Dr. Bernard Sullivan

Dr. Bernard Sullivan

Licenses and Certifications

Kansas license # LP-0436, granted 9-15-78
Missouri license # 00794, granted 9-14-79
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards – Certificate of Professional Qualification # 1159

Academic Training

1977       Internship, Dept. of Psychiatry University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

1977       Ph.D., Psychology, University of Kansas-Lawrence

1973       M.A., Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City

1971       B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City

1967       Business Administration, Regis College, Denver, Colorado

Professional Experience

1977 – Present       Private practice in counseling, coaching, executive consulting, sales training, and seminars to businesses including AT&T and Worlds of Fun.

1986 – 1992            President and Chairman of The Creative Mind

Created an entirely new concept, a “Self-Improvement Store”; developed business plan, raised capital from investors and founded the country’s first retail store, providing a full line of psychology and self-improvement books, tapes, videos, and seminars (7,000 titles); expanded to two stores and then franchised.  Experiences included: development and implementation of successful local and national marketing and advertising campaigns.

1978 – 1982           Assistant Professor, Avila College, Dept. of Psychology

Promoted to Associate Professor – February 1982

Teaching Experience

1978 – 1983    Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Avila College

1974 – 1976    Instructor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Kansas

1971 – 1973    Instructor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Publications

Sullivan, B. J., (2012). Confidence Beyond Measure: The Science of Believing in Yourself. North Charleston: CreateSpace.

Sullivan, B. J., (2012). For executive coaching – business experience unnecessary – evolutionary psychology helpful. American Psychological Association, Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice, The Independent Practitioner, 32, (2), 58-61.

Sullivan, B.J., and Denney, D.R., (1977). Expectancy and phobic level – effects on desensitization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 45, 763-771.

Denney, D.R., Sullivan, B.J., and Thiry, M.R., (1977). Participant modeling and self-verbalization training in the reduction of spider fears.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 8, 247-253.

Denney, D.R., and Sullivan, B.J., (1976). Desensitization and modeling treatment of spider fears using two types of scenes.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44, 573-579.

Awards and Professional Organizations

President’s Award, Kansas Association of Professional Psychologists
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, American Psychological Association Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice
Member, Kansas Psychological Association
Member, Missouri Psychological Association
Member, Greater Kansas City Psychological Association
Member, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Member, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
President, Psi Chi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1971-72, 1972-73

Research Experience

Research Assistant to Dr. Charles L. Sheridan, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Area:  Neuropsychology.

Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Burgess, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Area:  Clinical Psychology.

Research Assistant to Dr. Douglas R. Denney, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Area:  Behavior Therapy.

 

References available on request

 

©2013 by Bernard J. Sullivan, Ph.D. All rights reserved

Testimonials

“A fascinating read combining enlightening theory with meticulously gathered clinical evidence, well-crafted exercises, and inspiring cases of people uncovering hidden confidence . . . a revolutionary, clinically-tested approach that can change your life.”
Charles L. Sheridan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, University of Missouri – Kansas City, author of five books, including Health Psychology, and the blog, OnResilience.com.,

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