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Jack Barlow

Jack Barlow

Dr. Barlow graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in March 1973 in Clinical Psychology.  Outside the University he has maintained a continuous private practice in Knoxville since 1974, working primarily with adults and adolescents. His practice consists primarily of intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, brief psychotherapy, couples therapy and consultations working within the full range of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses. He also has served as a consultant to the following agencies; The Haslam Center, an adolescent psychiatric program, the Regional Diagnostic Center at Knox County Juvenile Court, Morristown Mental Health Center, Morristown, Tennessee, and The Florence Crittenton Agency.

Email: jbarlow@utk.edu

Larry F. Brown

Larry F. Brown

Dr. Brown received his doctorate from the University of Tennessee. His internship was at Topeka State Hospital, where he worked chiefly with adolescents on a long-term inpatient unit.  The internship had a prominent assessment emphasis, with some of the training through the Menninger Clinic. He subsequently worked for many years at an adolescent residential treatment facility, where for a time he was clinical director.  Currently he has an outpatient practice, more or less equal parts assessment and psychotherapy.  His patients are primarily adolescents and young adults.

Email: lbrown41@utk.edu

Guy M. Edlis

Guy M. Edlis

Dr. Edlis earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2008, following an internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital in Boston.  
He came to the University of Tennessee to pursue his doctoral training after completing his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv University, and with the passion to further deepen his conceptual and clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment/testing. 

In his work at the university, Dr. Edlis teaches both at the undergraduate and doctoral level, revolving themes such as personality development and functioning, psychopathology, clinical supervision, and psychological assessment/testing. In addition to his work at the university, Dr. Edlis has been in private practice in Knoxville since 2008. 

Dr. Edlis' core model of the mind and theoretical orientation is psychoanalytic, while integrating a developmental psychopathology empirical foundation to his understanding of character formation, development, and functioning.  His clinical training emphasized long-term individual psychotherapy with adults, as well as psychological assessment/testing with both adults and adolescents.

Email: gedlis@utk.edu

Beverly Gibbons

Beverly Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus in 1987, following an internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx Psychiatric Center; and completed her two year post-doctoral fellowship on the Borderline Unit at New York Hospital/Cornell Westchester in 1989. Since moving to Knoxville in 1989 she has supervised in the clinical doctoral program at UT, worked for 14 years as the Clinical Director of the Girls Outdoor Program at a long-term residential facility for treatment resistant adolescents, and been in independent practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, couples and adolescents, and clinical consultation.

Email:bgibbon1@utk.edu

Michael C. Hawthorne

Michael C. Hawthorne

After earning a Master's degree from the University of Denver, Dr. Hawthorne came to do his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tennessee. He completed his degree in 1988 following an internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston.  Dr. Hawthorne has conducted an outpatient psychotherapy practice at the Northshore Group since 1989; he has overseen the operation of this multi-disciplinary practice since 1992. Additionally, he has worked and consulted in inpatient, residential and outpatient programs in both public and private settings such as the Haslam Center, the Oaks of St. Mary's and Peninsula Village. His private practice now is evenly split between child, adolescent, young adult and adult populations.

Email: mhawthor@utk.edu

Lance T. Laurence

Lance T. Laurence, Ph.D.

Lance T. Laurence, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1980. He completed his internship training at the State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.  After graduating he worked three years at Ridgeview Mental Health Center while joining the University as an adjunct professor in 1981.  For three decades he has supervised graduate students in clinical psychology in the doctoral training program at UT and taught several doctoral courses including Clinical Psychopathology, Legal/Ethical/Professional Practice Issues in Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Assessment II.

In addition to his duties with the University, Dr. Laurence has served for over a decade as the Director of Legislative & Professional Affairs for the Tennessee Psychological Association and the Treasurer for psychology's state political action committee (Tennessee Committee for the Advancement of Psychology).  He also maintains an independent practice in clinical psychology in Knoxville.  Dr. Laurence has served as President and a Board Member for several state and local psychology associations as well as serving as psychology's representative on the White House Providers Review Group during the Clinton Administration.

Email: llaurenc@utk.edu

Dianne Lemieux

Dianne Lemieux

Dr. Dianne Lemieux is a licensed clinical psychologist who has maintained a private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1985.  She graduated from Tufts University in 1974 and obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1984. Dr. Lemieux   has had practice experience in hospital, mental health center and private practice settings working with a variety of clinical issues.  Her long time clinical interests have included:  behavioral medicine; Jungian oriented psychotherapy; family systems and couples therapy, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy and stress reduction. She works primarily with adults in individual, family, couples and group therapy.  She has been a long time member of APA, TPA and KAPA and has served as regional chair of TPA's ethics committee. She presents, teaches and facilitates groups in mindfulness based approaches for stress reduction, pain management, anxiety, depression and relapse prevention.

Email: dlemieux52@comcast.net

Denise Tope Stillman

Denise Tope Stillman

Dr. Denise Tope Stillman earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1990, then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Following a year as staff psychologist at University of Nebraska Medical Center, she returned to Dartmouth Medical School as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a clinician in the Behavioral Medicine Section. She moved to Knoxville in 1994 and has been in full-time clinical practice since then. Dr. Stillman specializes in time-limited cognitive-behavioral treatment of medically-oriented problems, chronic pain and headache and women's health issues. She also has particular expertise in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

Email: dstillma@utk.edu

Scott A. Swan

Scott A. Swan

Scott Swan has an MA in counseling from Northwestern University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee. His pre-doc internship was at Pennsylvania Hospital, in Philadelphia. He has worked in a residential setting as well, treating adolescents with severe coexisting chemical dependence and mental illness (mostly forensic referrals). Currently, he provides disability evaluations and psychotherapy for the Veterans Health Administration at the Knoxville outpatient clinic full time, primarily treating adult veterans suffering from combat stress, depression, military sexual trauma, developmental transitions and chemical dependence.

Email: sswan@utk.edu


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