Cathy Heenan Ed.D.
I have been in private practice as a Licensed Psychologist for 30 years working with individuals and couples in Newton, Massachusetts. I have consulted to organizations and businesses providing team building and problem-solving workshops. Before becoming a psychologist I taught Communication and Interpersonal Relations as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. I received my B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, my Masters from Emerson College in Communication and my Doctorate from Boston University in Counseling Psychology.
In 2004, I became a Collaborative Law Divorce Coach and have given numerous Basic and Advanced Interdisciplinary Trainings in the field of Collaborative Law throughout the United States, Canada and Europe having on 5 separate occasions trained 250 professionals in the Netherlands in Collaborative Law. In 2010, I co-created the dynamic 4-hour, 9 episodes Collaborative Practice In Action Training Videos.
For over 25 years I worked with Directors and Staffs of Extended-Day Programs developing and strengthening their abilities to work well together as a team. I designed and led trainings for two ground-breaking projects at Wellesley College: “School-Age Child Care National Trainings” and “Bringing Yourself to Work: Successful Staff Development in After-School Programs.”
I am co-author of the book: Preparing, Designing and Leading Workshops: A Humanistic Approach and author of the article, “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Emotionally Preparing Yourself for Your Adult Child’s Wedding.” I am a contributing author to the 2014 award winning book, Collaborative Law Practice and Procedures, having written the chapter on “The Coach’s First Meeting With Individual Clients.“
Formerly a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, I served on its Board and designed and facilitated MCLC Board Retreats. I have been a member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Married, with grandchildren, I am an avid gardener and painter.