Dr. Kenneth F. Kopel, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for 35 years. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine and an instructor at the Texas Woman's University School of Physical Therapy in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kopel holds a B.A. with special honors in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin (1968) and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin (1972).


He is published in over a dozen peer reviewed scientific journals, most recently including Teaching More Than Medicine [1], Professional Psychology: Research and Practice [2] [3], and the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis [4].


Since 1973, Dr. Kopel has delivered over 40 presentations and workshops. In 2007 he presented at the Menninger Clinic on contemporary ethics [5], on sexual issues in the workplace at the Houston Bar Association in 2004 [6], and on the psychological consequences of cancer at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association [7].


He is a member of several local associations including the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and is past president of the Houston Psychological Association.




[1] Kopel, K. Supervision: What is it? in VanEys, J., Copeland, D.R., and Davidson, E.R. (Eds.) Teaching More Than Medicine. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston: 1992.

[2] Stedman, J., Neff, J., Kopel, K., Donaho, P., and Hays, J. Applicant Characterization of the Most Desirable Internship Training Program. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 1995, 26, 396-400.

[3] Novy, D., Kopel, K., and Swank, P. Psychometrics of Oral Examinations for Psychology Licensure: The Texas Examination as an Example. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 1996, 27, 415-417.

[4] Kopel, K. and Quinn, M. Hypnotherapy Treatment for Dysphagia. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 1996, 44, 101-105.

[5] Boundary Crossings and Other Contemporary Issues on Ethics. A Presentation at the Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas, September, 2007.

[6] Sex Issues in the Workplace. A Presentation at the Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, Houston, Texas, October 2004.

[7] Psychological Consequences of Cancer. Paper presented at the Symposium: Psychological Issues in the Treatment of Cancer Patients presented at Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, August 1994.

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