Organizing Committee Members - Clinical Psychology 2019
Louisiana State University
Dr. Brij Mohan is awarded PhD from Lucknow University, India in 1964. He holds a Master Degree M.S.W., in from Agra University, India in 1960 followed by a D.Litt., from M.K. Gandhi Kashi University, India in 2004. His research interests reflect in his wide range of publications in various National and International Journals. He is Founding Editor-in-Chief Environment and Social Psychology (Whioce Publishing, Singapore), Journal of Comparative Social Welfare (1981-2012). His Professional experience include Dean Emeritus, LSU, (2010--); Professor of Social Work, LSU, (1981Ã¢â‚¬â€2009); Dean, LSU School of Social Work, (1981Ã¢â‚¬â€86); Director, Doctoral Program, LSU, (1994Ã¢â‚¬â€2001); Associate Professor, LSU, (1976Ã¢â‚¬â€1981); Academic Specialist, University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh, (1975-1976); Lecturer in Social Work, Lucknow University, (1964-1975); Research Supervisor, Lucknow University, (1963-1964); Research Scholar, University Grants Commission, Lucknow University. His other international experiences include: CSWE certified site visitor for accreditation; Chair, CSWE site visit team; supervision of theses and dissertations; Organization, supervision, and coordination of field work; consulting and Refereeing; membership of editorial and advisory boards; Professional and Community service (lectures, workshops, moderation, session chairing, and committee work); grant writing and funded research.
Brij Mohan(Research Area)
Areas of Expertise: Mental Health, Social Policy, International-Comparative Social Development, Domestic Violence, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Theory, Social Practice
Past-President & Professor
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Courtland Lee is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - DC. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of six books on multicultural counseling and two books on counseling and social justice. He is also the author of three books on counseling African American males. In addition, he has published numerous book chapters and articles on counseling across cultures. Dr. Lee is the Past-President of the International Association for Counselling. He is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the only American to receive this honor. Dr. Lee is also a Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association. He is also a past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. In addition, Dr. Lee is a past President of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society. He is a charter member of Chi Sigma Iota's Academy of Leaders for Excellence. Dr. Lee is the former editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and currently serves on the Council of Consulting Elders for that journal. He served on the editorial board of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling and was a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development. Dr. Lee has held faculty positions as a counselor educator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Malta. A former teacher and school counselor, Dr. Lee serves as an international counseling and educational consultant.
Courtland Lee(Research Area)
Diversity, Counselling Psychology
Chair & Professor
Long Island University
Paul Michael Ramirez(Biography)
Dr. Paul Michael Ramirez is Professor and a former Chair of Psychology. He completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at The City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and a sub specialization in Clinical Psychopathology, while on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. He later completed a Postdoctoral Program in Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickerson University. Dr. Ramirez also earned an M.Phil. in Psychology (Concentration in Neuropsychology) from the Graduate School & University Center, CUNY, an M.A. Degree in Psychology from the City College of New York and an M.A. Degree in Reading Disabilities with a postgraduate year studying Learning Disabilities at New York University. His clinical experience includes having served as Treatment Team Leader of the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Units and Acting Chief of the Research Unit of an Albert Einstein College of Medicine affiliated hospital in New York City where he also served as Director of Education for AECOM/BPC Psychopharmacology CME. He was also Senior Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ramirez currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the Center for Advanced Studies in India (CASII-Bhuj, Kutch; also called Kachchh in the District of Gujarat) as a clinical trial expert and has been appointed to a second 5-year term on the State Psychology Board by the New York State Board of Regents, currently serving as its Chair. He has also recently completed a term as Vice President of the New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Ramirez has made over 200 professional presentations and, over the past 20 years, has provided rater training for pharmaceutical efficacy and side effects scales across CNS indications as well as for the assessment of cognitive disorders throughout North America, South America, Central America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa. Dr. Ramirez has published papers on schizophrenia, other major mental disorders, health psychology and has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and pharmaceutical industry sponsors. Dr. Ramirez is also listed as a contributing author of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), a co-author of the Informant Questionnaire for the PANSS (IQ-PANSS) and a co-author of the official Japanese translation of the PANSS. In addition to being Licensed to Practice Psychology in New York, Dr. Ramirez is certified in hypnosis, board certified in clinical biofeedback and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Disability Consultants. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Neuropsychology Group, New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury, Head Injury Association of New York State and North Carolina Biofeedback Society. He is also a past recipient of the APAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Visiting Fellowship in fMRI at Harvard Medical School. An interest in crisis intervention led to his appointment as Director of Psychiatric Services for the 1994 and 1999 Woodstock Music Festivals where he and several LIU clinical students spent several sleepless, but clinically productive, nights.
Paul Michael Ramirez(Research Area)
Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuroscience, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Clinical Trials, Biofeedback, Hypnosis, Major Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia, Cross-Cultural Issues and Health Psychology, Clinical Education Films
Visiting Professor of Psychology
Southern Federal University
Dr. Sam Vaknin (Biography)
Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders.His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.
Dr. Sam Vaknin (Research Area)