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Dr. Michael B. Finegan

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Member of the Department ofPsychi...

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Peninsula Regional Medical Center
100 East Carroll Street
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
United States

Company Description: Peninsula Regional Medical Center is a 105 year-old tertiary care facility that features the widest array of specialty and sub-specialty services on the Delmarva...   more
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Employment History

Education

  • Ph.D.
    Texas Research Institute of Mental Science
  • Ph.D.
    Texas Research Institute of MentalScience
  • Ph.D. , clinical psychology
    University of Minnesota Medical Center
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Peninsula Mental Health Services
www.penmhs.com, 19 Nov 2010 [cached]
Executive Director: Michael B. Finegan, Ph. D.
Treatment Programs
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Michael B. Finegan, Ph.D. completed his post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric clinicalpsychology at the Texas Research Institute of Mental Science. He completed hisClinical Psychology Internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr.Finegan has extensive training in cognitive therapy for treatment of depression, anxietyand relationship problems. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on disorders ofchildren and seniors, and adult depression. Dr. Finegan has been a member of the Department ofPsychiatry at Peninsula Regional Medical Center since 1985. He lives with hisfamily in Wicomico County.
Peninsula Mental Health Services
www.penmhs.com, 19 Nov 2010 [cached]
Executive Director: Michael B. Finegan, Ph. D.
Treatment Programs
...
Dr. Finegan
Michael B. Finegan, Ph.D. completed his post-doctoral fellowship ingeriatric clinical psychology at the Texas Research Institute of MentalScience. He completed his Clinical Psychological Internship at the University ofMinnesota Medical Center. Dr. Finegan has extensive training in cognitivetherapy for treatment of depression, anxiety and relationship problems. Inaddition, he is a frequent lecturer on disorders of children, seniors and adultdepression. Dr. Finegan has been a member of the Department of Psychiatry atPeninsula Regional Medical Center since 1985. He lives with his family inWicomico County, and his staff of mental health professionals has served thefamilies of the Eastern Shore since the mid 1980's.
Michael Finegan, a member of ...
www.floridatoday.com [cached]
Michael Finegan, a member of the IACP Psychological Services Section and lead psychologist for the Maryland State Police, says that if there's any downside to a big-city police officer taking over a smaller agency, it can stem from perhaps being frustrated with the lack of resources. They also are more likely to have to take on the same mundane tasks they handled as big-city rookies, he says.
On the bright side, Finegan says, a small-town chief doesn't have layers of bureaucracy to deal with. "They can leave a lasting legacy for all the things they wanted to implement but were prevented by all the gatekeepers … in large-department organizations," he says.
The Houma Courier
www.houmatoday.com, 2 Feb 2005 [cached]
BALTIMORE - When psychologist Michael Finegan arrived in Sri Lanka the week after the tsunami struck, he wondered how just one man could help amid so much misery.
The answer provided itself when leaders from Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Christian communities told him that psychological services were needed as well as medical care, food and shelter.
So Finegan decided to help those who could help others.
The Sri Lankan leaders were asked to identify teachers, priests, nuns, clerics and others who were educated and mature enough to receive a crash course in dealing with trauma.
Over the next three weeks, about 550 people were trained and asked to train others, starting a process that Finegan says he knows will take years.
"What we did was that we boiled down the advanced psychological and psychiatric concepts of trauma intervention into its simplest basic forms that could be rapidly learned," said Finegan, executive director of Peninsula Mental Health Services in Salisbury, and lead trauma counselor for the Maryland State Police.
The lesson included simple concepts such as telling those being trained that tsunami victims may take years to grieve and there is no set schedule; that children often cannot express what they are feeling; and that young children often think they may be to blame for what happened.
What wasn't contained in the four-hour course, Finegan said, was the cooperation he found among the groups that had been openly hostile to each other in the past.
Finegan said the leaders he worked with pledged to tell their religious superiors how the members of the various faiths worked together so "in 20 years what will be remembered is not the tsunami, but how people of different ethnic and religious groups came together to help their fellow man."
The psychologist said he was prompted to volunteer because of a lesson he learned from the brothers who taught him at the LaSalle Military Academy, in Oakdale, N.Y.
"You are given certain gifts," he said.
MercedSun-Star.com :: Merced News, Homes, Jobs, Cars and more
www.mercedsun-star.com, 2 Feb 2005 [cached]
BALTIMORE (AP) - When psychologist Michael Finegan arrived in Sri Lanka the week after the tsunami struck, he wondered how just one man could help amid so much misery.
The answer provided itself when leaders from Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Christian communities told him that psychological services were needed as well as medical care, food and shelter.
So Finegan decided to help those who could help others.
The Sri Lankan leaders were asked to identify teachers, priests, nuns, clerics and others who were educated and mature enough to receive a crash course in dealing with trauma.
Over the next three weeks, about 550 people were trained and asked to train others, starting a process that Finegan says he knows will take years.
"What we did was that we boiled down the advanced psychological and psychiatric concepts of trauma intervention into its simplest basic forms that could be rapidly learned," said Finegan, executive director of Peninsula Mental Health Services in Salisbury, and lead trauma counselor for the Maryland State Police.
The lesson included simple concepts such as telling those being trained that tsunami victims may take years to grieve and there is no set schedule; that children often cannot express what they are feeling; and that young children often think they may be to blame for what happened.
What wasn't contained in the four-hour course, Finegan said, was the cooperation he found among the groups that had been openly hostile to each other in the past.
Finegan said the leaders he worked with pledged to tell their religious superiors how the members of the various faiths worked together so "in 20 years what will be remembered is not the tsunami, but how people of different ethnic and religious groups came together to help their fellow man."
The psychologist said he was prompted to volunteer because of a lesson he learned from the brothers who taught him at the LaSalle Military Academy, in Oakdale, N.Y.
"You are given certain gifts," he said.
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