Joseph E. Comaty, Ph.D., M.P.

Biographic Outline

Joseph E. Comaty received his M.S. in experimental psychology from Villanova University; his Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in Illinois; and his postdoctoral Masters Degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant University/CSPP of California. He is a licensed psychologist under the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (LSBEP) and a licensed Medical Psychologist (i.e., prescribing psychologist) under the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He retired from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health in 2013 where he was the Chief Psychologist and Medical Psychologist and Director of the Division of Quality Management. He has been an adjunct assistant professor in psychology at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge from 1994 to 2017 and serves as emeritus faculty of the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium (SLIC) in psychology at LSU. He served as member of the LSBEP from 2006 to 2010 and as its chair from 2010 to 2011. He is a past charter member of the APA Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority from 2010 to 2014 and as its chair from 2013 to 2014; and is a current site reviewer for APA's Committee on Accreditation. He is a member of the Model Act and Regulation Revision Committee for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). His research is in the areas of behavior therapy, pharmacology, and clinical psychopharmacology. He is the author of over 60 articles, book chapters, and presentations. He is a co-author of the psychopharmacology textbook, Julien's Primer of Drug Action, the most recent edition being published in April 2014. He has served on federal grant review committees and has been a reviewer for Psychiatric Services; The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences; the Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research; and the Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry.

He may be reached at 225-216-9422 or at 740 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or at


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