Wednesday, February 20, 2008

About ACFEI's founder, Dr. O'Block

An international publisher and prime mover in forensics, psychotherapy, and homeland security, Dr. Robert O'Block laid the foundations for open, comprehensive, and educational associations for professionals in forensics, integrative medicine, criminology, investigation, psychology, and spiritual psychotherapy. Dr. O'Block, a pioneering academic, founded the American College of Forensic Examiners, American Psychotherapy Association, the Certified in Homeland Security Program, and The Society for The Cure of Souls. He also co-founded the American Association for Integrative Medicine.

These associations host annual national and regional meetings to provide learning opportunities for professionals to earn continuing education in the fields of forensics, homeland security, psychotherapy, and integrative medicine. Dr. O'Block holds postgraduate degrees in sociology, education, philosophy, psychology, and theology.

Robert L. O'Block taught at the college level for 17 years and was a full professor and department head of an Administration of Justice baccalaureate program before leaving academia to become Executive Director of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Dr. O'Block earned his Ph.D. form Kansas State University where his work centered on criminology, sociology, psychology, administration, and education. His articles have appeared in the journals The Police Chief and The Journal of Police Science and Administration. Dr. O'Block is a winner of Oregon State University's Distinguished Educational Research Award, and his personal biography was published in American Men and Women Of Science.

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