by Richard P. Halgin
shares the story of a long-term client's unexpected death, and how he
professional boundaries around this tragic event.
Richard P. Halgin
Richard P. Halgin is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and has had over three decades of clinical, supervisory, and consulting experience.
has published three books including Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders (McGraw-Hill, 6th edition in press, 2010 copyright, co-authored with Susan Whitbourne), Taking Sides: Controversial Issues in Abnormal Psychology (McGraw-Hill, 5th edition, 2009), and A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology: From the Files of Experts (1998, Oxford University Press
, co-edited with Susan Whitbourne).
At the University of Massachusetts his
course in Abnormal Psychology is one of the most popular offerings on campus, attracting an enrollment of more than 500 students, and he
has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award among other awards.
He also holds the position of Visiting Professor of Psychology at Amherst College, where he teaches Abnormal Psychology on an annual basis.
is the author of more than fifty journal articles and book chapters in the fields of psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and professional issues in psychology.
He served as Chair of the GRE-Psychology Board of Examiners and as an Associate of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association.
maintains an active psychotherapy practice in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts.