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					                                      Sharon A. Bell, PsyD

7227 N. 16th St, Suite 219                                        Phone:         602-216-6900
Phoenix, AZ 85020                                                 Fax:           602-371-9889
sabell@desertpsych.net                                            Cellular:      623-398-4814


EDUCATION

      CO School of Professional Psychology         Clinical Health Psychology    PsyD            2007
      CO School of Professional Psychology         Counseling Psychology         MA              2005
      University of Phoenix                        Business Administration       BSBA            1996

LICENSURE & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

      Arizona Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist (license #3984)
      Medical Psychology
      Chronic Pain Management
      Geriatric Psychology

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

      Desert Psychological Associates                                            2009 - Present
      7227 N. 16th Street, Suite 219
      Phoenix, AZ 85020

             Private practice providing individual, group, and family intervention; specializing in the
             psychological adjustment to chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, geropsychology, and
             pain management. Presently providing both inpatient and outpatient services;
             conducting pre-surgical evaluations for bariatric surgery and implantable pain devices;
             and ongoing psychotherapeutic treatment.

      Sharon A. Bell, PsyD, PLLC                                                 2008 - Present
      Independent Provider
      Geriatric Fellowship
      Sun Health Research Institute
      Sun City, Arizona

             Provide consultation services to the geriatric fellows and faculty in addition to providing
             inpatient psychological evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, treatment planning,
             placement evaluations, and ongoing psychotherapeutic intervention on the geriatric
             population and their families in a sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care setting.

      Post-Doctoral Residency                                                    2007-2008
      Mentus Behavioral Health Group
      4620 N. 16th Street, #E-110
      Phoenix, AZ 85016
      Supervisor: Carl Bonacci, PhD
             Specialization in the area of geriatric neuropsychological assessment, chronic pain
             management and treatment in the traumatic brain injured, chronic medical, severely
             mentally impaired, and geriatric population. Special focus on advanced differential
             diagnosis of the dementias. Conducted bariatric pre-surgical evaluations, competency
         evaluation and coordinated care among healthcare treatment teams. Extensive
         experience in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Arizona Long
         Term Care System. Residency included 2,000 supervised hours.

   Pre-Doctoral Internship                                                   2006-2007
   Arizona Psychology Training Consortium
   Mentus Behavioral Health Group
   Supervisor: Carl Bonacci, PhD


         Participation in an APPIC approved pre-doctoral internship through the Arizona
         Psychological Association’s Training Consortium. Specialization in the area of geriatric
         neuropsychological assessment, chronic pain management and treatment in the
         traumatic brain injured, chronic medical and geriatric population. The average patient in
         this population suffers with 2-12 chronic medical illnesses and two or more psychiatric
         illnesses. Special focus on basic differential diagnosis of the dementias. Internship
         included 2,000 supervised hours.

   Advanced External Practicum Placement                                     2006
   The Family Practice
   Supervisor: Kelly Orr, PhD, ABPP

         Placement focused on assessment in an outpatient primary care medical practice.
         Conducted pre-surgical bariatric evaluations, flight evaluations, and full
         neuropsychological batteries on adults and psychological evaluations on children. Total
         of 200 supervised hours (172.5 direct contact).

   Doctoral Practicum Counselor                                              2005-2006
   Switzer Counseling Center
   Supervisor: Sandra Knight, PhD

         Conducted both short and long-term therapy with ethnically diverse patients ranging in
         age from 16 to 62 years. Provided treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual
         abuse, family conflict, acculturation and identity issues, adjustment disorders, substance
         abuse, personality disorders, and other presenting concerns. Total of 928.5 hours (439
         direct contact, 285 assessment).

   Group Facilitator                                                    2006
   Switzer Counseling Center
   Supervisors: Birget Fischer, PhD (DBT groups)
                  Kelly Orr, PhD (Healthy Thinking and Pain Management)

         Co-facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training group focused on core
         mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
         Designed and implemented Healthy Thinking and Pain Management psychoeducation
         groups. Healthy Thinking (4 weeks) focused on practical utilization of Albert Ellis’ ABC
         Model for debating irrational beliefs. Pain Management (6 weeks) focused on use of
         cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce suffering and self- management of chronic
         pain.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   Adjunct Faculty                                                           2007 – 2008
   Paradise Valley Community College
   18401 N. 32nd Street
       Phoenix, AZ 85032
       Supervisor/Division Chair: Kevin Arps

              Course presently taught: Psychology 101

       Teaching Assistant                                                        2005-2006
       Colorado School of Professional Psychology
       Department of Health Psychology
       Supervisor: Richard H. Cox, MD, PhD, DMin

              Courses taught: Biological Basis of Behavior, Psychopharmacology, Theories and
              Techniques of Hypnosis, and Advanced Hypnosis and Practicum II

       Teaching Assistant                                                        2005-2006
       Colorado School of Professional Psychology
       Department of Neuropsychology
       Supervisor: Roger Williams, PhD

              Courses taught: Cognitive/Affective Basis of Behavior and Neuropsychology.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

       President & Owner                                                         2004-2007
       Home & Hearth Realty, Inc.
       Colorado Springs, CO

       President & Owner                                                         1996-2004
       Golden Holdings, LLC
       Colorado Springs, CO

       Consulting Manager                                                        1996-1997
       MRI of Colorado
       Colorado Springs, CO

       Director of Diagnostic Services/Assistant Administrator                   1994-1996
       Memorial Hospital/Screven Co. Branch
       Savannah, GA

       Radiology Supervisor                                                      1988-1994
       Deaconess Hospital
       Oklahoma City, OK

       Radiology Manager                                                         1986-1988
       Healdton Hospital
       Healdton, OK

INVITED LECTURES

October 10, 2009. “Nonpharmacologic Pain Relief in Older Adults.” Invited speaker at the Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, October 8-11, 2009. Phoenix, Arizona.

February 16, 2009. “Dealing with Difficult Patients and Families.” Invited speaker. Banner/Sun Health
Grand Rounds at Del Webb Hospital. Surprise, AZ.
November 25, 2008. “Dealing with Difficult Patients and Families.” Invited speaker. Sun Health/St
Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship. Sun Health Research Institute. Phoenix, AZ.

March 7, 2008. “Arizona State University CRESMET’s Virtual Counseling Center: Counseling
Psychology Responding to National Priorities in a Global Society. Research on academic and life skill
programming in the VCC.” Invited speaker. 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference.
Chicago, IL.

January 15, 2008. “I’m in Pain, Can’t You Hear Me? Complexity of Pain Management in the Geriatric
Population.” Invited speaker. Grand Rounds, Psychiatry Annex. Maricopa County Integrated Health
System. Phoenix, AZ.

January 10, 2008. “I’m in Pain, Can’t You Hear Me? Complexity of Pain Management in the Geriatric
Population.” Invited speaker. Grand Rounds, Psychiatry Department, Desert Vista. Maricopa County
Integrated Health System. Phoenix, AZ.

December 18, 2007. “I’m in Pain, Can’t You Hear Me? Complexity of Pain Management in the Geriatric
Population.” Invited speaker. Sun Health/St Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship. Sun Health Research
Institute. Phoenix, AZ.

September 30, 2007. “I’m in Pain, Can’t You Hear Me? Complexity of Pain Management in the Geriatric
Population.” Invited speaker at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management,
September 26-30, 2007. Las Vegas, NV.

June 1, 2007. “Healthy Thinking: Simple as ABCs.” Invited speaker for pilot study at Arizona State
University Virtual Counseling Center. Tempe, Arizona.

April 23, 2006. “The Diamond of Health®: Your Guide to Overcome the Effects of Aging and Hormone
Insufficiency Syndrome.” Invited speaker at World Nutrition Seminar Series. Tokyo, Japan.

April 22, 2006. “The Diamond of Health®: Your Guide to Overcome the Effects of Aging and Hormone
Insufficiency Syndrome.” Invited speaker at World Nutrition Seminar Series. Osaka, Japan.

April 21, 2006. “The Diamond of Health®: Your Guide to Overcome the Effects of Aging and Hormone
Insufficiency Syndrome.” Invited speaker at World Nutrition Seminar Series. Fukuoka, Japan.

April 20, 2006. “The Diamond of Health®: Your Guide to Overcome the Effects of Aging and Hormone
Insufficiency Syndrome.” Invited speaker at World Nutrition Seminar Series. Tokyo, Japan.

October 14, 2005, “The future in pain management: Role of a psychologist.” Colorado School of
Professional Psychology, Inaugural Dinner of the Student Chapter of the American Academy of Pain
Management. Colorado Springs, CO.

PUBLICATIONS

Garbarini, B., Bell, S., & Horan, J. (2008). Healthy Thinking: Evaluation of an Internet Delivered
Rational Emotive Education Program. Division 17 Student Poster Session, APA Convention,
August 14-17, 2008. Boston, MA.

Bell, S., & Horan, J. (2007). Healthy Thinking: Simple as ABCs [Audio/Visual Psychoeducation
Program]. Arizona State University Virtual Counseling Center. Tempe, AZ.

Bell, S., & Miles A. (2007). The Diamond of Health®: Your Guide to Overcome the Effects of Aging and
Hormone Insufficiency Syndrome. {in press}
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES

Theories and Techniques of Hypnosis, Progressive Relaxation therapy and Guided Imagery I, 2005
Advanced Hypnosis and Practicum II, 2005
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Treating the Multiple-disordered, Suicidal Patient, 2004.
Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2004
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT with Adolescents, 2003

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND AWARDS

American Academy of Pain Management, Education Advisory Committee, 2006-present
American Academy of Pain Management Student Chapter, President, 2005
International Who’s Who of Professionals, 1996

PROFESSIONAL                AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association
APA, Division 38, Clinical Health Psychology
American Academy of Pain Management
American Geriatrics Society
Arizona Psychological Association
Arizona Geriatrics Society

				
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