About Ron Breazeale, Ph.D
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Ron Breazeale Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and alcohol and drug abuse treatment. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus, in 1974. Dr. Breazeale has developed and administered numerous mental health and substance abuse programs in hospitals, mental health centers, public schools and independent group practices. These have included criminal justice liaison programs, special education programs, emergency services and specialized outpatient and disability services programs.
Dr. Breazeale is the founder and has served as the Executive Director for Psychological and Educational Services, one of the largest independent group mental health and substance abuse practices in Northern New England. He has been active in the field of professional psychology, serving as President of the Maine Psychological Association and on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association.
Prior to his return to New England in 2003, Dr. Breazeale served for nine years as the Executive Director of Axiom Health Associates, an independent mental health and substance abuse practice, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has served as a consultant and trainer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Cerebral Palsy Center.
Dr. Breazeale is the author of: Living with a Disability: An Owner's Manual for your Disability, CrisisTapes: A Self-Paced Learning Program in Crisis Intervention, The Maine Guide to Relaxation and Stress Management, and Reaching Home, a novel about conquering fear and numerous other papers.
Dr. Breazeale's clinical orientation is primarily cognitive behavioral. Having grown up with a disability, Dr. Breazeale has focused much of his practice on working with persons with a disability and their families.