Joseph Hasazi

Joseph Hasazi

Joseph Hasazi
Emeritus Professor

At UVM 1970-2001
  • A.B. University of Miami, 1965
  • M.S. University of Miami, 1968
  • Ph.D. University of Miami, 1970

Since Retirement

Since retiring from UVM: Hasazi has been in full time private practice, specializing in forensic psychology; has been a consultant to the Francis Foundation, Inc., which provides clinical and residential services to children and young adults with autism, bipolar disorder, and other severe emotional and behavioral disorders; has been the President of the Vermont Trauma Institute, which offers four to five conferences each year led by national experts in the trauma field to mental health professionals in Vermont and the surrounding states; has been an internship/practicum supervisor for St. Michael's College and Union Institute and University; and has lectured each semester in UNC's Honors Seminar in Food and Culture (aka “EAT'S 101”), both in Chapel Hill and at the Université de Bourgogne. For five years he also served on the Board of Kids-on-the-Block-Vermont

Official Retirement Citation (2001)

"Joe Hasazi has contributed steadily and importantly to the department and to his colleagues, and has managed to say the right thing, always, to keep departmental meetings m perspective. He has supervised on doctoral dissertations, and contributed enormously to the local community through his service on boards of social service agencies. His sense of humor and contribution to all of us will be sorely missed."
-Professor David C. Howell

Education: AB, 1965; M.S. 1968; Ph. D, 1970, University of Miami.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1970-74; Associate Professor, 1974-01. Director of Clinical Training, 1974-77, 1989-90, 1993-95.

Key Scholarly Interests: Developmental psychopathology, mental retardation.

Publication Highlights: Published dozens of book chapters, technical reports, and papers in journals ranging from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Journal of Abnormal Psychology, to Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Pediatric Dentistry

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Supervised 34 doctoral dissertations and many M.A. theses; over $2 million in research grants and contracts; spearheaded passage of psychology licensing law for Vermont Psychological Association and chaired State of Vermont Licensing Board for 5 years; first chair of Continuing Education Committee of American Psychological Association; co-founded Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center at UVM; on 3 editorial boards and ad hoc reviewer of articles for 10 major Journals.

Other Professional Experience:Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University 1976-77, Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Lisbon, 1985.

Awards and Honors: Doctor of Science (Honorary), 1982, Universidad Autonoma De CentroAmerica (Costa Rica); Fulbright Scholarship, 1985.

Community Service: Service on boards of Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont, Howard Mental Health Services, Inc. Resources for Community Living; Crime Victims Assistance Fund; and Epilepsy Foundation of America, Youth Transition Project. Service on the Family Proceedings Advisory Committee, which drafted Vermont's child custody statute.

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