Heidi von Harscher joined HWCOM as the founding Director of Counseling and Wellness in the Office of Student Affairs. She oversees the wellness programs for medical students and is also the asssistant dean for the office of Women in Medicine and Science, student Ombudsman and the director of medical student support services. She serves as the faculty advisor for the American Medical Women’s Association and the Wellness, Health, Outreach, Love and Expression organization.
Her pioneering contributions include developing a neuropsychological testing program, an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship program and administering a psychological services center for the students at the Biscayne Bay Campus. She has held faculty appointments with the College of Public Health, the Psychology Department and the College of Education at various universities. She holds Certifications and Diplomates in pharmacopsychology, severe mental illness and (neuro) biofeedback.
Her student centered publications and research interests include empathy, burnout, (neuro)psychology, spirituality, mindfulness, resiliency, teambuilding, humor, humility, gifted and personality traits.