Robert B. Silver, Ph.D.
Dr. Silver directs the Silver Psychology Center. He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Silver is Board Certified in Clinical and Family Psychology, ABPP, as well as Neuropsychology, ABPN . A former President of the Calusa Psychological Association, Dr. Silver also has served on the Board of the Florida Psychological Association and as Examination Chair for the American Board of Family Psychology. In addition to being a psychologist, Dr. Silver also is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides psychodiagnostic assessment and treatment for individual marital and family problems. He recently was named a "Distinguished Psychologist" by the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Silver's special interests are brain-based disorders and forensic psychology.
Deborah Coe Silver, Psy.D.
is the Co-Director of the Silver Psychology Center. She is a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, (NCSP). Dr. Silver is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, ABPP. Before becoming a clinical psychologist, Dr. Silver was a teacher, rehabilitation counselor, then a guidance counselor and school psychologist with the Lee County Schools. After receiving her Psy.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1984, she interned at the Counseling Center of the University of South Florida. Dr. Silver is an active member on the Board of Directors for several community organizations including the Family Resource Center (FRC), De LaSalle Academy, Professional Advisory Board of CHADD and formerly Chaired the school advisory board of Father Anglim Academy. Dr. Silver has served as Vice President of the Executive Board for the Association of Family Law Professionals (AFLP) and is a Past President of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC). Most recently, in October 2013 an award was named in her honor by the Board of the Family Resource Center. The First Annual Dr. Deborah Coe Silver Pinnacle Award was given for her devotion to the children of Lee County. Additionally, she has been awarded the FLAFCC 2012 President's Award in recognition of dedication to Florida’s families and with gratitude for outstanding and dedicated efforts on behalf of this Chapter of interdisciplinary professionals. Dr. Silver has also been awarded the Ambassador Medal for service to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Think Outside the Box Award for leadership, critical thinking, innovation and volunteerism by AFLP. Her private practice includes the assessment and treatment of children's learning and behavior problems, family therapy, and marital and couples counseling. She is well known in the community for her work with children, as well as with divorced and divorcing parents.
The Conflict Resolution Quarterly selected for inclusion two articles
co-authored by Drs. Deborah and Robert Silver in a special collection of the
most influential works on the topic of Family Mediation for the Summer 2011 Virtual Issue.
These articles of distinction are “Practice Note: Divorce Mediation with
Challenging Parents” and “The Sieve Model: An Innovative
Process for Identifying Alternatives to Custody Evaluations.”
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is a graduate of Yeshiva
University where she received her Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical
Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, An American
Psychological Association (APA) approved program. She served her intership at the James J.
Peters Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. This is also an APA approved
internship. While there, she was trained
in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy and mindfulness-based therapy. She also was trained in psychodiagnostic
testing and anger management treatment. While
at the VA, Dr. Culver completed a six month rotation focused on health
psychology, conducting group therapy with cardiac, diabetic, and post-surgical
patients to reduce stress and to promote health and wellness behaviors. Additionally, Dr. Culver received training at
the Parnes Family Psychological Clinic where she participated in treatment for
families. During her graduate training
she was an extern at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and New York
University – Bellevue Hospital and the United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons. In the former,
she conducted psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. In the latter two facilities she performed
psychological evaluations and prepared forensic reports. Before coming to the Silver Psychology
Center, Dr. Culver was a Psychology Resident at Clements & Associates in
Orlando. There, she conducted a broad
range of psychological evaluations of children and adults, as well as providing
therapy. At the Silver Psychology
Center, Dr. Culver conducts psychological evaluations and therapy with adults, children
and families. Her professional expertise
and interest is in treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, treatment of
issues related to weight-loss and physical health, bariatric and pain evaluations,
and forensic evaluations. Dr. Culver is
a Licensed Psychologist and Partner at the Silver Psychology Center.
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Jason M. Sabo, Ph.D.
a graduate of the Ball State University where he was awarded his Doctor of Psychology degree in Counseling and School Psychology, an American Psychological Association (APA) approved program. While enrolled there he received training in psychological evaluation and therapy with children at the Youth Opportunity Center. He also provided individual psychotherapy at the Ball State University Counseling Clinic and participated in providing school psychological services at Wilson Middle School. He served his APA approved internship at Miami-Dade Human Services where he performed psychoeducational evaluations and provided individual and family therapy. For three years, Dr. Sabo was employed by the Scioto Juvenile Facility assessing and treating youthful offenders. In this position he made risk assessments and served as the Chief Hostage Negotiator. Dr. Sabo comes to the Silver Psychology Center well-versed in dealing with children who are oppositional and defiant and helping parents manage problematic behavior on the part of their children. His professional interests include psychoeducational assessment, diagnosing learning and behavioral problems in children and family therapy. Dr. Sabo is a Licensed Psychologist and a Partner at the Silver Psychology Center.
Kris A. Winchell, Ph.D.
earned her degree in School Psychology from Temple University, a program approved by the American Psychological Association. She served as a full-time School Psychology Intern with the Pottstown, Pennsylvania School District. She received training in psychodiagnostic evaluation at the Temple University Psychodiagnostic Clinic. Dr. Winchell has worked as a School Psychologist and was Supervisor of Special Services for the Egg Harbor City Schools in New Jersey. For a number of years she worked in private practice under the supervision of Dr. Irwin Hyman, ABPP, providing therapy for adolescents, couples and families, as well as psychodiagnostic assessment. She also consulted with teachers regarding classroom management, behavioral difficulties and Individual Educational Plans (IEP's). She is well-versed in educational law (ADA, 504, IDEA) and has expertise in placement and determination of appropriate services. Dr. Winchell is the author of Classroom Management: Practical Techniques for Teachers to Employ in Their Classrooms. Her special interests include psychoeducational evaluation, ADHD, family counseling, developmental disabilities and behavioral treatments of children. Dr. Winchell is a Licensed Psychologist and a Partner at the Silver Psychology Center.
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