Sep | 2016
Fall 2016 Newsletter
New relationship with the University of Arizona Athletics Department
Dr. Brunner is working as a regular external consultant to the UA Athletics Department, providing careful assessments of their NCAA Division I student athletes from a wide array of sports. He is honored to be working alongside a colleague, Dr. Amy Athey, Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology Services at Arizona. The University of Arizona is recognized as having an innovative psychological service team, representing a broader trend whereby behavioral science is increasingly being used to maximize the performance of athletes. Bear Down!!!
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New Service Addressing Our Epidemic of Unhappy Students and Professionals!
Throughout over a decade of working with students and adult professionals, Dr. Brunner has developed a scientific method for helping students and professionals find educational and career pathways that are deeply synchronized to who they REALLY are.
-View his brief movie depicting this process: http://personalizedmatching.com/
-Overview of career services: http://personalizedmatching.com/what-we-provide/overview-of-services/
-Overview of Personalized College and Career Matching (PCM) method here.
-View his college and career guidance portfolio here
Continued use of the scientifically supported non-medication based approach to treating ADHD or working memory problems.
With great success we continue to work closely with youth and adults who struggle with attention or focusing problems through appropriate utilization of a cutting edge neural scientifically based computer game called Cogmed.
Online link to summary of scientific studies: http://www.cogmed.com/published-research
Latest summary of scientific evidence: ClaimsEvidenceV.3_ExtendedVersion
Continuing to stay active in the Professional Community
-View Dr. Brunner’s updated LinkedIn page here to see what he has been up to as a practitioner, consultant, and expert witness.
–Dr Brunner was an invited panel member at the local Arizona Family and Conciliation Court (AFCC) Lunch and Learn at the Pima County Justice Court Building, contributing to the topic of ways that attorneys and judges could most effectively work with the psychological community to address family law issues such as court ordered psychological evaluations.
Growing Legal and Expert Witness facet of practice
— Dr. Brunner continues to increasingly serve as a forensic psychologist who works with Court systems and attorneys to precisely assess and provide recommendations regarding issues such as legal decision-making/parenting time, general mental health evaluations, and parenting fitness evaluations. In doing so, Dr. Brunner continues to draw from his three core areas of expertise: evidence-based treatment, child and adolescent psychology, and providing assessment using cutting edge behavioral science tools.
–Dr. Brunner was also an invited panel member at the Tucson Advanced Family Law CLE Program, sponsored by the Arizona Bar Association, at the Westin La Paloma on November 20, 2015. Topics included: Role of psychological evaluations in family law, preparing clients to undergo a custody evaluation, and forensic therapy/treatment client tips for attorneys. Dr. Brunner’s presentation was entitled Forensic Therapy 101 and focused on educating attorneys and judges on the characteristics and best practices involved in conducting forensic therapy with court involved clients and families. Link to materials here.
— Mentioned in the last newsletter, we wish to remind people that we have provided online materials for a forensic talk that was very well received on assessment of “Hazardous Parenting Material: Assessing and working with coercive, controlling, and narcissistic styles of behaviors.” Dr. Brunner discussed how behavioral science could be used to assess and contain toxic parenting behaviors. His presentation materials are available here.
If you know an audience who might be interested, contact Denice, Dr. Brunner’s assistant, at 520-314-4772.
Our internationally published and widely utilized State Trait Anger Expression Inventory – Second Edition (STAXI-2 C/A) has now been adapted into 11 languages around the globe.
REMINDER: What are references you can use to understand what the most powerful behavioral science methods are? How do you weed through practitioners in order to find one that will be the most effective? What is an example of Dr. Brunner talking about a very contemporary issue so you get a better feel for him?
-Update on the list of Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments (EST’s): https://www.div12.org/psychological-treatments/treatments/
-My Blog about questions you can ask any mental health practitioner to interview them and assess the credibility:
– Podcast audio interview of Dr. Brunner talking about EST’s with nationally renowned child authority: http://www.strugglingteens.com/audio/Interviews/2015/DrTomBrunner-GettingTreatmentRight150429.mp3
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