Location: Erie, Colorado, United States
Carol Joyce Schneider, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology.
Fascinated with science since she was a young girl, Dr. Schneider’s interest has lead her to become highly regarded for her clinical and academic work over the last four decades. Her illustrious career has brought her a wide range of opportunities to make a positive impact. She has held noteworthy roles including professor for the psychology department at the University of Colorado and director of the Colorado Center of Bio-Behavioral Health. She has been the president and member of the board of directors for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, as well as president for the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. To share her expertise Dr. Schneider co-authored “Foundations of Biofeedback Practice,” “The Challenge of Chronic Muscle Pain,” and “Bolder Bodies: A Physical and Emotional Wellness Guidebook.”
Dr. Schneider was inspired to enter her profession after a life-shaping experience in high school. At age 17, she put together a project on nuclear physics, specifically on the subject of alternate sources of energy. For this work, she won the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, which meant that she was given the opportunity to work for the program during the summer months through college. Dr. Schneider worked for the atomic energy plant in Pittsburgh, PA, where she witnessed the first nuclear reactor in the world being put in place. Her fascination with science quickly turned to passion and she was eager to learn as much as she possibly could. To prepare for her career, Dr. Schneider earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1960 and a PhD from the University of Colorado in 1965. Upon graduating, Dr. Schneider excelled in early roles including consultant and psychologist for the Battered Child Treatment Project, and director of biofeedback, relaxation and stress management for the University of Colorado’s student health program.
To remain at the top of her field, Dr. Schneider has been extremely involved in her professional community. In her career, she has affiliated with the American Psychological Association, the International Society of the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and Phi Beta Kappa. In recognition of her professional excellence in her career, she was the recipient of a James T. Lewis Prize from the University of Wisconsin. She also earned a creative research grant from the University of Colorado Medical School. As she looks ahead to the future, Dr. Schneider intends to give back through civic projects while pursuing passion projects that pique her interest.
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