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Joan Read
Joan Read, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Atlanta, GA

jread@fielding.edu

PhD, Clinical Psychology
Georgia State University (APA Approved), 1975
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Physiology of Behavior
  • Cognition and Affect
  • Psychopharmacology
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Pharmacology of diverse and vulnerable populations
Practice Interests:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pharmacological Interventions in Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Concomitants of Chronic Illnesses
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (55)
  • American for Psychological Science (founding member) 
  • Georgia Psychological Association (Fellow)
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 1995: Fellow, Georgia Psychological Association
  • 1983-1987: Georgia Psychological Association Outstanding Service Award
  • 1983: Outstanding Young Women of America
  • 1968-1969: Scholarship Recipient, Laboratory for Psychological Services 1968: Honor Graduate, Georgia State University
  • 1964-1968: Regents Scholar
 

Publications:

  • Read, J.B., Larsen, C. and Robinson, C.J. (2009). Emerging Models of Psychological Treatment: The Path to Prescriptive Authority, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, http://www.springerlink.com/content/104899.
  • Read, J.B. (2008) Estrogen and mood regulation in an atypical depression: Putative mechanisms of interaction in an outlier for response to psychotropic medications. ASAP, 9 (4).
  • Read, J.B. (2008) Recovery Beyond the AA Model. (Review of Linton, Jeremy M., Overcoming Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use: A guide for Beginning the Change Process)  PsychCRITIQUES, 53 (7).
  • Read, J.B. (2007) What the Brits Have to Offer on Prescribing in Health Care. (Review of McKennon, John (Ed), Towards Prescribing Practice ) PsychCRITIQUES, 52 (44).
  • Read, J.B. (2006) Throwing Monies Down a Rabbit Hole: How We are Losing the War on Drugs. (Review of Fisher, Gary L., Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk About Controversial Issues) PsychCRITIQUES. 52 (33).
  • Read, J. B. (2006). Alcohol and adolescence under the microscope [Review of the book Recent developments in alcoholism: Vol. 17. Alcohol problems in adolescents]. PsychCRITIQUES.
  • Read, J. B. (2005) A handbook for (almost) all reasons [Review of the book Handbook of essential psychopharmacology (2nd ed.)]. PsychCRITIQUES, 50(30).
  • Read, J. B. (2005, Winter). Anti-depressants and children: A reasoned consideration. Georgia Psychologist (publication of the Georgia Psychological Association).
 

Presentations:

  • Read, J.B. (2011, August).  Antidepressants Over a Life Span:  Implications for Treatment Protocols with Attention to Ethnic Diversity.  Paper presented as part of Symposium: Long-term Effects of Psychotropic Medications in Vulnerable Populations-Antidepressants, Antiepileptics, and Hormones. presented at the annual APA Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Read, J.B. (2010, August). Medications Implicated in Mood Destabilization and Dementia-like Conditions. Paper presented at the annual APA Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Read, J.B. (2009, August). Brain Buffers and Brain Blows: Sex Steroids in Mood and Cognition. Paper presented at the annual APA Convention, Toronto, Ontario, CA.
  • Read, J.B. (2008, August) Atypical Cyclic Depression in a Perimenopausal Patient with Diagnosed Fibromyalgia: When Antidepressants Don’t Work. Paper presented at the annual APA Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Read, J.B. (2008, March). Overcoming barriers: Sexual Intimacy in a woman’s life. Presented at the Sharing the Journey Cancer Survivors’ Conference, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J.B. (2007, August). Collaborative model of medication management post-psychopharmacology training. Paper session presented at the annual APA Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Read, J. B. (2006, August). Post-doctoral psychopharmacology training and quality of patient care. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Read, J. B. (2003, May). Drugs of abuse. CE presentation to the annual convention of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2002, December). The self-medicating client: Alternatives, natural remedies and drugs of abuse. Presented at the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2002, April). The effects of estrogen on the immune system. Presented to the Menopause and Mid-Life Study Group, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2001, March). The pros and cons of prescribing privileges for psychologists. Presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2001, March). Memory and estrogen: Midlife benefits of HRT. Presented to the Menopause and Mid-Life Study Group, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2001, January). The downs, the jitters and the meds of it all: Depression, anxiety and psychopharmacology. Presented to the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Read, J. B. (2000, November & December). Your brain on drugs: The hows and whys of psychopharmacotherapy. Presented to the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2000-present: Cancer Survivorship: The Personal Stories of Survivors of Cancer. Longitudinal Interview Project, Unfunded.
  • 1995-2001: Principal Researcher, The Psychoneuroimmunology Research Project, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, $9,000.
 

Professional Experience:

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

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2004-present: Director of Practicum Training, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2002-present: Chair, Psychology Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1995-present: Member, Advisory Board, The Atlanta Wellness Community.
  • 1994-present: Trainer/Group Facilitator, Volunteer Visitation Program of the Cancer Survivors Program, St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
  • 1987-present: Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
  • 1975-present: Private Practice (part time), Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007-2011: Constituent member, Board of Trustees, Fielding Graduate University
  • 2002-2008: Chair, Psychology Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1999-2001: Member, Research Committee, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Georgia State University.
 
 
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