Docstoc

BETH N

Document Sample
BETH N Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                       Page 1 of 26


                   BETH N. ROM-RYMER, Ph.D., FICPP
                       Rom-Rymer and Associates
                            180 East Pearson
                               Suite 3605
                         Chicago, Illinois 60611
                        Telephone: 312-961-1735
                            Fax: 312-787-4910
                      E-mail: DOCBNRR@aol.com
                         Tax ID # : 36-3575212

            IL #71-003696 Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois

Registrant #40160, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

           Recipient of National Award in Leadership, Division 55
           Annual Convention, American Psychological Association
                                August 2007

       Temporary Permit to Practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Texas
                   August 18, 2006 and August 19, 2006
                        License No. TLP-06-0003
                  November 7, 2006 – November 10, 2006
                         License No. TLP-07-0005
             Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

   Temporary Permit to Practice as a Clinical Psychologist in South Carolina
                             Expiration: 1-19-07
       South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
                     Board of Examiners in Psychology

                     Council Representative, Division 55
      American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
                    American Psychological Association

            National Chair, Membership Committee, Division 55
      American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
                    American Psychological Association

         Chair, Committee to establish ABPP in Psychopharmacology;
  Co-Chair, Media Committee; Co-Chair, Geropharmacotherapy Committee;
Division 55, American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
                     American Psychological Association

        Chair, Division 55 First Annual Mid-Winter Conference (2005)

Member, Steering Committee, Division 55 Third Annual Mid-Winter Conference
                       Summit Conference (2007)
                                                                      Page 2 of 26



  Chair, Steering Committee, Division 55 Fourth Annual Mid-Winter Conference
                                     (2008)

                       Past President (2004), Division 55
        American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP)
                      American Psychological Association

        Legislative Committee and Prescribing Psychologists’ Task Force
                     Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)

           Lecturer, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
          Post-Doctoral M.A. Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology

     Lecturer (Guest), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
                            Department of Psychiatry

Past Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
                 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

           Past Lecturer (Guest), Finch University of Health Sciences/
                          The Chicago Medical School

               Board of Advisors, Program in Forensic Psychology
                The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  Member, Committee to Establish a Post-Doctoral Master’s Degree Program in
             Clinical Psychopharmacology in Chicago, Illinois
                     Illinois Psychological Association

   Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive
Substance Use Disorders, granted by the Board of Governors of the APA (American
           Psychological Association) College of Professional Psychology

  Board Certified, Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology of the International
   College of Prescribing Psychologists and Prescribing Psychologists’ Register

   Member, Board of Advisors, National Institute for the Study, Prevention and
                        Treatment of Sexual Trauma
                            Baltimore, Maryland
                                                                         Page 3 of 26


Dr. Beth Rom-Rymer            is a forensic and clinical psychologist, president of
Rom-Rymer and Associates, a private consulting and clinical practice, with offices
located in Chicago. Dr. Rom-Rymer has several areas of expertise: forensic
examinations; diagnosis and treatment of the sex offender in individual, group, and
family modalities; diagnosis and treatment of the victim of sexual abuse; physical
abuse; domestic violence; treating the patient with drug and alcohol abuse
diagnoses; treating the patient with depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors;
working with law enforcement: conducting fitness for duty evaluations, conducting
critical incident stress debriefing, screening, assessment, training, consultation,
collaborative teamwork, concerning juveniles-in-trouble with the law and their
families; working with the elderly and their unique biopsychosocial issues,
particularly in assessing sexual and physical abuse in nursing homes as well as in
other community venues; exploring the impact of social science research on the law
and the presence of the psychologist expert witness in the courtroom; mind/body
medicine; stress management for various populations, including musicians, athletes,
police officers, corporate executives, and other professionals; and corporate
consulting. Dr. Rom-Rymer often speaks throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area
as well as across the country on these issues. Dr. Rom-Rymer has given expert
witness testimony numerous times, over several years, in Illinois and other states, in
criminal court for criminal sexual abuse cases; in civil court for psychological
damages resulting from sexual and/or physical abuse in nursing homes, in the
workplace, in vacation venues, and damages resulting from sexual and physical
harassment in the workplace; and in domestic court, in the context of child custody
cases in which allegations have been made of sexual abuse of the children. Dr. Rom-
Rymer has advised Illinois gubernatorial and other political candidates during their
campaigns for executive office; has served as advisor to the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Cook County; and has advised police departments around the state of Illinois on
the identification of mental illness; violence prevention among adolescents; and the
identification of police officers at high risk for psychological break-down.


      ACADEMIC TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND
                       CERTIFICATION

Academic Training
As a member of the first women's class (A.B., 1973) at Princeton University, Dr.
Rom-Rymer began her studies in psychology. During the summer of 1970, Dr.
Rom-Rymer was selected to live and work in Beauceville, Quebec as a camp
counselor with The Experiment in International Living. The summer of 1971, Dr.
Rom-Rymer was selected by Princeton University to work in Villard-de-Lans, France
as a “student psychologist” under the auspices of the Princeton Work Abroad
Program. The summer of 1972, Dr. Rom-Rymer was selected by Congresswoman
Bella Abzug to work as a legislative intern on Capitol Hill; Dr. Rom-Rymer also
participated in the Princeton-in-Washington Program. Between semesters, during
                                                                           Page 4 of 26

Academic Training … continued

her junior and senior years, Dr. Rom-Rymer studied with Carolyn Sherif, Ph.D., at
Pennsylvania State University, in an individually-tailored advanced study program.
Dr. Rom-Rymer’s Junior Thesis was entitled, “Psychology in the Service of Society.”
Dr. Rom-Rymer’s Senior Thesis was entitled, “The Process of a Social Intervention
in the Princeton High School.” In her senior year at Princeton, Dr. Rom-Rymer was
awarded the distinction of University Scholar. During her graduate school years
(1973-1976 and 1980-1986, M.A., Ph.D.) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign, and on internship (1976-1977) at The Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, Dr. Rom-Rymer continued her extensive training in clinical diagnosis,
testing, and treatment; human sexuality; sexual abuse/child abuse; domestic
violence; the interface between law enforcement and the mental health community;
community interventions when individual dysfunction can be partially attributable to
community disorganization; and the social/environmental and personality-specific
components of the aging process. Dr. Rom-Rymer’s Master’s Thesis was entitled,
“The Role That Sex and Role Constellations Play in Organizational Behavior.” Dr.
Rom-Rymer’s Doctoral Dissertation was entitled, “Aging in a Community’s Nursing
Homes: A Clinical Intervention.” As a graduate student, Dr. Rom-Rymer studied
extensively with O. Hobart Mowrer, Ph.D. and Frederick Kanfer, Ph.D. at the
University of Illinois and Howard Roback, Ph.D., Embry McKee, M.D., and
Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D. at The Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Professional Development and Certification

Forensics: Sex Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

November 1986, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in a training workshop with Gene
Abel, M.D., of the Emory University Medical Center and in March 1987, Dr. Rom-
Rymer participated in a training workshop with Judith Becker, Ph.D., both formerly
of The New York State Psychiatric Institute.       Both Dr.s Abel and Becker are
internationally renowned and are currently on the Board of Governors of ATSA, The
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dr. Abel is the creator of a
computer-based test to assess risk of sexual violence, The Abel Assessment for
sexual interest.

Dr. Rom-Rymer has trained and worked collaboratively with Fred S. Berlin, M.D.,
Ph.D., since January 1987. Training has included work with the developmentally
disabled, the brain-injured, and the mentally retarded sex offender. Dr. Berlin is an
international leader in clinical practice with sex offenders; is Director of the National
Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma; and Professor,
The Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Rom-
Rymer was invited to join the Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Sexual
Trauma November 1998.

July 1991, Dr. Rom-Rymer trained with and was Certified by William Farrell, formerly
of Farrell Instruments, in the conducting of plethysmograph evaluations of sex
offenders.
                                                                     Page 5 of 26

Forensics: Sex Offender Assessment … continued

October 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was licensed to administer the software used with
Abel Assessment for sexual interest.

February 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed The Sex Offender Evaluation and
Treatment Training Program, sponsored by Sinclair Seminars, that included
instruction by Gene G. Abel, M.D., William L. Marshall, Ph.D., Anna C. Salter,
Ph.D., Keith Kaufman, Ph.D. and Lloyd G. Sinclair, MSSW (54 hours).

February 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed 16 hours of training on the Abel
Assessment for sexual interest, conducted by Gene Abel, M.D.

August 22 – 23, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed 10 hours of training on the Abel
Assessment for sexual interest, conducted by Gene Abel, M.D.

Forensics: Trauma (General)

September 1994, Dr. Rom-Rymer trained with Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. in the Level I
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapeutic strategy of
trauma reduction (17 hours).

Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in Advanced Training in the Etiology, Diagnosis, and
Treatment of Psychological Trauma (20 hours), March 1998, directed by Bessel A.
van der Kolk, M.D., and sponsored by the Boston University Medical School,
Department of Psychiatry, in cooperation with The Continuing Education Program
at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

August 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer again trained with Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. and
received the Certificate of Completion for Level II EMDR training (17 hours).

Dr. Rom-Rymer is on-call as an EMDR therapist to provide disaster-relief
worldwide.

Forensics: Assessment (General)

January, February, and April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following six
workshops (35 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology,
entitled:

      (January) Advanced Topics in Risk Assessment: A Two-Day Seminar with
      Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D., ABPP (14 hours).

      (January) Personal Injury Evaluations: Ethics, Case Law and Practice with
      David Vore, Ph.D. ABPP (7 hours).
                                                                     Page 6 of 26

Forensics: Assessment (General) … continued

      (February) Forensic Assessment of Sexual Discrimination and Sexual
      Harassment in the Workplace with Herbert Weissman, Ph.D., ABPP (7
      hours).

      (April) Assessment of Juvenile Offenders with Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., ABPP
      (7 hours).

January, March, and May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following 4
workshops (35 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology,
entitled:

      (January) Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Death Penalty Mitigation with
      David Ruhnke, J.D., Jean Barrett, J.D. and Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP.

      (January) Practical Legal Research Techniques for Forensic Psychologists
       with Alexander Greer, J.D., Ph.D..

      (March) Criminal Law and Mental Disability with Michael Perlin, J.D. and
      David Shapiro, Ph.D.

      (May) Personal Injury Evaluations: Ethics, Practice and Case Law with Stuart
      Greenberg, Ph.D. (14 hours).

September 30 – October 3, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the intensive
forensic practice workshops presented by the American Academy of Forensic
Psychology, Advanced Forensic Psychology Practice: Issues and Applications
including Forensic Ethics and Roles, Malingering (Forensic Decision-Making),
Parenting/Child Custody, Personal Injury, Ethics, Testamentary Capacity and
Undue Influence, Employment Discrimination (Sex and Race), Americans with
Disability Act, Criminal, Juvenile Justice/Declination Hearings, Violence and Sex
Offender Risk Assessment, taught by Academy staff: Drs. Bill Foote, Alan M.
Goldstein, Stuart A. Greenberg, Randy K. Otto, and David L. Shapiro (24 hours).

Forensics: Assessment: MMPI-2, Rorschach, PCL-R, and MCMI-III

February 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “The MMPI-2 and
Rorschach in Court” with J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP and Richard Lewak, Ph.D.,
ABPP, sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7 hours).

April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “Rorschach Assessment of
Criminal Responsibility” with Irving Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP, sponsored by the
American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7 hours).
                                                                      Page 7 of 26

Forensics: Assessment: MMPI-2, Rorschach, PCL-R, and MCMI-III … continued

June 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer took advanced training in the administration and
interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) with
MMPI-2 authors, James N. Butcher, Ph.D. and John R. Graham, Ph.D. (18 hours).

June 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Rorschach Workshop Rorschach
Tutorial in the Exner Comprehensive System of the Rorschach Test, taught by
Anthony Sciara, Ph.D. ABPP and Barry Ritzler, Ph.D. ABPP (35 hours).

December 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Rorschach Workshop,
Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Irving Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP, Chicago,
Illinois (21 hours).

January 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in an Advanced Training Workshop on
the use of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised, entitled, Assessing
Psychopathy: Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare Psychopathy
Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), taught by Robert Hare, Ph.D. and Adelle Forth, Ph.D.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9 hours).

November 5 – 7, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Advanced Rorschach:
Scoring and Interpretation Workshop, presented by Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP,
Seattle, Washington (21 hours).

July 14 – 16, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Advanced Rorschach: Scoring
and Interpretation Workshop, presented by Ronald Ganellen, Ph.D., ABPP and
Anthony Sciara, Ph.D., ABPP, Chicago, Illinois (21 hours).

November 3 – 5, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Integrating Rorschach
and MMPI Assessment Workshop, presented by Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP and
Ronald Ganellen, Ph.D., ABPP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21 hours).

February 2 – 4, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Assessment of Children and
Adolescents with Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP, San Francisco, California (21 hours).

September 18 – 21, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Annual Advanced
Rorschach Workshop with all faculty from Rorschach Workshops, including John E.
Exner, Jr., Asheville, North Carolina (24 hours).

Forensics: Neuropsychology and Geriatrics

May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following workshop (7 hours)
conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, entitled:

       Civil and Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology with John Kenny, Ph.D. and
       Kathleen Stafford, Ph.D.
                                                                       Page 8 of 26

Forensics: Neuropsychology and Geriatrics … continued

June 4 – 5, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in The Third Annual Conference on
the Contemporary Applications of Psychological Testing at the Harvard Club,
Boston, presented by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health
Center, Harvard Medical School, including lectures and workshops with Marilyn S.
Albert, Ph.D., "Neuropsychological Assessment of Aging and Dementia;" Thomas
Grisso, Ph.D., ABPP, "Assessing the Capacity to Consent to Treatment;" and Jeffrey
T. Barth, Ph.D., ABPP, "Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury" (12 hours).

October 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the National Citizens’ Coalition for
Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) 23rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

January 2000 – January 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer pursued neuropsychological training,
with a specialization in studying neuroanatomy and conducting assessments with
the elderly patient suffering from dementia, at the Neuropsychological Clinic, The
University of Chicago, under the direction of Neil Pliskin, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinic
Director. The training included lectures, readings, 30 – 40 hours of patient testing
and report-writing per month and 8 – 10 hours of individual and group supervision
per month.

March 6 – 10, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, “Interface of
Neurology and Psychiatry,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, Department
of Continuing Education, and taught by Neurologist Shahram Khoshbin, M.D.,
Longboat Key, Florida (15 hours).

July 20 – 22, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “Neuroanatomical
Dissection: Human Brain and Spinal Cord,” presented by the Marquette University
College of Health Sciences, under the supervision of William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (21 hours).

September 14 – 15, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Defending Nursing
Home and Assisted Living Facility Claims,” sponsored by the Defense Research
Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

October 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the National Citizens’ Coalition for
Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) 24th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

May 17 – 19, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Dementia: A
Comprehensive Update,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Department of
Continuing Education, Boston, Massachusetts (22 hours).

February 28 – March 4, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Geriatric
Medicine,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing
Education, Boston, Massachusetts (38 hours).
                                                                    Page 9 of 26

Forensics: Infant and Child Development, Child Custody, Child Sexual Abuse, and
Evaluating Parenting Capacity

February and April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three
workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology,
entitled:
        (February) Achieving Expertise in Child Custody Evaluations with Beth
        Clark, Ph.D., ABPP;

      (April) A Conciliation/Evaluation Model for Child Custody Determination: A
      Different Perspective with Robert Strochak, Ph.D., ABPP;

      (April) Evaluating Parenting Capacity and Allegations of Child Maltreatment
      with Lois Oberlander, Ph.D., ABPP.

January and March 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three
workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology,
entitled:

      (January) Childhood Trauma: Forensic Psychological Issues and Applications
      with Steven Sparta, Ph.D. and Herbert Weissman, Ph.D.

      (March) Forensic Assessment of Child Sex Abuse Allegations with H.D.
      Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

      (March) Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations with Steven Sparta, Ph.D.

June 3, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Pre-Conference Institute,
"Assessment, Diagnosis, and Psychological Intervention in Neurodevelopmental
Disorders," presented by the Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental
Health Center at the Harvard Club, Boston (6 hours).

June 10 – 11, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the IDA Infant-Toddler
Developmental Assessment training sponsored by the Illinois Provider Connections
System Training Group (10 hours).

October 15, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended The University of Chicago and Erikson
Institute’s The Developing Child: Brain and Behavior: A Symposium Series. The
topic: Development of Spatial Understanding in Children presented by: Ursula
Bellugi, Ph.D. and Roger Downs, Ph.D. (3 hours).

January 24, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Early Intervention Systems
Overview and Eligibility Training, presented by the Early Intervention Systems
Training Team in Chicago (3 hours).

February 3, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, “The Child with
Neurological Challenges,” conducted by Ushanalini Vasan, M.D. at the Rush-
Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (3 hours).
                                                                       Page 10 of 26

Forensics: Infant and Child Development, Child Custody, Child Sexual Abuse, and
Evaluating Parenting Capacity … continued

February 4, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer was awarded the credential, Early Intervention
Specialist, Clinical Psychology, by the Illinois Department of Human Services,
Credential Number BR43880299P.

Forensics: Law Enforcement

Summer 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer consulted with Hilson Research, Inc., directed by
Robin E. Inwald, Ph.D., ABPP, in reference to the assessment of the police officer in
fitness for duty evaluations, hiring, promotion, and trauma response.

March 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following workshop (7 hours)
conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:

       Assessment of Workplace Violence with George Hargrave, Ph.D., ABPP

May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation
Basic Course and Advanced Workshop in Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN) taught
by Avinoam Sapir, M.A. (former polygraph examiner for Israel's police department at
national headquarters in Jerusalem) (Phoeniz, Arizona) (45 hours).

June 4, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Department of Psychology,
Massachusetts Mental Health Center workshop at the Harvard Club, Boston,
"Profiling a Child's Killer: A Case Study" taught by FBI agent, William Hagmaier,
III (1.5 hours).

Forensics: Ethics

January, February, April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three
workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology,
entitled:

       (January) Ethical Issues for the Forensic Practitioner with Donald Bersoff,
       Ph.D., J.D., ABPP;

       (February) Intermediate and Advanced Forensic Practice with Robert Meyer,
       Ph.D., ABPP;

       (April) The Ethics of Forensic Expertise: Law, Ethics, and Professional
       Practice with Stephen Golding, Ph.D., ABPP.

January 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following two workshops (14 hours)
conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:
                                                                    Page 11 of 26

Forensics: Ethics … continued

      (January) Effective Expert Testimony: Law and Practice with Charles Patrick
      Ewing, J.D., Ph.D.

      (January) Ethical Dilemmas in Forensic Psychology with Bruce Ebert, J.D.,
      Ph.D.

July 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed the Independent Study Program, Treating
Patients with Memories of Abuse: Legal Risk Management, sponsored by the
American Psychological Association's Office of Continuing Professional Education
Committee (6 hours).

Psychopharmacology

In the spring of 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer studied psychopharmacology in a reading
tutorial with Dr. Lewis Seiden, Ph.D., Department of Psychopharmacology, The
University of Chicago.

April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was approved as a Candidate for Admission to the
examination for the APA College Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of
Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

August 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer took the Proficiency Exam Preparation course in
Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, sponsored by the American Institute for
Addiction Studies (12 hours).

October 1, 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Certified by the Board of Governors of the APA
College of Professional Psychology in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other
Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

From February 1998 – January 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer took specialized training in
psychopharmacology (326 hours), conducted by psychologists, psychiatrists, and
pharmacologists, under the auspices of The International College of Prescribing
Psychologists and The Prescribing Psychologists' Register, whose Continuing
Education program is approved by the American Psychological Association. Each
18-hour module of study was concluded with an exam.

May 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer earned the designation, FPPR, Board Certified,
Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologists' Register
after having completed 126 hours of the ICPP and PPR training.

August 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer took the International College of Prescribing
Psychologists’ National Exam Preparation/Review Course in Psychopharmacology
and Related Sciences, taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M. (15 hours).
                                                                      Page 12 of 26

Psychopharmacology … continued

September 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer passed the national comprehensive exam in
psychopharmacology, written by the International College of Prescribing
Psychologists and the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register.

February 28 – March 3, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar,
“Psychopharmacology and the Health Store: Integrating Complementary and
Conventional Therapies in the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders,”
sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education,
and taught by Psychiatrists Andrew Stoll, M.D. and Carol A. Locke, M.D. (15 hours).

March 23, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer received (one) Continuing Education Credit from
the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology for a brief exam,
covering the topics, “A View from the Bench,” “Sports Psychology,” and “Stimulant
Treatment as a Risk Factor for Nicotine Use and Substance Abuse.”

May 27 – 28, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’
Register Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in
Advanced Child Psychopharmacology, Advanced Geriatric Psychopharmacology,
and Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology, taught by David Goldman, J.D., D.O.,
F.C.L.M. (15 hours).

January 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer earned the designation, FICPP, Board Certified
Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology after having completed 326 hours of ICPP
and PPR training.

February 16 – 20, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Review Course for the
APA Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists, sponsored by The
California School of Professional Psychology/ Alliant University (30 hours).

May 12 – 13, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’
Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Ethics,
Forensic Sciences, Psychopharmacology, and Professional Practice, taught by David
Goldman, J.D., D.O., F.C.L.M. (15 hours).

June 1 – 2, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’
Annual Convention and Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Geriatric
Pharmacotherapy, Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, taught by Joseph
Hirsch, Ph.D., Donald E. Fineberg, M.D., John Preston, Psy.D. (15 hours)

October 11 – 13, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Harvard Medical School,
Department of Continuing Education seminar, “Psychopharmacology,” taught by
Harvard faculty. (24 hours)

November 2002 – November 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was mentored in the practice of
psychopharmacology in the context of a broad range clinical population, by
Psychiatrist Maureen Fayen, M.D., Chicago, Illinois (4 hours per week/25 weeks).
                                                                       Page 13 of 26

Psychopharmacology … continued

April 25 – April 27, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Harvard Medical
School, Department of Continuing Education seminar, “Natural Remedies for
Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives,” taught by Harvard faculty
including Psychiatrist Andrew Stoll, M.D. (18 hours)

November 1 – 2, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’
Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Ethics/Risk Management, Pain
Management, taught by John Banja, Ph.D. and Peggy Compton, R.N., Ph.D. (18
hours).

January 24 – 25, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Prescribing Psychologists’
Psychopharmacology Update, including courses in Child/Adult and Geriatrics,
Pathophysiology, Orlando, Florida, taught by Donald Fineberg, M.D. (18 hours).

February 10, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired and participated in the full-day lecture,
“Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology Update,” taught by David Goldman, J.D.,
D.O., F.C.L.M., at the American Psychological Association, Division 55 Midwinter
Conference, Orlando, Florida (8 hours).

September 2005 – June 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer is enrolled in the Post-Doctoral
Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts
School of Professional Psychology, Boston, Massachusetts (350 hours).

February 8 – 11, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer was on the Steering Committee and
participated in the Conference, “Advocacy in Service of Psychology and the Public
Welfare: Privileges, Prescriptions, and Primary Care,” Santa Fe, New Mexico (9
hours).

EARLY PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Director, Victim-Witness Assistance Unit, State Attorney's Office, Tallahassee,
Florida

From 1977 through 1979, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Director, Victim-Witness Assistance
Unit, State Attorney's Office, in Tallahassee, Florida. She did crisis intervention
counseling for families of which child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence
were major issues of concern. Dr. Rom-Rymer was on 24-hour call with all of the
police agencies in Tallahassee and would assist in all criminal cases, from initial
investigation through criminal prosecution, involving alleged abuse. Dr. Rom-
Rymer served as an expert witness in court, trained law enforcement officers,
emergency medical technicians, medical examiners, throughout the State of Florida
on the unique psychological needs of victims of crime; was a guest speaker at judges'
conferences and at the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys' Association Annual
Conference. Dr. Rom-Rymer was also co-founder and the first President of Refuge
House, a shelter for battered women in Tallahassee, Florida; Co-founder and the first
Treasurer of the Florida State-Wide Network of Victim-Witness Assistance Directors;
                                                                          Page 14 of 26

Member, Executive Committee, Florida Statewide Spouse Abuse Network; Co-chair
and Co-organizer with the Governor’s Office, Florida Statewide Conference on
Victim-Witness Services. Dr. Rom-Rymer was a key participant in the State of
Florida v. Theodore Bundy criminal proceedings.

                          PRIVATE PRACTICE HISTORY

Dr. Rom-Rymer began private practice in Chicago, August 1, 1986 as a postdoctoral
clinical trainee. September, 1987, Dr. Rom-Rymer earned her clinical licensure.
January 1, 1988, Dr. Rom-Rymer partnered with Dr. Michael Bresolin, Ph.D. to form
Bresolin and Rom-Rymer, Ltd. From November 1, 1993 through the present, Dr.
Rom-Rymer continues the group private practice under sole ownership, as Rom-
Rymer and Associates.

Law Enforcement

Throughout Dr. Rom-Rymer’s 29 year career, she has created alliances with law
enforcement agencies, from Nashville, Tennessee to the entire state of Florida, to
downstate Illinois, Chicago, and Chicago’s surrounding counties. Dr. Rom-Rymer
has served as a 24-hour police crisis counselor for crime victims; stress management
consultant for police officers; trainer in mental health issues; assessor of fitness for
duty and hiring potential;, critical incident stress counselor for officers in crisis;
counselor for delinquent juveniles and their families as referred by juvenile officers;
consultant on sexual homicide cases; conflict resolution expert for police in-house
management issues. Dr. Rom-Rymer has worked with the state police in Florida and
Illinois as well as with numerous city and suburban police agencies. Dr. Rom-
Rymer has served as a member of the leadership team on the Chicago suburban
juvenile associations. Dr. Rom-Rymer has been interviewed numerous times on
Florida and Illinois television news programs to discuss critical law enforcement and
mental health issues.

Corporate Consulting

A part of Dr. Rom-Rymer's practice has been devoted to working with the
psychological and organizational health of corporations. As an example, in 1992, Dr.
Rom-Rymer was retained by a privately-held international manufacturer and retail
marketer to focus on operational issues as well as strategic positioning within its
organizational structure. This engagement was a full-time effort for four months and
resulted in significant positive changes. With the client's approval, the results of this
project were highlighted on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather as a special
report. The news segment reviewed the positive impact that Dr. Rom-Rymer's team
had had on resolving salient organizational issues and implementing specific
changes to benefit the financial health of the company.

Dr. Rom-Rymer has also conducted corporate interventions designed to increase
profitability by improving screening strategies for hiring, enhancing team dynamics,
and facilitating management transitions. Dr. Rom-Rymer has created corporate
                                                                        Page 15 of 26

Private Practice History … continued

Employee Assistance Programs whose services have included individual and family
counseling and a 24-hour Hot Line to provide employees with emergency crisis
intervention. Dr. Rom-Rymer also has provided a wide array of workshops tailored to
the unique needs of the corporation: popular workshops have included Stress
Management, Marital Communication, Weight Control, and Smoking Cessation.

Dr. Rom-Rymer was mentored, from 1992 – 1993, by Kevin Sullivan, (former) Senior
partner, Andersen Consulting. From 1998-2002, he was Vice President, Global
Consulting Services, IBM.

The Impaired Professional

Dr. Rom-Rymer has an expertise in working with the impaired professional.
Professionals include a wide spectrum of leaders and management engaged in an
array of activities. Whether they are doctors, lawyers, clergy, businessmen and
women, or teachers, they are confronted with a multitude of modern stressors and
respond with psychological symptoms: depression, sexual dysfunction, eating
disorders, phobias, interpersonal ineffectiveness, substance abuse. Levels of care for
the impaired professional range from: intensive assessment, day treatment with
residential option, intensive outpatient therapy, brief inpatient stabilization, and
outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Forensic Geriatrics

Dr. Rom-Rymer has developed, by training and experience, an expertise in
conducting forensic evaluations of the elderly, in nursing homes, as well as in
community settings, who have been victimized by sexual and physical violence.
This work is conducted in the context of litigation.

                       ACADEMIC FACULTY POSITIONS

Guest Faculty Member, The Psychopharmacology Institute (TPI), Certificate
Program in Psychopharmacology, Lincoln Nebraska

August 22-23, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer co-taught a preparation course for the American
Psychological Association’s Exam in Psychopharmacology (PEP).

Faculty Member, The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Post-
Doctoral Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology, Boston,
Massachusetts

June 4th and 5th, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer lectured on “Legislative Developments in the
Psychologist Prescribing Statutes Nationwide,” and “Ethics for the Prescribing
Psychologist,” (1.5 hours and 7 hours).
                                                                     Page 16 of 26

Academic Faculty Positions … continued

June 4th, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer gave the lecture, “Ethics for the Prescribing
Psychologist” (7 hours).

May 6th, 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer gave the lecture, “Ethics for the Prescribing
Psychologist” (7 hours).

May 5th, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer will, again, give the lecture, “Ethics for the
Prescribing Psychologist” (7 hours).

Guest Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Medical Center

Spring 2002 and 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer taught the course, “The Fundamentals of
Forensic Psychology” to Northwestern University Medical School psychology
interns.

March 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer conducted a series of four lectures, “The Fundamentals
of Forensic Psychology” to Northwestern University Medical School psychology
interns.

April 23, 2007 and May 14, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer has been invited to conduct a
lecture on “The Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology” a lecture on the “Ethics of
the Prescribing Psychologist.”

Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

From 1988 through 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Adjunct Lecturer with the
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Pritzker
School of Medicine. As clinical instructor and lecturer, Dr. Rom-Rymer supervised
internship and graduate practicum students (approximately 3 - 4 each year) with
psychotherapy cases and delivered guest lectures (approximately 1 - 2 each year) on
such topics as the diagnosis and treatment of the paraphilias; the assessment and
treatment of survivors of sexual abuse; the psychologist as expert witness in the
courtroom; mind/body medicine.

The spring of 1999, 2000, and 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer taught the course, "The
Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology," to University of Chicago Pritzker School of
Medicine clinical adult and child psychology, behavioral medicine, and
neuropsychology interns.

Guest Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Finch University of Health Sciences,
The Chicago Medical School

June 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer taught the course, "The Fundamentals of Forensic
Psychology" to The Chicago Medical School graduate students in psychology.
                                                                         Page 17 of 26

Faculty Member, The Osler Institute

From 1997 – 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer was a faculty member of The Osler Institute and
has trained psychiatrist candidates for Forensic Board Certification in sex offender
diagnosis and treatment.

          PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

From March 1997 through January 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Director of
RESPOND and RESPOND Outreach at Riveredge Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, and
was a member of senior management. Managing a staff of eight, Dr. Rom-Rymer
was responsible for the entire admissions process from initial contact to hospital
admission. Dr. Rom-Rymer made significant decisions about level of treatment and
assisted community services and all in-house staff in the coordination of treatment
for all patients.

From 1993-95, Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Director of Psychological Services at
Charter Behavioral Health System of Chicago, a private psychiatric hospital,
Chicago, Illinois. As the chief psychologist at the hospital, Dr. Rom-Rymer's
responsibilities included: approving the credentialing of staff psychologists;
supervising the review of psychologists' case notes; in-servicing staff; speaking to
professional groups outside of the hospital; reviewing hospital clinical programming;
supervising student clinical interns; coordinating professional services within the
hospital.

From 1992-93, Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Director of Corporate Accounts (appointed,
non-salaried position), Charter Barclay Hospital, Chicago. It was Dr. Rom-Rymer's
responsibility to identify, open, and nurture corporate referrals for the hospital.

From 1990-1991, Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Co-Director of Psychological Services of
the Children's Unit at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Rom-
Rymer's responsibilities included: developing and supervising Unit programming;
training and supervising all Unit staff; clinical work with Unit patients and families.

  PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY BOARD LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

February 2007 – February 2008, Dr. Rom-Rymer is Chair, Division 55 Mid-Winter
conference, February 8th – 11th 2008.

January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010, Dr. Rom-Rymer is serving as Governing
Council Representative, Division 55, American Psychological Association.

November 2006 - Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer co-chairs the Media Committee, Division
55, American Psychological Association.
                                                                       Page 18 of 26

Professional Boards and Community Leadership Positions … continued

June 2006 – Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer serves as Chair, Committee for the
Establishment of an ABPP in Psychopharmacology, Division 55, American
Psychological Association.

June 2006 – Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer serves as Co-Chair, Geropsychology
Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division 55, the American
Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy.

March 2006 – November 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer created and chaired the Media
Committee, Division 55, American Psychological Association.

February 2006 – February 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as Assistant to the Chair,
Division 55 Mid-Winter Conference, February 8th – 11th, 2007, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

February 2006 – August 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as Co-Chair, Division 55 APA
Convention Programming, New Orleans, Louisiana.

February 2006 – Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer is in the Presidential Circle, Association for
the Advancement of Psychology.

January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Past President, Division
55, American Psychological Association.

August 2004 – Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer serves on the Board of Women Psychologists
for Legislative Action.

March 2004 – February 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chair, Division 55 First Annual
Mid-Winter Conference, Orlando, Florida.

June 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer created the Division 55 task force to write Treatment
Guidelines for Psychologists Involved in Medication Consultations and for
Psychologists with Prescriptive Authority.

January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was President, Division 55,
American Psychological Association.

January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was President-elect, Division
55, American Psychological Association.

October 25, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer was honored as the co-founder and first president
of the Board of Directors of Refuge House by the current Board of Directors and
Executive Staff of Refuge House, Tallahassee, Florida, on the 25th anniversary of the
founding of Refuge House.

June 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer was elected President-Elect, Designate, Division 55,
American Psychological Association.
                                                                       Page 19 of 26

Professional Boards and Community Leadership Positions … continued

January 2001 – January 2004 and January 2005 – Present, Dr. Rom-Rymer serves as
National Chair, Membership Committee, Division 55, American Psychological
Association.

May 2001 – May 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as a National Ambassador for the
Weizmann Institute of Science.

February 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer created the first Division 55 task force for the writing
of Treatment Guidelines for Prescribing Psychologists.

February 2001 – August 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chair, Prescriptions Section of the
American Psychological Association’s Division 31, State Psychological Association
Affairs.

December 2000 – August 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as a member of the
Leadership Group of the Princeton Club of Chicago.

June 2000 – June 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as Chair, Geropsychology Committee
of the American Psychological Association’s Division 55, the American Society for
the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy.

November 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer was appointed by Dr. Fred S. Berlin and currently
serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Institute for the Study, Prevention
and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, Baltimore, Maryland.

September 1998 – September 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer served on the City of Chicago
Children's Advocacy Center Planning Task Force and co-chair of the Programs and
Personnel Committees.

1990 – 1992, Dr. Rom-Rymer was a member of the Cook County Advocacy Advisory
Board.

1987 – 1993, Dr. Rom-Rymer was a member of the Mass Molestation Task Force of
the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

1991, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Greater
Chicago Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

1990 – 1993, Dr. Rom-Rymer served as a Board Member of the Chicago Youth
Symphony Orchestra and provided psychological services to the Orchestra
management and musicians as needed.

1990 – 1992, Dr. Rom-Rymer was a psychological consultant to the Interlochen
Center for the Arts (Interlochen, Michigan) summer camp and served on the Year
2000 Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees 1995 - 1996.
                                                                     Page 20 of 26

Professional Boards and Community Leadership Positions … continued

1989 – 1990, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chairman, the Carolyn Wood Sherif Memorial
Lectureship Award Committee, Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women,
American Psychological Association.

    WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, PAPERS, BOOK CHAPTERS, BOOKS,
                     JOURNAL REVIEWS

Dr. Rom-Rymer has made many presentations regionally, nationally, and
internationally. From 1988 – 1992, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in psychologist
panels at the Illinois Police Chiefs Association annual conferences. Dr. Rom-Rymer
presented two papers at the Illinois Psychological Association Meetings in Chicago
in 1991: "Police Family Stress" and "Expert Witness Testimony and the Use of
Anatomically Correct Dolls."

In the fall of 1991, Dr. Rom-Rymer conducted two workshops for the annual
conference of the South Suburban Bar Association of Chicago on the role of the
psychologist expert in the courtroom.

In February 1993, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a workshop on sex offender diagnosis
and treatment to an annual meeting of church officials of The United Church of
Christ in Chicago. In June 1993, Dr. Rom-Rymer conducted a workshop on conflict
resolution, "Can We All Get Along?" at the American Symphony Orchestra League
Meetings in New York. In November 1993, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented the paper,
"The Yin and the Yang of Using Psychological Expert Witness Testimony in the
Courtroom" at the Illinois Psychological Association Meetings in Chicago.

In 1993, '94, and '95, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented several regional workshops on Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder to various groups of health professionals.

From 1992 – 1994, Dr. Rom-Rymer conducted, biannually, stress management
workshops for employees at The Art Institute of Chicago. In July 1992, Dr. Rom-
Rymer did stress management training for managers, Andersen Consulting. In
August 1995, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a talk at the Ritz Carlton Club, Chicago, on
the mind-body connection in maintaining good mental and physical health. Dr.
Rom-Rymer spoke about the care of elderly family members in the home, to mental
health professionals at Charter Behavioral Health System in Chicago, September
1995.

November 1996, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a paper at the Illinois Psychological
Association Conference, titled, "Psychological Functioning as Critical Factor in
Illness.”
                                                                      Page 21 of 26

Workshops, Conferences, Papers, Book Chapters … continued

In 1997, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a talk to seminarians in Boston at the Andover-
Newton Seminary on sexual misconduct issues; addressed the Chicago Lawyers'
Assistance Program on mind/body medicine; presented a talk on sex offender
assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to a city-wide group of mental health
professionals at Riveredge Hospital, Chicago; presented a talk on boundary issues
for psychologists to Executive Committee members of the Illinois Psychological
Association; and was the featured speaker on a panel, whose theme was the training
of psychologists, concerning the maintenance of appropriate boundaries in
therapeutic and academic relationships at the Illinois Psychological Association
Conference in November 1997.

May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to write a chapter, entitled, "Demonstrating
Trauma: Effects of Sexual and Physical Abuse on the Elderly in Nursing Homes,"
in Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials, edited by Ruben J.
Krisztal, Esq., published by the Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, Inc., 2001
and second edition, 2003.

July 17, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker of the Nursing Home
Litigation Group at the American Trial Lawyers' Association (ATLA) annual
convention in San Francisco, California, on the topic, "Demonstrating Trauma:
Effects of Sexual Abuse on the Elderly." Dr. Rom-Rymer's paper was published on
CD ROM and in the (hard copy) "Proceedings of the Convention" by the American
Trial Lawyers' Association.

November 4, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker on the topic, "The
Psychologist as Expert Witness in Cases of Sexual Abuse: Evaluating the
Perpetrator" and co-presented with Mark Cavins, Chief, Sex Crimes Prosecution
Division, State's Attorney's Office, Cook County, Illinois, for the Sinclair Seminar
Series, The Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Training Program, Chicago,
Illinois.

July 10, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited panel speaker, “Lawyers and Doctors
Beware: Tort Liability and Disciplinary Consequences for Workplace Sexual
Misconduct by Licensed Professionals,” American Bar Association 2000 Annual
Meeting Program, New York, New York.

August 11, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker for the Minnesota Trial
Lawyers’ Association (MTLA) Annual Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr.
Rom-Rymer addressed issues of physical and sexual abuse of the elderly in the Elder
Law Litigation Meeting.

October 26, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker for the Midwest
Conference on Child Abuse and Incest, Middleton, Wisconsin. The title of Dr. Rom-
Rymer’s symposium was, “The Mental Health Professional in the Context of the
Courtroom: What are the Rules?”
                                                                     Page 22 of 26

Workshops, Conferences, Papers, Book Chapters … continued

June 2, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker for the Princeton University
Reunions panel, “Women in Medicine,” at Princeton University.

August 24, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer was the Chair and Discussant of the Division 55
symposium, “Understanding Trauma in the Elderly: Assessment and Treatment” at
the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco,
California.

October 2, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer was the invited Chair of the panel, “Litigating
Abuse for the Non-Ederly,” at the Annual Meeting of the National Citizens’
Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), Arlington, Virginia. [The
Conference was cancelled due to 9-11 national disaster.]

November 14-16, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker, “Sexual Abuse of
Nursing Home/ALF Residents” for the Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Conference on Nursing Home Litigation, San Francisco, California.

September 23 – 24, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer was the keynote speaker for the National
Conference, “Sexual Assault On Women in Nursing Homes and the Community,”
sponsored by United Senior Advocates 2K, Houston, Texas.

October 9, 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker for the Midwest Conference
on Child Abuse and Incest, Middleton, Wisconsin. The title of Dr. Rom-Rymer’s
symposium was, “The Mental Health Professional in the Context of the Courtroom:
What are the Rules?”

March 24, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker at the San Diego District
Attorney’s Conference on Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Litigation. The title of
Dr. Rom-Rymer’s presentation was, “"Demonstrating Trauma: Effects of Sexual
Abuse on the Elderly."

June 14, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer was a co-presenter, (in absentia) with Brian Bigelow,
Ph.D., a paper, entitled, “Elder Abuse,” at the Canadian Psychological Association,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

August 8, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired a panel, “National Training Programs in
Psychopharmacology,” as President-elect of Division 55, the American Association
for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy, at the Annual Meetings of the American
Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

January 15, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer addressed the litigation group at the Chicago
Transit Authority on “The Ethical Role of the Forensic Psychologist Expert in
Workplace Litigation.”

February 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer reviewed an article for Professional Psychology:
Research and Practice, edited by Ron Levant, Ph.D.
                                                                       Page 23 of 26

Workshops, Conferences, Papers, Book Chapters … continued

March 31, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was selected as an Associate Editor for the ABA
TIPS Medicine and Law Committee Editorial Board for 2004-2005.

April 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to write/edit a book, Comprehensive Picture
of Sexual Abuse Across Multiple Venues, with Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co.

July 22, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to write a chapter, “Evaluating the
Psychological Sequelae of Elder Abuse,” in Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics
and Expanding Roles, edited by Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP, published by John
Wiley and Sons, Summer 2006.

July 29, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chair of the symposium, Pharmacy Collaboration
Program – Can U.S. Psychologists Refer to Canadian Pharmacies? at the Annual
Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 30, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented, “Forensics and Prescriptive Authority” in
the symposium, Psychopharmacology and Psychology Practice Areas – An
Integration Whose Time Has Come at the Annual Convention of the American
Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 30, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer gave the Division 55 Presidential Address at the
Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 31, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer gave an invited address at the American Psychological
Association Graduate Students’ (APAGS) Breakfast at the Annual Convention of the
American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 31, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chair of the symposium, Weaving Together the
Threads of Care in Rural Nursing Home Facilities at the Annual Convention of the
American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

August 1, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer was Chair of the symposium, RxP Update –
Legislation, Training, and the Public Sector at the Annual Convention of the
American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii

October 1, 2004, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a talk on “Forensic Geriatrics,” at the
Conference, “Abilities and Disabilities in the Forensic Population,” sponsored by the
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.

February 10th -13th, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the Division 55 Mid-Winter
Conference: Advanced Training in Psychopharmacology and Advocacy Training for
Legislative Change in State Prescription Laws, Orlando, Florida.

February 11th and February 12th, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer presented a 2.5-hour and 1
hour lecture on Ethics, particularly pertaining to Prescribing Psychologists, at the
Division 55 Mid-Winter Conference: Advanced Training in Psychopharmacology
                                                                       Page 24 of 26

Workshops, Conferences, Papers, Book Chapters … continued

and Advocacy Training for Legislative Change in State Prescription Laws, Orlando,
Florida.

June 9, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker of the Psychopharmacology
Section, Canadian Psychological Association, at its 66th Annual Convention. Dr.
Rom-Rymer’s address was, “The Coming of Age of Psychopharmacology and
Pharmacotherapy among Psychologists,” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada.

August 18, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired and spoke on the panel, “The Ethics of
Prescription Privileges for Psychologists,” at the Annual Convention of the American
Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

August 20, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the panel, “Prescriptive Authority State by
State Association,” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological
Association, Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to speak, as a faculty member, on the
panel for the 34th Annual Institute on Employment Law Chicago, “Mental Health
Disability Claims,” at the Practicing Law Institute, University of Chicago – Gleacher
Center in Chicago.

May 4, 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer was an invited speaker at the International Association
of Accountants (INAA) Annual Conference, “For Women Only: Feeling Fit and
Ready for the Next Thing in your Life!” The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida.

August 10, 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the Division 55 Invited Talk, “The Lesser-
Known Sexual Side-Effects of the SSRI’s” with invited speaker, Audrey Bahrick,
Ph.D., New Orleans, Louisiana (1 hour).

August 11, 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the APA Symposium, “Prescribing
Psychologists Respond to Katrina and Rita,” New Orleans, Louisiana (2 hours).

August 12, 2006, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the APA Symposium, “Becoming
Prescribing Psychologists – The Practicum Experience.” New Orleans, Louisiana (2
hours).

February 10, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired and was invited to speak on the panel,
“Getting the Media on Your Side,” at the Conference, Advocacy in Service of
Psychology and the Public Welfare: Privilege, Prescriptions, and Primary Care,”
Santa Fe, New Mexico.

February 10, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer chaired the panel, “Tactical Planning for Health
Psychology Legislation,” at the Conference, Advocacy in Service of Psychology and
the Public Welfare: Privilege, Prescriptions, and Primary Care,” Santa Fe, New
Mexico.
                                                                     Page 25 of 26

February 11, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to speak in plenary session, with
Robert McGrath, Ph.D., on “Ethics in Psychopharmacology,” at the Conference,
Advocacy in Service of Psychology and the Public Welfare: Privilege, Prescriptions,
and Primary Care,” Santa Fe, New Mexico.

May 10, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer was invited to speak at the symposium, “Depression,
Anxiety, and the Pharmacologically Informed Psychologist,” sponsored by the
Maine Psychological Association, Waterville, Maine.

May 15, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer has been invited to co-author, with Robert McGrath,
Ph.D., the article, “Ethics for the Psychologist Trained in Clinical
Psychopharmacology,” for Psychological Services: A Journal from the Educational
Publishing Foundation (Official journal of Division 18, American Psychological
Association).

August 17, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer will be chairing the Symposium, “Uncovering the
Little Known Chronic Sexual Side Effects of the SSRI’s” at the 2007 APA Annual
Convention, San Francisco, California.

August 18, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer will be chairing the Symposium, “The
Research/Practitioner Model: Creating Empirical Support for the Prescribing
Psychologist,” and will be giving the talk for this Symposium, “Creating the Ideal
Research Protocol for Understanding the Efficacy of the Prescribing Psychologist in
Comparison with the Efficacy of Other Prescribing Professionals” at the 2007 APA
Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

August 19, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer will co-chair and has been invited to speak on the
APAGS panel, “Advocacy for Prescriptive Authority,” at the 2007 APA Annual
Convention, San Francisco, California.

                               Professional Awards

August 19, 2005, Dr. Rom-Rymer received the presidential citation from Division 55
of the American Psychological Association for outstanding leadership.

August 17, 2007, Dr. Rom-Rymer will receive the National Award from Division 55 of
the American Psychological Association for outstanding leadership on a national
level.

                           Professional Associations

Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA’s Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy –
ASAP)
Women Psychologists for Legislative Action, Board Member (WPLA)
Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP)
American Psychological Foundation, Former Board Member
                                                                        Page 26 of 26

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
American Psychology-Law Society
Associate Member, American Bar Association #64969811
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
EMDRIA: Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing International
Association
Society for Personality Assessment
International Rorschach & Projective Techniques Society

                               MEDIA ATTENTION

Dr. Rom-Rymer has frequently appeared on Chicago and national television and
radio, and has been interviewed numerous times for local, statewide, and national
newspapers and journals, on the issues of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, the
issues surrounding elder abuse in nursing homes, police officer stress, police officer
violence (The Rodney King case), family stress, and corporate health.

Dr. Rom-Rymer was an expert guest on a WGCI-AM ten-part series in Chicago
(1991), focusing on parent-child issues from a psychological perspective.
Media Attention continued …

Dr. Rom-Rymer, in August 1992, appeared on the CBS Evening News “Eye on
America" with Dan Rather, focusing on her work with corporate executives.

Dr. Rom-Rymer was a panelist (with Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D.) on a National Public
Radio medical forum on memory repression (1993).

Dr. Rom-Rymer appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on six different occasions
(1993 - 1995). Dr. Rom-Rymer counseled women in dysfunctional relationships; gave
suggestions on how to avoid familial conflict on Thanksgiving; spoke about and
counseled men and women on how to cope with the break-up of a significant
relationship without becoming self-destructive; discussed the intertwining issues of
helplessness and depression in reference to people who focus on one flaw to the
exclusion of the total complexity of their personality; discussed the social
psychological issues surrounding sibling relationships, particularly in situations in
which the siblings had been separated at birth and then reunited; discussed the
psychological effects of social ostracism and religious intolerance.
Page 27 of 26

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:3
posted:8/20/2011
language:English
pages:27