- Dec, 2006: Fellow, Illinois Psychological Association
- May, 2003: Fellow, Academy of Clinical Psychology
- May, 1991: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago Illinois
- June, 1996: M.A., Clinical Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
- June, 1973: B.S., Elementary Education, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
- Sept, 2015: Training in administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2nd Edition including Toddler Module; Illinois Masonic Medical Center; Chicago, IL
- Feb, 2011: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Indiana, Lic. #20042496A, Health Service Provider Endorsement in Aug, 2011
- July, 2007: Specialty Board Certification, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
- May, 2000: Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
- Nov, 1992: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois, Lic. #071-004565
Professional Clinical Experience
- 02/12-Present: Staff Therapist, CRG, Indianapolis, IN. Part-time clinical position providing diagnostic and treatment services for children, teens and adults with clinical disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders
- 05/15-Present: Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
- 01/04 – 05/12: Director, Burkhardt Services, Ltd., 60 Orland Square Drive, Suite 203, Orland Park, IL. Part-time private practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders
- 5/93-12/03: Associate Director, Hoover and Associates, 15010 S. Ravinia, Suite 14, Orland Park, IL, Marlin Hoover, Ph.D., ABPP, Director
- 1/92-12/03: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Staff Therapist. Hoover and Associates, Orland Park, IL. Duties included assessment and treatment of child, adolescent and adult patients.
- 5/92-12/92: Psychology Resident. Hoover and Associates, Orland Park, IL. Supervisor: Marlin Hoover, Ph.D.
- 5/92-12/92: Examiner and Staff Therapist. Palos Neuropsychiatric Institute, Palos Heights, IL. Director: Eugene Voltolina, MD. Neuropsychological assessment of children; treatment of children with conduct disorders, depression, anxiety and adjustment reactions.
- 9/87-8/88: Psychology Intern. Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Professional Academic Experience
- 8/01-05/15: Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL.
- 10/03 – 05/15: Director of Community Outreach. Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
- Develop and implement Service Learning and community outreach programs on behalf of the Psychology Department in support of improved student outcomes and experiential learning for majors; programs include services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families
Outreach Programs Developed and Delivered
Project RESPECT: community outreach to families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Annual programming includes:
- Parent Partners meetings for parents of persons with ASD
- Cougar Kids, recreational activities for families
- Our Children, Our Blessings community event
ADHD 101 (1994-2005): community education for parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tinley Park, IL
- 9/97-12/01: Director of Clinical Training. Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, Psychology Department, Master of Counseling Psychology Program.
Experiences included: administration of the Master of Counseling Psychology counselor training program, including programming, curriculum development, case supervision, student placement, supervisor selection and review, and program evaluation. Additional related service included clinical administration of an on-campus clinic, Community Counseling Services. Developed and supervised a postdoctoral internship placement in clinical psychology.
- Burkhardt, S., & Cardillo, S. (2012). ASD Workforce: Workplace Access for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In J. Deisinger, S. Burkhardt, T Wahlberg, A.F. Rotatori, and F. Obiakor (Eds.) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Inclusive Community for the Twenty-First Century (20-32). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing
- Burkhardt, S. (2012). Systems of Care for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families: From Puzzle to Blueprint. In J. Deisinger, S. Burkhardt, T. Wahlberg, A.F. Rotatori, and F. Obiakor (Eds). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Inclusive Community for the Twenty-First Century (preface). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing
- Rotatori, A.F., & Burkhardt, S.A. (2011). History of Traumatic Brain Injury. In A.F. Rotatori, F.E. Obiakor, & J.P. Bakken (Eds), Advances in Special Education: History of Special Education (Vol. 21, pp315-342). Bingley, UK: Emerald Press.
- Burkhardt, S., & Rotatori, A. (2010), Educating Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGaw (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Education (Vol. 2, pp. 695-700). Oxford: Elsevier.
- 05/14: Awarded Teacher-Scholar Award, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois
- 07/10-Present: Appointed Examiner, American Board of Professional Psychology
- 02/08: Recipient, Mary Potter Humanitarian Award, Little Company of Mary Hospital. For humanitarian efforts on behalf of families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Chicago, Illinois.
- 11/03: Recipient, Saint Xavier University Award. Recognition for founding Project Respect, a community-based outreach program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, and service that fulfills the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.