Walsh Research Institute
Biomedical Evidence, 2014 - present
Dr Walsh is an important thought leader in the rapid evolution of mind science using measurable data and considerable research to document fresh interventions for the most handicapped patients. Treatment failures now can have new options. I've written about him here: http://corepsych.com/walsh-resources
Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience Applications, 2011 - present
Ongoing upgrades on neuroscience advances and clinical applications. Now every question we ask at every meeting is based upon biologically measurable brain function and laboratory data. Neurophysiology and specific cellular activity create foundations for predictable outcomes, with the most interesting, fresh treatment landscapes for the 21st century mind.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medicine, 1964 - 1968
Planned to become a family practitioner to follow in the footsteps of my mother, but reading Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams" changed my direction. In Gross Anatomy that first year at PCOM on Spruce St in West Philly, with Dr Angus Cathie, who taught my mother in the same school, was my initiation to Dr Charles Parker.
Institute of the Phildelphia Association For Psychoanalysis
Adult Psychoanalysis, 1971 - 1978
In Philadelphia I studied psychoanalysis at the Institute in Bala-Cynwyd. - Outstanding training with internationally prominent psychoanalysts: Homer Curtis, MD, Eli Marcovitz, MD, Paul Ecker, MD, Morris Galinsky, MD, and many others. It was a privilege to meet and speak with Anna Freud at the Association during her visit to Phila. in 1972. The two most important questions for a new office evaluation back then: "What are your dreams?" and "What are your fantasies?' In those days we chased any evidence we could find as mind targets lived in the unconscious.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Adult Psychiatry, 1969 - 1972
Einstein is a large metropolitan hospital on N Broad in Phila with outstanding training and supervision. I loved my mentors there and enjoyed an outstanding group of fellow residents for those first steps.
Hahnemann Medical College
Child Psychiatry, 1972 - 1974
At Hahnemann it was a privilege to work with Dr Herman Belmont who encouraged my writing, and there I won my first national award and an invitation to speak in New Orleans following an article on child psychiatric school consultation with teachers in South Philly. I was elected Chief Resident in my senior year and encouraged diversity with training consultants.
Westminster College, Missouri
Biology & English, 1960 - 1964
Westminster, where Harry Truman delivered our commencement address in 1964, enjoys an excellent academic reputation for majors in Biology and Pre-med. There I regularly published poetry in the school paper and considered a career in writing. I was three hours short [in English] from a dual major in both English and Biology.
College and Life Prep, 1958 - 1960
Culver in those days was completely military, without the Girls Academy. It was a shock to arrive at that remarkable campus as a junior in high school and face the process of becoming a half-striper plebe [half year of plebe status]. It was boot camp in high school for 4 mos, longer than necessary for me to understand principles of team play. I played in the Band, made excellent grades, and found many friends there, still good friends through life. I played soccer, rowed crew, baseball, softball and our teams were always first or second in intramurals - except for soccer where the troop [Culver's Black Horse Troop] guys, many Latin American from Cuba, Mexico, and South America, kicked our butts. In retrospect: Loved it all.
SPECT Brain Imaging, 2003 - 2007
As cofounder of the first Amen Clinic on the east coast I learned brain function measurements through nuclear medicine SPECT studies - neurophysiology for psychiatric applications - from Daniel Amen in Newport Beach, CA. Dr Amen personally trained me through regular meetings and consults for those four years, and that experience opened the door for my next, more precise brain inquires to follow.