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All Faculty Expert tagged "psychology"

Argie Allen, PhD

With more than 20 years of experience as a therapist, teacher, advocate and public speaker, Allen is committed to raising the bar in the community with a message of hope, faith, inspiration and empowerment while teaching the "how to" skills necessary for families to be strengthened.

Brian Daly, PhD

Daly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, prevention and resiliency in urban youth and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. Following the completion of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, he completed a clinical internship in child psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Following the fellowship, Daly was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University as well as the director of training for the APA-approved pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program. He has co-authored two books, and more than 40 articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals.

David DeMatteo, JD, PhD

DeMatteo's research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy and offender diversion. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and American Psychology-Law Society. DeMatteo is licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania, where he conducts forensic mental health assessments of juveniles and adults. He has co-authored three books in his field, with two more forthcoming, and more than 60 articles and book chapters. He is the associate editor of Law and Human Behavior, on the editorial boards of Criminal Justice & Behavior and the Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology and a reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals. DeMatteo was chair of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Committee on Legal Issues in 2011, and he is currently council representative to APA for the American Psychology-Law Society (Div. 41 of APA).

Evan Forman

Evan Forman, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The clinical psychologist studies health-related behavior change, especially related to problems of obesity and overeating, food cravings and neurocognition of eating. His research interests also include cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based psychotherapies, and developing technological innovations — like smartphone apps and computer games — to treat health conditions.

Naomi Goldstein

Goldstein specializes in forensic psychology and child and adolescent behavior problems. Her general research interest is in juvenile offenders, and she conducts research on adolescents’ comprehension of Miranda rights and their likelihood of offering true and false confessions to police. Goldstein also specializes in the development and evaluation of intervention programs for adolescent female offenders.

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

Heilbrun received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980 from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training from 1981-82 in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, forensic evaluation associated with such decision-making and diversion from standard prosecution for individuals with severe mental illness. His practice interests also center around forensic assessment, and he directs a practicum within the department in this area. He is board certified in clinical psychology and in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a past president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41 and the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

John Kounios

John Kounios is a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies cognitive neuroscience. The main focus of his research is the neural basis of creativity, insight and problem solving. He specializes in high-density electroencephalogram (EEG) recording of brain activity and other behavioral neuroimaging methods, such as fMRI.

Michael Lowe, PhD

Lowe is a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, including dieting and preventing and treating obesity. His specific research areas include: the relationship between dieting, overeating and weight control; obesity and the prevention of weight gain and weight regain; eating disorders research; integrating biological and psychological perspectives on eating and weight regulation; and research on the "power of food." The “Power of Food Scale” assessment technique he developed and validated has been featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Bobbie Posmontier, PhD

Bobbie Posmontier is a nurse midwife and advanced psychiatric nurse with over 25 years of experience working with women and their families. Her primary research interest is improving access to care for women with postpartum depression in the United States and Africa. She leads Drexel’s Mother-Baby Connections program, one of only a handful of intensive outpatient clinics in the United States to provide therapeutic services for mothers suffering from postpartum depression and birth trauma.

Maria Schultheis, PhD

Schulthies’ clinical and research experience have been focused on the rehabilitation of cognitively impaired populations, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Specifically, she has specialized in 1) the application of technologies to the clinical, research and education of psychology and 2) studying the demands (physical, cognitive and behavioral) of driving following neurological compromise. Recently, she has focused on the development of new driving assessment protocols for individuals with disabilities. This includes research focusing on the application of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Schultheis is also investigating the development of VR as a tool for ecologically valid assessment and retraining of everyday activities in rehabilitation. Schultheis' overall interest is in research related to the investigation and development of methodologies that have functional significance and can improve the quality of everyday life for persons with disabilities.d.

Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD

During his tenure as director of athletics, Zillmer assisted in the completion of the Walter Spiro Varsity Weight Room, the creation of the Drexel Athletics logo, the Blue Cross Wellness Center, the remodeling of the department's Sport Medicine facility, extensive renovations at the Vidas Athletic Complex, the creation of a new 84,000 square feet Recreation Center, transfer of the Philadelphia Armory to Drexel Athletics, and securing the winning bid for the 2008 Olympic Trials in Table Tennis.