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Jim Marshall's Credentials

Curriculum Vitae

James W. Marshall III, M.A., L.L.P.

MasterCare Institute
704 Petoskey Street
Petoskey, MI49770


2005-2007:  Western Theological Seminary, Holland Michigan: Study toward the Doctor of Ministry with focus on Formation of Personhood in the Context of Marriage, Church, and American Culture.

1985-1987:  WheatonCollege, Wheaton, Illinois: Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

1984:  MichiganStateUniversity, Masters-Doctoral Level Coursework, Department of Family and Child Ecology

1975-1979:  Bachelor of Science, Psychology. CentralMichiganUniversity, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Graduated in the University Honors Programs; President, Student Government


Certified EMDR Therapist: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Assocation
Certified Resilience Advantage Instructor: Institute of HeartMath
Certified Coherence Advanage Instructor: Institute of HeartMath


§ 1987:  Woodland Counseling Center, Northern Michigan Hospitals, Inc. Psychological assessment of hospitalized psychiatric patients

§ 1986-87:  Guidance Center of Memorial Health Services, Elmhurst, IL Outpatient psychotherapist. Focus on general mental health population and substance abuse

§ 1979:  State Senator John Engler, LansingMI. Legislative Aide/Administrative Assistant

Professional Experience

1996-Present:  President and clinician, MasterCare Institute, Petoskey, MI. Provide full range of psychological services, including:
§ Conduct individual and marital psychotherapies, with specialty in trauma, stress management, and relationships (communication and conflict resolution)
§ Co-developed and conduct ongoing training for 911 dispatchers--Survive and Thrive in the Emotional Terrain of the 911 Center; over 2,000 dispatchers trained through 2008
§ Provide community education/public teaching on a variety of mental health topics
§ Developed and conducted training for mental health professionals
§ Served as psychological consultant to corporate board/owners to secure future of board relationships and family-held group of companies

§ Co-hosted weekly talk radio program, Straight From the Heart (with focus on personal, family and community mental health), (120 weekly editions from 1998-2001)

§ Developed and co-lead Survive and Thrive, an ongoing stress reduction group psychotherapy experience for individuals with stress-related medical illnesses

1991-1996:  Staff Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Burns Clinic Medical Center, Petoskey, MI: Provide outpatient psychological services including individual and couples therapy, and psychological testing in collaboration with staff psychiatrists to assist in diagnosis and treatment of a full range of disorders; Presenter at local and national conferences for public and professional audiences.

1987-1991:  Staff Psychologist, Woodland Counseling Center/Northern Michigan Hospitals, Inc., Petoskey, MI: Conducted all psychological assessments as contractual psychologist for NMHCenter for Psychiatric Medicine, an adult inpatient mental health unit. Provided outpatient psychotherapy to adult and child populations.

1983-1985/1979-1980:  Michigan Headstart Handicap Services Advocate/Specialist, Greenville, MI, by grant from Administration of Children, Youth, and Families/Department of Health and Human Services (ACYF), Region V. Served as the representative for Michigan’s Headstart programs to state governmental departments of public health, mental health, education, and social services advocating for policies and services supportive of children with special needs; conducted continuing education training conferences for professional staff of Michigan’s local Headstart, Public and intermediate school programs to facilitate coordination in service delivery. (Held this post twice between which I served as Sales and Marketing Representative, Michigan Press Association (1981-1982).

1978-1979:  President, Student Government, CentralMichiganUniversity. Elected (with stipend) as student representative to the university Board of Trustees; established department of Ethnic Minority Relations; conducted research study on efficacy of university medical services. Administered six departments and chaired student government Board of Directors.

Professional Committees and Appointments

§ Allied Health Staff Committee, NorthernMichiganHospital (present)

§ Co-chair, Special Interest Group on Spirituality and EMDR; (appointed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, originator of EMDR) Second Annual Conference on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Palo Alto, California, 1993

§ State Committee, Michigan Project Find, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, MI (past)

§ State Committee, Michigan Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Testing, Michigan Department of Public Health, Lansing, MI (past)

Publications and Presentations (Partial Listing)

§ Marshall, J.W. (2008). The Journey into Love™, a digital multimedia training program for couples on personal growth and successful relationships.

§ Marshall, J.W. (2006). Survive and Thrive in the Emotional Terrain of the 9-1-1 Center, Part 1. Emergency Number Professional Magazine, January/February, 44-49.

§ Marshall, J.W. (2006). Survive and Thrive in the Emotional Terrain of the 9-1-1 Center, Part 2. Emergency Number Professional Magazine, March, 65-72.

§ Survive and Thrive in the Emotional Terrain of the 9-1-1 Centerä. ETSC approved course for emergency number professionals; coauthored, with Debbie Achtenberg, ENP, a workbook by same title.

§ The Trauma Model in Outpatient Psychotherapy: A Catalyst for Movement and Change (one-day seminar for clinicians), ForestViewHospital (by invitation of the Colin A. Ross Institute), Grand Rapids, MI, October, 2001, and Novi, MI, April 18, 2002

§ Negotiating the Psychological Terrain of Terrorism: Helping Parents and Children in the Aftermath of 9-11. Tri-State Medical and Dental Association, BoyneMountain, January 2002

§ Helping Families Deal With The Psychological Impacts of Bioterrorism, (Member, Panel Presentation) Northern MichiganHospital, Petoskey, MI, October, 2001

§ Stress Managing for Special Educators, written and presented to Char-Em Intermediate School District

§ Love In Action: Building Better Relationships (twelve weekend retreats from 1998-2004 author of workbook by same title)

§ Building Your Marriage Into a Sanctuary, Winsome Women Annual Convention, Boyne Mountain, MI, 1997

§ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: En Vivo Demonstration and Presentation of Clinical Efficacy, Annual International Conference, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Virginia Beach, VA, 1995

§ Clinical Efficacy with Difficult Patients, Grand Rounds, Northern MichiganHospital, 1995

§ Psychological Screening for Somatoform and Affective Disorders in Gastrointestinal Patients, Department of Gastroenterology, Northern MichiganHospital, 1995

§ EMDR: A Godsend In The Healing Process, Marshall, J., and Patterson, J.. Co-authored paper and presented to the 2nd Annual International Congress on Christian Counseling, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992

§ Principles and Procedures of Psychological Assessment of a Psychiatric Inpatient Population. Grand Rounds, Northern MichiganHospital, Petoskey, 1990

§ Stress Management for CDI Patients and Partners, Department of Cardiology, Northern MichiganHospital

§ Helping Patients and Spouses Deal With the Emotional Challenges of Cancer, I CAN Support Group, Northern Michigan Hospitals, 1989

§ The Socio-emotional Developmental Tasks of Children, Birth through Age Twelve, Department of Pediatrics, NorthernMichiganHospital, 1988

Professional Affiliations

§ American Psychological Association, Associate Member

§ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, Member 

§ Department of Psychiatry, Northern MichiganHospital, Petoskey, MI, Allied Medical Staff (Past)

§ Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Member (Past)

§ American Association of Christian Counselors, Member (Past)

Professional Licensure

Michigan Limited License Psychologist, Board of Psychology, Department of Consumer and Industry Affairs, State of Michigan. License number 6301007031

References: available upon request

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