
• Communications
• Program Management
• Partnerships & Alliances
• Community Outreach
• Knowledge of technology
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Meeting with student groups
• Strategic Planning & Visioning
• pro bono programs
• Media Relations
• Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
• Clear, strong writing & speaking

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

December 1984December 1989 (5 years 1 month)

Member of the 8-person Executive staff, reporting directly to the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (D.S.S). Executive Staff had oversight of $465 million year budget and 3,000 employees statewide. As a state agency, D.S.S. is responsible for abused and neglected children, foster care, adoption, and remedial social services.

Christina Harms' Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Higher Education
  3. Community Outreach
  4. Public Relations
  5. Student Affairs
  6. Teaching
  7. Non-profits
  8. International Education
  9. American Politics
  10. Research
  11. Career Counseling
  12. Fundraising
  13. Event Planning
  14. Psychology
  15. Program Evaluation
  16. Books
  17. Annual Giving
  18. Creative Writing
  19. Policy Analysis
  20. Volunteer Management
  21. Mental Health
  22. College Teaching
  23. Alumni Relations
  24. Program Development
  25. PowerPoint
  26. Policy
  27. Tutoring
  28. Strategic Planning
  29. Conflict Resolution
  30. Social Media
  31. Grant Writing
  32. Leadership Development
  33. Service Learning
  34. Literature
  35. Public Speaking
  36. Grants
  37. Leadership
  38. Admissions
  39. Adult Education
  40. Social Services

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Christina Harms' Education

Harvard Law School

J.D., Law

19751978

Wellesley College

B.A., English and Music

19711975

Activities and Societies: Durant Scholar (top 10% of class)

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