BRYANT L. WELCH, J.D., Ph.D.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Harvard College – Bachelor of Arts, 1968
Harvard Law School – Juris Doctorate, 1972
University of North Carolina – Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), 1976
Washington Psychoanalytic Institute – Research Associate, 1994

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Bryant L. Welch, J.D., Ph.D. & Associates-1998-present

Psychology/Law practice including assessment and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Consultations to attorneys, mental health professionals, and public on mental health related matters including professional ethics and standards, psychological injury, risk management, and forensic services. HMO managed care litigation on behalf of patients and mental health professionals. (Teaching and publishing activities listed below.)

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 2011-2013

Program Director and Professor of Clinical Psychology responsible for direction of doctoral program in clinical psychology including twenty-five faculty core and adjunct and one hundred and fifty students earning doctorates in clinical psychology.

American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., 1986-1998

Executive Director for Professional Practice, (1986-1993) – Served as chief public spokesperson and strategist for professional psychology. Initiated and developed nationally-recognized advocacy program for professional psychology with responsibility for legal and regulatory affairs, federal lobbying, professional standards, public relations, state associations, and marketing. Program led to substantial expansion of psychological practice including recognition in Medicare, hospital practice, access to psychoanalytic training, expert witness testimony, and corporate use of psychological services. Staff of fifty. Budget of over five million dollars. Responsible for development and implementation of all aspects of psychology’s campaign for inclusion in national health insurance and subsequent reform efforts.

Senior Policy Advisor for Health Care Reform (1993-1997)- Organized and directed psychology’s national campaign for inclusion in national health care proposals. Testified in Congress and the White House, and gave numerous public presentations in support of health care reform.

Practice of Clinical Psychology, Chapel Hill, NC (1976-1986)

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Provided over 30,000 clinical hours of diagnostic and therapeutic services for adults, adolescents, and families in wide range of clinical settings, including private outpatient practice, hospitals, prisons, courts, and vocational rehabilitation centers.

Academic Appointments

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 2011-2013-Program Director and Professor of Clinical Psychology responsible for direction of doctoral program in clinical psychology including twenty-five faculty core and adjunct and one hundred and fifty students earning doctorates in clinical psychology

University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Bluffton, SC 2004-2007- instructor
in psychology. Taught courses in psychology of religion, political psychology, and sports psychology.

George Washington University Center for Professional Psychology, Washington, DC 1997-1999; Assistant Professor of Psychology teaching courses in law and psychology and professional issues to doctoral students in clinical psychology.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1976-1983, developed training program in crisis intervention, trained psychiatric residents and psychology interns under auspices of UNC Student Mental Health service. Taught courses in psychopathology, personality theory and group dynamics through University of North Carolina’s Psychology Department.

Instructor in Communications and Director of Debate, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, 1968-1970 – Taught courses in advocacy and communication and directed debate program.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

Psychology

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology – American Board of Examiners of Practicing Psychology
Licensed Practicing Psychologist – California, South Carolina, and Maryland

Law

Admitted to Bar in North Carolina (inactive), District of Columbia (License #420130) and
Maryland; admitted to practice in numerous state and federal courts including US Supreme Court

PSYCHOLOGY HONORS

American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for “Seminal Contributions to Practice of Professional Psychology”.

Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice

Distinguished Contribution Awards – American Psychological Association
APA Division of Psychoanalysis
APA Division of Independent Practice
APA Division of Psychotherapy
APA Division on State Psychological Associations
APA State Leadership Conference
California State Psychological Association
Arizona State Psychological Association
North Carolina State Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association

Fellow, APA Division of Psychotherapy

Fellow, APA Division of Independent Practice

Fellow, APA Division of State Associations

PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICES HELD

American Psychological Association: 1976-2007

Board of Professional Affairs, 1983-1986 – Chair, 1985-1986
Member, Task Force on Marketing and Promotion of Psychological Services (MAPPS)
Member, BPA Subcommittee on Insurance Trust
Member, Subcommittee on ABA Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards
Special Providers Advisory Group on Peer Review (SPAG), 1983

APA Council Representative: from North Carolina, 1985-1986; Division of Psychoanalysis 2001-

APA Finance Committee (1986)

Chair, Coalition of Applied and Professional Psychologists (CAPP), 1985

APA Division Membership and Offices Held:

Div. of Psychoanalysis (1985-1986)
Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Committee on Professional Issues
Member, Committee on Structure and Function

Div. of Independent Practice – Board of Directors
Div. of Psychotherapy – Chair, Committee on Professional Advocacy (1984-1986)

Div. of State Associations – Representative from North Carolina (1985)
Div. of Clinical Psychology

Div. of Law and Psychology

Psychologists for Social Responsibility-Board of Directors-2009-

William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, N.Y., NY –Board of Trustees 2009

Group for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Psychology (GAPPP) (Group filing anti-trust lawsuit on behalf of psychologists interested in psychoanalytic training), Chair.

Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP), Board of Trustees (1985-1988)

Psychologists for Legislative Action Now (PLAN), Chair (1986-1988) (national political action committee for organized psychology)

North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)
President (1981-1982)
Chair, Insurance and Legislative Committees (1977-1981)

North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Psychology (NCAAP),
Founder and Board of Directors (1981)

South Carolina Psychological Association -2003

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications

Welch, BL State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, (St. Martins Press, New York, 2008.)

Welch, BL: “Moral Drift and the American Psychological Association: The Road to Torture,” in Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order –Special Issue (in press) 2011.

Welch, BL, (2010) “The Torturer’s Apprentice: Psychology and ‘Enhanced Interrogations;” in
GLOBAL DIALOGUE Volume 12 ● Number 1 ● Winter/Spring 2010—Working the Dark Side

Welch, B (2009) “A therapist’s voice in a political world” Voices: The Art & Science of Psychotherapy 45:1, pp 65-72.

Welch, BL “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, Tell Him to ‘Think Positively’ Huffington Post, December 9, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/vets-with-ptsd-when-johnn_b_383109.html

Welch, BL, “The Right Mental Health Care for Returning Vets: Neglecting Them This Time will be Dangerous” Huffington Post November 19, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/the-right-mental-health-c_b_362100.html

Welch, BL “Fort Hood: A Harbinger of Things to Come? Huffington Post, November 9, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/fort-hood-a-harbinger-of_b_356318.html

Welch, BL “Fox News is not Just Biased: It’s a Cult” Huffington Post October 29, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/fox-news-is-not-just-bias_b_337961.html

Welch, BL “America’s Paranoid Crisis: The Joe Wilson Case” Huffington Post September 23, 2009, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/americas-paranoid-crisis_b_294265.html

Welch, BL. “How the Real Death Squads Work” Huffington Post August 24, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/how-the-real-death-squads_b_265704.html

Welch, BL “Why Obama Had to Have Been Born in Kenya” Huffington Post August 19, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/why-obama-had-to-have-bee_b_262639.html

Welch, BL “Framing the Health Care Debate: Who Do You Hate? Huffington Post August 3, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/framing-the-health-care-r_b_250520.html

Welch, BL “The American Psychological Association and Torture: The Day the Tide Turned” The Huffington Post July 23, 2009. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/the-american-psychologica_b_242020.html

Welch, BL. “Torture, Psychology, and Daniel Inouye: The True Story Behind Psychology’s Role in Torture”, The Huffington Post, June 16, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/torture-psychology-and-da_b_215612.html

Welch, BL “State of Confusion: Tuesday’s Two Wild Cards” The Huffington Post October 31, 2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/state-of-confusion-tuesda_b_139302.html

Welch, BL “Envy: John McCain’s Renewable Energy Source” The Huffington Post, August 21, 2008 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryant-welch/envy-john-mccains-renewab_b_120483.html

Welch, B.L. and Stockhamer, N.S. The Lawsuit from the Plaintiffs’ Perspective Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, (special edition) December, 2003.

Welch, B.L. (2002) Depression and Damages: Drawing a Map Through the Desert. Trial, September 2002, p. 32-37.

Jenner, R. and Welch, B.L., (2001). Suicide Watch: Liability for Negligent Psychiatric Care. Trial, 37(5), 20-26.

Jenner, R. and Welch, B.L. (1999). Litigating Against the HMO. Trial Reporter of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Summer.

Welch, B.L., (1997). Redefining the Role of the Psychological Expert. The Practical Litigator, 8(2), American Law Institute, American Bar Association.

Kaley, Harriette, Ph.D., Eagle, Morris, Ph.D., and Wolitzky, David, Ph.D, (Editors) (1999). “Psychoanalysis in the Political Arena” in Psychoanalytic Treatment as Healthcare. Analytic Press.

Welch, B.L., (1992). Professional Perspectives: Psychological Treatment of Serious Mental Illness. In D. Marsh (Ed.) New Directions in the Psychological Treatment of Serious Mental Illness.

Enright, M.F. and Welch, B.L., (Editors) (1990). Special Edition on Psychologists’ Role in the Changing Health Care System. American Psychologist.

Wiggins, J. and Welch, B.L. (Guest Editors) (1988). Psychotherapy and the New Health Care Systems. Psychotherapy, 25 (3).

DeLeon, P.H., Uyeda, M.K. & Welch, B.L. (1985). Psychology and HMO’s: New partnership or new adversary? American Psychologist, 40, 1122-1124.

Regular Columns

Huffington Post blogger August 2008-Present (www.huffingtonpost.com; search “Bryant Welch”)

OpEd News blogger 2009-Present

“Insight” quarterly newsletter sent to 100,000 mental health professionals advising them on professional standards. 1997 –2003 (Copies available upon request)

“Monitoring Managed Care” monthly column in Psychiatric Times trade paper sent to all psychiatrists in country with circulation of 50,000. 1997-2001.

“Managed Care” bi-monthly column in Medicine & Behavior, 1998-2000.

“Professional Point” monthly column in American Psychological Association MONITOR sent to 100,000 plus psychologists, teachers, and opinion leaders, 1986-95.

Media Presentations

Appeared on all national TV networks and numerous radio talk shows. Regular columnist in Huffington Post. Quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Money Magazine, USA Today and many other major newspapers. Quoted regularly in many periodicals and trade publications.

Selected Presentations

“Psychoanalysis and Politics,” American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis, Spring Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2012.

“Comprehensive Soldier Fitness” PBS Evening News, November 3, 2011, Washington, DC.

State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, November 19, 2009.

“Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives on Power and Politics”-panel discussion at Symposium on Greed, Money, Sex, Power, and Politics; Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Feb. 22, 2009.

“State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind” Presentation to the William Alanson White Institute, New York City, September 16, 2008.

“The Politics of Reality: Psychology and the Political Mind,” Commencement Address, Wright State School of Professional Psychology, Dayton, Ohio. July 14, 2007.

“Between Risk and Safety in Psychoanalytic Work: Ethical Dilemmas and the Survival of the Unconscious. Presentation to the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2003.

“Health Care Reform: There is Only One Way”, Presentation to the Association of Psychologists and Social Workers Working with Spinal Chord Injuries, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2, 2003.

“Suicide in Managed Care Settings”, Presentation to the American Society of Suicidology, Bethesda, Maryland April 13, 2002

“Risk Management and the Best Interest of the Client; An Ethical Dialectic”, Presentation to District of Columbia Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., December 8, 2001.

“2001 and Beyond: Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage” Risk Management Seminar to psychologists presented on behalf of American Professional Agency, San Francisco, California, August 25, 2001

“Ethics Code, Courts, and Axis II Pathology: A Menacing Synergy”, Panel Presentation to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 26, 2001.

“Confronting Your Managed Care Nightmares: Making Better Dreams Come True”, Panel Presentation to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 24, 2001.

“Consumer Litigation Against HMO’s: New Law, New Cases”, Presentation to The Barristers Club of San Francisco, CA, August 24, 2001.

“Professional Liability and Ethics in the Managed Care Era: The Double-Edged Sword”, Seminar, Erie, PA, July 20, 2001.

“How to Fight Back with Your Managed Care Company”, Panel Presentation to National Alliance of the Mentally Ill Annual Convention, Washington, DC, July 13, 2001.

“Good News/Bad News about Courts and Managed Care”, Presentation to The Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. and The Greater Washington Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Baltimore, MD, April 18, 2001.

“Protecting Our Patients in the Era of Managed Care”, Presentation to the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, San Diego, CA, November 19, 2000.

“Managed Care Liability: The Double-Edged Sword”, Presentation to The Association of Practicing Psychologists, Montgomery – Prince George’s Counties, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, October 15, 2000.

“Professional Liability in the Managed Care Era: The Double-Edged Sword”, Presentation to the Michigan Psychological Association, Novi, Michigan, October 14, 2000.

“Professional Liability and Ethics in the Managed Care Era: The Double-Edged Sword”, Seminar, Lancaster, PA, August 18, 2000.

“Protecting SPAA Members: Insuring Fair Treatment by Licensing Boards”, Panel Presentation to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., August 6, 2000.

“Adverse Effects of the APA Ethics Code – Problems and Solutions”, Panel Presentation to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., August 6, 2000.

“Psychological Dimensions to the Law: Expanding Opportunities for Psychologists”, Presentation to American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., August 5, 2000.

“Special Focus: HMO and Mental Health Care – Suicide Cases” Presentation to HMO Litigation Group, American Association of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 1, 2000.

“Professional Liability in the Managed Care Era: The Double Edged Sword” – Presentation to Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, April 30, 2000.

“Psychological Dimensions to Voir Dire” – Presentation to George Mason American Inn of Court, Fairfax, Virginia, January 26, 2000.

“Perspectives on Juror Attitudes” – Panel Presentation, New Directions to Full and Fair Verdicts in Auto Collision Cases sponsored by Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, November 16 and 18, 1999.

“Consulting to Law Firms” – Presentation to District of Columbia Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1999.

“The Assault on Managed Care” – Presentation to North Carolina Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, Asheville, NC, October 30, 1999.

Keynote Address – Presentation to New York State Psychological Association Annual Convention, Bolton Landing, NY, October 9, 1999.

“SPAAs Versus Their Regulatory Boards – An Essential New Advocacy Role”, Panel Presentation to the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, August 6, 1999.

“Psychological Dimensions to Litigation” – Presentation to the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Baltimore, Maryland, January 29, 1999.

“Protecting Our Patients in the Era of Managed Care” – Presentation to 11th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, San Francisco, California, November 21, 1998.

“The Assault on Managed Care” – Presentation to Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, October 17, 1998.

“Legal Issues: Patient and Caregiver Rights” – Presentation to National Conference on Spinal Cord Injuries sponsored by Contemporary Forums, San Antonio, Texas, September 27, 1998.

“Psychological Dimensions to Voir Dire” – Presentation to George Mason American Inn of Court, Fairfax, Virginia, September 23, 1998.

“Denial of Psychiatric Benefits Under Managed Care: The Cutting Edge of Liability” – Presentation to the 2nd Annual Conference on Suing and Defending Managed Health Care Providers sponsored by University of Texas Law School, Austin, Texas, September 10, 1998.

“Assault on Managed Care: Why Long-Term Intensive Treatment Will Survive” – Invited Address to the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, August 15, 1998.

“Ethical Values and Managed Care” – Panel Presentation to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, June 1, 1998.

“ERISA: The Linchpin of Managed Care” – Presentation to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Ninth National Educational Conference, Dallas, Texas, April 24, 1998.

“Psychology Licensing Procedures: The New Star Chamber” – Presentation to the California Psychological Association, Pasadena, California, March 26, 1998.

“Litigating Against the HMO/Insurance Claims Top to Bottom “ – Presentation to the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Baltimore, Maryland, February 13, 1998

“The Assault on Managed Care” and “Ask the Expert: Managed Care Contracts” – Presentations to the United States Psychiatric Congress, Orlando, Florida, November 14-16, 1997.

“The Assault on Managed Care” – Presentation to the New Jersey Psychological Association, Morristown, New Jersey, November 11, 1997.

“Managed Care and the Seriously Mentally Ill” – Presentation to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Alexandria, Virginia, October 25, 1997.

Litigating Against the HMO’s – Presentation to the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Baltimore, Maryland, October 14, 1997.

Managed Care and ERISA – Presentation to National Association of States Attorney Generals Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 21, 1997.

Protecting Our Clients in the Managed Care Era: Legal and Public Relations Solutions – Presentation to National Association of Social Workers, Baltimore, Maryland, October 6, 1997.

Gaslighting: The Covert Infliction of Psychological Pain in Employment Settings -Presentation at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 17, 1997.

The Death of Managed Care – Invited Address at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 15, 1997.

The Death of Managed Care: Part II – Presentation to New Jersey Chapter of National Coalition of Health Care Providers and Consumers, May 18, 1997.

Legal Issues in the Managed Care Era – Presentation to Georgia Psychological Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15, 1997.

The Death of Managed Care: Legal and Public Relations Approaches, Annual Conference of the National Coalition for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Boston, Mass., May 3, 1997.

Managed Care: Legal, Legislative, and Public Relations Approaches, California Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Jose, California, April 3, 1997.

Licensure Boards and You: How Safe is Your License California Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Jose, California, April 6, 1997.

Protecting Our Patients from Managed Care – Presentation to Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Convention, April 24, 1997.

Psychological Dimensions to the Law Panel Discussion, Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1997.

The Politics of Deception : Managed Care in America, A Case Study – Willson-Nichols Lecture at Austin College, Sherman, Texas, March 1997.

How to Protect Patients Under Managed Care Update on Clinical Psychology, – Presentation at CME, Universal City; Los Angeles, California, March 1997.

Legal Approach to Managed Care Surviving in the Managed Care Era, – Conference sponsored by CME, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, March 1997.

The Death of Managed Care – Legal and Public Relations Approaches – Presentation to North Carolina Psychological Association, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 1997.

Legal Dimensions to Managed Care Abuse – Presentation to D.C. Chapter National Coalition of Health Care Professionals & Consumers, Washington, D.C., January 1997.

Can We Maintain Quality Mental Health Care In The Managed Care Era? – Plenary Address, Presentation to United States Psychiatric Congress, San Diego, California, November 1996

Workshop: Fighting Back Against Managed Care Presentation to Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Dallas, Texas, October 1996

The Death of Managed Care – Presentation to Mecklenburg County Psychiatric Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 1996

The Death of Managed Care – Presentation to New Hampshire Psychological Association, Concord, New Hampshire, September 1996

“The Role of the Psychiatric Expert” – Presentation to American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August 1996.

“Psychological Dimensions to the Law” – Presentations to Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Winter Meeting, New Orleans, February 1996 and also to Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association, Dayton, Ohio, December 1995.

“Responding to Managed Care: Legal, Political, and Public Relations Approaches” – Presentation at United States Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, New York City, November 1995

“Trauma, The Fulcrum of Change” – Keynote Address, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Boston, November 1995

“National Health Care Reform Now” – Presentation to American Psychological Association Divisions of Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, and Independent Practice, New Orleans, March, 1995

“Health Care Reform” – Keynote Address to Maryland Psychological Association, Columbia, Maryland, February, 1995.

“Future of Federal and State Health Care Reform” – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, California, August 1994

“Psychoanalysis in National Health Care” – Invited Address at APA Convention, Los Angeles, California, August 1994

“Psychology and National Health Reform–Salvation or Armageddon?” – Invited Address at APA Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 1993

“Health Care Reform North and South” – Presentation at APA Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 1993

“Psychoanalysis and Long-Term Care in Health Reform–Survival of an Endangered Species” – Presentation at APA Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 1993

Workshop: National Health Insurance: Salvation or Armageddon? — Presentation at APA Convention, Washington, DC, 1992

Workshop: Psychoanalysis and Long-Term Therapy in the Managed-Care Era: The Illusion of a Future? — Presentation at APA convention, Washington, DC 1992

Workshop: Managing Managed Care, Paradigm I, II and Beyond: Can Psychology Survive Another 100 years? — Presentation at APA Convention, Washington, DC, 1992

Symposium: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws — A Research and Policy Update –Presentation at APA Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991

Workshop: The Future of Psychology: A Growing Profession in a Chaotic Marketplace — Presentation at APA Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991

Invited Address: Current Proposals to Reform the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program –Presentation at APA Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990

Symposium: Future Directions for the Professional Practice of Psychology — Presentation at APA Convention, Boston Massachusetts, 1990

Symposium: Reflections on the Psychoanalysis Lawsuit: The Plaintiffs Speak — Presentation at APA Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989

Invited Address: The APA Practice Directorate and Psychologists in Public Service — Presentation at APA Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989

Symposium: Psychologists Under Psychiatric Control: Implications for Practice — Presentation at APA Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989

Symposium: Psychology and Psychiatry: The Diagnostic Dialect — Why Psychology Must Survive — Presentation at APA Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989

Symposium: Marketing and Public Relations for Practicing Psychologists — Presentation at APA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988

Symposium: Federal Legislation for Professional Practice — Presentation at APA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988

Symposium: Office of Professional Practice Special Assessment – A 2-year Review — Presentation at APA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988

Discussion: Hospital Practice and Psychology’s Health Care Challenge — Presentation at APA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988

Symposium: Role of Litigation in Advocacy for Professional Practice – Presentation before the APA Convention, New York, 1987

“Effective Leadership and Organizational Development in State Psychological Associations” — Presentation before APA Convention, New York, 1987

Symposium: AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues for Psychologists — Presentation before APA Convention, New York, 1987

“Advocacy for Social Policy: Medicare Reform” — Presentation at APA Convention, New York, 1987

Symposium: Healthcare Megatrends: OCHAMPUS and Beyond – Presentation before APA Convention, New York, 1987

“Psychic Harm: Psychology’s Call to Social Advocacy” — Presented at APA Convention, Washington, DC, August, 1986

“What Health Maintenance Ads and Health Vote Don’t Tell Us” – Presentation before media and civic associations (tape available), 1985

“A Proposal to Make Psychoanalytic Training Available to Psychologists Through Anti-trust Litigation” – Presentation before local groups of psychologists in Boston, New York, Michigan, San Diego, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Chicago, 1984-85

“What States Want from APA” – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

“Advocacy for Psychologist in Hospitals and HMO’s – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

“The Four Professional Specialties: The Need for Unity” – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

“State Level Advocacy: What is Needed Now: – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

“ERISA: The Problem from the State Perspective” – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

“Issues for the Future of Independent Practice: – Presentation at APA Convention, Los Angeles, 1985

Insurance Aspects of Mental Health Treatment” – Presentation at two-day symposium presented by Massachusetts Mental Health Center and National Mental Health Association, Greensboro, N.C., 1985

“The North Carolina Mental Health System: Planning and Development” – Presentation at two-day symposium presented by Massachusetts Mental Health Center and National Mental Health Association, Greensboro, N.C., 1985

“Can Professional Psychology Survive the AMA, ERISA, HMO and Itself?” – Presentation to Ohio Psychological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio 1985

“APA and State Advocacy: An Update” – Presentation to APA State Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, November 1985

Presidential Address – Address to membership of N.C. Psychological Association;
Annual Meeting, Wilmington, N.C., 1982

“The Future of Psychology: A Blueprint for NCPA” – Address to membership of N.C. Psychological Association; Fall Conference, Asheville, N.C., 1981

Formal Testimony

Testimony before the Department of Labor regarding the adoption of regulations governing the processing of employee benefit plan claims under section 503 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, February 1999

Testimony before the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform, March 1993

Testimony before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Health Reform: Consideration of Benefits for Inclusion in a Standard Health Benefit Package, March 1993

Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on The Better Access to Affordable Health Care Act, February 1992

Testimony before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Health Insurance Options: State Mandates on Health Benefits, July 1991

Testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Composition and Military Manpower Policy on Deployment of Active Single and Active Dual-Marriage Families with Children, February 19, 1991

Testimony before the Physician Payment Review Commission on Payment to Non physician Providers — Implications for the Medicare Fee Schedule, September 1990

Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Special Subcommittee on USS Iowa Explosion on Psychological Autopsy of USS Iowa incident, December 21, 1989

Testimony before the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee Compensation and Employee Benefits on Reform of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, July 1990

Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Mental Health Needs of Older Adults, June 1989

Testimony before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Mental Health Needs of Older Adults, March 1989

Testimony before the House Post Office Civil Service Committee Compensation and Employee Benefits on Reform of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, May 1988

Testimony before the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine on Study to Design a Strategy for Quality Review and Assurance in Medicare, August 1988

Testimony before the N.Y. Senate Standing Committee on Mental Hygiene – in support of Hospital Privileges for Psychologists in New York, 1988

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Compensation and Employee Benefits regarding FEHBA, Washington, DC, 1988

Testimony before the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine regarding Utilization Management by Third Parties, Washington, DC, 1988

Testimony before American Psychiatric Association Committee on DSM-III supporting elimination of discrimination against gay men and lesbians, Washington, DC, December, 1985

Testimony before N.C. Joint House-Senate Committee on Re-Medicalization of Mental Health Centers – 1984 Testimony before N.C. Joint House-Senate Committee on Confidentiality For Psychological Communication, 1984

Testimony before N.C. Joint House-Senate Committee on Recodification of Mental Health Laws – Civil Commitment Privileges for Psychologists – 1984

Testimony before N.C. Joint House-Senate Committee on Employment Benefits in support of Expanded mental health insurance benefits, 1982

Testimony before N.C. Sunset Review Commission – Regulation of Psychology, 1981

Testimony in Support of HB781 (Freedom of Choice) before N.C. House Committee on Human Resources, N.C. Senate Committee on Mental Health, N.C. Senate Committee on Insurance, 1977

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION TRAINING

Mediation Training Program, Multi-Door Division, DC Superior Court, 1994-95, Washington, DC

Family Mediation Training Program, Multi-Door Division, DC Superior Court, 1995-96, Washington, DC

Arbitrator Training Program, Council of The Better Business Bureau of America, June, 1995, Washington, DC