Date(s) - 12/21/12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please “Save The Date” for REBOOT Class number 40 Graduation – feat. keynote by Dr. Bart P. Billings, Ph.D. Col, US Army, (Ret).
Dr. Billings has been active in the fields of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Military Medical and Mental Health Services, Psychology, Management, Program Development, Counseling, and Vocational Assessment for the past 44 years. He has also been involved in the entertainment and manufacturing business.
He has obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in Psychology, with additional graduate work in the fields of Research and Program Development, from Saybrook University in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Billings has given lectures throughout the country for universities, private organizations, national conferences and the military on such topics as Combat Stress, Reality Therapy, Choice Theory Psychology, Vibroacoustic Disease, Skill Development, Psychology of Disability, Management Theory, Stress and Burn-out, Violence in The Work Place, Rapid Response Human Service Programs, Health and Nutrition with the focus on “The Psychology of Eating, How we Choose to Eat”(title of his upcoming book). He actually owns his own restaurant in La Costa California, where he developed a separate Light and Healthy Menu in addition to the regular menu. He has appeared numerous times on radio and television discussing the various above-mentioned topics. He recently was a guest on ABC’s Night Line and US News And World Report.
Dr Billings was invited to give testimony at Congressional and State Legislative hearings on the need for better Mental Health Treatment Programs for military personnel and their families. These hearings resulted in the awarding of a multi million dollar Department Of Defense grant for national research on how to improve treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. His written Congressional Hearing testimony of Feb. 24, 2010 on the relationship between psychiatric medication and increased suicides in the military (available on Google under his name, Bart P Billings, Ph.D.). He is responsible for initiating the Congressional hearings on Feb. 24, 2010. He served on The Palomar College Education for Heroes Fund board and has served on the California Governors Advisory Board at Patton State Hospital.