Thursday, June 2nd – Dr. Caleb Lack (Clinical Psychologist, Researcher)
Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, and researcher who is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Lack is the author or editor of six books, most recently “Critical Thinking, Science, & Pseudoscience: Why We Can’t Trust Our Brains” (co-authored with University of Cape Town philosopher Jacques Rousseau). He has also authored more than 45 scientific publications relating to the assessment and treatment of psychological problems and regularly presents nationally and internationally at conferences on a variety of topics.
Dr. Lack’s clinical interest in evidence-based psychological practice developed while in graduate school for Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and during his predoctoral internship in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology at the University of Florida. He specializes in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, such as chronic tics, Tourette’s Syndrome, trichotillomania, and excoriation. He has consulted for and been interviewed by many local, national, and international media outlets.
In addition to courses on his clinical and research specialties, Dr. Lack also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on critical thinking, science, and pseudoscience. He writes the Great Plains Skeptic column on the Skeptic Ink Network, as well as presenting about skepticism and critical thinking frequently. Currently, he is the Director of the Secular Therapist Project, which aims to bring together non-religious persons seeking mental health treatment with secular, evidence-based providers.
Faculty Page – University of Central Oklahoma (Contains list of publications)