Dr. Heffner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and business administration, a Master’s in psychology, a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D., ABD), both in clinical psychology. He is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Florida (PY6115) and is a member of the Florida Psychological Association and the International Society for Mental Health Online.
He has over 15 years experience as a clinician, five years in mental health administration, and nearly eight years teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising students in psychology and education. Since 1995, Dr. Heffner has presented seminars on topics such as overcoming depression, mastering focus and relaxation, anger management, communication, ethics, online psychology, and support for friends and families of the mentally ill. He has also written several e-textbooks including Psychology 101, Personality Synopsis, Statistic’s Primer for the Social Sciences and Research Methods for Education, Psychology, and the Social Sciences and published professional articles in peer reviewed journals.
In 1992, as a means to learn more about the growing technologies in cyberspace, Dr. Heffner began providing psychology and mental health information via the Internet for both consumers and students. Shortly after, he started using the Internet to supplement class lectures and provide both course notes and links to further readings online. Stemming from feedback of site visitors, colleagues, and students, he founded AllPsych Online In 1999. AllPsych has since grown to become one of the largest and most referenced psychology sites on the Internet. It is viewed by several thousand unique visitors every day who have read more than three million pages over the last year alone. AllPsych is also referenced by over 90 colleges and universities in 14 countries, and has been cited by a growing number of textbooks and professional organizations around the globe.
Along with directing the daily operations of AllPsych, Dr. Heffner teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in education, personality, assessment, statistics, and research methods utilizing both traditional and online formats. He also has a small private practice where he focuses mostly on treating mood and anxiety disorders as well as providing consultation to local individuals and businesses on issues related to technology, communication, and mental health.
Dr. Heffner’s Curriculum Vitae can be viewed by clicking here or by using the link provided at the top of this page.