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Mental Health Assistant

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United States
Salary:
99,000
Posted:
February 15, 2019

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Gerald Francis McKeegan, Ph. D., ABPP, MCP, BCBA-D, FAACBP

Personal Information

Address: **** * ****** ***** ** NE

Rockford, Michigan 49341

Telephone: (616) 486- 2802 (office)

(540) 280- 9081 (cell)

Email: ac8h3y@r.postjobfree.com (personal)

ac8h3y@r.postjobfree.com (work)

Birth date: June 27, 1953

Educational Background

Alliant International University, San Francisco, California (2006 to 2008). Awarded Post-doctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology (Recipient of scholarship from Division 18: Public Sector Psychology of the American Psychological Association).

Nova-Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (APA approved) (1980 to 1985). Awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.

Title of Dissertation: The effects of instructions on altering the responses of test anxiety.

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (1976 to 1978). Awarded Master of Science degree in Psychological Services.

Saint Joseph's College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1971 to 1975). Awarded Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude).

Clinical Experience

Spectrum Health Medical Group, Continuing Care (Rehabilitation Psychologist) (October, 2017 to present). Providing psychological services to adults with complex medical and psychiatric conditions Providing consultation to multidisciplinary teams and hospital wide committees. Conduct various trainings for staff. Served on various leadership and hospital-wide committees.

Creative Behavioral Connections (Behavioral Consultant/Analyst). (April 2016 to December, 2017). Supervising and conducting functional analyses, behavioral assessments, person-centered assessments and develop behavioral support plans for persons with challenging behaviors living in the community in various settings. Individuals have diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or Intellectual Disability.

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital (February 2014 to July, 2017). Psychologist I. Provided psychological services to adults admitted to an urban state psychiatric hospital. Provided consultation to a multidisciplinary teams and hospital wide committees. Conducted various trainings for staff.

Browning Psychological Services, Consultant and Clinical Psychologist (August, 2013 to January 2014). Provided psychological services for children and adolescents, their families and adults. Conducted disability evaluations, psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Provided cognitive-behavioral interventions for individuals and families.

Dominion Behavioral Health Services. Behavioral Consultant/Analyst and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. (January 2012 to January 2014). Conduct functional analyses, behavioral assessments, and person-centered assessments and develop behavioral support plans for persons with challenging behaviors living in the community in various settings. Individuals have diagnoses of Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or Intellectual Disability. Conduct psychological assessments to assess intellectual and cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

American Health and Wellness Institute. Behavioral Consultant and Staff Trainer. (January 2010 to January 2012). Provide consultation and reviews of Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Support Plans for persons with challenging behaviors residing in public psychiatric facilities and/or for the developmentally disabled. PBS DOJ consultant to the State of Tennessee. DOJ CRIPA consultant to 7 psychiatric facilities for the State of Georgia.

California Department of Mental Health. Behavioral Consultant (August 2009 to January 2012). Reviewed and provided consultations on Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Support Plans for persons with challenging behaviors residing in public psychiatric facilities. Trained staff in how to form Therapeutic Alliances.

Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia. Director, Behavioral Consulting Team (November, 1999 to January 2010). Supervised and administered specialized team to assess and intervene with patients displaying severe and treatment resistant maladaptive behaviors.

University of Virginia Post-Doctoral Training Program in Behavioral Psychology (August, 2000 to January, 2010). Primary supervisor and member of post-doctoral steering committee for post-doctoral psychology candidates

Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia. Supervising Psychologist (November, 1985 to January 2010). Providing psychological services to adults with complex and severe psychiatric conditions Providing consultation to multidisciplinary teams and hospital wide committees. Conduct various trainings for staff. Served on various leadership and hospital-wide committees.

Behavior Therapeutic Options, Fishersville, Virginia. Behavioral Consultant (2004 to September 2009). Conducted functional analyses and person-centered assessments and developed behavioral support plans for persons with challenging behaviors living in the community with Mental Illness and/or Intellectual Disability.

University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Charlottesville, Virginia. Assistant Professor (May, 1987 to January 2010). Provided supervision and lectures to clinical psychology interns and graduate school students.

Augusta Psychological Associates, Staunton, Virginia. Clinical Psychologist (Part-time private practice) (February, 1989 to June 2013). Provided psychological services for children and adolescents and their families and adults.

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York. Clinical Internship (APA approved) (September, 1984 to September, 1985).

Intercommunity Action Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center (INTERAC), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outpatient Therapist, Child and Family Unit. (August, 1978 to August, 1980).

Teaching Experience

Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Division of Neurosciences (December, 2017 to present). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Provided programmatic consultation to internship program on on-going basis.

Nevada Professional Internship Program (January 2016 to June 2017) Member of Training Committee. Provided programmatic consultation to internship program on on-going basis; conducted supervision with pre-doctoral interns.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (July, 2015 to June 2017). Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department. Supervised graduate students in practica.

Bridgewater College (August 2011 to June 2013). Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department. Taught classes in General Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis

University of Virginia (November 1987 to January 2010). Assistant Professor. School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Charlottesville, Virginia. Lecturer on Behavioral Assessment and Interventions with graduate psychology students.

Western State Hospital (1988 to December 2009). Monthly staff training in Principles of Behavior Change and Therapeutic Options of Virginia (TOVA) – Techniques in Managing Behavioral Emergencies.

Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Virginia. Adjunct Faculty (January, 1989 to 1992). Taught Abnormal Psychology and Behavior Modification.

Mary Baldwin College, Adult Degree Program, Staunton, Virginia. Instructor (January, 1989 to 2009).

Nova-Southeastern University, Masters Program, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Instructor (May, 1984 to August, 1985). Taught courses in Learning Processes.

Nova-Southeastern University, Undergraduate Program, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Instructor (June, 1981 to May, 1984).Taught courses in Physiological Psychology, Tests and Measurements, History and Systems, Learning and Memory.

Nova-Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Teaching Assistant (September, 1982 to May, 1984) Assisted in Techniques of Assessment/Intelligence and History and Systems in Doctoral Psychology program.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist – Board of Psychology, State of Michigan: License Number: 630******* (Licensed since April, 2017)

Licensed Psychologist - Board of Psychological Examiners, State of Nevada: License Number: PY0703 (Licensed since 11/2013)

Licensed Behavior Analyst – Board of Medicine, Commonwealth of Virginia (License Number: 013*******) (Licensed since 4/19/2013)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral – Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB Certificate Number 1-11-8821)

Fellow in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology – American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (Certified since November 2002)

Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology – American Board of Professional Psychology (Certification Diploma Number: 5624) (Certified since November 2002)

Clinical Psychologist - Board of Psychology, Commonwealth of Virginia (License Number: 018*******) (Licensed since 2/17/1988)

Forensic Examiner - Commonwealth of Virginia.

Affiliations

American Board of Professional Psychology – Member in Behavioral Psychology

American Psychological Association - Member. Division Membership in Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), 18 (Psychology in Public Service), 25 (Behavior Analysis), and 33 (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities).

Michigan Psychological Association - Member.

Editorial Experience

Provided editorial consultation for Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Provided book reviews for Journal of Child and Family Studies

Special Training

Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Public Policy, University of Virginia (November, 1987). Successfully completed training in conducting forensic evaluations.

Family Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October, 1977 to June 1980). Successfully completed courses in systems theory and family therapy.

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October, 1979 to June, 1980). Successfully completed courses in structural family therapy.

Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (January to April, 1978). Completed courses in conducting crisis intervention with families.

Training Workshops Presented

McKeegan, G. F. & Lanier, A. E. (February, 2001). Positive Behavioral Support. Conducted all-day workshop sponsored by the Valley Community Services Board.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (December, 1989). Behavioral Principles and Interventions in the Community Care of the Chronic Mentally-Ill. Conducted two-day workshop sponsored by the Rockbridge Community Service Board.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (April, 1989). Communication Skills and Problem-Solving for Families of the Chronic Mentally-Ill. Conducted one-day workshop to family members of patients at Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. & Gattis, K. (January, 1987 to December 2009). Training in Behavioral Principles and Skills. Two-day workshop presented to staff completing new employee orientation.

McKeegan, G. F. (January, 1981 to May, 1983). Training in Parenting Skills (T.I.P.S.). Monthly presentations of behavioral management techniques over four weekly sessions to parents of children entering therapy at the Children's Assessment and Treatment Unit, Nova University Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Professional Presentations

Rozalski, V & McKeegan, G.F. (April, 2018). Insight, severity of symptoms and aspects of patient demographics at an urban state psychiatric facility. Presented at the annual conference of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

McKeegan, G. F. (April, 2008). Managed Care and Prescribing Psychologists: Strange Bedfellows. Presented at semi-annual conference of the Virginia Psychological Association, Charlottesville, Virginia.

McKeegan, G. F., Brasfield, K., & Marcopulos, B. (June, 2004). Western State Hospital’s Own Urban Legend: A Case Study. Presented at Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia

McKeegan, G. F. & Bruner, J (April, 2004). A decision making model for behaviors in clinical settings. Presented at the semi-annual conference of the Virginia Psychological Association, Roanoke, Virginia.

McKeegan, G. F., Yank, G., & Wagner, J (November, 1996) Treating polydipsia in a state hospital. Presented at the annual conference of The American Psychiatric Association’s Institute of Psychiatric Services, Chicago, Illinois.

McKeegan, G. F. (November, 1993). The behavioral treatment of polydipsia and self-induced water intoxication in chronic mentally ill patients. Paper presented at the 27th annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Atlanta, Georgia.

McKeegan, G. F., Donat, D. C., Phillips, J., & Stewart, H. (October, 1993). Research interests and productivity among psychologists in Virginia's public psychiatric hospitals. Presented at the Fall Conference of the Virginia Psychological Association, Richmond, Virginia.

McKeegan, G. F. (August, 1992). A behavioral decision model for use in inpatient settings in a state psychiatric setting. Presented at the Symposium, "Science and Practice Roles in a State Hospital Setting" at the 100th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Garrett, J. & McKeegan, G. F. (August, 1992). Making cognitive-behavioral therapy meaningful for mentally retarded patients. Paper presented at the 100th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

McKeegan, G. F., Edmondson, J., & Cook, C. (March, 1992). Discriminating between mental illness and mental retardation using behavioral and cognitive measures. Paper presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Knoxville, Tennessee.

McKeegan, G. F. (August, 1991). The utility of using the Adaptive Behavior Scale in discriminating levels of cognitive functioning among institutionalized inpatients. Presented at the 99th annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

McKeegan, G. F. (April, 1991). The behavioral treatment of polydipsia and self-induced water intoxication in a chronic mentally ill patient. Presented at the annual spring conference of the Virginia Psychological Association, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

McKeegan, G. F. (October, 1990). A model for behavioral decision-making. Presented at the first annual conference for Virginia state psychologists, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (May, 1990). Behavior modification: Addiction and weight management. Presented at the annual meeting of the Blue Ridge Dietetic Association.

McKeegan, G. F. & Garrett, J. (April, 1990). Rehabilitation strategies for the dually diagnosed adult in a public mental health facility. Presented at the annual convention of the American Association on Mental Retardation, Virginia Chapter and the Community Living Association for the Mentally Retarded, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (November, 1989). Development and evaluation of a training program in behavioral principles for psychiatric direct care staff. Presented at the 6th annual conference on "The Chronic Patient: Care and Treatment", Jacksonville, Florida.

McKeegan, G. F. (October, 1989). The behavioral treatment of polydipsia in the chronic mentally ill adult. Presented at the Continuing Medical Education rounds at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, Marlboro, New Jersey.

McKeegan, G. F. & Donat, D. C. (1987). Training state hospital staff in the effective use of behavioral principles. Presented at the spring convention of the Virginia Psychological Association, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

McKeegan, G. F. & Estill, K. (September, 1984). Validation of a phobia for analogue research. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

Estill, K., McKeegan, G. F., Campbell, B. M., & Masters, J. (September, 1984). A comparative study of positive reinforcement, positive practice, and modeling in acquisition skill training in mentally retarded/autistic adults. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

McKeegan, G. F. & Estill, K. (September, 1984). Elimination of rumination in an obese autistic adult. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

McKeegan, G. F. & Estill, K. (September, 1983). Nonexclusionary timeout: Reduction of multiple disruptive behaviors. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

McKeegan, G. F. & Estill, K. (September, 1983). Use of nonexclusionary timeout procedure for the elimination of a stereotyped, disruptive behavior. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

Estill, K. & McKeegan, G. F. (September, 1983). The effect of reinforcer specificity on acquisition and generalization of functional language in an autistic child. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Florida.

Leon, L. T., Titus, S., Johnson, S., McKeegan, G. F., & Estill, K. (September, 1982). The Foundation for Learning's continuum of behavioral services for autistic and dual-diagnosis adults residing in the community and a state mental hospital. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Tampa, Florida.

Masters, J., Estill, K., McKeegan, G., & Sarchet, W. (September, 1982). "The Finding Place": An educational alternative for the autistic. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Tampa, Florida.

McKeegan G. F. (March, 1982). Use of hypnosis in the treatment of phobias. Presented at the annual convention of the Florida Psychological Association, Sarasota, Florida.

Publications

Adkins, A., Singh, A., Winton, A.S.W., McKeegan G.F., & Singh, J. (2010). Using a mindfulness-based procedure in the community: Translating research to practice. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 175–183.

McKeegan, G. F. (2010). Book review: Monica L. McCoy and Stefanie M. Keen: Child Abuse and Neglect. Journal of Child and Family Studies,

McKeegan, G.F. (2009). Book review: Yirah Kaminer and Oscar G. Bukstein (Eds): Adolescent Substance Abuse: Psychiatric Co-morbidity and High Risk Behavior:. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 630-631.

Singh, N. N., Matson, J. L., Lancioni, G.E., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A. D., McKeegan, G. F., & Brown, S.W. (2006). Questions about Behavioral Function in Mental Illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness. Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.

Ebright, M. D. & McKeegan, G. F. (2003). Applied behavior analysis: Beyond pigeons, rats and electric shock. The Virginia Psychologist, 47, 14.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (2002). Employing behavioral methods to improve the context of care in a public psychiatric hospital: Realizing improvements in the interpersonal behavior of direct care providers. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 28-37.

Adkins, A. D., Singh, N. N., McKeegan, G. F., Lanier, A. E. & Oswald, D. P. (2002). Behavior treatment programs, readability and treatment outcomes. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 23, 253-265.

McKeegan, G. F., Singh, N. N., Adkins, A. & Lanier, A. (2002). Reading level and readability of behavior treatment programs in a state facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Therapist, 25, 169-171.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (1997). Behavioral knowledge and occupational stress. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 21, 67-69.

Donat, D. C., McKeegan, G. F., & Fikretoglu, D. (199). An inventory to measure knowledge of behavioral methods as applied to severe psychiatric impairments. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 15,232-238.

Donat, D. C., McKeegan, G. F., & Neal, B. (1994). Training inpatient psychiatric staff in the use of behavioral methods: A program to enhance utilization (pp ). In L. Spaniol, Introduction to psychiatric rehabilitation. Boston, MA: International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

McKeegan, G. F., Gezcy, B., & Donat, D. C. (1993). Applying behavioral methods in the inpatient setting: Patients with mixed borderline and dependent traits. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16, 55-64.

Donat, D. C., McKeegan, G. F., & Neal, B. (1991). Training inpatient psychiatric staff in the use of behavioral methods: A program to enhance utilization. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 15, 69-74.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (1990). Behavioral knowledge among direct care staff in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 5, 95-103.

Donat, D. C. & McKeegan, G. F. (1990). Psychometric properties of the Adaptive Behavior Scale with psychiatric inpatients. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 5, 65-71.

McKeegan G. F. & Donat, D. C. (1988). An inventory to measure knowledge of behavioral methods with inpatient adults. Journal of Behavior Therapy and experimental Psychiatry, 19, 229-236.

McKeegan, G. F., Estill, K., & Campbell, B. M. (1987). The elimination of rumination in an obese autistic adult. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 18, 143-148.

McKeegan, G. F., (1986). Hypnosis in the treatment of phobias (pp. 104-126). In F. DePiano & H. Salzberg (Eds.), Clinical applications of hypnosis. Norton, New Jersey: Albex Press.

McKeegan, G. F., Estill, K., & Campbell, B. M. (1984). Brief report: Use of nonexclusionary timeout procedure for the elimination of a stereotyped behavior. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 15, 261-264.

Manuscripts and presentations submitted

Rozalski, V., & McKeegan, G.F. Insight and symptom severity in an inpatient psychiatric sample. Submitted to Psychiatric Quarterly for review for publication, January, 2019.

MCKeegan, G.F. & Ilem, A. (Feburary, 2019). How to Implement an ABA Practice in a Medically Oriented Rehabilitation Setting. To be presented at the annual convention of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM).



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