Applied Clinical/Private Practice


About

 

My Specialties

The types of problems for which I specialize include: anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, panic, general anxiety), depression disorders, adjustment disorders, insomnia, acute and chronic stress, life and work stress management, PTSD, anger management, tension & migraine headaches, psychological factors/stress factors affecting medical conditions, psychophysiological conditions, sexual disorders, obesity, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), relationship problems, and bereavement, .

 

My Professional Approach

My approach to understanding people’s behaviors and problems is eclectic with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and applied psycho-physiological approaches. I also sometimes integrate sociocultural, psychodynamic, and existential aspects. A supportive orientation is standard.

 

My Professional Philosophy

A major influence on my philosophy and style of treatment is the 37 years on the staff of Mayo Clinic. Putting the patient first and foremost is ingrained and paramount. Devoting extra time when needed is ingrained and common for me.

 

Another major part of my approach is the “stepped-care” approach. In other words, starting with less complicated, usually less expensive, and often less time consuming procedures that are credible and useful, before using more involved and more costly methods.

 

Education and Credentials

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin.

 

My national certifications are :

1981-Present , Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (now Biofeedback Certification International Alliance)

1994-Present, Diplomate in Clinical Sexology, American Board of Sexology

1993-Present , American Board of Psychological Assessment

 

Location

My private practice is now located 12528 Charles Cove Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32246.

 

University Teaching

I was an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida from January, 2005 until December, 2010 and a Visiting Psychology Faculty from January, 2012 until May, 2014.  I taught the following courses several times: Abnormal Psychology, Stress Management, Biofeedback, Social Psychology, History of Psychology, and Research Methods

 

Professional Highlights

For 37 years I was on the staffs of Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville. My professional life included introducing and developing many clinical programs. In 1970 in Rochester, I introduced and developed several types of behavior therapies for anxiety disorders, pain disorders, and nocturnal enuresis. A few years later I introduced and developed biofeedback within Psychology and managed it until I transferred to Jacksonville in 1988 and started Psychological services there including neuropsychology, biofeedback, behavioral psychology, and psychological testing.

 

During my professional career I chaired the development of national certification in biofeedback starting in 1980. I was Chairperson of the Board of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) and Chair of test item development in the first few years of BCIA. I later was elected to the Board of the Biofeedback Society of America (now called Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) and became President in 1987.

 

I was on the Board of the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies and was Speaker of the General Assembly from 1982 through 1985.

 

In 1987, I edited and authored the book, Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide published by Guilford Press. The publication of the 4th edition is expected in November, 2015.



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