BOARD MEMBER BIOGRAPHY




Fred T. Fell, Ed.S., NCSP

Former At-Large
2011


Fred Fell is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified school psychologist. He is currently employed as school psychologist for the West Morris Regional High School district, a position he has held for the last 18 years. His prior professional experiences involved working in specialized schools for students with significant physical and behavioral disabilities throughout New Jersey. He has also worked with children and adolescents in both clinical and educational settings, where he provided school-based consultation, counseling, and psychological assessments. He has worked as a consultant for a variety of mental health agencies and developmental disability agencies, and conducted presentations on a variety of subjects including child development, school-based consultation, crisis intervention with children, and special education practices.

Throughout his career, Mr. Fell has been involved in a number of professional projects which have focused on grief and loss. Mr. Fell began his work with loss and grief after working with adolescents who experienced the traumatic death of a peer from suicide. He has collaborated on the Managing Sudden Traumatic Loss in the Schools video series (UMDNJ-UBHC) and contributed to the development of the GOALs (Going on After Loss) curriculum, which was published by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey in response to the events of “9/11.” Mr. Fell participated as an expert in an online training program titled “Making Educators Partners in Suicide Prevention,” which is featured on the Society of the Prevention of Teen Suicide’s website (www.sptsusa.org). Mr. Fell co-authored Lifelines Postvention: Responding to Suicide and other Traumatic Death (Hazelden, 2010) which is a reference manual for schools who experience traumatic loss within their community. Mr. Fell serves on the Clinical and Professional Advisory Board for SPTSUSA and previously served on the advisory committee for the Horizon Program at the County College of Morris (New Jersey).