Richard W. Davis, Ph.D. provides outpatient clinical and medical psychology services in a private practice affiliated with Associates In Psychology in Burlington Vermont and in Waitsfield Vermont. His practice is largely devoted to working with patients and their families who face long-term adjustment issues related to chronic illness and disability. A major portion of this practice is devoted to working with patients who face adjustment and cognitive issues secondary to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Dr. Davis' practice also includes the specialty areas of behavior modification promoting wellness, treatment of chronic pain syndromes, noncompliance with medical advice, and sexual adjustment following disability.
In addition he maintains a general clinical practice treating general issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, workplace problems, and dealing with difficult people. His theoretical orientation to treatment is Eclectic. Depending on the individual's presentation, his therapy approach can vary from an "insight-oriented" Psychodynamic approach to Cognitive Behavioral.
Dr. Davis received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and specializes in Medical and Rehabilitation Psychology. Before relocating his practice from Florida, he provided psychological services as an independent consultant to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and Arthritis Center of North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, Florida. He received extensive training in general Medical and Rehabilitation Psychology during his Pre-Doctoral Internship and Externship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida. Dr. Davis has also been trained and done research in the area of Neuropsychological Assessment. His doctoral dissertation, done in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Psychology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, investigated the efficacy of Clinical Biofeedback in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.