Dr. Roberts is a clinical psychologist and a registered nurse. Her education includes a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Widener University 1993), a Masters Degree in Psychology (Widener University 1992), and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Thomas Jefferson University 1987). She is certified as a Specialist for First Responders and Emergency Services Personnel by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (2008) and has served with multiple critical incident teams over the past 10 years.
Since becoming a licensed psychologist in 1995, Dr. Roberts has maintained a private practice in clinical psychology. In 2006, she began assisting first responders with critical incidents and work related stress. She has worked with police, fire, ems and hospital departments experiencing critical incident stress, and individuals with concerns related to traumatic events. In addition, she provides specialized services for military service members and their families.
Dr. Roberts has worked as an emergency room nurse for many years and has been a professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Widener University and the University of Cincinnati. At present, she teaches law enforcement officers throughout the state of New Jersey with Crisis Intervention Team-NJ Center for Excellence, a program designed to improve police response to mental health (EPD) calls in the community. She is an approved instructor for the Police Training Commission for NJ and teaches mandatory de-escalation classes for Law Enforcement Officers.