Christopher Bell Ph.D.
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital
Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia
Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Psychology Residency Consortium
Walton Rehabilitation Health System in clinical health psychology
Full-time assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Augusta State University
From a clinical perspective, I am interested in utilizing a variety of effective interventions to meet the unique treatment needs of my patients. Specifically, I have training and experience in working with cognitive therapy, emotion-focused therapy, guided imagery and hypnosis, as well as systems therapy to address the family needs that typically result from prolonged or chronic illness. From a research perspective, I am currently working at Augusta State University to identify risk and protect factors that are related to student success. I also conduct research on bullying reduction, and have co-authored a book and several chapters and journal articles on the strategies which parents and schools can utilize to reduce bullying and victimization in children and adolescents.
I am firmly committed to the idea that healthy adjustment is the result of a strong body, mind, and spirit; and that effective rehabilitation involves a correct balance between support and challenge on the part of the therapist, and patience and discipline on the part of the patient.