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Jeudevine LibraryABOUT ME
Heidi is a retired psychologist and mother of four. She lives in Vermont with her husband, a feisty border terrier, and a stow-away cat. She occasionally sees her busy teenagers who are rapidly becoming twenty-somethings.

K Heidi Fishman’s first novel, Tutti’s Promise , was published by MBPublishing in April 2017. Heidi won the 2015 Joseph Zola Memorial Holocaust Educator Award from The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford for the book proposal. She hopes to see Tutti’s Promise used in middle schools to teach Holocaust Studies in the near future.

EDUCATION
Ed.D. – Counseling Psychology,  Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
M.A. – Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Settings,  Western Michigan University
B.A. – Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

WORK EXPERIENCE
Private practice psychologist specializing in eating disorder treatment, Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth College Health Center Staff Psychologist, Hanover, NH

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Condo of Failing Appliances or Happily Ever After into the Setting Sun” in Marta Knobloch and Kip Piper’s 2016 anthology Necessity is a Mother.

Heidi’s doctoral dissertation from 1992: Exploring the Self-in-Relation Theory: Women’s Idealized Relationships-of-Choice and Psychological Health

HEIDI’S NEXT PROJECT
Scraps of Hope  —  This is still only a twinkle in my eye, but I hope to write the nonfiction story of the metal Jews in Westerbork.


“Thank you very much for taking with our Hebrew school classes, both presentations were amazing. I really appreciated how well you could read your audience. Who would have thought that the younger class would be so full of questions. . . . I hope that we can continue to work together on Yom HaShoah programs … Continue reading Elyse Holsberg — Congregation Shir Shalom

Elyse Holsberg — Congregation Shir Shalom

I found it very interesting to learn the process of how she wrote the book and I think it will help me with my future writing experiences. -Emily It was fascinating to see how the daughter of a Holocaust survivor cared so deeply to write a book about how her mother had faith and courage … Continue reading Students — Ellington Middle School

Students — Ellington Middle School