About Dr. Schenk
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University in 1978, one of the first graduate schools in the country to offer the Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D., pronounced "Sigh-D".) Licensed in Georgia since 1979, I was elected as a Fellow in the Georgia Psychological Association in the 1990s. I have been an Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis since 1999 and serve on the ASCH Board of Governors. I am the current President of the Georgia Hypnosis Society.
Along with my clinical work, I have enjoyed writing over the years. In the mid-1990s I was the Principal Investigator of a large outpatient MMPI-2 research study that resulted in several journal articles. I have published two books and a number of articles in both lay journals such as Family Circle and professional journals such as the American Journal of Nursing, the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, the ADHD Report, and the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Along with presenting workshops at various professional conferences and local schools and religious institutions on a variety of topics, I offer training to other therapists in the clinical uses of hypnosis, both locally and via Skype.
My wife and I, both Boston area natives, married in 1975 and are the proud parents of two adult sons. We settled in Atlanta in 1979 after Cheryl completed her post-Masters education as a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia. I enjoy model railroading and have enjoyed serving as a Cubmaster with the Scouts and as a coach for Odyssey of the Mind. In 2004, I began riding in the annual 190 mile Pan Mass Challenge with my brother. It quickly became, and remains, a highlight of my year each year.