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Herman C. Salzberg

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Office: Barnwell 241
Email: herman@sc.edu
Website:

 

Dr. Salzberg, a Professor and ABPP in Clinical Psychology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1960. He teaches and does research in the areas of:

  • psychotherapy
  • alcoholism
  • hypnosis
  • psychopathology
  • gerontology

Dr. Salzberg has done extensive research in group and individual psychotherapy. He also has done considerable research in hypnosis. With his students, he has written in the field of alcoholism. Currently he is supervising doctoral students who are doing research in many areas of clinical psychology. Dr. Salzberg considers himself a generalist, with interests in many different areas of research.

His most recent area of inquiry is "What makes a good therapist?" Dr. Salzberg plans to explore the nature of the therapeutic relationship, what good therapist characteristics clinical students bring to their training, and what teaching clinicians can do to teach students to be good therapists. In the last few years, Dr. Salzberg also has been very interested in training his students in gerontology.

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Honors:

  • Member of the original Corresponding Committee of Fifty (CCF) formed by the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 1961-1966
  • Recorder, Conference on the Professional Preparation of Clinical Psychologists sponsored by American Psychological Association, Chicago, 1965
  • Outstanding Career Contribution to Psychology Award, South Carolina Psychological Association, 1986
  • Outstanding and Continuing Career Contribution to Psychology Award, South Carolina Psychological Association, 1992
  • Certificate for Meritorious and Dedicated Service, American Board of Professional Psychology, American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1992
  • Excellence in Teaching and Dedication to Students - Presented by the South Carolina Psychological Association - April, 1995

 

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Academic Roles:

  • Director of Clinical Psychology Training Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1970-1975
  • Acting Head, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1975
  • Co-Director of Clinical-Community Psychology Training Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1981-1985
  • Coordinator of Community Placements of Clinical-Community Graduate Students, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1990-1992
  • Interim Chair, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994

 

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Memberships:

  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • American Psychology Association
  • South Carolina Psychological Association
  • Southeastern Psychological Association

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Full-time Positions:

  • 1959-1966, VA Hospital Augusta Georgia, Clinical Psychologist
  • 1966-present, University of South Carolina, Professor of Psychology

Representative Publications:

Ingram J A, Salzberg H C. (1990). Effects of in vivo behavioral rehearsal on the learning of assertive behaviors with a substance abusing population. Addictive Behaviors. 15(2), 189-94.
Feldman, C.A., & Salzberg, H.C. (1990, May). The role of imagery in the hypnotic treatment of adverse reactions to cancer chemotherapy. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 303-306.
Ingram, J.A., & Salzberg, H.C. (1990). Effects of in vivo behavioral rehearsal on the learning of assertive behaviors with a substance abusing population. Addictive Behaviors, 15, 189-194.
Jacobs, S.B., & Salzberg, H.C. (1987). The effects of post-hypnotic performance-enhancing instructions on cognitive-motor performance. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 35, 41-50.
DePiano, F. A., & Salzberg, H. C. (1986). Clinical applications in hypnosis. New Jersey: Ablex.
Simon, M.J., & Salzberg, H.C. (1985). The effects of manipulated expectancies of posthypnotic amnesia. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 33, 40-51.
DePiano, F.A., & Salzberg, H.C. (1981). Hypnosis as an aid to recall of meaningful information presented under three types of arousal. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 29, 383-400.
DePiano, F.A., & Salzberg, H.C. (1979). Clinical applications of hypnosis to three psychosomatic disorders. Psychological Bulletin, 86, 1223-1235.
Heckel, R. V., & Salzberg, H. C. (1976). Group psychotherapy: A behavioral approach. U.S.C. Press, Behavioral Sciences Series, #2.
Lloyd, Jr., R.W., & Salzberg, H.C. (1975). Controlled social drinking: An alternative to abstinence as a treatment goal for some alcohol abusers. Psychological Bulletin, 82, 815-842.

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