Curriculum Vita

David E. Loftis, Ph.D.   Click to print copy of curriculum vita.

Education1970: B.A., Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

1975: M.A., Clinical Psychology, Joint Program, The Southeast Institute/Lone Mountain College, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1981: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia


September 1978 - August 1979: Psychology Intern, Clinical Internship Program, Georgia Mental Health Institute, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Psychotherapy, Individual, Group, and Family, Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Psychological assessment for the purpose of making recommendations for the treatment of patients as well as making recommendations to the judicial system
  • Trained and supervised paraprofessionals in the treatment of substance abuse
  • Liaison between inpatient and outpatient staff on the treatment of patients from Rockdale County, Georgia
  • Intake counselor to diagnose the needs of patients and make recommendations for inpatient and/or outpatient treatment
  • Attended numerous training seminars throughout the year, including pharmacology, psychotherapy, assessment, biofeedback, and sleep disorders

January 1975 - April 1975: Clinical Internship, Durham Alcohol Services Center, Durham, North Carolina

  • Individual and family psychotherapy
  • Staff Training and Consultation


1982- Present: Private Practice

  • General management of practice
  • Psychotherapy with primarily adult population
  • Group, individual, and couples
  • Supervise advanced graduate students and postgraduate clinicians in individual and group adult psychotherapy

October 1981 - 1982: Private group practice under the supervision of Terry J. Orme, Ph.D., and as of December 29, 1981, Licensed to practice independently

  • Psychological evaluations and consultations
  • Provided psychological input into the management, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic pain patients
  • Stress management training Individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy

September 1979 - September 1981: Psychology Staff Member, Atlanta Back Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Individual, Group and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Designed and executed a stress control program for clinic patients
  • Provided psychological input into team management approach for the treatment and/or rehabilitation of patients
  • Crisis intervention and inpatient consultation

September 1977 - August 1978: Intake Counselor, Laboratory for Psychological Services, Psychology Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta

  • Initial intake and screening
  • Assisted in placement and referral
  • Assisted in administration and planning
  • Orientation of student clinicians

September 1976 - May 1977: Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department, Undergraduate Instruction

January 1976 - May 1976: Part-time Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Undergraduate Instruction

June 1975 - August 1975: Co-therapist, Private Therapy Group with Genie Skypek, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, North Carolina

September, 1973 - December, 1974: Co-therapist, Private Therapy Group with Paul L. Martin, Ph.D., Chapel Hill, North Carolina

August 1973 - May 1974: Primary Counselor, Durham County Drug Rehabilitation Center, Durham, North Carolina

  • Coordinated treatment of persons with drug-related problems
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Program development and staff training

January 1973 - July 1973: Patient Care Coordinator, Columbia Urban Service Center Methadone Maintenance Program, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Coordinated treatment of heroin addicts
  • Individual counseling and group leadership
  • Program design and planning

September 1972 - December 1973: Drug Coordinator, York County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Rock Hill, South Carolina,

  • Coordinated drug programs in York County
  • Designed and presented preventive education drug programs
  • Conducted therapy groups
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Short and long-term research and planning

September, 1971 - September, 1972: Director, The Exit (Walk-in and telephone drug crisis and counseling center), York County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Recruited, trained, and supervised staff and volunteers
  • Publicity for program
  • Educational programs for schools, civic groups, etc.
  • Designed and presented preventive drug education programs
  • Designed and implemented administrative, recording, reporting, and referral systems

April 1971 - September 1971: Community Service Specialist, City of Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Provided information, referral, and other social work services, primarily to Model Neighborhood Residents

June 1970 - April 1971: Special Assignments, Springs Mills, Inc. Lancaster and Fort Mill, South Carolina

  • Internal Audit Department
  • Manpower Study

Loftis, D.E. and Clance, P.R. The Effects of Individual Psychotherapy on Body-Cathexis and Self-Cathexis. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1978.

Loftis, D.E., Pieper, W.A. and Saltzman, D. The Relationship Between Self-esteem, Body Esteem, Weight Loss Maintenance in Women. Paper presented at American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, 1981.

Loftis, D.E., and Pieper, W.A. Weight Loss Maintenance and Increased Self-esteem. Paper presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982.


American Psychological Association

Georgia Psychological Association

American Group Psychotherapy Association

American Academy of Psychotherapists

  • Past Membership Chair
  • Past Executive Council Member
  • Immediate past President