NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has awarded the 2022 Health Professional of the Year to Dr. Marla Deibler, Founder and Executive Director of Cherry Hill-based The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia (CEH).
This award is designated for health care professionals in New Jersey who have had a positive influence on the Tourette Syndrome community through education, outreach or research efforts. For Deibler, this includes supporting NJCTS as a presenter, panelist and consultant.
Through education outreach programs like webinars, in-service presentations and hospital Grand Rounds, NJCTS provides professionals throughout the state with the latest information about Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders including treatments, therapies and teaching techniques. These presentations are often facilitated by Deibler.
“Dr. Deibler’s expertise and dedication to educating other professionals and the greater community about mental health and wellness has enhanced our programming on many levels,” said NJCTS Executive Director Patricia Phillips. “She has taught fellow psychologists, others in the medical field, school teachers, and the community at large about Tourette and tic disorders, educating them on the needs of children and families coping with these disorders.”
In addition to her work at CEH and her support of NJCTS, Deibler who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, serves on the Faculty of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation and as President of the Board of Directors of OCD NJ. She is also a visiting Clinical Supervisor at the Rutgers University Psychological Services Clinic.
Deibler will be presented with her award at a luncheon on June 3 in Bridgewater. To learn more about the NJCTS Education Outreach program, visit www.njcts.org or call 908.575.7350.