Mrs. Linda Mullens, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP is a licensed and Nationally
Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Since July 2011, Mrs. Mullens has been the Assistant Director in the Office of Disability Services at the University of Miami. She follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in granting accommodations for qualified students, coordinating test taking, and notetaking for students. Prior to this position, she served Miami-Dade County, the
fourth largest district in the country, as a school psychologist, member of the
Response to Intervention program, and an Emotional and Behavioral Clinician. She services diverse populations all over the county. She also holds her teaching certification in Florida.
Mrs. Mullens received her Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the prestigious Ivy League University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in 2004.
During her time at Penn, she worked under world renowned psychologist,
Dr. Martin Seligman, as a researcher for the Penn Resiliency Project (PRP)
where she worked with adolescents with depression and anxiety disorders. The research from PRP and Dr. Karen Reivich later developed Fishful Thinking by Pepperidge Farm which is based in positive psychology and optimism.
She received her Masters in Education Degree in Human Development and her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 2007. Lehigh University’s School Psychology program continues to maintain standings as one of the top 3 programs in the United States. During graduate school, Mrs. Mullens worked for the Low Incidence Disabilities Inclusion project which provided her with experience working with children of a breadth of exceptionalities from Autism Spectrum Disorders to Gifted.
Mrs. Mullens has implemented scientifically-based reading
programs to successfully help children learn to read, provided individual and
group counseling for children, and has worked individually with children in
providing diagnostic psycho-educational evaluations and interventions; she also
conducts gifted testing. Mrs. Mullens lead the Response to Intervention change in Miami-Dade Public Schools as part of a past project. She consults with teachers, administrators, and other colleagues about these legal changes in order for students to learn to his/her potential.
Throughout her career she has participated in professional
organizations such as the Dade Association of School Psychologists (DASP), the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP), and the National
Association of School Psychologists (NASP); these organizations contribute to her field and
to keep abreast of current issues relevant to her profession. She served as President Elect for 2010-2011 for DASP.