Updated 6/26/14

Bo's Resume

RICHARD “BO” TRAVIS, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

CURRICULUM VITA

 

LICENSES: Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist - License #071-008003
                     Illinois Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator  -  License #271.000051
                     Illinois Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider  - License #272.000044

CERTIFICATE:  Certificate in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy from the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Training and Research at the Adler School of Professional Psychology – 6/23/02

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), since 1997; American Psychological Association, since 2005

 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Illinois Sex Offender Management Board listed provider of services.

  

EDUCATION:

9/99-8/08         Adler School of Professional Psychology

                        Psy.D. Degree, 4.0 GPA, Clinical Psychology

                                               

9/92-5/95         Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado

                        M.A. Degree, 4.0 GPA, Community Counseling

 

6/85-5/87         University of Alaska, Anchorage

                        MS Degree Candidate, Counseling Psychology

Completed coursework, internships, and passed Comprehensive Examination.  Did not complete thesis.

 

1/81-8/83         University of Georgia, Athens, GA

                        Degree: B.A. with highest honors, 3.95 GPA.

                        Major: Psychology        Minor: Philosophy

                        Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Honor Student; Alumni Scholarship Recipient

 

APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE:

 

 3/11 – Present   SVP Evaluator

                           Illinois Department of Human Services/Treatment and Detention Facility
                           1
680 E County Farm Road 
                           Rushville, IL 62681

Work Experience:  Under general direction of the Treatment & Detention Facility Medical Director, I serve as an evaluator, for an assigned area for Sexually Violent Persons. As an evaluator, I complete clinical interviews, psychological/psychosexual testing, risk assessment, etc. I compile reports and submit completed evaluations to the Circuit Court as statutorily defined by the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, and provide expert witness testimony.

 2/14-Present      Assisted Awareness, LLC
                           Private Practice - Consulting Psychologist
                           24109 W. Lockport Rd.
                           Plainfield, IL 60544

            Work Experience:  As Consulting Psychologist, I conduct psychological, clinical, 
            forensic, and psychosexual evaluations of adults and adolescents for sentencing,
            monitoring, supervision and treatment recommendations. I consult with licensed clinical
            professional counselors about cognitive-behavioral, existential and mindfulness
            techniques for self-referred individuals in couples counseling, family counseling,
            individual psychotherapy, and provide behavioral consultation for persons presenting
            challenging behaviors. I also provide consultation for outpatient treatment of alcohol
            and substance abuse, gambling addictions, and other addictive/compulsive behaviors.

9/04-2/14         Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
                        Assisted Awareness
                        24109 Lockport Street
                        Plainfield, IL 60544

Work Experience:  As sole proprietor of my clinical private practice, I conducted psychological, clinical and forensic evaluations of adults and adolescents for sentencing, monitoring, supervision and treatment recommendations. I provided cognitive-behavioral, existential and mindfulness counseling for self-referred individuals. I provided couples counseling, family counseling, and behavioral consultation for persons presenting challenging behaviors. I also provided Anger Management and Level I outpatient treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, gambling addictions, and other addictive/compulsive behaviors. I was listed as a treatment provider and evaluator on the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board treatment provider list to provide sex-offense-specific treatment for referred adolescent and adult males and females.

1/06-5/07            Adjunct Professor
                           Chicago School of Professional Psychology
                           325 N. Wells Street
                           Chicago, IL  60610

Work Experience: As adjunct professor, I taught courses in the Forensic Psychology Program and in the Masters Degree Clinical Program. Courses taught included: Documentation, Report Writing, and Testifying; Assessment and Treatment of the Adult Offender; and Existential-Humanistic Psychology.

1/05-1/07            Doctoral Intern
                           Youth Services Program
                           407 W. Jefferson Street
                           Joliet, IL  60443

Work Experience:  As Intern in the Adler School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology doctoral program, I provided individual and family therapy and evaluates adolescents and children of both genders.  I supervised masters and doctoral level therapy and assessment practicum students at River Valley Detention Center and at Will County Mental Health Youth Services Program. I completed my internship in December, 2006.

7/98- 11/05       Clinical Therapist
 
                         Liberty Healthcare Corporation/IDHS/TDF
                          401 Woodruff Road
                          Joliet, IL 60432

Work Experience:  As Clinical Therapist at the Illinois Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility (DHS/TDF), I co-facilitated treatment groups for persons detained and committed as potentially sexually violent persons.  Groups co-facilitated include sex offense specific treatment groups (Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Restructuring and Journaling), and sex offense related treatment groups (Trauma Issues Group, Emotional Awareness Group, Stress Management Group, Anger Management groups, and Orientation and Denial Groups).  I also conducted Penile Plethysmograph evaluations.  I provided expert witness testimony in court regarding treatment issues of SVPs. 

9/02 - 7/03     Assessment Practicum Student
                       Youth Services Program
                       407 W. Jefferson Street
                       Joliet, IL  60443

Work Experience:  As practicum student in the Adler School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology doctoral program, I evaluated mental, emotional and social functioning of adults, adolescents and children of both genders.  I administered and interpreted psychological instruments, and wrote comprehensive psychological evaluations for the Youth Services Program and Forensic Division of the Will County Mental Health Department.

9/01 - 6/02    Therapy Practicum Student
                      Will County Mental Health
                      501 Ella Street
                      Joliet, IL  60443

Work Experience:  As practicum student in the Adler School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology doctoral program, provided group therapy to adult and adolescent sex offenders, wrote intake evaluations of adult sex offenders, administered and presented Abel Screen for Sexual Interest to adult sex offenders.  Also provided individual therapy to client adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.  At affiliated Youth Services Program, counseled adolescent males referred by probation for counseling stemming from convictions of a variety of non-sexual offenses.

 

4/97 - 6/98   Evaluator and Counselor 
                     Forensic Assessments
                     2004 N. 12th Street, Suite 9 
                     Grand Junction, CO  81501

Work Experience:  Owner/Director of Forensic Assessments.  In consultation with licensed clinical psychologist, performed custody and foster parent evaluations.  Counseled individuals in office and counseled incarcerated youth.  Provided expert witness testimony in parent-child interactions and custody evaluations.

 10/93 - 6/98  Counseling Intern and Counselor
                       PsycHealth Associates
                       2004 N. 12th Street, Suite 47
                       Grand Junction, Co  81501

Work Experience:  As intern counselor, co-facilitated sex offender treatment groups with program director from October 1993 until July 1994.  Individually facilitated sex offender groups since July 1994.  With co-therapist, started treatment group for families of sex offenders.  Developed program and co-facilitated groups for sex offenders who are survivors of sexual abuse from March 1996 through June 1998.  Facilitated special groups for sex offenders exhibiting significant denial.  Counseled individuals and groups for anger management issues.  Counseled male juveniles incarcerated with the Department of Youth Corrections.  Developed program and facilitated cognitive restructuring group for adolescents on probation.  Provided expert witness testimony in sex offender treatment issues.  Conducted portions of comprehensive sex offender evaluations.

 

7/94 - 6/98   Clinical Behavioral Specialist, Psychology Dept.
                     Grand Junction Regional Center
                     2800 D Road
                     Grand Junction, CO  81501

Work Experience:  As Clinical Behavioral Specialist in the Psychology Department, conducted functional analyses, wrote psychology programs, trained Regional Center staff, and counseled groups and individual clients.  Facilitated Anger Management Group for developmentally disabled sex offenders.

 7/92 - 7/94   Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
                      Grand Junction Regional Center
                      2800 D Road
                      Grand Junction, CO  81501

Work Experience:  As Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP), coordinated efforts of teams of professional therapists and wrote habilitation plans for up to 32 individuals with severe disabilities.  Was responsible for implementing and monitoring plans.  Supervised five direct line supervisors, who supervised twenty direct contact staff on two residential units. 

 2/89 - 6/92    Community Behavioral Specialist
                       Grand Junction Regional Center
                       2800 D Road
                       Grand Junction, CO  81501

Work Experience:  As Community Behavioral Specialist, was one of three in the State of Colorado who consulted with agencies, families, and individuals about providing effective services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.  Consulted about severely challenging behaviors, trained staff and family members, and coordinated efforts with other professional consultants to meet agencies' and individuals' needs.  Consulted as a Team with Physician and Psychiatrist as part of Behavioral Pharmacology Clinics.  Participated in national project for The Research and Training Center for Community-Referenced Non-Aversive Behavior Management.  As part of the project, was one of five state trainers on Colorado Community-Referenced Behavioral Support Project.

1/87 - 7/88     Associate Teaching Manager/Vocational Trainer
                        Alaska Specialized Education and Training Services (ASETS)
                        2330 Nichols Drive
                        Anchorage, AK  99507

Work Experience:  As Vocational Trainer, provided habilitation training and case supervision for adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and behavioral problems.  Developed and implemented Individual Habilitation Plan (IHP) and behavioral program goals, objectives, and methods.  As Associate Teaching Manager, provided behavioral, social skills, physical conditioning, and life skills training to a dually-diagnosed adolescent female characterized as one of the most difficult-to-serve clients in Alaska in a residential setting through the Alaska Youth Initiative program.  Licensed and prepared the home for program use.  Worked full-time while completing two internships and finishing courses in Master's program.

1/87 - 5/87     Intern/Counselor
                        SouthCentral Counseling Center
                        4020 Folker Street
                        Anchorage, AK  99508

Work Experience:  As counseling intern, provided case management and counseling for couples, adolescents, and individual adults who were clients of the center.  As case manager for clients, provided diagnoses using DSM-III, and made referrals for drug/alcohol treatment when appropriate.  Performed testing duties including administering WAIS and MMPI exams.

9/86 - 5/87      Intern/Counselor
                       Counseling and Growth Center, UAA
                       3211 Providence Drive
                       Anchorage, AK  99507

Work Experience:  As counseling intern, provided case management and counseling for couples, families, adolescents, students, and individual adults who were clients of this University – based counseling center.  Conducted intake sessions, developed and implemented treatment plans, made appropriate referrals, and conducted staffings on individual cases.

9/85 - 5/86      Teaching Assistant
9/86 - 12/86    Psychology Department, University of Alaska, Anchorage 
                        3211 Providence Drive
                        Anchorage, AK  99508

Work Experience:  As Teaching Assistant for Psychology 111 classes, constructed tests, administered exams, assisted students with class projects, and graded exams for classes numbering approximately 80 and 180 students.  Planned and delivered lectures occasionally.  Tutored students encountering difficulties with course material.  Counseled students regarding life transition issues and study habits.

6/85 - 9/85       Counselor/Activities Director
                         Salvation Army Booth Memorial Home
                         3600 East 20th Avenue
                         Anchorage, AK  99508

Work Experience:  As Counselor II, provided care, supervision, and counseling to emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescent females in a locked residential setting.  Taught social skills, life skills, and increased self-awareness in clients.  Provided crisis intervention and acted as primary counselor for assigned clients.  Planned and facilitated treatment and educational groups.  As Activities Director, planned, organized, budgeted, and monitored recreational and social activities.

9/82 - 5/83       Peer Tutor/Counselor
                        Tutorial Services, Clark Howell Hall
                        University of Georgia, Athens,  GA

Work Experience:  As peer tutor/counselor for University of Georgia, tutored college Algebra, Developmental Studies Math, Elementary Spanish, and Psychology.  Counseled students in study skills, motivational problems, life transition issues, and interpersonal difficulties.

MILITARY:     United States Navy from September 1974 through September 1980.  Honorably Discharged.  Certified as a nuclear power plant operator in May 1976.

PUBLICATION:  The Relationship between Empathy and Sexual Arousal in Civilly-Committed Sex Offenders, doctoral dissertation defended and submitted for publication in July 2008.

 

APPLICABLE PRESENTATIONS (see also courses taught as adjunct faculty):

 

May 16, 2014 – “DSM-5.0 Update: Paraphilias, 5-Axis Model, and other changes.”  Webinar presented to the Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

 

November 2, 2006 – “Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders.” Presented as guest speaker in a Forensic Psychology Course taught by Les Cox, Psy. D., at St. Francis College in Joliet, Illinois.

January 13, 2006 – “Domestic Violence: An Overview.” Presented to LaSalle County Probation and Justice professionals with Karen Smith, M.A., LCPC at LaSalle County Courthouse in Ottawa, Illinois.

September 26, 2005 – “Special Applications of Forensic Private Practice.”  Presented as guest speaker in a Forensic Psychology Course taught by Les Cox, Psy. D., at St. Francis College in Joliet, Illinois.

May 26, 2005 – “Special Applications of Forensics – The Illinois SVP Law.”  Presented as guest speaker in a Forensic Psychology Course taught by Terri Badgett, MSW, at Lewis University Campus in Orland Park, Illinois.

April 15, 2005 – “Behavioral De-escalation.”   Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Joliet, Illinois.

September 20, 2004 – “Behavioral De-escalation.”   Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Joliet, Illinois.

March 6, 2004 – “Family Orientation to the DHS/TDF.”  Presented as part of the family treatment component of the DHS/TDF Treatment Program in Joliet, Illinois.

August 2 and August 4, 2001 - “Cognitive Restructuring,” and “Treatment for Trauma.”  Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Joliet, Illinois.

May 19, 2000 – “Cognitive Restructuring.”  Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Joliet, Illinois.

November 19, 1999 – “Journaling.”  Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Sheridan, Illinois.

May 19, 1999 - “Journaling.”  Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the DHS-TDF program in Sheridan, Illinois.

March 17, 1999 – “SVP Treatment Program: An Overview,” and “Cognitive Restructuring.” Presented as part of the training for Security Therapy Aides of the SVP-TDF program in Sheridan, Illinois.

October 1, 1998 – “Survivors Group.”  Presented as part of the “Sexually Violent Persons: Identification, Commitment and Treatment” training for Security Therapy Aides of the SVP-TDF program in Sheridan, Illinois.

July 29,1998 – “Survivors Group.”  Presented as part of the “Sexually Violent Persons: Identification, Commitment and Treatment” training for Security Therapy Aides of the SVP-TDF program in Sheridan, Illinois.

October 1997 – “Treating Victim Issues of Offenders Who are Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Critical Component of Offender Treatment.”  Presented at the 1997 Research and Treatment Conference for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, in Washington, D.C.

September 1997 – “Treatment of Offenders in Denial.”  Presented at the conference on Treatment of Sexual Compulsivity and Offending: the Present and Future, in Denver, Colorado.

April 1996 – “Working with Sex Offenders.”  Presented at the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.

October 1994 – “Caught in the Middle: Non-offending Friends and Family Members of Sex Offenders.”  Presented at the Colorado Counseling Association Professional Development Conference, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

April 1991 – “Positive Parent/Child Interactions.”  Presented for Jackson County Department of Social Services in Walden, Colorado

January 1991 – Conference on Behaviorally Challenged Children, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

January 1990 – “Behavior Grab Bag.”  Presented at Colorado Interagency Conference, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

April 1989 – “Behavioral Consults.”  Presented at Residential Conference for Quality Services in Community Residential Settings – Division for Developmental Disabilities – Denver, Colorado

 

 

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