Title: Psychologist, Entrepreneur
Company: Private Practice
Location: Middletown, New York / Pennsylvania, United States
Jay Herman Joerger, Psychologist at a Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Psychologists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chronic pain, injury and counseling psychology.
Dr. Joerger always had an interest in how things worked, since he came from a background in engineering. He wanted to work in a field that was equally as complex and challenging and found that the human mind was quite interesting. In preparation for his career, Dr. Joerger earned a Bachelor of Science at Union College in 1980. He continued at Colgate University, where he secured a Master of Arts in 1981. In 1987, Dr. Joerger completed his academic efforts with a Doctor of Education from Columbia University. He is a certified medical examiner, registered hypnotherapist, board-certified forensic examiner, and certified in homeland security. Additionally, he is licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and New York along with several other designations.
Currently, Dr. Joerger utilizes his skills and expertise with private practices in New York and Pennsylvania, and, since 1991, as the president of the Mentors Resource and Development Corp. From 1993 to 1994, he contributed as a member of the Carmel Psychological Associates and from 1993 to 1997, held a similar role with the Center for Stress Reduction. Earlier in his career, Dr. Joerger served as an associate psychologist, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Community Workshop in Glen Falls, New York, and as a drug abuse counselor with the Drug Abuse Council in Norwich, New York. In the past, he found success as an educator with Iona College and Lehman College. He also worked as a forensic psychological consultant and expert witness, as well as a coordinator for the drug and abuse counselor at the Lehman College training program.
Throughout his career, Dr. Joerger is most proud of the development of relaxation exercises, as it is such a simple, inexpensive, but powerful vehicle for people to learn relaxation and to learn the calming method. As a testament to his success, he has been the recipient of several accolades including the Excellence in Psychology Award from the Harlem Valley of Psychologists in 1990.
A respected voice in the field, he has also contributed a number of published works to the field including, “A Participant Manual for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers,” “Living Successfully: A Self-Study Guide,” and “The Physical, Psychological and Social Effects of Chemical Abuse – A Clinician’s Workbook.” He has also been involved with the book and CD of “Living Successfully: Relax and Enhance Your Life” and the CD, “Letting Go of the Physical.” A member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, Dr. Joerger also maintains affiliation with the New York State Psychological Association and the Westchester County Psychological Association.
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