Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt, Ph.D. Vita
Wyatt received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia
University in 1980. Prior to that he received his Masters degree
from the University of Miami (FL) in 1970 and his bachelor's degree
from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) Charleston,
West Virginia, in 1969. He completed his internship in clinical
psychology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine's
Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in 1979.
& Board Certification
Wyatt has been licensed in West Virginia since 1978 and in Kentucky
since 1986. He is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology.
Witness Qualification & Experience
Wyatt has been qualified as an expert in Clinical Psychology in
many courts. He has given more than 50 depositions and has testified
in open court more than 30 times.
more than 15 years Dr.Wyatt has been a full-time faculty member
in the Department of Psychology at Marshall University, Huntington,
West Virginia. His duties there include teaching undergraduate courses
and graduate courses in the clinical field. These include courses
in therapy techniques and courses in intellectual, personality and
behavioral assessment. He also serves as Director of the campus
outpatient Psychology Clinic. In addition to his forensic consulting
activities, he has extensive experience providing consultation services
to community agencies such as Family Services of Kanawha Valley
(Charleston, WV), VOCA Corp (Huntington, WV) and Pathways Community
Mental Health Center (Ashland, KY).
Dr. Wyatt was employed in full-time clinical practice, for more
than ten years, in several settings. They included a year or more
full-time in each of the following: A vocational rehabilitation
center, a state hospital, a community mental health center, and
in private practice. In the last of these Dr. Wyatt served as Director
of Therapeutic Services in a 14 bed inpatient treatment unit for
patients with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
Education Offered by Dr. Wyatt
Wyatt routinely provides continuing education to professionals in
a number of fields on several topics. The training is typically
done in workshop style. Members of the following professions have
received his CE training: Psychology, Social Work, Law, Law Enforcement,
Nursing, & Counseling. Topics include assessment of child sexual
abuse; the recovered memory debate; school violence; and Munchausen
Wyatt is a member of the American Psychological Association, the
WV Psychological Association, the Association for Behavior Analysis,
and the American College of Forensic Examiners.
Wyatt has published many papers in professional journals. See his
two-part series "Recent Developments in the Assessment of Child
Sexual Abuse" in The Forensic Examiner (1999). He founded
and edits Behavior Analysis Digest,
a quarterly newsletter. He is a member of the Board of Editors of
Behavior and Social Issues.