Featured Faculty

Dr. Jeff Kibler Dr. Jeff Kibler is a Clinical Health Psychologist, and Director of the NSU Biofeedback and Health Psychology Center. He is co-chair of the College of Psychology's Research Committee and contributes significantly to the Clinical Health Psychology concentration.

Photo Caption: Dr. Kibler presenting his research on cardiovascular risk factors that are associated with posttraumatic stress.

For more information, read Dr. Jeff Kibler's profile.

Dr. Charles Golden Charles Golden, Ph.D., meets for supervision with his students in the neuropsychology concentration. The clinical neuropsychology concentration in the doctoral program encompasses the approaches, perspectives, and practice settings of neuropsychology, and extends to the related disciplines of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neurorehabilitation, and child neuropsychological assessment. Additionally, students are afforded opportunities to begin their own research or work with other students on ongoing projects. The concentration accepts students who have their own ideas and research ambitions, as well as those whose primary goals are more clinically oriented.

Dr. Golden is professor of psychology and director of the Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment Programs that offer services to the community through NSU's Psychology Services Center. He holds board certification in clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and psychological assessment. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience, over 300 books, chapters, and articles to his credit, and is co-author of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the area of brain injury and assessment.

The Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment Clinical Services are an integral part of the university's Psychological Services Center. These clinics provide both assessment and diagnostic services for the community, as well as a supervised training environment for students. The clinic works with a broad range of clients, including children with learning disabilities or developmental disorders, adults with disorders ranging from severe psychopathology to traumatic brain injury, and the elderly.

To learn more about neuropsychology clinic services, visit the web site. Appointments can be made by calling (954) 262-5774.

Photo: Dr. Stephen CampbellProfessor Stephen Campbell and 8 doctoral students visited South Africa and Swaziland on a humanitarian mission. Students were able to experience first hand how HIV/AIDS has impacted the lives of children, families and communities.

They worked with children who have suffered unspeakable hardships from loss, poverty, and disease. Associate Professor Campbell trains doctoral students to work in a multicultural environment and to learn how to respond to mental health needs of communities. Campbell has directed a number of Community Mental Health Centers. His research interests include Dual Diagnosis, Cross Cultural Studies, Eating Disorders, and Child and Adolescent Developmental Disorders.

For more information, read Dr. Stephen Campbell's profile.

Dr. John LewisJohn E. Lewis, Ph.D. is a Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), College of Psychology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is also the Associate Director of the Southeast Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy. Dr. Lewis earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and Bachelor's degree and Master's degrees in education at Queen's University, Canada. He earned his doctoral degree at Syracuse University. His research interests include cross cultural assessment and psychotherapy, and international perspectives. He is a member of American Psychological Association (APA) divisions 17, 45, and 52. Dr. Lewis has presented at numerous national and international conferences and is the author or co-author of books, and articles focused on cross-cultural issues.

For more information, read Dr. John Lewis' profile.

Dr. Vincent Van HasseltVincent B. Van Hasselt, Ph.D. leads the center in research and training with law enforcement. Van Hasselt is Professor of Psychology and directs NSU clinical services in the Psychology Services Center as shown below.

He is editor of the Journal of Family Violence, Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, Handbook of Family Violence, Advanced Abnormal Psychology, and Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders: Contemporary Strategies and Issues. He has published over 200 journal articles, books, and book chapters including several on the assessment and treatment of family violence, substance abuse, and police issues.

Dr. Van Hasselt is also a certified police officer and a lecturer at the Broward County, Florida, Police Academy and the FBI National Academy on the topics of police stress and mental health, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and abnormal psychology for law enforcement. He is also a consultant to the FBI Behavioral Science and Crisis Negotiation Units. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of police psychology, behavioral criminology, and critical incident stress.

Van Hasselt's Clinical Programs in the Psychology Services Programs

Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program. This program provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to adolescents who have been arrested for minor offenses, have substance abuse problems, or are at-risk for developing such problems. Services include individual, group, and family therapy. Treatment components include social skills training, parent-child relationship enhancement, anger management, communication skills training, and behavioral contracting. Training in cognitive-behavioral, family systems, experiential, and social-learning theory approaches is provided.

Family Violence Program. This program provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults in: 1) offering assistance in identifying and overcoming effects of abuse, while also helping perpetrators learn nonviolent behaviors, 2) assisting children who have witnessed violence to overcome its effects, and 3) helping adolescents learn anger management skills and promoting nonviolent ways of resolving conflicts. Individual and/or group therapy sessions are offered on a sliding scale fee basis. Treatment techniques such as: assertiveness skills, communication skills, and problem solving skills are emphasized.

For more information on these and other clinical services for the community, contact (954) 262-5730.

Dr. David ShapiroAt NSU College of Psychology, students in the clinical forensic psychology concentration learn how to testify in court by observing Professor David Shapiro cross-examine Professor Lenore Walker in the courtroom at the NSU Law School where mock trials can take place so they practice before going into the real courtroom themselves to testify about the forensic psychological evaluations they have learned how to prepare.

David Shapiro, Ph.D., also trains students in mental health law; forensic and clinical assessment; and legal and ethical issues in psychology. Shapiro has numerous publications and has recently presented on competency restoration programs, forensic assessment and the standard of care and ethical issues in advocacy programs. Professor Lenore Walker is internationally recognized for her work on the battered women's syndrome.

For more information, read Dr. David Shapiro's profile.

Dr. Barry SchneiderProfessor Barry Schneider shows a picture ofa simulated Rorschach ink blot presented to him by a former student in his doctoral course in projective personality assessment. Dr. Schneider values the importance of teaching tools for 'real world practice' and uses many real life case studies in his teaching. He often references what he learned at New York University School of Medicine-Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, his work as a clinic director, and his experience with seriously mentally ill hospitalized individuals as among the major influences on his career.

Dr. Schneider points to his advanced training in the clinical interpretation of the Rorschach with John Exner, Ph.D. and his many discussions with Dr. David Wechsler as among his most memorable experiences. Dr. Schneider recently worked with doctoral student Diane Hernandez who presented a poster at the 2007 APA annual convention. The study looked at intellectual and personality factors of a rock band and how these variables influenced their musical success. Interestingly, the Rorschach and Wechsler tests were integral to the study.

For more information, read Dr. Barry Schneider's profile.