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Joan B. Read, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Atlanta, GA, US

Joan B. Read, Ph.D. Joan B. Read, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Doctoral Faculty in the School of Psychology



Joan Read is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Psychology. She is also Director of Clinical Training.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (10)

Physiology of Behavior

Cognition and Affect

Cancer Survivorship

Pharmacology of Diverse and Vulnerable Populations



Pharmacological Interventions in Psychotherapy

Psychological Concomitants of Chronic Illnesses


Clinical Psychology

Accomplishments (4)

Fellow (personal)

(1995) Georgia Psychological Association

Outstanding Service Award (personal)

(1987) Georgia Psychological Association

Outstanding Young Women (personal)

(1983) Outstanding Young Women of America

Scholarship Recipient (personal)

(1970) Laboratory for Psychological Services 1968: Honor Graduate, Georgia State University

Affiliations (4)

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Division 55 : Member
  • Association for Psychological Science : Founding Member
  • Georgia Psychological Association : Fellow
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology : Member

Event Appearances (5)

Antidepressants Over a Life Span: Implications for Treatment Protocols with Attention to Ethnic Diversity

(August, 2011) Annual APA Convention  Washington, DC

Medications Implicated in Mood Destabilization and Dementia-like Conditions

(August, 2010) Annual APA Convention  San Diego, CA

Brian Buffers and Brain Blows: Sex Steroids in Mood and Cognition

(August, 2009) Annual APA Conference  Toronto, Ontario

Atypical Cyclic Depression in a Perimenopausal Patient with Diagnosed Fibromyalgia: When Antidepressants Don't Work

(August, 2008) Annual APA Convention  Boston, MA

Overcoming barriers: Sexual intimacy in a woman's life

(March, 2008) St. Joseph's Hospital  Atlanta, GA

Research Grants (1)

Principal Researcher

Fielding Graduate University $9,000

(2001) The Psychoneuroimmunology Research Project, Santa Barbara, CA

Articles (4)

Emerging Models of Psychological Treatment: The Path to Prescriptive Authority

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

(2009) The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy provides an international forum to explore the complexities and controversies facing psychotherapists. The journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles that critically analyze theory, research, or clinical practice. In addition, it offers empirical studies, panel discussions, essays, case studies, brief reports, and theoretical articles.

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Recovery beyond the AA model


(2008) Reviews the book, Overcoming problematic alcohol and drug use: A guide for beginning the change process by Jeremy M. Linton (see record 2007-15619-000). In the world of substance abuse recovery, one model dominates. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been the extant postdetox and postintervention model of treatment since Bill W. first promoted sobriety.

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What the Brits have to offer on prescribing in health care


(2007) Reviews the book, Towards prescribing practice by John McKinnon (see record 2007-05967-000). According to Read, this book provides a window into nonphysician prescribing in the United Kingdom. There need to be some frames placed around Towards prescribing practice to bring it into focus for readers in the United States. This is a British text, edited by a nurse educator, for a population of nurses anticipating prescriptive duty in the nationalized health services of the United Kingdom.

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Throwing Monies Down a Rabbit Hole: How we are Losing the War on Drugs


(2006) Reviews the book, Rethinking Our War On Drugs: Candid Talk About Controversial Issues by Gary L. Fisher (see record 2006-13506-000). A number of adjectives spring to mind for this book--passionate, thorough, driven, and indicting. It is apparent from the preface that Fisher, in describing the failure of the current assault on drug abuse and drug dependence in the United States, is speaking from inside the beast.

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