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About Barney Greenspan, Ph.D.

| Common Questions and Answers about Credentials

Clinical Positions

  • Private Practice: Meridian, ID; Northern Virginia; Boulder, CO; Beachwood, OH
  • Chief of Psychological Services, North Central Human Service Center, Minot, ND 
  • Director of Psychological Services, Bellefaire Residential Treatment and Child Care Center, Shaker Heights, OH 
  • Internships; practicums
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 yr.) in Psychotherapy, Advanced Behavioral Science Center, Grosse Pointe, MI
    • Psychiatric Clinic, State Prison of  Southern Michigan at Jackson
    • Counseling Center, Michigan  State University, East Lansing, MI
    • Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, CA
    • Napa State Mental Hospital, Imola, CA
    • Brentwood VA Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 


  • Doctorate in Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology,  Michigan State University
  • Master of Science, Rehabilitation Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles


  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
  • Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Board Certified in Psychoanalysis
  • Qualified as a child/adolescent psychoanalyst from Cleveland Center for Research in Child Development
  • Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology
  • Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Fellow of the Academy of Psychoanalysis
  • Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, Academy of Psychology, National Academies of Practice
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (Divisions of Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis; Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology). Fellow status in APA is awarded to members in recognition of significant, unusual, exceptional, outstanding and lasting contributions to the profession of psychology. The individual has achieved national recognition from one's colleagues for contributions to psychology.
  • Member of Association for Child Psychoanalysis
  • Health Service Provider in Psychology, National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Licensed Psychologist, Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners

Additional Professional Activities

  • Appointed by Governor Kempthorne to the Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners 08/16/2005-07/01/2009; Vice-Chair 07/20/2006 - 06/30/2007
    Chair 07/2007 - 07/2010. Reappointed by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to another four year term from 07/01/2009 - 07/31/2013
  • Elected to Council of Representatives, American Psychological Association (representing Idaho as an officer of the Idaho Psychological Association), 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2014 and 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
  • Independent Contractor/Psychological Consultant for Professional Services with the Disability Determinations Service Division, Idaho Department of Labor, Boise, ID 06/24/2011 - present
  • Member of Blue Cross of Idaho Behavioral Health Advisory Panel, 01/2010 -01/2014. Member, Utilization Management Committee, 09/2013-present
  • Editorial Board member of psychology journals
  • Reviewer for numerous journals 
  • Examiner for Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
  • Published more than 50 articles/book reviews for professional journals
  • Listed in Distinguished Leaders in Health Care; Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals; Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine & Health Care


  • John Cambareri Award for Excellence in Psychology (2014) celebrates & recognizes distinguished service & commitment to psychology in Idaho, including extraordinary accomplishments in the field & advancement of the profession. It is the most prestigious award given by the Idaho Psychological Association.

  • Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy (2013). Honors those psychologists who have given voluntarily of their time to define the discipline of psychology statutorily by state and federal laws and regulations through advocacy.


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“The clearest and most responsible way for a psychologist to represent herself/himself to the public, third-parties, and the profession as a specialist is to be certified through an organized peer process as meeting the standards and demonstrating the competencies required in the specialty. American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is the only non-profit professional unitary organization with multiple specialty board quality controls recognized by the profession as certifying specialty practioners in psychology.”   Retrieved June 26, 2005 from the web site of the American Board of Professional Psychology.


“Board certification (awarding of a Diploma in a specialty) assures the public that specialists designated by the ABPP have successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in that specialty.  . . . A Specialty is a defined area in the practice of psychology that connotes special competency acquired through an organized sequence of formal education, training, and experience.”   Retrieved June 26, 2005 from the web site of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Greenspan is listed on the Directory of Diplomates at the following website address


“Child Psychoanalysts are expert in many modalities of psychological treatment of children and adolescents and their families.  Analysts may consult with the child's family or with the child or adolescent individually.  In instances where a child's or adolescent's unconscious mental activity adversely affects his or her current functioning and ability to progress, psychoanalytic treatment can assist in discovering and mastering the inner obstacles, and past traumatic experiences.”  Retrieved June 26, 2005 from the web site of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis.   Dr. Greenspan is listed on the roster at the following website address


“Fellows include some of the most prominent and visible leaders in Clinical Psychology. They are frequently department heads or supervisors, and may be engaged in research, training or clinical practice in a wide variety of settings including: hospitals, universities, the military, medical schools, correctional facilities, clinics and private practice. They have served as reviewers of quality of care for insurance companies as well as governmental third party payers. In recent years with the advent of managed care there has been an ever increasing demand for Fellows of the Academy as reviewers and providers of specialty mental health services.”             

“There is a two step process in becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. First, the psychologist must have significant clinical experience beyond what is required for state licensure and then satisfactorily complete a rigorous examination procedure resulting in becoming a board certified specialist in Clinical Psychology. With board certification the psychologist becomes eligible for membership as a Fellow of the Academy.” Retrieved June 26, 2005 from the web site of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.   Dr. Greenspan is listed as a member at the following website address


The criteria for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology credential are listed at  Retrieved June 26, 2005 from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  To locate Dr. Greenspan click on “public” and follow instructions at


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