Dennis E. Heitzmann, Ph.D.

Dr. Heitzmann Dr. Heitzmann received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas (Austin). Dr. H. is past Senior Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn State University, and is presently Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. He is an Affiliate Professor in both the Clinical and Counseling Psychology training programs at Penn State, and a Consulting Psychologist at The Meadows Psychiatric Center. Dr. Heitzmann has served as the president of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors; the president of the International Association of Counseling Services, from which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 for his contribution to university student mental health. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the past president of the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He has presented lectures and workshops on a variety of mental health topics and provided organizational consultation to various agencies, and is the author of a book and several articles on a variety of mental health topics. His areas of specialization include the treatment of adults from diverse backgrounds with concerns related to depression and anxiety; life transitions; career, school and work-related issues; marriage, divorce, and adjustment to each; and the developmental concerns of young adults.