Faculty Spotlight: Richard A. Sherman
Richard A. Sherman received his doctorate in psychobiology from New York University in 1973. He has more than forty years of experience teaching and performing research and clinical work in behavioral medicine and related fields. Dr. Sherman is an award-winning teacher and has taught courses at virtually all levels of adult education, including numerous undergraduate, medical resident, and graduate school courses as well as continuing education courses for clinical professionals in both on-site and distance-learning formats. He received the New York University Special Founders Award for Highest Scholastic Preferment and was awarded the President’s award for outstanding research by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. Dr. Sherman is best known for his work clarifying mechanisms and treatments for phantom limb pain, temporal relationships between changes in muscle tension and pain, and environmental studies on mechanisms of and behavioral treatments for urinary incontinence. This work has resulted in more than 130 articles and several books for both professionals and patients. His research has been supported by numerous private foundations, for-profit organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Sherman has been president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback twice, has been on the Association’s board of directors three times, has chaired its research and program committees, and is currently its membership chair.
He is currently director of the psychophysiology doctoral concentration at Saybrook University and also directs the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation, which provides distance based courses on psychophysiology and biofeedback to clinicians, educators, and other professionals. For information, see www.biofeedbacktraining.org.