2012 Neuropsychology Service, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Training
2008 Inpatient Psychiatry / Outpatient Mental Health, Albuquerque VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Residency
2007 Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Doctor of Philosophy
2006 Clinical Psychology, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford MA, Doctoral Internship
2004 Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Master of Science
1994 Japanese Studies / Liberal Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, State College PA, Bachelor of Arts
2023-present One-Year Permit to practice professional psychology in New Jersey
2023-present Licensed to practice professional psychology in Pennsylvania - PS019808
2019-present Licensed to practice professional psychology in Delaware - B1-0001205
2011-present Licensed to practice professional psychology in Maryland - 04989
Honors, Grants, Fellowships
2010 Special Contribution Award, for contributions to the VA Police Service, Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center-VAMC
2009 Special Contribution Award, for service to the Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom Post-Deployment Clinic, Albuquerque VAMC
2009 Excellence Award, for disability evaluation services, Behavioral Health Care Line Shared Leadership Committee, Albuquerque VAMC
2008 Letter of Commendation for early career research accomplishments, from Michael Kussman MD, Undersecretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
2008 Special Contribution Award, for service to disability evaluation services, Albuquerque VAMC
2007 AMSUS Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize: “Specific Symptoms Predict Suicidal Ideation in Vietnam Combat Veterans with Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” The Association of Medical Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS): The Society of Federal Health Agencies
2006 Research Award: “Implications of Bion's container-contained.” New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society
2005 Research Grant: “Volitional Control, Self-Regulation, and Motivational Interviewing in Veterans with Alcohol Problems.” Research and Development Service, New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
1999 Departmental Honors Program, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
1995 Phi Beta Kappa
1994 Summa Cum Laude, Pennsylvania State University, Bachelors with Honors and Highest Distinction
1991 University Scholars / Schreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University
2019-present Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice, Chestertown, MD
2018-2019 Staff Psychologist, United States Air Force, Dover Air Force Base
2017-2018 Staff Psychologist, State of Ohio Department of Corrections, Marysville, OH
2015-2017 Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Private Practice, Yellow Springs, OH
2014-2016 Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Psychiatry Center, State of Ohio, Dayton, OH
2012-2014 Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice, Crofton and Baltimore, MD
2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuropsychology Service, Baltimore VAMC, Baltimore, MD
2007-2011 Staff Psychologist, Inpatient Psychiatry, Albuquerque VAMC
2007-2011 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
2007-2008 Postdoctoral Resident, Inpatient Psychiatry, Albuquerque VAMC
2006-2007 Doctoral Psychology Intern, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, Massachusetts
2003-2006 Neuropsychology Trainee, Neuropsychology Service, Albuquerque VAMC
2001-2005 Psychotherapist, Department of Psychology Clinic, University of New Mexico
Other License, Certification, and Registration
2014-present Qualified as an Expert Witness and testified in courts throughout Maryland, Delaware, New Mexico, and Ohio, in hundreds of competency to stand trial and sanity cases (Not Criminally Responsible / Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity cases) as well as cases involving capacity to waive Miranda rights, EED, susceptibility to coercion in police interrogation,
diminished capacity, advisability of/amenability to treatment in lieu of punishment, IMEs, and sentencing mitigation
2014-2016 Qualified as an Expert Witness on standing order for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, and testified as the State's own witness in over 1,250 civil commitment proceedings for 12 Ohio counties
2014-2018 Ohio Licensed Psychologist, License Number 7177 (Retired in Good Standing)
2011-present National Register of Health Service Psychologists - Registrant Number 53299
2010 Certificate Holder, Crisis Intervention Training and Crisis Negotiation Training, State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety & Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2008-2013 New Mexico Licensed Psychologist, License Number 1068 (Retired in Good Standing)
2009 Nye, E. C., Katzman, J., Bell, J. B., Kilpatrick, J., Brainard, M., Haaland, K. Y. (2009). Attachment representation and suicidal ideation in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Archives of Suicide Research, 13, 195-199.
2008 Nye, E. C., Katzman, J., Bell, J. B., Kirkpatrick, J., Brainard, M., & Haaland, K. (2008). Attachment organization in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Attachment & Human Development, 10, 41-57.
2007 Bell, J. B. & Nye, E. C. (2007). Specific symptoms predict suicidal ideation in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. Military Medicine, 172, 1144-1147.
2006 Handmaker, N. S., Rayburn, W. F., Meng, C., Bell, J. B., Rayburn, B. B. & Rappaport, V.J. (2006). Impact of alcohol exposure after pregnancy recognition on ultrasonographic fetal growth measures. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 30, 892-898.
2003 Gluck, J. P. & Bell, J. B. (2003). Ethical issues in the use of animals in biomedical and psychopharmacological research. Psychopharmacology, 171, 6-12.
2003 Gluck, J. P., Bell, J. B., & Pearson, M. P. (2003). Confronting the ethical issues in the use of animals in biomedical and behavioral research. Chapter in W. T. O’Donohue & K. E. Ferguson (Eds.), Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
2006 Bell, J. B. & Tonigan, J. S. (January, 2006). Cognitive impairment associated with motivation to change in Project MATCH sample of individuals abusing alcohol. Poster presentation at the Eleventh International Conference on the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2005 Bell, J. B. & Freund, R. A. (May, 2005). Schizotypics demonstrate intact context processing: Differences from reported deficits in schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
2005 Bell, J. B. & Nye, E. C. (November, 2005). Reexperiencing PTSD symptoms predicts suicidality in Vietnam veterans. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Toronto, Canada.
2004 Rayburn, W. F., Rayburn, B., Handmaker, N. S., Meng, C., Bell, J. B., Rappaport, V. I. (May 2004). Alcohol consumption before and after pregnancy awareness and its impact on fetal growth. Poster presentation at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Philadelphia, PA.
2003 Handmaker, N. S., Douglas, S. A., Bell, J. B., & Meng, C. (March, 2003). Cognitive deficits associated with drinking during pregnancy and after delivery. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.
2003 Handmaker, N. S., Bell, J. B., & Meng, C. (November, 2003). Cognitive and psychological factors to consider in designing brief therapies for pregnant problem drinkers. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
Professional Memberships and Service
2014-present Member, American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association (APA)
2012 Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Abnormal Psychology
2011-present Member, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN), Division 40 of APA
2011-present Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
2011-present Member, International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
2009-2011 Veterans Affairs Liaison, City of Albuquerque Police Department
2009-present Member, American Psychological Association
2007-present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Military Medicine
2004-2011 Board Member and Member, New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society