Richard P. Halgin

Professor of Psychology In the Clinical Psychology Program At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst College

Location:
100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Company:
Amherst College
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(413) 542-2000
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Last Updated 1/11/2016

General Information

Education

PhD  - 

Affiliations

Editor  - Taking Sides

Co-Editor  - Casebook

Chair  - GRE-Psychology

Associate of the Ethics Committee  - American Psychological Association

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When the Patient Dies Psychotherapy Article

by Richard P. Halgin
Richard Halgin shares the story of a long-term client's unexpected death, and how he managed his 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. He 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. Dr. Halgin 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. Dr. Halgin maintains an active psychotherapy practice in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts.

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The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century

Richard P. Halgin
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Tapping various models, including psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, and family systems, astute clinicians develop formulations and treatment plans from a multitheoretical perspective (Halgin, 1989). As we approach the new millennium, the onus will be on the educators of aspiring clinicians to respond to the challenges imposed by exciting new scientific findings about mental illness, inspiring data about innovative interventions, and powerful changes within health care delivery systems (Halgin, in press). At the same time we must realize that the clinician and his or her personal style will continue to be central factors in the equation. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57).New York: Oxford University Press. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57). Biederman, J., Faraone, S. V., Mick, E., Spencer, T., Wilens, T., Kiely, K., Guite, J., Ablon, J. S., Reed, E., & Warburton, R. (1995). Bowers, K. S., & Farvolden, P. (1996). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 166-180). Halgin, R. P. (In press). Clinical training: Challenges for a new millennium. Hall, G. C. N., Shondrick, D. D., Hirschman, R. (1993). Kluft, R. (1998). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 90-112). Marshall, W. L., Jones, R., Ward, T., Johnston, P., Barbaree, H. E. (1991). Treatment outcome with sex offenders. Clinical Psychology Review, 11, 465-485. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 72-87).New York: Oxford University Press. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 8- 22). Papp, L. A., Martinez, J. M., Klein, D. F., Coplan, J. D., Norman, R. G., Cole, R., deJesus, M. J., Ross, D., Goetz, R, & Gorman, J. M. (1997).Respiratory psychophysiology of panic disorder: Three respiratory challenges in 98 subjects. Rohrbaugh, M., Shoham, V., Spungen, C., & Steinglass, P. (1995). Sable, P. (1997). Disorders of adult attachment. Psychotherapy 34 , 286-296. Schuckit, M. A. (1998). John's alcohol dependence: A casebook report. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 58-71). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 236-252). Zucker, R., Howard, J., & Boyd, G. (1994). Richard P. Halgin is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. He is the co-author of Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, Third Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2000), editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Abnormal Psychology (Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2000), and co-editor of A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology: From the Files of Experts (Oxford University Press, 1998). His list of publications also includes more than fifty articles and book chapters in the fields of psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and professional issues in psychology. He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and has over two decades of clinical, supervisory, and consulting experience. His excellence in teaching has been recognized at the University of Massachusetts, where he was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award.

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The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century

Richard P. Halgin
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Tapping various models, including psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, and family systems, astute clinicians develop formulations and treatment plans from a multitheoretical perspective (Halgin, 1989). As we approach the new millennium, the onus will be on the educators of aspiring clinicians to respond to the challenges imposed by exciting new scientific findings about mental illness, inspiring data about innovative interventions, and powerful changes within health care delivery systems (Halgin, in press). At the same time we must realize that the clinician and his or her personal style will continue to be central factors in the equation. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57). Biederman, J., Faraone, S. V., Mick, E., Spencer, T., Wilens, T., Kiely, K., Guite, J., Ablon, J. S., Reed, E., & Warburton, R. (1995). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 166-180). Halgin, R. P. (In press). Clinical training: Challenges for a new millennium. Hall, G. C. N., Shondrick, D. D., Hirschman, R. (1993). Kluft, R. (1998). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 90-112). Marshall, W. L., Jones, R., Ward, T., Johnston, P., Barbaree, H. E. (1991). Treatment outcome with sex offenders. Clinical Psychology Review, 11 , 465-485. In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 72-87). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 8- 22). Papp, L. A., Martinez, J. M., Klein, D. F., Coplan, J. D., Norman, R. G., Cole, R., deJesus, M. J., Ross, D., Goetz, R, & Gorman, J. M. (1997). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 38-57). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 58-71). In R. P. Halgin & S. K. Whitbourne (Eds.), A casebook in abnormal psychology: From the files of experts (pp. 236-252). Zucker, R., Howard, J., & Boyd, G. (1994). [Photo: Dr. Richard P. Halgin] Richard P. Halgin is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. He is the co-author of Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, Third Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2000), editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Abnormal Psychology (Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2000), and co-editor of A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology: From the Files of Experts (Oxford University Press, 1998). His list of publications also includes more than fifty articles and book chapters in the fields of psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and professional issues in psychology. He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and has over two decades of clinical, supervisory, and consulting experience. His excellence in teaching has been recognized at the University of Massachusetts, where he was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award.

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