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PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

2019 – Present Licensed Psychologist with HSP. Senior Staff Psychologist. Live More Simply, Inc. (LMS). LMS Owner and Operator: Stuart N. Robinson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist. Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Licensed Psychologist. Baylor Scott & White (BSW) Medical

Psychology Consultants, Health Texas Provider Network (HTPN) affiliates of Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Behavioral Health Psychologist. BSW Center for Advanced

Heart and Lung Therapies. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2014 – 2017 Staff Psychologist. Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), Dallas VA Medical Center, Department of Mental Health, Diamond Outpatient Team, Dallas, TX.

 

2010 – 2014 Staff Psychologist. Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), Dallas VA Medical Center, Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Units. Dallas, TX.

 

2005 – 2010 Associate Professor. Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

2008 – 2010 Associate Professor. Division of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

2005 – 2008 Associate Professor. Residency Training Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1995 – 2005 Assistant Professor. Mood Disorders Group, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1994 – 1995 Instructor. Mental Health Clinical Research Center and Mental Health Connections, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1993 – 1994 Senior Research Associate. Mental Health Clinical Research Center and Mental Health Connections, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1985 – 1988 Psychological Associate I. Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Clinical Research Center, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1983 Mental Health Worker I. Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, Dallas, TX.

 

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

2019 – Present Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider. Outpatient Cognitive Therapist, Clinical Health Psychology Specialist and Behavioral Health Consultant. Live More Simply, Inc. Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Licensed Psychologist, Outpatient Cognitive Therapist, Inpatient Behavioral Health Consultant BSW Medical Psychology Consultants, affiliate of BSW Health, Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Licensed Psychologist, Psychoeducational Weekly Inpatient Support Group for families of Heart and Lung Transplant Patients. BSW Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Therapies. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Case Consultation Facilitator for the Heart Transplant Clinical Staff. BSW Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Therapies. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2017 – 2019 Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor for Pre- and Post- Doctoral Level Clinical Psychology Graduate Students. Provided supervision on Individual Psychotherapy and Behavioral Health Inpatient Consultations with Trauma and Heart and Lung Transplant patients. BSW Medical Psychology Consultants, Dallas, TX.

 

2010 – 2017 Licensed Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy Supervisor for Pre- and Post-Doctoral Level Clinical Psychology Interns, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Level Graduate Students and Psychiatry Residents. Department of Mental Health, VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2008 – 2010 Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapy Supervisor, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Level Graduate Students. Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

2005 – 2007 Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Therapist and Behavioral Health Consultant. Faculty Outpatient Clinic, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

2005 – 2007 Clinical Psychology Internship Site Director and Supervisor, Doctoral Level Graduate Students. Department of Family and Community Medicine, Residency Training Program, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1994 – 2005 Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Therapist. Department of Psychiatry Faculty Outpatient Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1995 – 2004 Mental Health Consultant and Accreditation Advisory Board Member for the American Diabetes Association. Inpatient Diabetes Treatment Center (7 South South), Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX.

 

1994 – 1996 Group Facilitator, Breast Cancer Support Group (WINGS – Women in New and Growing Situations). Breast Cancer Center, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

2013 SCID for DSM-V Research Version, Local Review Committee Coordinator. VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center. Project Leader: Michael R. First, M.D., Columbia University, New York, NY.

 

2010 – 2017 SCID-Research Version (SCID-RV) Trainer and Diagnostic Consultant for Alina Suris, Ph.D., ABPP, Dallas VA Medical Center PTSD Research Group. Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR and DSM 5 Disorders. VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center. Dallas, TX.

 

2008 Consultant for Alina Suris, Ph.D., ABPP. Research Group. Diagnostic Assessment: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM- IV-TR Axis I and DSM 5 Disorders. VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center. Dallas, TX.

 

2002 – 2006 Community Health Worker Trainer and Mental Health Consultant. Project Access: Caring for the Uninsured, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

2002 – 2005 Director of Training and Quality Assurance, Comparing Three Electrode Placements to Optimize ECT (Funding: 9/16/02 – 5/31/06). Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1999 – 2005 Research Outcomes Assessor Supervisor and Trainer, Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) (Funding: 10/1/99 – 9/30/04). Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1997 – 2004 Training Director for Diagnostic and Outcome Measures, and Independent Blind Rater for Continuation ECT vs. Pharmacotherapy: Efficacy and Safety (Funding: 2/1/97 – 1/31/04). Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1996 – 2000 Co-Director and Trainer, Outcomes Assessment Team. Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP). Mental Health Connections, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1995 – 2000 Consultant, Development and Implementation of Uniform Assessment Package and Selection of Outcome Measures. Texas and Dallas County Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR).

 

1995 – 2000 Training Director, Diagnostic and Outcome Measures. Mental Health Connections, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1995 – 1996 Training Director, Psychiatric Assessment Core. Mental Health Clinical Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1995 Site Coordinator, Field Trials for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) – Research and Clinician Versions. Michael B. First, M.D., Trials Director.

 

1994 – 1995 Site Coordinator and Expert-Phase Participant, MacArthur General Reliability Field Trial for DSM-IV. Allen Frances, M.D., and James W. Thompson, M.D., M.P.H., Principal Investigators.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012 – 2017 Evidenced Based Psychotherapy Course for Psychiatry Residents (PGY 2 Residents). Lecture Topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Assessment Phase and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Introducing the Patient to the Cognitive Model. Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Course Coordinator: Lia Thomas, M.D.

 

2012 – 2017 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Seminar. Topic: Treatment Adherence Interventions with Psychiatric Patients. Psychiatry Residency Training Program (PGY 1), Department of Mental Health, Inpatient Psychiatry Services, VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Medical Director: Monte Goen, M.D.

 

2012 Advanced Psychotherapy Course. Lecture Topic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Treatment Adherence Interventions with Psychiatric and Medical Patients. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program, Department of Mental Health, Division of Psychology, VANTHCS, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 

2005 – 2007 Behavioral Health Curriculum. Monthly Seminar on Behavioral Health Issues with the PGY 1 – 3 Family Medicine Residents. Residency Training Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Residency Training Director: John R. Richmond, M.D.

 

2001 – 2005 Advanced Psychotherapy Course for Psychiatry Residents (PGY 3 Residents). Lecture Topic: Behavioral Applications for Depression. Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Course Coordinators: Larry Thornton, M.D. and Robin B. Jarrett, Ph.D.

 

2001 – 2005 Psychosocial Basis of Psychiatry Course. Topic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Assessment. (Yearly Lecture to PGY II Psychiatry Residents). UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Course Coordinators: Timothy Wolff, M.D., and Robin B. Jarrett, Ph.D.

 

1997 Instructor. Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy Course for Doctoral Level Graduate Students. Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, T Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1996 Guest Lecturer. Facilitating Treatment Adherence: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach. Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. 1995 Guest Lecturer. Cognitive Therapy: Overview of the Basics. Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

 

1984 – 1985 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Psychodiagnostic I Course. Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

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