For release: July 19, 2013
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Dr. J. Gayle Beck
Dr. J. Gayle Beck, holder of the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence at the
University of Memphis, has been named editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.
The journalpresents cutting-edge developments in the science and practice of clinical
psychology by publishing scholarly topical reviews of research, theory and application
to diverse areas, including assessment, intervention, service delivery and professional
issues. It is the flagship journal for the Society of Clinical Psychology.
Beck joined the Department of Psychology at the U of M in 2008. Prior to that she
was professor and associate chair at the University at Buffalo–SUNY. Beginning with
her undergraduate training at Brown University, Beck has strived to integrate diverse
research methodologies toward the goal of enhancing the knowledge and understanding
of adult behavioral disorders.
Beck’s current research focus is on the mental health consequences of intimate partner
violence. She heads up the U of M’s Athena Project, a research clinic that provides
free assessment and treatment services to women who have experienced domestic violence. In
addition to her work with the Athena Project, she is active locally and nationally
in her field. She is the immediate past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology
(Division 12) of the American Psychological Association and a past president of the
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
Other faculty members in the Department of Psychology who hold editorships include:
Dr. Frank Andrasik, editor-in-chief of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback; Dr. Randy Floyd, editor-in-chief of the Journal of School Psychology; and Dr. Art Graesser, senior editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology. Dr. Bob Neimeyer founded the Journal of Constructivist Psychology in 1988 and continues as its editor-in-chief. In 1990 he began serving as editor
of Death Studies.