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Raymond H.'s Profile
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Born in the United States of America, this facilitator practiced psychology in Washington, D.C. since 1979. The diverse cross-cultural services are in Clinical, Organizational, and International consultation. In 1990, he established a professional psychology practice in the United Arab Emirates.
He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and continued post-graduate studies in Modern Psychoanalysis. Today, he also consults in Domestic Relations, Crisis Intervention, Trauma, Clinical Psychology, and Homeland Security (Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners International), Certified Medical Investigator - Level V and Certified in Homeland Security - V (peer review and examination) [Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners International].
With the University of Maryland, he was a 1986 Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. His research and consulting was in Political Psychology - the psychology of terrorists and hostage situations. He coined the term "The Retributional Terrorist " Type 4. His work was published in Volume II, Chapter 8 in a 4-volume text entitled The Psychology Terrorism, Dr. Chris Stout (editor, 2002). Also, he is invited to write a chapter entitled "Unresolved Trauma and the Thirst for Revenge: The Retributional Terrorist" for Volume I, Chapter 14 of a three-volume project by James JF Forest, Ph.D. of The West Point United States Military Academy. The Praeger Publishers Company has contracted with this facilitator to write a book on Terrorists Psychology: a typology (publication schedule for 2006).
He has taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate student in psychology and behavioral science as General Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Development, Abnormal Psychology, Crisis Intervention, Group Dynamics. For the Department of Business Administration courses included Organizational Behavior, Psychology of Advertising, Business Ethics, Business Communications, and other related subjects. He has also consulted to international companies and organizations in Cross-Cultural Awareness, Managing Diversity, Creating Effective Workgroups, Self-Awareness, Stress Management, Transitional and Leadership Changes.
Director of a Medical Center in Dubai, he is published in several magazines weekly and monthly. He had a weekly Psychology segment on English Radio (Emirates2 Radio). On Arabic Radio (ARN, 98.9 FM) he was featured from September 2001 to July 2002.
Newly developed, the "PsychingUP - In The Psychologist's Chair" airs on Dubai Radio Network - Dubai EYE (103.8 FM).
Developing Employee Assistance Programs and facilitating Corporate Training and Development programs are some of the features this facilitator manages into his schedule. Two articles on Organizational Psychology were published "Employee Selection and Placement: assessment application in the Middle East" and "The Importance of Career Interest Tests in the Arab World".
Others topics appeared in Gulf Marketing Review as Corporate Conflicts, Sales Psychology. Both appeared in the Middle East Quality Review. He is co-author of Balanced-4-Life: before Burn-Out (in print). Other peer reviewed articles and programs are on going.
As a member of the American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates (ABC), he serviced as the 2002 Chair of the Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC). In 2003, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the ABC and was the OSAC liaison.
The International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS) in collaboration with The International Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and The International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP) selected him as President of the 1st Middle East / North Africa Regional Conference on Psychology (MENA RCP) which was held December 2003 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Recently, Raymond was appointed to serve on the American Board of Psychological Specialties (ABPS) - 2004-2006 Advisory Board: a professional board of the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEi).