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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.


Mrs. Fishman’s presentation was engaging and informative!  The students were captivated by her mother’s story of survival and the pictures she shared. . . . She was able to give our students a personal connection to what we had been learning about in class.

Jaime Shea — Teacher — Ellington Middle School

“Mrs. Fishman’s presentation provided our students with a valuable example of the use of primary and secondary sources in research. . . . Mrs. Fishman created a narrative of her own process using visuals, including documents she found, pictures of her mother as a young girl, and photos of the building and surroundings in Amsterdam where her mother’s family hid. … Continue reading Matt Hopkins – grade 7 Language Arts Teacher — Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School

Matt Hopkins – grade 7 Language Arts Teacher — Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School