Judy is a licensed psychologist and consultant. She has written the following books: Peer Program: An In-Depth look at Peer Programs, second edition; Peer Power, Book 1: Becoming an Effective Peer Helper and Conflict Mediator, fourth edition; Peer Power, Book 2, Applying Peer Helping Skills, Third Edition; Peers Helping Peers: Program for the Preadolescent and Leader’s Manual; 3R’s of Feeling: Receiving, Reflecting, and Responding. She has appeared on radio and T.V. on a variety of topics including Good Morning America. She was an invited participant to the White House Conference on working with Youth and was recently invited to participate in the Bullying Summit in Washington D.C., supported by six federal agencies.
As part of her efforts to promote peer helping nationally, Dr. Tindall was the start up president of the National Association of Peer Program Professionals in 2009 and was instrumental in organizing the National Peer Helpers Association (NPHA) (later National Association of Peer Programs (NAPP) and received the association's first Scholar award in 2001. She also received the Barbara Varenhorst award for service.
As president, a staff psychologist and consultant at Psychological Network in St. Charles, Missouri, Judy develops curriculum, consults in the field, designs programs, trains students and faculty, and develops evaluation design, and evaluates programs. Her services encompass a full array, from training in beginning peer programs to advanced training (trainer of trainers), to program evaluation or services to those who want to enhance existing programs.
She is an MBTI Certified Professional and certified custody evaluation. . She has consulted with the KSMSD, United Nations, and St. Louis Job Corps for the last several years to help set up and support Peer Resource programs for elementary, middle high school and adult programs that involve helping, crisis management, highway traffic safety, and other programs. She has been a consultant at the local, state and national level for the public and private sector, associations, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, social service agencies and the faith community. Some of the organizations she has consulted with are the City of Dardene Prairie, FACT, UHY Advisors, Department of Education in Indiana, Cecil County Maryland, Baldwin County Schools in Al., Kansas City Mo Public Schools and Hoover Schools, St. Charles, Monsanto, Lutheran Elementary staff and others.
She has assisted those organizations on a wide variety of topics including peer helping, crisis management, peer helping, team building, conflict management, highway traffic safety strategic planning, community building, leadership development, communication skills, T.Q.M., stress management, violence prevention, bullying prevention, sexual harassment, diversity and MBTI®. She has conducted evaluation for individuals, organizations, state and grants. She has trained others locally, nationally and internationally and has also conducted “trainer of trainers” programs.
She assisted National Traffic Highway Safety Administration in evaluating three projects and the Future Farmers of America in creating a national evaluation model and needs assessment for their programs and Programmatic Standards Rubric. She consults with such groups. She has helped to develop the Zero Tolerance for Underage Drinking and Driving Curriculum for NAPPP, delivered to St. Charles City Schools and KCMOSD. She has assisted KCMSD deliver two “Youth Saving Youth” projects concerning underage drinking and driving lessons to their peers. She currently leads her group in providing mental health services to St. Louis Job Corps. She has worked with the United Nations on implementing and evaluating a Staff Outreach Support (SOS) program and other crisis training and web-site materials. She has conducted program evaluation on a variety of training programs for youth.
Judy has a B.S. degree from Southwest State University in speech and political science. Her Master’s degree is in counseling and guidance from the University of Missouri. She has a specialist degree in counseling and guidance from Southern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. in psychology is from St. Louis University. She holds certifications from the Custody Evaluation, National Board of Certified Counselors, is a National Certified School Psychologist, and has a lifetime teaching certificate from the Missouri Board of Education. She is licensed as a psychologist in Missouri and Illinois and licensed as a professional counselor in Missouri. She is married, has two sons, four grandchildren and enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and reading, and is a Cardinal and Billikens fan. She believes that peer programs are an effective strategy to help meet issues facing youth and adults.