Walter Erich Penk, PhD

Walter Penk

Walter PenkOccupation: Psychologist
Born: Houston, August 22, 1933

Education:
PhD in in Clinical Psychology, University of Houston (1965)
MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Houston (1964)
BA in History and German, University of Houston (1954)
AA, Concordia University Texas (1953)

Certifications:
Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1984-Present); State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, State of Texas (1968-Present); Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (1980)

Career:
Consultant, Career Development Award, Durham VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2015-Present)
Advisory Board, VISN 17 Center of Excellence, Doris Miller VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2014-Present)
Consultant, Dean of Students, The University of Texas at Austin (2010-Present)
Consultant, STRONG STAR Data and Statistics Core, UT Health San Antonio (2008-Present)
Consultant, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2003-Present)
Consultant, Rehabilitation Research & Development Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1993-Present)
Psychological Rehabilitation Training, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1999-2003)
Clinical Psychology Training, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1999-2003)
Associate Director, Bedford Division, VISN 1 New England MIRECC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1998-2003)
Chief, Psychology Service, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1993-2003)
Director of Psychology, The Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1988-1997)
Research Associate, National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1989-1993)
Research Psychologist, VA Boston Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1984-1993)
Research Director, VA Region 1 Mental Health Initiatives, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1986-1992)
Clinical/Research Psychologist, Dallas VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1965-1984)
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Dallas VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1963-1965)
Pre-Internship Practicum, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1962-1963)

Career Related:
Consultant, Rehabilitation R&D Service, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2015-Present); Consultant, Improving Employment Outcomes, National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research (2015-Present); Graduate Fellowship Reviewer, National Science Foundation (2013-Present); Lecturer, Warriors Resiliency Program, U.S. Department of Defense (2012-Present); Professor in Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, Texas A&M College of Medicine (2004-Present); Researcher on Compensated Work Therapy vs. Job Placement, MIRECC (1999-Present); Developer, Continuing Education Program, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1993-Present); Supervisor, Fellowship for Minority Students, Boston University (1990-Present); Clinical Psychology Training Supervisor, School of Medicine, Tufts University (1984-Present); Lecturer, Various Regional VA Medical Education Centers, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1981-Present); Presenter, MMPI Continuing Education Workshops, University of Minnesota (1981-Present); Liaison, Board of Educational Affairs, American Psychological Association (2014-2016); Contributing Researcher, VA Center of Excellence in Stress Disorders Research, Veterans Integrated Service Network 17, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2007-2013); Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard University (1989-2006); Reviewer, Innovations in American Government, Ford Foundation (1993-2005); Clinical Research, Program Initiatives in Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1999-2003); Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine (1992-2003); Site Visitor, Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Accreditation, American Psychological Association (1984-2003); Scientific Advisory Board, Longitudinal Study, National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1985-2003); Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University (2002); Affiliate Professor of Psychology, Suffolk University (1999-2001); Associate in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School (1989-2001); Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine (1984-1997); Researcher, Ten-Year Follow-up Study, National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, United States Congress (1995-1997); Chair, Evaluation Section, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1994-1996); Secretary, Evaluation Section, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1991-1996); Consultant, Five-Year Plan, Treatment Services Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH (1991-1995); Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, Boston University (1990-1993); Site Coordinator, Automation in Psychological Testing, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1984-1993); Clinical Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1968-1984); Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1968-1984); Instructor, Reading Clinic, University of Houston (1961-1963); Psychology Instructor, Concordia Chicago (1959-1961)

Civic:
Works and consults with clinical research centers within the VA

Creative Works:
Editorial Board, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2015-Present); Academic Editor, PLOS-ONE (2016-Present); Academic Editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2016-Present); Editorial Board, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2007-Present); Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2006-Present); Editorial Board, Psychological Services (2004-Present); Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1970-Present); Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1970-Present); Ad-hoc Reviewer, Clinical Psychology Review (1970-Present); Contributing Author, Psychological Services (2012, 2017); Author, “The Oxford Handbook for Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans: A Guide for Non-Military Mental Health Clinicians” (2016); Contributing Author, BioMed Central Ltd (2016); Contributing Author, Mental Health among Military Personnel and Veterans (2016); Editorial Board, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2014-2016); Contributing Author, American Psychologist (2015); Author, “Examination for Practice of Psychology Principles” (2014); Author, “Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference” (2013); Author, “Treatment Interventions for Combat Veterans” (2012); Author, “Handbook of Counseling Military Couples” (2012); Contributing Author, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2007, 2011-2012); Author, “When Warriors Return Home” (2012); Contributing Author, Student Veterans Manual (2012); Editor, Texas Psychologist (1973-1975, 2010-2012); Contributing Author, Texas Psychologist (2009-2012); Author, “Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook” (2011); Contributing Author, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2010); Author, “Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way” (2009); Author, “Effective Treatments for PTSD” (2000, 2009); Editor, “Returning Wars’ Wounded, Injured, and Ill” (2008); Editor, “Stories from VA Psychology” (2007); Contributing Author, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (1993-1994, 2006); Contributing Author, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (2002, 2004, 2006); Contributing Author, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (2006); Contributing Author, Evaluation and Program Planning (1997, 2005); Contributing Author, Psychiatric Services (1996, 1998-1999, 2001, 2005); Contributing Author, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2003, 2005); Author, “Practitioner’s Handbook for the MMPI-2” (2005); Contributing Author, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (1991, 2002, 2004); Contributing Author, Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (2003); Contributing Author, Journal of Addictive Diseases (1998-1999, 2003); Contributing Author, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (2003); Author, “Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace” (2002); Contributing Author, The Journal of Rehabilitation (2002); Author, “New Directions for Mental Health Services: Psychologists and Persons Diagnosed with Psychosis” (2001); Contributing Author, Community Mental Health Journal (2001); Contributing Author, The Journal of Gambling Studies (2001); Contributing Author, The American Journal of Psychiatry (2000); Contributing Author, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience (1999); Contributing Author, Psychiatric Quarterly (1996-1999); Contributing Author, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (1999); Author, “Learners to Leaders: Stories about People in Process (1999); Author, “Mentally Ill and Homeless: Special Programs for Special Needs” (1998); Contributing Author, Child Abuse & Neglect (1998); Contributing Author, Directions (1998); Contributing Author, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (1996-1997); Contributing Author, Journal of Anxiety Disorders (1997); Contributing Author, Federal Practitioner (1997); Contributing Author, Journal of Traumatic Stress (1991, 1996); Author, “Violence in the Workplace: Emerging National Trends” (1996); Author, “Handbook for the Treatment of the Seriously Mentally Ill” (1995); Contributing Author, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (1995); Contributing Author, General Hospital Psychiatry (1995); Contributing Author, Job Stress Intervention: Current Practices and Future Directions (1993, 1995); Contributing Author, Journal of Mental Health Administration (1994); Author, “The PIE Classification System for Social Functioning Problems” (1994); Contributing Author, Journal of Clinical Psychology (1977-1979, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1994); Contributing Author, Psychological Reports (1965, 1969, 1971, 1992-1993); Contributing Author, Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders (1992); Contributing Author, Sociological Practice Review (1992); Contributing Author, Journal of Personality Assessment (1980-1991); Contributing Author, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1978-1981, 1985, 1990); Author, “Clinical Notes on the MMPI” (1989); Author, “Supplement on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder” (1989); Guest Editor, Journal of Clinical Psychology (1987-1989); Editorial Board, Journal of Traumatic Stress (1985-1989); Contributing Author, Recent Developments in Alcoholism (1988); Contributing Author, The New England Journal of Medicine (1986, 1988); Author, “The MMPI and Diagnostic Groups” (1988); Author, “Currents in Alcoholism” (1988); Task Force Member, “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Third Edition” (1985-1987); Contributing Author, Addictive Behaviors (1979, 1987); Contributing Author, Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1976, 1978, 1980-1982, 1987); Contributing Author, A Practitioner’s Guide to Automated Psychological Assessment (1987); Contributing Author, Automation in Psychiatry (1986); Contributing Author, Behavior Therapy (1986); Contributing Author, International Journal of the Addictions (1980-1981); Contributing Author, Drug Dependence Treatment (1981); Contributing Author, Evaluation Quarterly (1981); Contributing Author, Drug Forum (1978 1979); Contributing Author, Contemporary Psychology (1979); Contributing Author, British Journal of Addiction (1978); Contributing Author, Catalogue of Selected Documents in Psychology (1974); Contributing Author, Science (1973); Contributing Author, Proceedings of the American Psychological Association (1967, 1972); Contributing Author, Developmental Psychology (1969, 1971)

Awards:
PTSD Research Grantee, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2005-Present); Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training Grantee, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2003-Present); Grantee, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (1991-1992, 1994-Present); Fellow, American Psychological Society (1988-Present); Fellow, American Psychological Association (1980-Present); Recipient, Charles S. Gersoni Award, Division 19, American Psychological Association (2017); Recipient, Exceptional Achievement Commendation, The Senate of the State of Texas (2017); Recipient, Gold Medal in Life Achievement for Practice of Psychology, American Psychological Foundation (2015); Recipient, Spotlight Award for Special Achievement, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2009); Recipient, Award, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (2007); Recipient, Harold Hildreth Award, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2006); Psychology Graduate Training Program Grantee, NIH (2003-2004); Recipient, Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association (2003); Recipient, Distinguished Career Award, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2003); Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2003); Recipient, Career Contributions Award, VA Section, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2003); Recipient, Distinguished Career Award, Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) (2003); Recipient, Commendation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2002); Grantee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1968-1985, 1994-2001); Grantee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH (1979-1985, 1996-2001); Grantee, American Society of Addiction Medicine (1995-2001); Grantee, Northeastern University (1996-2000); Honoree, Honor, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1999); Senior Psychology Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts (1993-1997); Grantee, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (1989-1996); Recipient, Career Contributions Award, Massachusetts Psychological Association (1995); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1994); Fellow, Academy of Clinical Psychology (1994); Public Service Fellow, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1991); Recipient, PTSD Scale Development for MMPI-2 Award, Health Services Research & Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1987-1989); Recipient, Oral Health Indices of Personal Adjustment among the Frail Elderly Award, Health Services Research & Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1987-1989); Clinical Psychology Fellow, Division 12, American Psychological Association (1982); Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment (1981); VA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Memberships:
Founding Member, Association of Retired VA Psychology Leader Auxiliary (2016-Present); PTSD Mentor/Mentee Committee, Veterans Integrated Service Network 17, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2004-Present); Texas Psychological Association (1965-1984, 2003-Present); Merit Review Board, Rehabilitation Research and Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1999-Present); Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (1987-Present); Society of Traumatic Stress (1985-Present); Massachusetts Psychological Association (1984-Present); National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (1980-Present); American Psychological Association (1965-Present); American Association for the Advancement of Science (1965-Present); Excellence Review Panel for VA Center of Excellence, Veterans Integrated Service Network 17, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2009-2013); External Review Board, STRONG STAR Data and Statistics Core, UT Health San Antonio & U.S. Department of Defense (2008-2013); Board of Trustees, Texas Psychological Association (2010-2012); Council of Representatives, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2005-2010); Health Council Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, Veterans Integrated Service Network 17, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2006-2008); Chair, Zero-Based Budget Committee, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1994-2003); Case Management for the Seriously Mentally Ill Committee, Veterans Integrated Service Network 1, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2000-2003); PTSD Treatment Committee, Veterans Integrated Service Network 1, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2000-2003); Outcomes Committee, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (1997-2002); Co-Chair, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Section, Psychosis/Schizophrenia Working Group, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1996-2002); Scientific Review Committee, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1997-2000); Chair, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Standards, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (1998-1999); Program Chair, Annual Meeting, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1998-1999); President, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1997-1999); Member, Major Depressive Disorder Working Group to write clinical pathways/algorithms, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1995-1997); Mental Health Services Research Committee, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1993-1997); Dual Diagnosis Treatment Planning Committee, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1992-1997); Psychiatry Residency/Clinical Psychology Training Committee, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1992-1997); Public Sector Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Psychological Association (1992-1997); Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1992-1997); Assessing Outcome Committee, Child/Adolescent Division, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1992-1997); Chair, Human Subjects Committee, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1994-1996); Northeast Regional Advisory Research Group, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1985-1988); Technical Review Board, National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, United States Congress (1983-1984); Scientific Advisory Board, National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, United States Congress (1983-1984);Program Committee, American Psychological Association (1977-1982); Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology (1962); The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1954)

Family:
Son of Walter Erich Penk; Elsie Pearl (Teinert) Penk
Married Dolores Mae Kraijek Little (January 8, 1985)
Children: Mark David

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in the East – 1995-1996, 25th Edition (pub. 1994)

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