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Mar 30 2009

Curriculum Vita

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Professional Disclosure and Credentials for:

Philip Belove, M.A., Ed.D.

82 Lafayette Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Phone (802)254-6221, e-mail:

Professional Qualifications and Experience:


B.S. Marketing. Northwestern University, Evanston Illionis, 1964

M.A. Marketing (partial) Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, 1965

M.A. Counseling Psychology. Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago. 1978

Ed.D. Consulting Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1986


1987 to Present. Psychologist in Private Practice:

Vermont Licensed in 1987 at the Master’s Level.

Certifications and Memberships

Clinical Membership, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. 1986 to 1990.

Editorial Board, Journal of Individual Psychology, 1987 to 1989.


Dating and Relationship formation for single adults between the ages of 40 and 60.

Since 1997 I have been conducting academic and field research in this area. Specific  academic areas I have investigates include the following:

Adult Cognitive, Emotional and Ego Development.

Relationship Development.

Adult Motivation.

Human Sexuality.

Gender Theory.

Human verbal and non-verbal communication.

Men’s Studies.

Conflict Resolution.

Marriage and Family Theory.

In addition, I have conducted focused interviews with several hundred single adults.  Beyond that I have been an expert on in a category I created, Dating at Midlife, and have answered over 1800 personal questions.  In addition to that I have answered over 1500 questions in the divorce category.  All this has been in addition to information I’ve gained in some 30 years of private practice.

Human Communication:

From 1996  to 2004 I designed and taught courses in Human Communication for Keene State College. The principle course I taught was called Principles of Communication. I also taught a course called Interpersonal Communication and I developed and taught one called, Communication between Men and Women.

Academic Teaching Experience

For Keene State College, 1994 to Present.

Courses include Principles of Communication, Interpersonal Communication,

Communication between Men and Women.

For Antioch New England Graduate School, 1996,

as substitute Adjunct Faculty:

Personality Theory and Introduction to System Theory.

For University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as Instructor.

Fundamentals of Counseling and Theories of Personality. 1981, 1982

For College of St. Michael at Albany

through Richard Bolton as Adjunct Professor.

Behavior Management in the Classroom. 1979-1980.

Anyone with whom I work should be aware of the following information.
The State of Vermont, where I hold my license. (#47-00000325) requires that the following information be posted with my credentials and academic background.

If you wish to make a complaint about unprofessional conduct, here is a list of what is considered unprofessional conduct. Complaints should be made to the Office of Professional Regulations, Secretary of State, Vermont:

3016. Unprofessional conduct

§ 3016. Unprofessional conduct

Unprofessional conduct means the conduct listed in this section and in section 129a of Title 3:

(1) Failing to make available, upon written request of a person using psychological services to succeeding health care professionals or institutions, copies of that person’s records in the possession or under the control of the licensee.

(2) Failing to use a complete title in professional activity.

(3) Conduct which evidences moral unfitness to practice psychology.

(4) Engaging in any sexual conduct with a client, or with the immediate family member of a client, with whom the licensee has had a professional relationship within the previous two years.

(5) Harassing, intimidating, or abusing a client or patient.

(6) Entering into an additional relationship with a client, supervisee, research participant or student that might impair the psychologist’s objectivity or otherwise interfere with the psychologist’s professional obligations.

(7) Practicing outside or beyond a psychologist’s area of training or competence without appropriate supervision.

(8) Notwithstanding the provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 129a(a)(10), in the course of practice, failure to use and exercise that degree of care, skill and proficiency which is commonly exercised by the ordinary skillful, careful and prudent psychologist engaged in similar practice under the same or similar conditions, whether or not actual injury to a client or patient has occurred.

(9) Conduct which violates the “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” of the American Psychological Association, effective December 1, 1992, or its successor principles and code.

(10) Conduct which violates the “ASPPB Code of Conduct-1990” of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, or its successor code. (Added 1975, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1981, No. 241 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1993, No. 98, § 7; 1993, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 50; 1999, No. 52, § 26; 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 24.)

Chapter 5: Secretary of State

129a. Unprofessional conduct

§ 129a. Unprofessional conduct

(a) In addition to any other provision of law, the following conduct by a licensee constitutes unprofessional conduct. When that conduct is by an applicant or person who later becomes an applicant, it may constitute grounds for denial of a license or other disciplinary action. Any one of the following items, or any combination of items, whether or not the conduct at issue was committed within or outside the state, shall constitute unprofessional conduct:

(1) Fraudulent or deceptive procurement or use of a license.

(2) Advertising that is intended or has a tendency to deceive.

(3) Failing to comply with provisions of federal or state statutes or rules governing the practice of the profession.

(4) Failing to comply with an order of the board or violating any term or condition of a license restricted by the board.

(5) Practicing the profession when medically or psychologically unfit to do so.

(6) Delegating professional responsibilities to a person whom the licensed professional knows, or has reason to know, is not qualified by training, experience, education or licensing credentials to perform them.

(7) Willfully making or filing false reports or records in the practice of the profession; willfully impeding or obstructing the proper making or filing of reports or records or willfully failing to file the proper reports or records.

(8) Failing to make available promptly to a person using professional health care services, that person’s representative, succeeding health care professionals or institutions, upon written request and direction of the person using professional health care services, copies of that person’s records in the possession or under the control of the licensed practitioner.

(9) Failing to retain client records for a period of seven years, unless laws specific to the profession allow for a shorter retention period. When other laws or agency rules require retention for a longer period of time, the longer retention period shall apply.

(10) Conviction of a crime related to the practice of the profession or conviction of a felony, whether or not related to the practice of the profession.

(11) Failing to report to the office a conviction of any felony or any offense related to the practice of the profession in a Vermont district court, a Vermont superior court, a federal court, or a court outside Vermont within 30 days.

(12) Exercising undue influence on or taking improper advantage of a person using professional services, or promoting the sale of services or goods in a manner which exploits a person for the financial gain of the practitioner or a third party.

(13) Performing treatments or providing services which the licensee is not qualified to perform or which are beyond the scope of the licensee’s education, training, capabilities, experience, or scope of practice.

(14) Failing to report to the office within 30 days a change of name or address.

(b) Failure to practice competently by reason of any cause on a single occasion or on multiple occasions may constitute unprofessional conduct, whether actual injury to a client, patient, or customer has occurred. Failure to practice competently includes:

(1) performance of unsafe or unacceptable patient or client care; or

(2) failure to conform to the essential standards of acceptable and prevailing practice.

(c) The burden of proof in a disciplinary action shall be on the state to show by a preponderance of the evidence that the person has engaged in unprofessional conduct.

(d) After hearing, and upon a finding of unprofessional conduct, a board or an administrative law officer may take disciplinary action against a licensee or applicant, including imposing an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000.00 for each unprofessional conduct violation. Any money received under this subsection shall be deposited in the professional regulatory fee fund established in section 124 of this title for the purpose of providing education and training for board members and advisor appointees. The director shall detail in the annual report receipts and expenses from money received under this subsection.

(e) In the case where a standard of unprofessional conduct as set forth in this section conflicts with a standard set forth in a specific board’s statute or rule, the standard that is most protective of the public shall govern. (Added 1997, No. 40, § 5; amended 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. June 27, 2002; 2003, No. 60, § 2; 2005, No. 27, § 5; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)

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