Clinical psychologist headlines campus event

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Veteran Affairs BU will be hosting Curtis Branch, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and chief for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center of the Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System in Newark, N.J., who help lead a series of interactive events designed to help Bloomsburg University's campus become more friendly to veterans. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 1 to 9 p.m. in the KUB Multipurpose A. It's open free to the public and campus community.

Curtis Branch Branch holds degrees from Johnson C. Smith University (B.A., Psychology), Columbia University (M.A., developmental Psychology), and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology). He completed pre-doctoral clinical training at University of Colorado Medical Center and post-doctoral training at Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado.

Branch has held academic positions at a variety of institutions including University of Colorado-Boulder and Teacher’s College, Columbia University. In 1993, he became the first American granted a Senior Fulbright Scholar Award (in Psychology) to Romania.

His teaching research assignment was at the Universitatea Babes Boya in Transylvania. Branch has authored two books and over 25 scholarly articles. Since 1997 he has been a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City.