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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     P. Alex Mabe, PhD


P. Alex Mabe, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Currently, he is professor, Director of Psychology Residency and Postdoctoral Training, and Chief of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Georgia Health Sciences University. He is currently the principal investigator for the MCG-VAMC Consortium- Psychology Workforce Development program. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Graduate Psychology Education Program having successfully obtain grant awards on this project since 2002.

His publications include over 40 articles in the areas of clinical child and pediatric psychology as well as other mental health care issues. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association. He has been a reviewer for 12 professional journals.  Dr. Mabe has made numerous presentations at national and international professional meetings on topics related to children's mental health, family and parent management training, and the recovery model of mental health services. Dr. Mabe is licensed as a psychologist in Georgia and South Carolina and has been providing clinical psychology services to children and their families in the Central Savannah River Area for over 28 years including extensive work with military families on assignment at Fort Gordon, Georgia. His current research interests include parenting and child treatment services.  In addition he is the director of Project GREAT (Georgia Recovery-Based Educational Approach to Treatment) that has been piloting an effort to assist in system transformation of an academic psychiatry department to a Recovery model of care through teaching and dissemination.

       At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

1.  Describe the potential impact of religious faith/spirituality in children.
2.  Discuss the research findings pertaining to the association of religious faith/spirituality and child psychopathology.
3.  Discuss the research findings pertaining to children’s use of spiritual coping in dealing with life stresses.


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