Joseph Bush is a Faculty Research Specialist in the Clinical Psychology Program and the Post Baccalaureate Certificate program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University.
Industry Expertise (9)
Training and Development
Mental Health Care
Professional Training and Coaching
Writing and Editing
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (11)
Pain Assessment and Management
Development of Coping Skills in Children
Children's Health Care Attitudes
Parenting Children in Stressful Medical Situations
Electronic Media Applications in Pediatric Psychology
Paul Harris Fellow (professional)
(2010) Awarded by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
(2010) Awarded by the American Psychological Association Division 54, Society for Pediatric Psychology
Springer Award for Outstanding Research Publication in Rehabilitation Psychology (professional)
(1994) Awarded by the American Psychological Association.
Professor of the Year (professional)
(1992) Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychology Chapter of Psi Chi.
Professor of the Year (professional)
(1984) Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychology Chapter of Psi Chi
University of Virginia: PhD, Clinical Child Psychology 1983
University of Florida: Internship, Clinical Psychology 1983
- American Psychological Association : Member
- Fielding Graduate University : Coordinator Health Psychology Concentration Clinical Psychology Program
- Children's Health Care : Associate Editor
- Journal of Pediatric Psychology : Editorial Board
- Antioch University : Adjunct Faculty in Psychology
- Free Arts Program : Research Consultant
Media Appearances (1)
Joseph Bush Named an APA Fellow
Fielding Graduate University News online
Joseph Bush, PhD, an associate dean in Fielding's School of Psychology, has been named a Fellow of The Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54 of the American Psychological Association (APA)...
Event Appearances (8)
Breastfeeding duration: Comparison of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and non-WIC supported families
(August 2016) American Psychological Association Conference Denver, CO
Does exclusivity in breastfeeding matter?: The impact of breastfeeding type on positive health indicators in early childhood for low income families
(October 2015) Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Las Vegas, NV
Does exclusivity in breastfeeding matter?: The impact of exclusivity of breastfeeding on developmental risk in early childhood for low income families
(October, 2015) Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Las Vegas, NV
Gender differences in pre-post measures of psychological effects of a school gardening program for primary grade children
(August, 2014) American Psychological Association Conference Washington, DC.
Psychological benefits of a school gardening program for primary grade children
(August, 2013) American Psychological Association Conference Honolulu, HI
An interdisciplinary team to determine psychological and dietary impacts of school gardens
(August, 2012) American Psychological Association Conference Orlando, FL
Psychological benefits of participation in school gardening projects
(February, 2012) Invited Presentation Loma Linda, CA
Nutritional and psychological impacts of school gardens on first and second graders
(May, 2011) University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative Conference Davis, CA
Research Grants (4)
(2016) Free Arts Outcome Evaluation Research Grant
Fielding Graduate University, Faculty Research Grant $4,000
(2015) Free Arts for Abused Children Effectiveness Evaluation Research Study
Free Arts for Abused Children $5,000
(2011) Starbright World Effectiveness Evaluation Research Study
Starlight Children's Foundation $13,225
(2010) Therapeutic Horticulture
Fielding Graduate University, Faculty Research Grant $8,000
(2015) Bryson, W.J., Read, J.B., Bush, J.P., & Edwards, C.L.
(2014) Bryson, W. J., Read, J. B., Bush, J. P., & Edwards, C. L.
(2006) This study assessed the influence of a developmentally specific CD-ROM intervention on cognitive appraisals, fear, behavioral distress, and pain in pediatric hematology-oncology patients scheduled for intravenous (IV) procedures. Thirty children, 7 to 18 years of age, were randomly assigned either to a standard medical care group or a standard medical care plus CD-ROM intervention group. It was hypothesized that using the CD-ROM would decrease threat appraisals of the IV procedure, causing decreased fear of the IV, less behavioral distress, and less pain during the IV.
(1991) Children in Pain argues consistently and persuasively that both models of pain assessment, intervention techniques, and research designs must demonstrate a sophisticated appreciation for developmental considerations. Topics explored include assessment of pediatric pain; coping and adaptation in children's pain; developmental issues among infants and toddlers and among preschool and school-age children, as well as among adolescents; recurrent abdominal pain; burn injury and treatment; chronic and recurrent pain in hemophilia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and sickle cell disease; developmental aspects of the biobehavioral treatment of migraine in childhood; and helping children cope with painful medical procedures.
(1989) Conducted chart review study of 114 4-to 14-year-olds hospitalized for elective surgery to investigate analgesic medication patterns. Correcting for body weight and different drug potencies, correlations were examined between analgesics, child age, ...
(1987) This study is a preliminary report of the development and initial psychometric evaluation of a new instrument designed to measure children's attitudes toward health care. The Children's Health Care Attitudes Questionnaire (CHCAQ) taps attitudes toward health care providers, settings, and procedures across the following dimensions: like-dislike, attributed effectiveness-ineffectiveness, and approach-avoidance. The questionnaire incorporates nonverbal as well as verbal respon alternatives, in order to improve its suitability for younger children.
(1986) Studied maternal influences on children's fear and coping behaviors during a medical examination in a pediatric outpatient clinic, using a dyadic prestressor interaction scale to measure anticipatory reactions just prior to contact with the physician. Analysis of ...