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Philip Farber

Emeritus Faculty | College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Contact Information
(321) 674-7119
Harris Commons, 217

Personal Overview

Fellow, American Association
of Applied and Preventative Psychology

Grant-in-kind from the Institute for Personality Assessment and Testing (1993–1996), $10,000 annually.

A $50,000 annual grant from the Heritage Health Corporation for the development and operation of the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Hotline, 1990-1993.

A $100,000 grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care for the opportunity to investigate mental health and substance abuse
in a primary care facility. Jointly awarded to Fellsmere Medical Center, 2001.

Educational Background

B.A. State University of New York, Stony Brook
M.A. Bradley University
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Professional Experience

Director of Clinical Training, Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Farber has been a faculty member in the School of Psychology since 1981. He has served as director of clinical training for the A.P.A.-approved Psy.D. program since 1989. He also has a part-time independent practice in Indialantic, Fla., where he treats adolescents and adults. At the national level, Dr. Farber has been actively involved with the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) where for the past ten years he has served the organization in a number of capacities, including chair of the membership committee, newsletter editor, secretary/treasurer, and NCSPP liaison to numerous other psychological associations. Most recently, he served as the NCSPP president, with that three-year commitment ending in 2000. He has also been active in the American Psychological Association, serving as a site visitor for the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. He also holds membership in The Society for Personality Assessment, the Southeastern Psychological Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. At the local level, he has been secretary and president of the Brevard/Indian Rvier Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.

Community Involvement

  • 1/89 - Present : Consultant, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brevard County
  • 1/91 - 1/93 : President, Prevent! of Brevard
  • 9/91 - 9/93 : Board of Directors, Temple Beth Shalom
  • 5/93 - Present : Associate Medical Staff, Holmes Regional Medical Center

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Psychodiagnostics (PSY6521)
  • Practicum (PSY5595)
  • Internship (PSY6595)

Selected Publications

Farber, P.D. (1997). Clinical training
and treatment planning. The Ohio Psychologist, 44, 13-15.

Farber, P.D. (1991). The Academic-Scientific Core Curriculum. The core curriculum in professional psychology.
R.L. Peterson (Ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Douglas, F.M., Khavari K.A. and
Farber, P.D. (1981). Limitations of scalogram analysis as a method for investigating drug use behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 7, 147-155.

Farber, P.D., Khavari, K.A. and Douglas, F.M. (1980). A factor analytic study of reasons for drinking: Empirical validation of positive and negative reinforcement dimensions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 48, 780-781.


Current psychological research interests focus on personality assessment utilizing the 16PF Fifth Edition.  Specifically, the development of a 16PF-based measure of self-knowledge: the Scale of Accurate Personlality Prediction (SAPP).

Research & Project Interests

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Existential/Humanistic Models of Psychotherapy
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