Bart Billings, PH.D. Was a guest on HBOâs Vice News, ABCâs Night Line and US News And World Report. He has been in national & international documentaries, TV news shows and extensive radio shows discussing Combat Stress. He has given testimony to Congressional and at State Legislative Hearings on the need for better Mental Health Treatment Programs for military personnel and their families.
Dr. Bart P Billings has been working in the fields of Human Services and Management for over forty-seven years.Â He possesses licenses in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and has past expertise as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Feb.2014 received Human Rights Award from CCHR international.
He also has an extensive background in Management and Program Development, which include, but is not limited to, Chief of Professional Services/Assistant Director at the University of California, Davis Teaching Hospitalâs Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, and Commanding Officer for a General Hospital Section & has served a total of 34 years in the US Army in reserve and active status. Highest military rank was Colonel (SCNG-SC). He has founded and directed: The Annual International Military and Civilian Combat Stress Conferences (20 yrs.), National Tri-Service Prisoner of War Conference and the military wide Human Assistance Rapid Response Team (HARRT) which was accepted at the Pentagon in 1997 as a readiness protocol to be implemented military wide. He was a guest on HBOâs Vice News, ABCâs Night Line and US News And World Report.
He has been in national & international documentaries, TV news shows and extensive radio shows discussing Combat Stress. He has given testimony to Congressional and at State Legislative Hearings on the need for better Mental Health Treatment Programs for military personnel and their families. These hearings contributed to the awarding of a multi million dollar Department Of Defense grants for national research on how to improve treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. He has provided Congressional Hearing testimony on the relationship between psychiatric medication and increased suicides in the military, which is available on the Congressional Record. He is responsible for initiating these Congressional Hearings held on Feb. 24, 2010. September 2012 he lectured to faculty at West Point USMC. On June 5th, 2003, he was named as a member of the Governors Advisory Board to Patton State Hospital, California.
He has worked overseeing all psychological services for the San Diego District of the California Department of Rehabilitation. He has developed residential treatment programs in substance abuse and alcoholism, as well as human assistance programs for the civilian and military community. Recently he wrote a chapter in a book for attorneys calledâ Attorneys Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal Courtâ. He is a member of the National Center for Youth Law Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Billings has been senior faculty at the William Glasser, MD Institute for over thirty nine years and has thought classes at the University of San Francisco, University of California Davis, United States International University, etc., as well as workshops on counseling and management throughout the United States. He speaks on Health and Nutrition with the focus on âThe Psychology Of Eating, How We Choose To Eat – Alternative Thinking/Healthy Cookingâ(title of his upcoming book). As prior owner of a restaurant, he practiced his teachings, having developed an additional special light and healthy menu, as well as specials in addition to the main general menu.
He was the founder and president of a manufacturing company called TBH Productions that produced OmniSonic professional audio speakers. With TBH Productions, he developed a state of the art non-obtrusive professional loud speaker that has the potential to revolutionize the professional sound touring business. He directed factory operations for three and a half years to enable development of injection molds, writing a manufacturing manual and developed manufacturing procedures for future large-scale manufacturing. For over fifteen years he directed all research and development, field-testing and endorsements in preparation for worldwide marketing and sales.
His work with sound and vast experience in the medical field has resulted in him writing an article in the Navy Medicine Journal titled, âThe Sound You Feel Can Be Dangerous To Your Health â(Jan-Feb 2002, p.22-26), which deals with vibroacoustic disease. Awarded honorary Chaplain from the Georgia State Defense Force. He has also worked as a performing arts / special events director, producer and writer for over thirty years. He has directed The All American Festival at his prior restaurant, which raised funds for Veterans Scholarships.
From April 2010 until November 17, 2012, he owned this very popular restaurant/bar in La Costa California, drawing a large number of retired and active duty veterans, who spoke to Dr Billings about their own personal issues with combat stress problems. An article in the military section of the North Coast Times (9-17-10) described his work with veterans and their visits to his restaurant.
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