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John N. O’Neil, Ph.D.

Clinical and Health Psychologist

Dr. O’Neil graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. After finishing a pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. O’Neil returned to Ohio State to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine. He has extensive clinical experience providing consultation to physicians and other health care professionals regarding psychological assessment and treatment of adults with obesity, and cardiac and pulmonary disease (e.g., pre-surgical and pre-transplant evaluations, pain and stress management, coping skills training, patient and family support). Dr. O’Neil’s research has focused on psychosocial risk factors in cardiovascular disease, with particular emphases on hostility and social support. He is the co-author of the chapter entitled "Behavioral Medicine and Heart Disease" in the Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine-2nd Edition.

    Curriculum Vitae
    • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Licensed Psychologist, May 2007-present.
    Gary L. Fischler and Associates, P.A.
    1735 Medical Arts Building
    825 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Office: (612) 333-3825
    Fax: (612) 333-6740
    Minnesota Psychology License

    Licensed Psychologist, August 2001-April 2007.
    Family Psychological Services
    750 South Plaza Drive, Suite 104
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120

    • EDUCATION

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, August 1999 – June 2001.
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine, Supervisor: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

    Dissertation Topic: The association of family history of coronary heart disease, sex, psychosocial vulnerability, and hostility among college students. Chairperson: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

    Candidacy Examination Paper Topic: Hostility and coronary heart disease: A quantitative review of the psychosocial vulnerability model.

    Chairperson: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 1993.
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, summa cum laude.
    Chairperson: William Grove, Ph.D.

    • HONORS AND AWARDS

    Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

    Psi Chi, 1992

    University of Minnesota Waller Scholarship, 1991-1993

    University of Minnesota Honors Program, 1990-1993

    • SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

    Post-doctoral Fellow in Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, August 1999 – June 2001.
    Duties: Performing consultation-liaison duties with physicians and other health care professionals regarding assessment and treatment of adults with cardiac and pulmonary disease and obesity (e.g., pre-surgical and pre-transplant evaluations, pain and stress management, coping skills training, medical noncompliance, patient and family support); conducting assessment and psychotherapy (including marital therapy) with adults presenting with a variety of psychological disorders; conducting corporate seminars on stress management; conducting empirical research exploring psychosocial risk factors in cardiac and pulmonary disease; supervision and teaching of clinical psychology graduate students.

    Supervisor: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

    Pre-doctoral Intern, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, July 1998 – June 1999.

     

    Health Psychology Specialty Rotations:
    Adult Health Psychology.
    Duties: Performing consultation-liaison duties with physicians and other health care professionals regarding assessment and treatment of adults with medical conditions (e.g., pre-transplant evaluations, pain and stress management, coping skills training, medical noncompliance, patient and family support).
    Supervisors: Michael Robinson, Ph.D., James Rodrigue, Ph.D., Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Ph.D., Cynthia Belar, Ph.D., Michael Perri, Ph.D., and Robert Glueckauf, Ph.D.

    Pediatric Psychology Hospital Consultation Service.
    Duties: Performing consultation-liaison duties with physicians and other health care professionals regarding assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with medical conditions (e.g., pre-transplant evaluations, pain management, medical noncompliance, patient and family support).
    Supervisors: Stephen Boggs, Ph.D., and James Rodrigue, Ph.D.


    General Rotations

    Health Science Center Outpatient Psychology Clinic.
    Duties: Conducting assessment and psychotherapy with adults and adolescents presenting with a variety of psychological disorders. Receiving extensive training in intellectual, achievement, developmental, behavioral, and objective and projective personality assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. Supervisors: Michael Robinson, Ph.D., James Rodriguez, Ph.D., Stephen Boggs, Ph.D., James Johnson, Ph.D., Cynthia Belar, Ph.D., and Samuel Sears, Ph.D.

    Adult/Pediatric Neuropsychology.

    Duties: Conducting evaluations of patients with neurological impairment, pre and post-surgical evaluations of epilepsy patients, and learning disability evaluations. Supervisors: Russell Bauer, Ph.D., Duane Dede, Ph.D., and Eileen Fennell, Ph.D.

    Psychology Assistant, Twin Valley Psychiatric System (TVPS, formerly Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital), paid position contracted through the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), Columbus, Ohio, August 1997 – May 1998

    Duties: Worked with multidisciplinary treatment teams to demonstrate and teach staff on computerized treatment plan applications for specific inpatients; consulting with TVPS Clinical Administration and ODMH Computer Information Services/Automated Treatment Plan Committees to integrate newly-developed technology. Supervisor: James Raia, Ph.D.

    • RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, completed, September 1999. Dissertation Topic: The association of family history of coronary heart disease, sex, psychosocial vulnerability, and hostility among college students.
    Duties: Conducting empirical research exploring the relationship between hostility and social support among college students whose parents have a history of coronary heart disease. In addition to illuminating the contributions of heredity and environment to cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of hostility, research findings are expected to have implications for the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease.
    Chairperson: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

     

    Doctoral Candidacy Examination, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, completed, June 1997. Examination Paper Topic: Hostility and coronary heart disease: A quantitative review of the psychosocial vulnerability model.
    Duties: Conducted a meta-analysis to explicate the psychosocial vulnerability model of the relationship between hostility and coronary heart disease. By examining empirical research on the psychosocial vulnerability model (with the construct of psychosocial vulnerability operationalized as a deficient quantity and quality of social support), the meta-analysis addressed two main questions: (1) Is hostility associated with greater psychosocial vulnerability? and (2) Is there a relationship between psychosocial vulnerability and coronary heart disease?

     

    Research Associate, The Ohio State University and Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, April 1994 – August 1995. Research Area: Prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
    Duties: Assisted in three research projects investigating child sexual abuse. Research findings are expected to have implications for offender and victim treatment, as well as prevention initiatives. These projects included:

    1. Preventing child sexual abuse: Offenders’ modus operandi. Funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, this study investigated child sexual abuse perpetrators’ (adults’) modus operandi from the perspective of victims, and incarcerated and non-incarcerated offenders in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington State.
    2. Examining the relationship between child/adolescent abductions and adolescent sexual offending. Funded by a federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this study examined adolescent sexual offenders’ modus operandi in a six-state sample of incarcerated and non-incarcerated offenders.
    3. TQM sex offender treatment evaluation. Funded by a grant from the State of Ohio, Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Services, this project was designed to facilitate the development of a comprehensive adolescent sexual offender assessment/treatment continuum for use by the State of Ohio, Department of Youth Services.
    Supervisor: Keith Kaufman, Ph.D.

    • TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Psychology Graduate Course Instructor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March 2000 – June 2000.
    Duties: Shared full responsibility (including creating the syllabus, teaching the course, reviewing reports, and grading) for the graduate course Appraisal: Practicum in Clinical Assessment, Psychology 864.01.
    Supervisor: Charles Emery, Ph.D.

    Psychology Graduate Course Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, February 2000.
    Duties: Presented lecture on chronic and terminal illness for the graduate course Health Psychology 695.01.
    Supervisors: Barbara Andersen, Ph.D., Charles Emery, Ph.D., Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D., and Catherine Stoney, Ph.D.

    Psychology Undergraduate Course Instructor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 1996-June 1998.
    Duties: Full responsibility (including creating the syllabus, teaching the course, writing tests, and grading) for the undergraduate course Introductory Psychology 100.
    Supervisor: Alexis Collier, Ph.D.

    • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    American Psychological Association

    Minnesota Psychological Association

    • EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Health Psychology, 2001.
    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Division 38, American Psychological Association Convention, 2000.
    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2000.
    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2000.
    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, European Respiratory Journal, 2000.

    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Psychosomatic Medicine, 1999.

    Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1999.

    • PUBLICATIONS

    O’Neil, J. N., & Emery, C. F. (1998). Review of Allan, R. and Scheidt, S. (Eds.), Heart and mind: The practice of cardiac psychology. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 18, 158-159.

    O’Neil, J. N., & Emery, C. F. (2002). Psychosocial vulnerability, hostility, and family history of coronary heart disease among male and female college students. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 9, 17-36.

    Emery, C. F., & O’Neil, J. N. (2002). Behavioral medicine and heart disease. In E. J. Topol (Ed.), Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine-2nd Edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott.

    Daleiden, E., Kaufman, K. L., Hilliker, D. R., & O’Neil, J. N. (1998). The sexual histories and fantasies of youthful males: A comparison of sexual offending, nonsexual offending, and nonoffending groups. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 10, 195-209.

    • PAPERS PRESENTED

    O’Neil, J. N., & Emery, C. F. (2000, April). The association of family history of coronary heart disease, sex, psychosocial vulnerability, and hostility among college students. Paper presented at the twenty-first annual conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Nashville, TN.

    Sullivan, B. F., Marietta, L. H., O’Neil, J. N., & Fain-Leslie, A. (1999, April). The relationship of impression management and self-deception to birth order position and gender. Poster presented at the 1999 meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

    Daleiden, E., Kaufman, K. L., Hilliker, D. R., & O’Neil, J. N. (1995, October. The sexual histories and fantasies of adolescents: A multi-sample comparison. Poster presented at the fourteenth annual conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, New Orleans, LA.