Joe L. Lerma,Ph.D., M.S. (Postdoctoral)Country: United States
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Joe L. Lerma, Ph.D., M.S. (Postdoctoral)
Dr. Lerma graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&I University in Kingsville in 1975. He then graduated with an Ed.M. from Harvard University in 1976, followed by graduating with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. Finally, he graduated with a Postdoctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh-Dickenson University in 2002. ERIC Abstracts published his doctoral dissertation entitled Mexican Americans’ Perceptions of Differential Psychotherapist Characteristics in 1983.
Dr. Lerma is a retired psychologist and psychopharmacologist who established a large commendable and unblemished clinical practice over the span of greater than 20 years in south Texas until an overzealous and possibly corrupt legal and judicial system saw fit to ignore the Gold Standard of clinical practice of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists that Dr. Lerma had faithfully followed and sided with the whims of government insurances to not only destroy his family-run practice but to incarcerate Dr. Lerma in a federal penitentiary for over 3 years. This is his first published work of Christian fiction where he skillfully and empathically captures the concept of loss, misery, and destruction from his own earthly purgatory of the past 10 years.