About Dr. Purcell
Dr. Stephen Purcell is a native of Grenada, West Indies. He obtained
his PhD in clinical psychology from Andrews University, and did
graduate work in industrial psychology at Western Michigan University.
Before beginning his career in psychology, he served as a minister
of religion in South America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Purcell has 21 years of experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
He has worked in community mental health and corrections, as well
as in private practice, and has extensive experience supervising
and training psychologists. He has presented papers on a variety
of mental health issues at professional conferences, including the
American Psychological Association, Michigan State Medical Association,
University of Michigan Medical School, and Wayne State University
School of Social Work. Dr. Purcell was also chosen to join a delegation
of scientists and psychologists to visit Russia and Estonia, where
he consulted with government ministers and colleagues concerning
sexual medicine, AIDS education and prevention, and sexual abuse.
He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on issues including
stress management, parenting, the effects of divorce on children,
coping with depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and the
prevention of criminal behavior in adolescents.