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Over 35 years of professional psychology experience as a clinician, researcher, and teacher/trainer/consultant

Qualifications & Licenses: Resume


  • 21 years as staff psychologist working with US veterans

  • 12 years working with children, adolescents and families in mental health programs

  • 5 years heading up a family therapy program

  • 5 years in academia as associate professor and director of clinical psychology programs

  • 10 years in forensic psychology working with sex offenders

  • 12 years in private practice


1980 -- Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Louisville

1984 to 1985 -- Post Ph.D. (Advanced graduate courses in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and family therapy), Central Washington University

1988 to 1989 -- Post–doctoral academic training in clinical psychology: California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA. (Emphasis on neuropsychological assessment, behavioral medicine and advanced clinical psychology)

1989 to 1990 -- Doctoral Internship/fellowship in Clinical Psychology (APA approved).  V.A. Medical Center, Houston, 1989-90. Full year, full time. Rotations in Neuropsychology, Medical psychology, Partial hospitalization/day hospital, Pain management, Spinal cord injury and Trauma recovery program).


  • Licensure and Certification as a Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (License # 2-4013)

  • Board certified, Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

  • Certified as an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Cert. # 0811)

  • Board certified, Diplomate-fellow in Advanced Psychopharmacology, The International College of Prescribing Psychologists (Cert. # 24013TX)

  • Senior Fellow in Biofeedback, (Cert. # 3972); and Senior Fellow in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) (Cert. # E1187), Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

  • Quantitative EEG Diplomate, the Quantitative Electroencephalography Certification Board (Cert. # 17)

  • Diplomate in Behavioral Medicine, and Professional Psychotherapy, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.  (Cert. # 224 and1916)

  • Certified Group Psychotherapist by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists (Cert. # 4085)


  • 2011 to 2015: Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology Program, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • 08-2009 to 06-2015 Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

  • 08-1990 to 06-2011   Psychologist, The Michael E Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas


The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

-- Past-president, President, President elect, 2010-2013

-- Program Chair, 2010 Annual Conference

-- Chair, 2008 Fall Workshop Program Committee: “Blast Injury: TBI, PTSD, and Pain”


The Biofeedback Society of Texas

-- Past-president, President, President elect, 2002 to 2005


The Psychological Society of Saskatchewan

-- Past-president, President, President elect, 1984 to 1987


Recipients of 12 research grants (8 as PI or principal investigator) covering topics which include:

-- hypnosis for chronic low back pain and persistent post-concussive headache

-- improving access to care for women with chronic pain and depression associated with trauma

-- cranial electrotherapy stimulation for spinal cord injury pain and Parkinsonism

-- heart rate variability and post-traumatic stress disorder

-- aging, heart rate variability and health.

Total grant ward: $1.5-million as PI; an additional $1.6-million as co-investigator.

Published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and books.

Delivered over 400 lectures and presentations in scientific conferences and workshops

Editorial boards: Pain Medicine, Psychological Services; and ad hoc reviewers for multiple journals; grant reviewers for DOD, VHA R&D and Catalina


2013:  Fellow, American institute of Stress

2007: Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology

2005: American Psychological Association (APA) Div 18 Outstanding Researcher for the Year Award.

2004: Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

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