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Daniel B. Fishman is editor-in-chief of the online journal, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy ( His prior appointments were as associate director of a large community mental health center in metropolitan Denver and director of a major NIMH contract to develop a cost-effectiveness methodology for community mental  health centers. He is past president of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, past president of the Society for Studying Unity Issues in Psychology, and a former board member of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. His more than 100 articles and more than 100 invited addresses span interests in the systematic case study method, pragmatic psychology, philosophy of science, cognitive behavior therapy, program evaluation, community psychology, organizational psychology, and professional psychology training. Dr. Fishman's books include: A Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for Community  Mental Health Centers; Assessment for Decision (with D.R. Peterson; 1987); Paradigms in Behavior Therapy: Present and Promise (with F. Rotgers and C.M. Franks; 1988); The Human Side of Corporate Competitiveness (with C. Cherniss; 1990); The Case for Pragmatic Psychology (1999)Caregiver Alliances for At-Risk and Dangerous Youth: Establishing School and Agency Coordination and Accountability (with C.A. Blechman, C.A. Fishman, and J.C. Lewis; 2004); and Case Studies Within Psychotherapy Trials: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (with S.B. Messer, D.J.A. Edwards, & F.M Dattilio). Dr. Fishman is a licensed psychologist.



History and Systems of Psychology

Qualitative Research Methods

Case-Based Program Evaluation

Professional Ethics, Standards, and Career Development

Theoretical Foundations/Cognitive Behavioral


The systematic case study method in psychology; cognitive behavior therapy; psychotherapy integration; psychotherapy research; the epistemological foundations of psychology; pragmatic psychology; community psychology; program evaluation; mixed methods research