Patricia A. Poertner completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Master of Arts Degree in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Additionally, she is a certified leadership feedback specialist for the Executive Development Center at Bradley University. Prior to joining the mental health profession, Ms. Poertner was a Corporate Human Resources Manager at Caterpillar, Inc. where she oversaw world-wide human resources operations, developed and implemented validated employee selection and assessment functions, served on advisory boards for Education to Employment, and presented at conferences throughout the Midwest. Her research studies have been published by the American Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association, and the Illinois Counseling Association.