A Road Less Traveled

 

 

    Born in Lubbock in 1957 I started out with a curiosity that often got me in trouble. Watching my father work as a pediatrician gave me a window into caring for people. When not in the assistant principal's office I enjoyed playing trumpet and challenging authority. As I graduated high school I was told to "find work" as I was not college material with my low grades and poor test scores. I started at Texas Tech and, once I realized that I wasn't stupid, I simplified my life and greatly improved my academic scores. I later graduated with almost perfect grades in both my Master's and Doctoral programs. Married in 1984 my wife started her many moves with me as we lived in Indiana, Temple, Dallas, and finally returned to Lubbock in 1990. I am most pleased to return to my hometown and work with my community. I just hope that I don't run into my old assistant principal.

                                                                        Brian D. Carr, Ph.D.


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 1988
  • M.A., St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas 1983
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 1980
  • Licensed as Psychologist, State of Texas 1990
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology 1990

Professional Experience

President, Behavioral Health Associates, Lubbock, Texas, 1991-Present
  • Comprehensive psychological assessment/evaluative services
  • Extensive experience with psychological aspects of physical disease and injury
  • Team Psychologist, Heart and Kidney Transplantation, Covenant Medical Center
  • Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Texas Tech School of Medicine 1992-present
Director, Bio-Behavioral Medicine Service, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital, Lubbock, Texas 1990-91
  • Established consultative psychology service in 427 bed general medical hospital
  • Affiliated with all major hospitals in Lubbock
  • President, Lubbock Association of Psychologists 1991
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 1988-90
  • Responsible for biofeedback laboratory and psychological assessment at University Rehabilitation Center
  • Directed on-going research projects and awarded grants totaling over $180,000
  • Received specialized training in hypnotherapy from Dr. Harold Crasilneck, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Past President, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; International Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Awards

George Mahon Award for Extraordinary Public Service
     Association of Women in Communication Celebrity Luncheon, 2013
Volunteer of the Year, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas, 2006
Outstanding Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas 1996, 1997
Tutor-In-Residence, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 1986-88
Student Research Merit Award, Texas Psychological Association 1988
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 1980

Community Activities and Interests

  • Chairman, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2013
  • President, South Plains Kidney Foundation, 2012-2013
  • Secretary, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2011-2012
  • Board Member, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2010-present
  • Board Member, Advisory Committee for Diabetes Education,
    Covenant Medical Center, 2000-2008
  • Chairman, Advisor's Circle, Texas Tech Inter-Fraternity Council
    2001-2008
  • President, Affiliate Executive Board, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas, 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Advisor's Circle, Texas Tech University Fraternity System, 2000-2008
  • Vice-President, Affiliate Executive Board, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas 1998-99
  • Chairman, Communications Committee, Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1998-2001
  • Secretary, Affiliate Executive Board, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas 1997-98
  • Member, Community Advisory Board, American Cancer Society 1996-2000
  • Member, Lubbock Clean Air Coalition 1996-99
  • Member, Golden Cross Consultation Team, Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church 1995-2000
  • Member, Church and Society Committee, First United Methodist Church 1992-95
  • Chairman, Patient Services Committee, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas, 1992-2008
  • Board Member, National Kidney Foundation of West Texas 1992-p2008
  • Member, Bio-ethics Committee, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital 1990-95
  • President, South Plains Educational Foundation 1990-2003
  • Member, Texas Tech Marching Band Alumni Association, 1992-present

Professional Membership

  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Texas Psychological Association
  • Member, Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Hospital Affiliation

  • Covenant Medical Center (Methodist) Hospital
  • Covenant Lakeside (St. Mary of the Plains) Hospital
  • University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine

 

 

 

 

 


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