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Dr. Larry Kubiak, Ph.D.

Director of Psychological Services,

Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center. EagleScout

Dr. Larry Kubiak received his bachelor's degree in 1974 from St. John's University in Minnesota with honors in psychology. He was elected to the Psi Chi psychology honor Society. In 1976 he received his Masters and specialist degrees in Counselor education from the University of Florida. In 1987 he received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Florida and was elected to the Kappa Delta Pi honor society there. His master's thesis was published in Small Group Behavior in 1978 and was entitled "Marathon groups: facilitating the personal growth of imprisoned black female heroin abusers". His dissertation in 1987 was entitled "A schoolbased, stress inoculation approach to stress management training with adolescents: Effects on locus of control, selfconcept, state trait anxiety and social behavior". From 19761982 Dr. Kubiak was the Alcoholism Program Coordinator for the Suwannee River Counseling Center in Live Oak, Florida. He was the coauthor of a federally funded grant related to alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention with middleaged youth. He had a local column entitled "Alcohol and You" in the local newspaper. He taught a parenting course at North Florida Junior College. He developed and implemented a comprehensive drug education curricula for area middle and high school as well as originating a seminar on "Life Skills for Young Adults". In 19821984 he served as the Children's Program Coordinator at the Suwannee River Counseling Center. He was selected by the Supreme Court of Florida to conduct site visits with DUI schools around the state to ensure their effective functioning and served in that role for 7 years. From 19841991 Dr. Kubiak served as the Director of Child and Family Enrichment in Dowling Park, Florida. His responsibilities included psychological testing for schools, courts, attorneys in a variety of areas, individual, group, and family counseling with various groups, educational sessions for various community groups, employee assistance programs and a full range of psychological services for Eagle Bend, a residential treatment program for youth. He developed contracts with five school districts to provide evaluation and counseling services. In addition he served as a member of an interdisciplinary team for evaluating preschool handicapped students in

three counties. He provided primary psychological services for vocational rehabilitation in three counties. He provided evaluation and training services for the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch. He was qualified and served as an expert witness in over 50 court cases in five counties in a variety of areas related to psychological matters. From 1991 to the present Dr. Kubiak has served as the Director of Psychological Services for the Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center, a notforprofit 50 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital. Responsibilities include conducting psychological evaluations, participating in interdisciplinary team treatment planning and case staffing, leading community workshops, and supervising doctoral level psychology students from Florida State University. Dr. Kubiak served as the first neuropsychologist for the Memory Disorders Clinic at Tallahassee Memorial, one of only 13 centers around the state to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. He was also certified as the neuropsychologist for a fiveyear National Institute of Mental Health grant to study Alzheimer's in elderly women. Dr. Kubiak has served in a number of professional roles. He was a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and served as the president of the Tallahassee Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists in 1994. He has a courtesy appointment as an adjunct professor for the Counseling Psychology program at Florida State University and has been supervising Clinical and Counseling psychology doctoral students from FSU for over 17 years in clinical placements and the hospital. He has provided postdoctoral placements and supervision for 2 psychology residents and assisted them in becoming licensed psychologists. Dr. Kubiak has provided outplacement training for doctoral internship students from the Federal Correctional Institute in Tallahassee and Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. Dr. Kubiak has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1987 and the Florida Psychological Association since 1988. He has been a Clinical Member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology since 2002 as well as member of the neuropsychology division of FPA. Within the Florida Psychological Association Dr. Kubiak has served in many positions both at the chapter and state level. As part of the Capital Chapter he served as President in 1994, Legal Affairs and Public Policy Board representative from 19941999, Continuing Education Chair from 1994 to the present, representative to the Board of Directors from 19952006 and then from 2008 to the present. At the state level he served as the statewide Continuing Education Chair from 1996 2000. During that time he was responsible for approving programs at the chapter and state level as well as the statewide conventions. He was the first in the position to

develop and implement a training manual to educate members on how to properly get programs approved. He served on the Convention Committee from 199697 and was Secretary from 2000 2001. He was on the Executive Committee from 2000 to 2001 and 20042007. He was chair of the Bylaws Revision Committee from 20022003 where he was responsible for making major changes in the bylaws at that time. He served as President elect in 2004 and President in 2005. In his term as Presidentelect he essentially functioned as the executive director in maintaining daytoday operations for the Association when it was without an executive director for more than half a year. This saved the Association untold thousands of dollars. As President he committed to visiting all 13 chapters along with the new executive director and providing continuing education programs to many of them on a variety of topics. He has served as historian for the organization from 2005 to the present. He is the first to serve in this role and is in the process of archiving the entire history of the Florida Psychological Association which is over 60 years old. He instituted a competition known as FPA Jeopardy which pits the various chapters in competition at the state convention against each other in their knowledge about FPA's history. A regular feature in the FPA publication, the Florida Psychologist, is a compilation of a year of FPA written by Dr. Kubiak. He also wrote and produced a video interview of a lifetime achievement member as part of this effort. Dr. Kubiak served as the administrative coordinator for the community crisis response team from 19952003. This is an organization that's responded to a variety of crises throughout the community and assisted those victimized by such in dealing with the psychological ramifications. He is a Certified Red Cross mental health volunteer and has been from 1998 to the present. As such he has assisted in a number of natural disasters including Hurricane Katrina in providing psychological services to victims and their families. Dr. Kubiak has received a number of recognitions including the following: Named a Distinguished Colleague by the FSU Psychosocial Stress Research Program for assisting with efforts to determine the most effective treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 2002 Kubiak was designated a Distinguished Psychologist by the Florida Psychological Association. This recognizes psychologists who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field. In 2003 he was awarded the Michael B. Spellman Ph.D. Award for Ethical Contributions to Psychology. In 2004 he was named the Psychologist of the Year for the entire state. In

2006 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Kubiak is a member of the American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association media groups and has been interviewed nationally by newspapers, radios, TV and magazines on a variety of topics including holiday stress, keeping New Year's resolutions, school violence, ADHD, etc. on over 300 occasions. Dr. Kubiak has given over 1000 talks to various civic and community groups over the years on numerous psychological topics. Dr. Kubiak wrote a two hour continuing education home study for the Florida Psychological Association entitled "Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia". He has written articles and been quoted in hundreds of local and national publications. He has a regular column in the FPA Update on "Florida Laws and Rules". Dr. Kubiak has given well over 50 professional presentations throughout the state to various professional organizations particularly the Florida Psychological Association. These include such topics as "Rorschach Scoring and Interpretation", "Neuropsychological Assessment for the Nonneuropsychologist", "Assessment of the Elderly Client for Competency", "Clinical Use of the Delis Kaplan Executive Functioning Scale", Psychological Assessment and Guardianship", "Neuropsychological Testing with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Patients", "Suicide Screening, Perspectives in Mental Health", "Advances in ADHD Diagnosis", "Utilizing the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale ­ III, Wechsler Memory Scale ­ III and Children's Memory Scale in Clinical Practice". Dr. Kubiak is a recognized expert on psychological and neuropsychological assessments having conducted and supervised well over 10,000 evaluations. He has been qualified as an expert witness in numerous state and federal cases including 2 murder trials. Dr. Kubiak has been involved in Boy Scouts as an adult since 1994. He served as an assistant scoutmaster for two years. He was Scoutmaster for Troop 23 for four years and was the first scoutmaster in his council not only to lead his troop to all three national high adventure camps but also to do so in consecutive years. During his time as Scoutmaster he produced 15 Eagle Scouts including his son. He was named the Scouter of the Year for the Aucilla District in 1997. He served as the District Roundtable Commissioner for five years and program advisor to the Order of the Arrow for three years. He has been the Council Vice President for Programs for more than four years. In 2001 he served as the Scoutmaster for the Council Contingent to the National Jamboree. In 2005 he served on the medical staff for Sub camp 20 at the national jamboree. He was adviser for the 2003 OA section conference hosted by the Semilachee lodge which served as a springboard for making numerous council camp improvements in anticipation of the event. He has been the Council International Scouting representative for over three years and will serve as an adult leader for the 2009 BSA ­ SAJ trip to Japan. He currently serves as the chairman for the Council BSA 100th

anniversary committee and is the Dean for Doctoral Studies for the College of Commissioner science. He served as the Course Director for Wood badge in 2007 and is one of only 2 certified COPE Directors for the council. Recognitions received in scouting as an adult include the Florida Award, Scouter's Training Award, Scoutmaster Award of Merit, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, Scouter's Key on two occasions, Ph.D. in Commissioner Science, James E. West Fellowship Award, Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and Distinguished Commissioner Service Award. For over 17 years he has served as an externship sponsor for high school seniors in the gifted program who are interested in careers in psychology, working with students 8 hours per week each semester to educate them about the role of a psychologist in a hospital setting. Dr. Kubiak plays the organ for Sunday service at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and has for 17 years. In total he has played the organ for Sunday church services 45 years. Dr. Kubiak has donated over 13 gallons of blood to the local blood bank.


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