University of Denver: Denver, CO. (September, 1987-November, 1990). Ph.D.
Degree in counseling psychology. APA approved.
Stephen F. Austin State University: Nacogdoches, TX. (January, 1981-May, 1985). M.A. degree in psychology.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Lincoln, NE. (August, 1975-December, 1980). B.A. degree, Psychology major.
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
Norton Psychological Services: Rochester, MN (November 2001-current). Independent private practice specializing in Correctional, Law Enforcement, and Forensic psychology. Services include psychological testing and assessments, psychotherapeutic contacts, and training/consultation. Adult and adolescent clients.
Psychological assessments, training, and crisis interventions, private security firm deploying law enforcement officers to hostile/combat environments.
United States Department of State: U.S. Embassy, Kabul Afghanistan, (August 2011-September 2012). Foreign Service Officer-Psychologist; providing general psychological counseling, critical incident stress debriefings, trauma counseling, and training to U.S. civilian and military personnel working in Afghanistan, and to Afghan civilians on occasion. Provided outreach counseling to a number of forward operating bases throughout Afghanistan. Also served as a consultant to Department of Homeland Security; Office of Diplomatic Security and the Personnel Recovery Branch; and to the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Department providing programming to Afghanistan Correctional System.
Argosy University, Twin Cities Campus, Eagan MN. (January 2010-current): Adjunct faculty in Masters of Forensic Psychology program, teaching Correctional Psychology and Hostage Negotiations.
St. Mary’s University, Counseling and Psychological Services Department: Rochester, MN. (May, 1991-current). Adjunct, Associate Professor and Practicum Coordinator for a Masters level psychology program. Primary teaching duties Psychological Assessment I and II, Correctional Psychology, and Psychology and Law. Supervise graduate students M.A. thesis development and writing.
Olmsted County Adult Detention Center: Rochester MN. (September, 2002- July, 2011). Contract psychologist, part-time. Crisis interventions, therapeutic contacts, psychological assessments for adult detainee population. Pre-employment evaluations, crisis interventions, and training for detention center staff.
Federal Medical Center, Federal Bureau of Prisons: Rochester, MN. (October, 1990-October 2001). Staff Psychologist on the mental health unit of a Federal correctional/medical institution. Provided psychological services to the inmate population. Conducted Forensic evaluations for Federal Court system. Director of Clinical Training for APA approved internship program. Collateral duties included personnel selection, training for correctional officers and general staff, employee assistance counseling, and Hostage Negotiation Team member.
Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center: Lincoln, NE. (July, 1986-September, 1987). Domestic violence counselor. Duties were group counseling for men who abuse their partners. Part-time.
Nebraska State Penitentiary: Lincoln, NE. (September, 1985-September, 1987). Mental Health Counselor II. Duties were individual and group psychotherapy and psychological assessments for the adult offender population at a maximum security prison.
Lincoln Correctional Center: Lincoln, NE. (June,1984-September, 1985). Correctional Counselor on an adult male housing unit at a maximum security prison. Primary duties were security and supervision of inmates.
RELEVANT SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE
United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners: Springfield, MO. (October, 1989-October, 1990). Psychological Intern in a forensic prison, providing psychological counseling for individual inmates and therapy groups, forensic evaluations and psychological assessments, and medical/health psychology related consultation and intervention. APA accredited.
City of Aurora, Police Department Psychological Services: Aurora, CO. (January, 1988-August, 1988). Psychological practicum assistant with department psychologist. Duties were individual psychotherapy with police officers and civilian personnel, employment selection, organizational development, and staff training.
President, APA Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service, 2010-2011
Executive Director, Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 2004-2008
Chair Criminal Justice Section, APA Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service, 1996-1998, and 2003-2005.
Distinguished Service Award, APA Div 18, Psychologists in Public Service, 2006.
Outstanding Faculty Award, St. Mary’s University, 1995 and 2007.
Past Chair Training and Careers Committee, and Member of Law and Psychology in Corrections Committee, APA Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society.
Participant, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2000, 1997.
Board Member, Mayo Clinic Institutional Research Review Board, May 1997-July, 2000.
Congregation President, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2007.
Full Member: APA; Div 18 APA, Div 41 APA, Div 47 APA, (Running Psychologists), American Association of Correctional Psychologists, American Correctional Association.
Licensed Psychologist Minnesota #4468, Nebraska #391(inactive), Virginia #0810003759 (inactive).
“Hostage Survival Skills for Correctional Environments”, presentation MN Jail Programs & Services Conference, April 2010.
“Management of Personality Disorders in a Correctional Environment”, presentation to Jail Nurses meeting, March 2010.
“Forensic Psychology: Fact and Fiction”, presentation Midwest Conference of Professional Psychology, March 2010.
“Personality Disorders”, presentation to Rochester School District, Adult teachers, May, 2009.
“Hostage Negotiation for Jails and Prisons”, 4 hour workshop, Mental Health In Corrections Conference, April 2008.
“Mental Health Staff Roles in Hostage Negotiation”, presentation, Mental Health in Corrections Conference, April 2008.
“Suicide Assess and Intervene”, Critical Incident Team, Law Enforcement Officer training, February 2007, 2009.
“Psychology Graduate Students and Correctional Psychology”, Poster presentation, Mental Health in Corrections Conference, May 2006.
“Hostage Survival for a Correctional Environment”, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Jail Administrators Conference, September 2005.
“Community Treatment of the Antisocial Personality”, Mental Health in Corrections Conference, April 2005.
“Critical Incident Stress Debriefing”, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association, Jail Administrators Conference, September 2004.
“Critical Incident Stress Debriefing” & “Jail Management of the Mentally Ill Offender”, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association, Jail Administrators Conference, September 2003.
“The Management of the Mentally Ill Offender in the Community”, paper presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 2003.
“Medication and Mental Illness: Insanity or Negligence”, panel presentation, APA Convention, 2001.
“Ethical Issues and the Death Row Inmate”, paper presentation, Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 2001.
“Training for Correctional Mental Health”, paper co-presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 2000.
“The Mentally Ill Offender: Legal Issues and Treatment Options”, Workshop presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1999.
“Ethical Issues and the Mentally Ill Offender”, Paper co-presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1999.
“Principles of Hostage Negotiation”, Paper presentation at Special Operations Training Association (SOTA) 1999 meeting.
“Suicide Prevention”, Paper presentation at Minnesota Correctional Health Care Workers conference, 1999.
“Hostage Survival Techniques”, Paper presentation at APA conference, 1998.
“Principles of Hostage Negotiation”, Workshop presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1998.
“Legal Issues with Mentally Ill Offenders”, Poster presentation at American Psychology-Law Society meeting, 1998.
“Management of Mentally Ill Offenders” Workshop presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1997.
“Title 18 U.S. Code, Section 4244: Descriptive and Procedural Characteristics”, poster presentation at APA conference 1997.
“Psychologists Role in Hostage Negotiation”, paper presentation Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1997.
“Psychological Interventions with Mentally Ill Offenders”, paper presentation Mental Health Corrections Conference, 1996.
“Management of Clients with Axis II Disorders: Treatment Options within a Correctional Environment”, paper presentation at Minnesota Correctional Health Care Workers Conference, 1996.
“Academic Training for Correctional Psychologists”, paper presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1995.
“Psychological Assessment Characteristics of Child Molesters”, paper presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1995.
“Hostage Negotiation Techniques within a Correctional Institution” presentation to Olmsted County Corrections, 1994, 1997.
“Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Psychology: The Death Row Inmate” paper presentation at Mental Health in Corrections Conference, 1994.
“Supervision and Training Issues in Correctional Psychology”, paper presentation at MPA conference, 1993.
“Survey of Forensic Internship Sites”, poster presentation at American Psychology-Law Society conference, 1992.
“Predictor Variables of Violent Behavior”. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, Vol. VI, No. 4, 1988.
“Rogerian Contributions to Correctional Psychology”, Corrective and Social Psychiatry, Journal of Behavior Technology Methods and Therapy, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1989.
“Supervision Needs of Correctional Mental Health Counselors”, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1990.
“Successfully Managing Mentally Ill Offenders:Thoughts and Recommendations” Corrections Today, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2005.
“Hostage Survival Techniques for Jail Facilities”, American Jail Association Journal, May-June, 2006.
“Hostage Negotiation in Jail Facilities: First Responders”, American Jail Association Journal, Vol 20(3), p 65-68, 2006.
“Hostage Negotiation in Jail Facilities: Roles of Mental Health Professionals”, American Jail Association Journal, Vol 20(5), p 46-49, 2006.
“Catching ZZZZ”s: Poor Sleep Among Public Safety Officers”, Law Enforcement Family Support Network newsletter, Vol 1 (2), 2011.
“Mission Afghanistan”, American Psychological Association: The Monitor, March , Vol 43(3), p 54-56, 2012.
“Hostage Negotiators: Managing Psychological Stress”, (Norton and Petz), Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, Vol 12(1), p 28-38, 2012.
“Presenting Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service: Legacy and Leadership”, Psychological Services, June 2012.
“Lessons Learned”, In Press, American Jail Association Journal