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Dr. Michael Crabtree

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Professor of Psychology

Phone: (724) ***-****  
Washington & Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington , Pennsylvania 15301
United States

Company Description: Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pa., is a national liberal arts college founded in 1781. Committed to providing each of its students with the...   more

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  • PhD
  • PhD degree
    Carnegie Mellon University
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Michael Crabtree, a W&J professor of psychology, will moderate the Oct. 10 discussion on a topic that, he said, has become the highlight of our community.
Narcan is even in public schools now, Crabtree said Friday.
He said a Aug. 23 story in the Washington Post about Washington County and its heroin problem was among the reasons he selected the panel topic.
Its that magic bullet drug that brings them out of it, Crabtree said.
Crabtree said the heroin problem has resulted in backlash from the community after people discuss addiction as a disease.
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Dr. Michael Crabtree, a Washington County psychologist and professor at Washington & Jefferson College, shared similar views with Amaisemeier.
Crabtree has a few suggestions for those who hope to follow through on their resolutions this year.
First thing, you have to be really committed and want to make a change, he said. Sometimes people think these resolutions come because they have strong wills. Instead, its putting a habit into place. People have this magical idea (about) internal fortitude, but its really how you commit to a plan.
The resolution should also be well-defined and specific. According to Crabtree, saying you just want to lose weight is too vague. Instead, he suggests setting a more well-defined goal, like losing a pound a week.
We need to have a specific goal, he said. Besides setting a well-defined resolution, people should also have a plan on how to carry out that goal. For example, those who hope to lose weight, could say that they will reduce their calorie intake at each meal. Or, he continued, you can exercise for a half-hour after every meal.
Once a plan is put into place, Crabtree reminds people they should also have a way to measure the outcome of the resolution. If youre not stepping on the scale at regular intervals, he said, youre not sure whether or not if youre making progress toward you goal.
(You) have to find something that gives you a measurable goal and track that, he said.
Even though some people do not follow through with their New Years resolutions to lose weight, 84 Fitness Valentino said there are some people who do complete their goals. One girl, he recalled, I dont know how much shes lost. Shes changed her body dramatically because of Cross Fit and being honest with herself.
Presenters | ICISF 11th World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping [cached]
Michael Crabtree, PhD, Licensed Psych Principal Investigator Combat Stress Intervention Program, Washington & Jefferson College
Michael Crabtree completed his PhD degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1974, one year after beginning his faculty position at Washington & Jefferson College. He is now a Full Professor of Psychology and the Combat Stress Intervention Program Principal Investigator. In addition, he maintains a busy clinical practice specializing in forensic work where he works closely with trauma in law enforcement officers and is the point of contact for the Pennsylvania State Troopers who are involved in shootings.
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Attempting to sway the jury from convicting Baker of first-degree murder, the defense called Dr. Michael Crabtree, a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Washington & Jefferson College, who interviewed Baker at the Washington County jail on two occasions last February.
Following those interviews and psychological tests, coupled with reviewing records of other professionals who treated Baker, Crabtree concluded Baker suffers from mental disorders, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder, a major depressive disorder and alcohol dependence.
Crabtree concluded the combination of trauma, depression and alcoholism diminished Baker's capacity to form a specific intent to kill.
"We have a rich record of his mental health treatment, beginning at age 12," Crabtree said.
Crabtree said Baker's problems became more acute in the weeks before Nov. 20.
He had been served with a protection-from-abuse order while he was a patient in the mental health unit at Southwest Regional Medical Center; he had been served with divorce papers; and he had to clean up the bedroom, in which his father had died.
"This was a desensitizing experience," Crabtree said.
Moreover, Crabtree said it is likely Baker was legally intoxicated when he went to Melissa Baker's home Nov. 20.
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Dr. Michael Crabtree, a private practice psychologist and professor of psychology at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., told the jury he did not believe the child's memories of events were credible because some of the alleged assaults occurred before the child had the capacity to develop a memory.
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