Members Highlights of 2011 Kentucky Psychological Association
“ On August 1, 1978, Howard F. Bracco, Ph.D, CBHE, assumed the leadership of a fledgling community mental health center with less than 300 employees, created out of the dust of a bankrupt predecessor. The president and chief executive of Seven Counties Services, Inc., the community behavioral health and developmental services organization serving Kentucky’s largest city– Louisville– and surrounding counties, Dr. Bracco holds the distinction of being Seven Counties’ only president and CEO.” -Ben Keeton, Medical News Dr. Bracco retired from his position on April 30, 2011.
Bryan D. Carter, Ph.D ., Service Chief of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service at Kosair Children’s Hospital and a Professor with the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, conceptualized and designed The Coping Cart, a one-of-a-kind mobile multimedia center designed to be used by children while in the hospital. The Coping Cart allows the patients to experience the active process of making videos about their hospital stay, their understanding of their medical condition, and their experience in developing methods for coping with the many stressors associated with their illness and hospitalization. Dr. Carter and The Coping Cart
Dr. Amy Greenamyer is now the only psychologist in Kentucky who is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. They have a mental health division primarily focused on the emotional issues related to infertility. She conducts psychological evaluations for egg donors/recipients and gestational carriers for fertility clinics here in Louisville, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
During this year’s APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., David Hanna, Ph.D. (shown in picture above, third from the left) was awarded the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. This significant and prestigious honor is given in recognition of many years of contributions and significant advocacy to advance the profession of psychology. Dr. Hanna becomes the second KPA member to receive this prestigious award: Dr. Sheila Schuster received a Heiser Award for advocacy in 1994.
Dr. Sarah Honaker, husband Graham, and daughter Kate, welcomed a new addition to the family in 2011, Isabel Hanna.
“ Kelli Marvin, a University of Louisville professor, also is a forensic examiner for complicated family court cases that may involved child abuse and neglect” – Matt Stone The Courier-Journal
Dr. Tony Sheppard, Psy.D., CGP is becoming a local and national leader in child group psychotherapy. This year alone, he has been appointed to the one of the AGPA Boards (Group Registry); has been an invited presenter in Connecticut; has appeared on State of Affairs with Julie Credens, and has made several other presentations on group therapy at the local and national level. Dr. Sheppard’s group practice, “Group works!” is growing by leaps and bounds with groups for kids ages 4-18, as well as parenting workshops.
President of Psychology Resource Group in Louisville, Dr. Raskin has received several commendations from the U.S. Army for his work with the children and families of our soldiers. These include Certificates of Appreciation from the Commanding General and the Garrison Commander for his "Exceptional Support to the families at Ft. Knox who have persons with disabilities." The US Army also flew a flag over the Garrison Command at Camp Taji, Iraq, in July in honor of his 70th birthday.
Mr. Bob Tiell was a guest on WGTK 970AM with Dr. Stan Frager. He discussed unemployment, and how to deal with the up and down economy. Mr. Tiell’s discussion is currently available in podcast form on WGTK’s website