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David Peterzell
David Peterzell, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Boulder, CO

dpeterzell@fielding.edu

PhD, California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University), 2001
PhD, University of Colorado, 1991
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (Psy 706)
  • Health Psychology (Psy 731)
  • Research Methods and Design (Psy 701A)
  • Research Practicum
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Perceptual and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
  • Pain, including Phantom Limb Pain
  • Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation in Virtual Environments
  • Integrative and Integral Psychology
  • Mindfulness and Yoga in Psychotherapy
  • Individual Differences
  • Digital Games and Literacy
Practice Interests:
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, including for Pain Health Psychology
  • Virtual Reality Therapies and TeleMental Health
 

Professional Memberships:

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Center for Integrative Psychology (Co-founder, see Service, Departmental)
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Psychonomic Society
  • San Diego Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (Friend)
  • San Diego Psychology Club (Founder, see Service: Other)
  • San Diego Psychological
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2008-2010: Top 1000 Reviewer (new criteria), Amazon.com, 2008-2010
  • 2006: Professor of the Week, UCSD Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. “In recognition of your outstanding commitment towards helping students expand our education and motivating us to excel.”
  • 2000: Optical Society of America, travel award
  • 1996-1998: Individual National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute
  • 1994: Rachel C. Atkinson Fellowship for Eye Research
  • 1993: Rachel C. Atkinson Fellowship for Eye Research
  • 1991: Garland W. Clay Award, American Academy of Optometry, For authoring the most significant paper on clinical optometry in 1990, Optometry & Vision Science
  • 1991: Honorable mention, Fight For Sight Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • 1991: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute, tuition award
  • 1991: National Science Foundation, travel award
  • 1987: First Place, Student Research Competition, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
  • 1985: Honorable mention, Graduate Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation
  • 1982: Graduation Speaker, UC Berkeley Psychology Dept. Commencement
 

Publications:

  • Peterzell, D.H.,. (2011). The psychophysics of phantom sensations evoked by Ramachandran's mirror: Temporal dynamics and individual differences explored using the phantom pulse effect in normal (non-amputee) observers. Journal of Vision, 11(11): 787 [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H., Rutledge, T., Atkinson, J.H., Parkes, K., Golish, M., & McQuaid, J. (2010). Unusual bilateral referred sensations in a lower limb amputee during mirror therapy: Evidence for a phantom limb within a phantom limb, and crosshemispheric reorganization. Journal of Vision, 10(7): 861. [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2009). Two studies of phantom sensations: (1) Mirror therapy for bilateral amputees; (2) Mirror symmetric view of self causes paresthesias in some non-amputees. Journal of Vision, 9(8):706, 706a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/706/, doi:10.1167/9.8.706. [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2008). The phantom pulse effect: rapid left-right mirror reversals evoke unusual sensations of phantoms, movements, and paresthesias in the limbs and faces of normals and amputees. Abstract in: Journal of Vision, 8(6):830, 830a, http://journalofvision.org/8/6/830/, doi:10.1167/8.6.830. [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D,H. Cone, R., Carter, C., Ortega, J., Harmell, A., Velez, D., Parkes, K., Ramachandran, V., McQuaid, J. (2007). Novel Visual Methods Evoke Phantom Sensations and Treat Phantom Limb Pain. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 48th Annual Meeting, 12:101. [abstract]
  • Carter, C.C., Peterzell, D.H., McQuaid, J., Cone, R., Velez, D., & Ortega, J. (2007). Phantom Limb Pain: Etiology, Attributes Of The Sensory Pain Experience, and Neuropsychological Assessment Considerations. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 902 [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D,H. Cone, R., Carter, C., Epler-Ortega, J., Harmell, A., Velez, D., Parkes, K., Ramachandran, V., McQuaid, J. (2007). Three new visual methods for generating phantom sensations: case studies in the relief of upper and lower phantom limb pain, and benign essential tremors. Journal of Vision, 7(9):774, 774a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/774/, doi:10.1167/7.9.774. [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H., Cone, R.E., McQuaid, J.R. & Ramachandran, V.S. (2006). Two new visual methods for generating phantom sensations in amputees and normal subjects: multiple reflections from three-panel mirrors, and mirror images
    flickering in counterphase. Perception, 35 supply, p 177 [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2004) Marital Therapies. Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural and Historical Encyclopedia Vol 1. (M.Kimmel & A. Aronson, Eds), ABC-Clio Press, 495-496.
  • Khorrami, S. & Peterzell, D.H. (2004) Intimacy. Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural and Historical Encyclopedia Vol 1. (M.Kimmel & A. Aronson, Eds), ABC-Clio Press, 426-428.
  • Peterzell, D.H., & Werner, J. S. (2002). Rod spatial channels and adult aging: Implications for analysis of development of infant spatial vision. Optical Society of America Fall Vision Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Journal of Vision, 2(10), 90a, [abstract]
  • Werner, J.S., Peterzell, D.H., Schefrin, B.E., & Tragear (2000). S.J. Spatial Channels Underlying Scotopic Contrast Sensitivity Functions: A Covariance Analysis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2000, 40, S [abstract]
  • Dobkins, K.R., Gunther, K., & Peterzell, D.H. (2000). What mechanisms underlie red/green isoluminance, luminance contrast sensitivity and chromatic contrast sensitivity at various spatial and temporal frequencies? Vision Research, 40, 613-628.
  • Peterzell, D.H., Schefrin, B.E., Tragear, S.J. & Werner, J.S. (2000). Spatial frequency tuned covariance channels underlying scotopic contrast sensitivity. OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol 35, Vision Science & its Applications (V. Lakshminarayanan, Ed.). Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 60-
    63. (identical to preceding reference).
  • Peterzell, D.H., Schefrin, B.E., Tragear, S.J. & Werner, J.S. (2000). Spatial frequency tuned covariance channels underlying scotopic contrast sensitivity. Vision Science & its Applications: OSA Technical Digest. Washington, D.C.:
    Optical Society of America, 39-42.
  • Peterzell, D.H., Chang, S.K. & Teller, D.Y. (2000). Spatial frequency tuned covariance channels for red-green and luminance-modulated gratings: Psychophysical data from human infants. Vision Research, 40, 431-444.
  • Peterzell, D.H. & Teller, D.Y. (2000). Spatial frequency tuned covariance channels for red-green and luminance modulated gratings: Psychophysical data from human adults. Vision Research, 40, 417-430.
  • Gunther, K., Peterzell, D.H. & Dobkins, K.R. (1998). What shared mechanisms underlie CSFs and red/green isoluminance matches at various spatial and temporal frequencies? Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 39, S [abstract]
  • Peterzell, D.H. (1998). Book review: The two sides of perception (Ivry, R.B. & Robertson, L.C.). Perception, 27, 881-883.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (1998). Book review: Cerebral asymmetries in sensory and perceptual processing (S. Christman, Ed.). Perception, 27, 755-758.
 

Presentations:

  • Peterzell, D.H. (accepted, 2011) Beyond Ramachandran’s mirror: Novel experimental video-based interventions for phantom limb pain in unilateral and bilateral amputees. Caribbean Regional Conference on Psychology. Wyndham Nassau Resort, Bahamas, November 17, 2011.
  • McQuaid, J.R, Atkinson, J.H., Rutledge, T.R., Nance, P.W., Velez, D.J., Peterzell, D.H., Cone, R.E., Van Duyn, M.J., Ortega, J.C., Golish, M.R., Chircop-Rollick, T, Coeshott, R. & Slater, M. (2011) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Visual Feedback for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain: Preliminary Satisfaction and Pain Reduction Findings. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 45th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, Nov 10-13, 2011.
  • McQuaid, J., Velez, D., Cone, R., Parkes, K., &, Atkinson, J.H. & Peterzell, D.H., (accepted, 2011). Visual and psychosocial feedback intervention for phantom limb pain: participant characteristics. The American Pain Society 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX, May 21, 2011. (Abstract to appear in Journal of
    Pain).
  • Peterzell, D.H., Cone, R., Atkinson, J.H., & McQuaid, J. (accepted, 2011). “A tripartite (triple-reflection) mirror as a rehabilitative technology for the relief of upper phantom limb pain: case studies and phenomena in non-amputees.” The American Pain Society 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX, May 21, 2011. (Abstract to appear in Journal of Pain)
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2011). Beyond Ramachandran’s mirror: Embodied video and the phantom pulse. The eleventh annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, “Demo Night,” Naples FL, May 9, 2011.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2011). The psychophysics of phantom sensations evoked by Ramachandran's mirror: temporal dynamics and individual differences explored using the phantom pulse effect in normal (non-amputee) observers. The eleventh annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 11, 2011.
  • Peterzell, D.H., & Cone, R. (2010). Pain Plenary Session (invited), Amputee Coalition of America 2010 National Conference, Irvine, CA, August 28, 2010.
  • Peterzell, D.H., Rutledge, T., Atkinson, J.H., Parkes, K., Golish, M., & McQuaid, J. (2010). “Unusual bilateral referred sensations in a lower limb amputee during mirror therapy: Evidence for a phantom limb within a phantom limb, and cross-hemispheric reorganization.” The tenth annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 11, 2010.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2010). Exploring YOUR Phantom Limb: Paresthesias Elicited by Three Webcam Video Demonstrations. The tenth annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 10, 2010.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2009). Two studies of phantom sensations: (1) Mirror therapy for bilateral amputees; (2) Mirror symmetric view of self causes paresthesias in some non-amputees. The ninth annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 2009.
  • McQuaid, J.R., Cone, R. & Peterzell, D.H. (2008). Phantom Limb Pain: From Observation to Intervention. Invited Address to the Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research Special Interest Group at the 42nd Annual
    Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando FL, Nov 16, 2008.
  • Peterzell, D.H., & MacLeod, D.I.A. (2008). How to think like RW Pickford: Identifying sensory processes using individual differences in colour vision. Progress in Colour Studies (PICS2008) conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland, July 2008.
  • Peterzell, D.H., Fleurov, N.V., Cone, R., Carter, C., Ortega, J., Harmell, A., Velez,D., Patel, S.M., & McQuaid, J. (2008). How to think like VS Ramachandran: Creating new mirror illusions to treat phantom limb pain and elucidate neural processing. The Third International Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia, June 2008.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2008). The phantom pulse effect: rapid left-right mirror reversals evoke unusual sensations of phantoms, movements, and paresthesias in the limbs and faces of normals and amputees. The eighth annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL, May 2008.
  • Peterzell, D.H. Identifying sensory processes using individual differences in colour vision. Thirty-Third Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Teton Village, Jackson Hole, WY, February 8, 2008. [Organizer, Individual Differences session].
  • Peterzell, D,H. Cone, R., Carter, C., Ortega, J., Harmell, A., Velez, D., Parkes, K., Ramachandran, V., McQuaid, J. (2007). Novel Visual Methods Evoke Phantom Sensations and Treat Phantom Limb Pain. The 48th annual meeting of
    the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, Nov 16, 2007. (Published in: Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 48th Annual Meeting, 12:101.).
  • Carter, C.C., Peterzell, D.H., McQuaid, J., Cone, R., Velez, D., & Ortega, J. (2007). Phantom Limb Pain: Etiology, Attributes Of The Sensory Pain Experience, and Neuropsychological Assessment Considerations [Abstract]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Neuropsychology 27th Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona; Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • McQuaid, J., Cone, R., Peterzell, D.H., Epler-Ortega, J., Carter, C., Harmell, A.L., Parkes, K., Velez, D., & D’Andrea, J. (2007). Phantom limb pain in a VA prosthesis clinic. 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 20, 2007, San Francisco, CA.
  • Peterzell, D,H. Cone, R., Carter, C., Epler-Ortega, J., Harmell, A., Velez, D., Parkes, K., Ramachandran, V., McQuaid, J. (2007). Three new visual methods for generating phantom sensations: case studies in the relief of upper and lower phantom limb pain, and benign essential tremors. The seventh annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, May 15.
  • Peterzell, D.H. (2007) The Phantom Pulse. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Demo Night, Sarasota, FL, May 14, 2007.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2008-2011: Investigator, Psychosocial and visual feedback intervention for phantom limb pain, Veteran’s Administration Merit Grant F64441 (John McQuaid, P.I.).
  • 1996-1998: Individual National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, Chromatic Individual Differences: Adults and Infants, F32 EY06706.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2011-present: Research Service WOC, VA San Diego Health Care System, Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions Program.
  • 2005-present: Lecturer, University of California, San Diego, Psychology.
  • 2003-present: Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
 
 
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