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Joseph Bush, PhD
Faculty Research Specialist - School of Psychology
Palm Springs, CA
PhD, Clinical Child Psychology
University of Virginia (APA Approved), 1983
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
Other Professional Activities
Full Curriculum Vitae
Areas of Instruction:
Pain Assessment and Management
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Electronic Media Applications in Pediatric Psychology
Pain Assessment and Management in Children
Interpersonal Interactions in Health Care Contexts
Parenting Children in Stressful Medical Situations
Children's Health Care Attitudes
Development of Coping Skills in Children
American Psychological Association (12, 38, 53, 54)
Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Honors and Awards:
2010: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
2010: Elected to Fellow Status, APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
1994: Springer Award for Outstanding Research Publication in Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 22
1991-1992: Professor of the Year, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychology Chapter of Psi Chi
1984-1985: Professor of the Year, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychology Chapter of Psi Chi
Bryson, W. J., Read, J. B., Bush, J. P., & Edwards, C. L. (2014). A clinical intervention in chronic pain and insomnia with a combined model of treatment: A test of concept.
Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Stempel, A. D., & Bush, J. P. (2013). The relationship of parenting style to medical regimen adherence in adolescents with asthma.
Journal of Psychological Practice
, 18, 22-55.
Sibille, K., Greene, A. F., & Bush, J. P. (2010). Preparing physicians for the 21
century: Targeting communication skills and the promotion of health behavior change.
Annals of Behavioral Science and Health Education
Raffle, D. L., Bryson, W. J., & Bush, J. P. (2009). Great Escapes: Psychological benefits of organized programs for children with chronic illnesses and their families.
Journal of Psychological Practice
Bisignano, A., & Bush, J. P. (2006). Distress in pediatric hematology-oncology patients undergoing intravenous procedures: Evaluation of a CD-ROM intervention.
Children’s Health Care
Latifses, V., Estroff, D. B., Field, T., & Bush, J. P. (2005). Fathers massaging and relaxing their pregnant wives lowered anxiety and facilitated marital adjustment.
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Bisignano, A., & Bush, J. P. (2004). Children’s appraisals of stressful medical procedures: Developmentally specific interventions to facilitate adaptive coping.
Journal of Psychological Practice
Eugene, D., Welcker, J., Hartin Bush, J. S., Bennett, C., Bush, J. P., Grier, L., & Marquez-Lopez, T. (2014, August). Gender differences in pre-post measures of psychological effects of a school gardening program for primary grade children. Presented to the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Hartin Bush, J. S., Bush, J.P., Barnett, C., Grier, L., Eugene, D., Welcker, J., & Marquez-Lopez, T. (2013, August). Psychological benefits of a school gardening program for primary grade children. Presented to the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
Hartin Bush, J. S., Barnett, C., Eugene, D., Welcker, J., Bush, J. P., Grier, L., & Marquez-Lopez, T. (2012, August). An interdisciplinary team to determine psychological and dietary impacts of school gardens. Presented to the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
Hartin-Bush, J. S. & Bush, J. P. (2012, February). Psychological benefits of participation in school gardening projects. School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Hartin-Bush, J. S., Barnett, C., Bush, J. P., Grier, L., Eugene, D., & Welcker, J. (2011, May). Nutritional and psychological impacts of school gardens on first and second graders. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative Conference. Davis, CA. Also presented (2011, June) to University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Master Gardener Conference. Santa Rosa, CA. Also presented (2011, October) to Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Conference, Davis, CA.
Raffle, D. L. & Bush, J. P. (2009, August). Psychological characteristics of young adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON. Note: One of 16 presentations selected by the APA Science Student Council and the APA Board of Scientific Affairs for inclusion in the 2009 special session for excellent student posters: Psychological Science Superstars.
Raffle, D. L., Bryson, W. J., & Bush, J. P. (2008, August). StarlightStarbright program for families of children with chronic disease: Evaluation. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association. Boston, MA.
Bush, J. P. (2006, June). The role of research in evaluating and developing intervention programs for children with serious illness and their families. Invited address to the Board of Directors, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. Los Angeles, CA.
Huchital, J. R., Weiner, L., Bearison, D., Bush, J. P., Hazzard, A., Nicholas, D., Robinson, T., Tissington, L., & Walco, G. (2005, June). Multi-independent site research to assess multiple outcomes and implementation approaches. Conference on Critical Issues in E-Health Research. Bethesda, MD.
2011-Starbright World Effectiveness Evaluation Research Study. Principal Investigator- Starlight Children’s Foundation. $13,224.86 Direct Costs (1 Year), No Indirect Costs- Approved and Partly Funded ($3,449.72)
2010- Therapeutic Horticulture. Principal Investigator. Fielding Graduate University Faculty Research Grant. $8,000 Direct Costs (1 Year), No Indirect Costs- Approved and Funded
2008- Effects of Online Peer Support in Improving Psychological Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Follow-Up Investigation of Generalizability and Durability of Effects. Principal Investigator. Fielding Graduate University Faculty Research Grant. $8,000 Direct Costs (1 Year), No Indirect Costs- Approved and Funded
2006- Effects of Online Peer Support in Improving Psychological Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Principal Investigator. UniHealth Foundation. $87,085 Direct Costs; $95,794 Total Costs- Approved and Funded
2004- Alleviating Pediatric Pain and Distress: Training Seminars for Health Professionals. Project Director. UniHealth Foundation. $68,000 Direct Costs; $75,559 Total Costs- Approved and Funded.
2000- Massage Therapy during Pregnancy. Co-Principal Investigator. $8,000 Direct Costs (One Year), No Indirect Costs. Fielding Institute Faculty Research Grant-in-Aid. Approved and Funded
Faculty Research Specialist, School of Psychology, 2013-Present
Associate Dean/Program Director, Clinical Psychology Program, 1992-2013
Coordinator, Health Psychology Concentration, Clinical Psychology Program, 1992-Present
Other Professional Activities:
2006-present: Editorial Board,
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
2002-present: Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA.
1993-present: Consultant and Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pain Program, Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
1983-1992: Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
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