HALL NAMED CHAIRMAN OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT UNTHSC

January 21, 2005

James R. Hall, Ph.D. was named chairman of the department of psychology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Dr. Hall had been the acting chairman of the department since 2003.

Dr. Hall has been a faculty member at UNTHSC for 20 years. He also serves as director of the UNTHSC Memory Clinic and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship in Behavioral Health. His major areas of clinical practice and research are the assessment of cognitive change in older adults and adjustment to chronic illness.

Dr. Hall earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Iowa. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Hall is a fellow and diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy, a fellow and diplomate in geriatric psychology of the International College of Professional Psychologists. He is also certified in clinical hypnosis as well as a certified bereavement therapist.

Dr. Hall currently resides in Colleyville with his wife, a family practice physician who graduated from UNTHSC and their daughter Kristin.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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