Helen Schucman, Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

B.A., New York University, 1936
M.A., New York University, 1952
Ph.D., New York University, 1957

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, College of                       Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1971-1976

Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, College of                       Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1963-1971

Chief Psychologist, Neurological Institute, 1963

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia
          University, 1962 - 1963

Research Consultant, Study on prediction of reading, spelling and writing disabilities in
          children, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1962 - 1968
           
Research Consultant, Division of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Medical College,
          1961-1968

Chief Research Psychologist, Child Development Program, College of Physicians and
          Surgeons, Columbia University, 1959 - 1968

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Educational Psychology, New York
          University, 1958 - 1959

Research Consultant, Institute for Retarded Children of the Shield of David, 1958 --

Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology, New York University, 1958 - 1959

Associate Psychologist, Institute for Retarded Children of the Shield of David,
          1957 - 1958

Psychologist to Professional Advisor for Parents Association, Children with Retarded
          Mental Development, 1953 - 1957

Professional Societies:

American Academy of Mental Retardation
American Association of University Professors
American Association of Mental Deficiency (Fellow)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Psychological Association
Eastern Psychological Association
International Council of Psychologists (Fellow)
New York Academy of Science
New York State Psychological Association
New York Society for Projective Techniques
Psi Chi
Psychometric Society

Other:

Who's Who in the East
Who's Who of American Women
American Men of Science
Certified Psychologist, State of New York

Research Grants:

Principal Investigator on research grant awarded to New York University by U.S. Office
           of Education

Measurement of the Educability of Severely Mentally Retarded Children  (1958-59)

Co-Principal Investigator on following research grants awarded by Human Ecology Fund:

Investigations of the Personality Assessment System in Patients with Psychosomatic
           Symptoms  (1960-61)

Personality Assessment System and Learning Behavior  (1961-62)

Formulation of a Personality Theory  (1961)

Learning Behavior and Personality Traits  (1962-63)

Prediction of Overt Behavior by Means of the Personality Assessment System (1963-64)

Co-Principal Investigator on following grant awarded by the Geschicter Foundation:
           Prediction of Overt Behavior by Means of the Personality Assessment System
           (1965 - 1966)

Co-Principal Investigator on following research contract awarded by Psychological                       Assessment Associations:
          Brief Procedures for the Personality Assessment System Evaluation  (1967-68)

Publications and Papers:

Schucman, H.  A method for measuring educability in severely mentally retarded
          children:  Part I.  Training School Bulletin, 1957, 54, 52-54.

Schucman, H.  A method for measuring educability in severely mentally retarded
          children:  Part II.  Training School Bulletin, 1957, 54, 80-83.

Schucman, H.  A method for measuring educability in severely mentally retarded
          children: Part III.  Training School Bulletin, 1958, 55, 2-4.

Schucman, H.  Evaluating the educability of the severely mentally retarded child.
          Psychological Monographs, 1960, 74 (14, Whole No. 501).

Schucman, H.  Research in learning behavior of retarded children, paper presented at the           regional meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency, October, 1961.

Schucman, H., Saunders, D. R., & Thetford, W. N.  An application of syndrome analysis.
          American Psychologist, 1962, 17, 359 (ab).

Schucman, H.  Learning responses as predictions of classroom behavior.
          American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1962, 66, 70 (ref.).

Michaels, J. & Schucman, H.  Observations on the psychodynamics of Parents of Retarded           Children.  American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1962, 66, 568-573.

Schucman, H.  Overt symptoms and theoretical categories, in Measurement of
          personality traits resulting from interaction of ability and environment.
          New York:  Human Ecology Fund, 1962, 4-5.

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  The personality assessment system.  Human Ecology           Fund, 1962.  (Preliminary monograph).

Schucman, H.  Psychodynamics of parents of retarded children.  American Psychologist,           1962, 17, 341 (ab.).

Saunders, D. R. & Schucman, H.  Syndrome analysis, paper presented at the
          Psychonomic Society, 1962.

Schucman, H.  Differential modifications of behavior in patient groups.  In W. N. Thetford           (Chm.), Multitrait, multilevel personality assessment.  American Psychologist,
          1963, 18, 411 (ab.).

Schucman, H.  An educability index for trainable children.  American Psychologist, 1963,           18, 390 (ab.).

Schucman, H.  Further observations on the psychodynamics of parents of retarded
          children.Training School Bulletin, 1963, 60, 70-74.

Schucman, H.  Personality features and adaptation associated with somatic reactions to           stress.  In W. N. Thetford (Chm.), Human Ecology.  American Psychologist, 1964,
          19, 485 (ref.).

Schucman, H.  Special techniques in testing the trainable child.  American Psychologist,           1964, 19, 270 (ab.).

Schucman, H.  Development of an educability index for the trainable child.
          Excerpta Medica,  International Congress Series, 1967, No. 153, 33-34.

Thetford, W. N., Schucman, H., & Farmer, C.  Psychological testing of children with           headaches.  In A. P. Friedman & E. Harms (Eds.)  Headaches in children.
          Springfield: C. C. Thomas, 1967, Pp. 82-114.

Schucman, H. & Thetford, W. N.  Expressed symptoms and personality traits in
          conversion hysteria.  Psychological Reports, 1968, 23, 231-243.

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Personality patterns in migraine and ulcerative colitis           patients.  Psychological Reports, 1968, 23, 1206.

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Self-choices, preferences, and personality traits.            Psychological Reports, 1969, 25, 659-667.

Hunter, M. H. & Schucman, H.  Early identification and treatment of the infant retardate
          and his family.   Tokyo:  Nippon Shoni Iji Shuppan Sha Co., 1970.  Japanese
          translation.English version to follow.

Schucman, H. & Thetford, W. N.  A comparison of personality traits in ulcerative colitis           and migraine patients.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1970, 76, (in press).

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Conversion reactions and personality traits.                       Psychological Reports, 1970, (in press).

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Motivational factors and adaptive behavior.
          Chapter 17).  In Downey, J. A. & Darling, R. C.  (Eds.), The physiologic basis of           rehabilitation medicine.  Philadelphia:  W. B. Saunders, 1971, (in press).

 


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