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CURRICULUM VITAE

James Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D.
2 Boar’s Head Place
Suite 100
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 296-2801
e-mail: thomson@virginia.edu
www.jandersonthomson.com

Birthdate: January 27, 1948

EDUCATION
University of Virginia School of Medicine, M.D., 1973
Duke University, B.A., 1970

TRAINING
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Virginia Hospital, 1974–1976

MEDICAL LICENSURE
Virginia License Number 25656, January 30, 1975

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1978

EMPLOYMENT
1979–present Private Practice, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry

1979–present Clinical Faculty, University of Virginia School of Medicine

1979–1983, Staff Psychiatrist, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy,

2000–present University of Virginia

1983–2011 Forensic Psychiatrist, Region Ten Community Services, Charlottesville, Virginia

1990–2004 Faculty (Assistant Director, 1996-2004), Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of Virginia

1993–present Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry with Marilyn Minrath, Ph.D.

1994–present Staff Psychiatrist, University of Virginia Student Health

1992–1993 Staff Psychiatrist, Valley Community Services, Staunton, Virginia

1977–1979 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Consult Liaison Service

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Psychiatric Association
Psychiatric Society of Virginia
Albemarle County Medical Society
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
International Society for Human Ethology

BOOKS
Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide to Dealing With Bipolar Disorder, [with Russ Federman], New Harbinger Press, February 2010.
http://www.bipolaryoungadult.com

Why We Believe In God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith, [with Clare Aukofer], Foreword by Richard Dawkins, Pitchstone Press, June 2011.

Polish and Urdu translations published 2013.

PUBLICATIONS
1992- 2001: Editor, Albemarle Medical News

“Primum non nocere: an evolutionary analysis of whether antidepressants do more harm than good,” [with Andrews, Amstadter, and Neale] Frontiers In Evolutionary Psychology, April 24, 2012.
http://www.frontiersin.org/Evolutionary_Psychology/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00117/full

“Depressions Evolutionary Roots,” [with Andrews] Scientific American Mind, 20:56-61, January/February 2010.

“The Bright Side of Being Blue: Depression as an Adaptation for Analyzing Complex Problems,” [with Andrews] Psychological Review, 116:620-654, July 2009.
***Featured in Jonah Lehrer’s “Depression’s Upside,” New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2010:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/magazine/28depression-t.html

“Who Are We? Where Do We Come From? How Religious Identity Divides and Damns All,” American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 69:22-42, 2009.

“The Past of An Illusion: An Evolutionary Perspective,” On Freud’s The Future of an Illusion: eds. O’Neil, M.K., Akhtar, S., London, Karnac, International Psychoanalytic Association, 2009.

“Did the Victim Deserve to Die: Darwin Goes to Court,” Evolutionary Forensic Psychology, eds. Joshua Duntley and Todd Schakelford, Oxford University Press. 2008.

“Lust, Romance, Attachment: Do the Sexual Side Effects of Serotonin-Enhancing Antidepressants Jeopardize Romantic Love, Marriage, and Fertility?” [with Fisher], Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience. Steven Platek (Ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2006.

“Why They Kill: Male Bonding + Religion = Disaster,” The Hook, September 30, 2004.

“Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th,” Violence or Dialogue? Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism. Eds. Varvin, S. and Volkan, V., London, International Psychoanalytic Association, 2003.

“Does God Help or Do I Help God or Neither,” Does God Help? Eds. Akhtar, S., and Parens, H., New York, Jason Aronson, 2001.

“Terror, Tears, and Timelessness: Individual and Group Responses to Trauma,” Mind and Human Interaction, 11: 162–176, 2000.

“Lee Harvey Oswald: Another Look” [with Boissevain and Aukofer], Mind and Human Interaction, 8: 119–138, 1997.

“The Mysteries in the Coffin” [with Santos], The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 103: 75–94, 1995.

“Latvian Vignettes,” Mind and Human Interaction, 4: 191–197, 1993.

“The Psychology of Western European Neo-Racism” [with Harris, Volkan, and Edwards], International Journal of Group Rights, 3: 1–30, 1995.

“Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis,” Mind and Human Interaction, 2: 68–76, 1991.

Shame and the Soldier: The Character and Strategy of Robert E. Lee, (private printing) 1989.

“Overview: Narcissistic Personality Disorder” [with Akhtar],  American Journal of Psychiatry, 139: 12–20, 1982.

“Commentary on Lloyd Demause’s ‘Historical Group Fantasies’” [with Volkan], Journal of Psychohistory, Fall, 1981.

“Schizophrenia and Sexuality” [with Akhtar],  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 41: 134–142 and 166–174, 1980.

“Cosmetic Surgery: The Psychiatric Perspective” [with Knorr and Edgerton], Psychosomatics, 19: 7–15, 1978.

TEACHING
2002–present “Bad Brains,” one month, fourth year University of Virginia School of Medicine elective in forensic psychiatry, with Barbara Haskins, M.D.

1999–present Annual series of lectures on psychopharmacology—psychology internship program, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Virginia Student Health Services

1999–present Annual series of lectures on Darwinian psychiatry/evolutionary psychology—psychology internship program Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Virginia Student Health Services

1999–2011 Annual lectures on psychopharmacology and Darwinian psychiatry/evolutionary psychology—first year graduate students Curry Program in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

1998–2009 Annual lecture on basics of psychopharmacology to graduate students—Curry Program in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

1979–present Supervision of Psychiatric Residents, out-patient psychotherapy cases

RICHARD DAWKINS FOUNDATION FOR REASON AND SCIENCE
2007 – present Trustee

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, July 31, 2012, age 64.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF MIND AND HUMAN INTERACTION
August 5–13, 1999 Reducing Transgenerational Transmission of Ethnic Conflict: A Model for the Republic of Georgia. Project trip, funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace.

April 30–May 1, 1999 Charlottesville, Virginia—From Dialogue to Action: Models of Ethnic Reconciliation and Civil Society Building in Estonia. Presented at conference funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

March 12–19, 1999 Tbilisi, Georgia—Reducing Transgenerational Transmission of Ethnic Conflict: A Model for the Republic of Georgia. Project trip, funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace.

May 21–June 2, 1998 Tbilisi, Georgia and Tskhinvali, South Ossetia—Societal Traumatization in the Republic of Georgia. Project trip, funded by the International Research and Exchanges Board.

May 6–10, 1996 Ankara, Turkey—Presented at conference on Racism in Europe at the invitation of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

December 9–11, 1994 Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Facilitated workshop on Education, Employment, and Race hosted by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

April 4–7, 1994 Tallinn, Estonia—Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Political Change. Workshop funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

December 1993 Diagnosing Societal Effects of the 1990–91 Iraqi Occupation of Kuwait. Week-long trip to Kuwait to conduct interviews of Kuwaiti citizens, at the invitation of the Social Development Office of the Amiri Diwan, Kuwait.

April 5–8, 1993 Riga, Latvia—Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Political Change. Workshop funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Why We Believe In God(s)–Secular Humanists of Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, September, 14, 2013.

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister): The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism – Lynchburg Area Secular Humanists, Amherst, Virginia, September 7, 2013.

Placebo Effects: Darwin’s HMO–Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, September 6, 2013.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Virginia Atheist & Agnostics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, September 5, 2013.

Placebo Effects: Darwin’s HMO–Atheist Alliance of America National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, August 31, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvXpdUhxF4M

The One True Religion: Song, Dance, and Trance–Charlottesville Skeptics, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 20, 2013.

Darwin On The Witness Stand: Evolutionary Psychology, forensic evaluations, and expert testimony–Symposium: Evolutionary analysis of crime and punishment, with Steven Pinker, Martin Daly, and organized by David Buss and Vibeke Ottesen, 25th Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Miami, Florida, July 20, 2013.The Neurophysiology of Religious Belief and Spiritual Practice–2nd Annual Conference on Judaism and Evolution, The Center for the Study of Bio-social Perspectives on Judaism, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel, August 2, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BwGxji6Agw&list=PLqLapokHhlZUW3VkcsQMD-f1weP7eOYZJ

Placebo Responses, Self-Healing Capacities, and Our Internal Prior-Authorization Specialist–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, March 13, 2013.

Piety, Plagiarism, and Placebo Effects: How Religions Hijack our Evolved Capacities for Self Healing–Virginia Atheists and Agnostics, University of Virginia, March 5, 2013.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Blue Ridge Chapter, Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 18, 2013.

Love’s Labors Lost: A Darwinian View of Depression–University of Virginia Pre-Medical and Pre-Psychology Societies, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 29, 2012. Piety and the Placebo Effect: How Religions Hijack Our Capacity for Self Healing – Triangle Freethought Society, Raleigh North Carolina, November 19, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Military Atheists and Secular Humanists (MASH), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, November 18, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Secular Student Alliance, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, November 5, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Atlanta Freethought Society, Smyrna, Georgia, September 9, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s) and Sing and Dance to Solidify Those Beliefs–Minnesota Atheists Regional Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 11, 2012.

Primum Non Nocere, First Do No Harm: A New Standard of Practice for the Treatment of Depression–24th Annual Conference, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 18, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Imagine No Religion 2, Centre for Inquiry, Kamloops, British Columbia, May 19, 2012.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJj1qu65T1Y&feature=player_embedded#!

How Human Minds Build and Believe in God(s)–Rationalists of East Tennessee, Annual Public Lecture, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 6, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Skeptics of Oz, Wichita Coalition of Reason, Wichita, Kansas, April 22, 2012

Why Elephants Weep: The Evolutionary Biology of Morality and Ethics–“Telling the Truth and Doing the Right Thing: Accountability, Guilt, and Forgiveness In the Ethical University” – Sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Counseling and Psychological Services, the Sorensen Trust for the Study of British Object Relations, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 13, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s): The Psychology and Neuroscience Behind Religious Belief –James Madison University Freethinkers, Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 11,2012.

Crazy or Just Devout: Theory of Mind Mechanisms in Psychosis and Religion–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, April 11, 2012.

Love’s Labors Lost: A Darwinian View of Depression, Suicide, Self Harm, and Antidepressants–Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia, March 20, 2012.

Why We Believe In God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith–Skeptics Society, Darwin’s Birthday Lecture, Caltech, Pascadena, California, February 12, 2012.

The Song of Serotonin, the Dance of Dopamine: How Religious Ritual Confirms Belief–Daniel Dennett and the Scientific Study of Religion: A Celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Center for Inquiry, Buffalo, New York, December 3, 2011.

Love’s Labors Lost: A New Look at Depression, Its Treatment & the Unappreciated Side Effects of Antidepressants–Blue Ridge Chapter, Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 28, 2011.

Love’s Labors Lost: A New Look at Depression, Its Treatment & the Unappreciated Side Effects of Antidepressants–Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, September 20, 2011.

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister): Understanding Suicide Terrorism Ten Years After 9/11–Humanist and Freethinkers of Cape Fear, Wilmington, North Carolina, September 11, 2011.

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister):Understanding Suicide Terrorism Ten Years After 9/11–Myrtle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2011.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Center for Inquiry, Washington, D.C. July 10, 2011.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Skeptical Society of St. Louis, June 24, 2011.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Triangle Freethought Society, May 16, 2011.
http://vimeo.com/24710674

Why We Believe In God(s)–Military Atheists & Secular Humanists, Fayetteville, North Carolina, May 15, 2011.

The One True Religion: Song, Dance and Trance–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, May 11, 2011.

The Upside of Being Down: Depression as an Adaptation to Solve Complex Social Problems–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, January 19, 2011.

The One True Religion: Song, Dance and Trance–Atheists United, Los Angeles, California, October 24, 2010.

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister!): The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Secular Student Alliance, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA., September 24, 2010.

The Upside of Down: Depression as an Adaptation to Solve Complex Social Problems–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA., September 23, 2010.

Right, Wrong or Rationalization: The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA., September 22, 2010.

The Upside of Down: Depression as an Adaptation to Solve Complex Social Problems–International Society of Human Ethology, Madison, Wisconsin, August 2, 2010

Right, Wrong or Rationalization: The Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making–Albemarle County Medical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 6, 2010.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Secular Student Alliance, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2010.

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister!): The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Department of Psychology , College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 16, 2010.

In Nominis Patris: The Neurobiology of Religious Rituals–American Atheists 2010 Annual Convention, Elisabeth, New Jersey, April 3, 2010.

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–William & Mary College Counseling Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 26, 2010.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, January 26, 2010.

From the Heavens or From Nature: The Origins of Morality,–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, January 6, 2010.

From the Heavens or From Nature: The Origins of Morality,–Atheist Alliance International 2009 Convention, Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnXmDaI8IEo

Why We Believe In God(s)–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, July 22, 2009.

Why We Believe In God(s)–American Atheists 2009 Convention, Atlanta, Georgia April 11, 2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

Placebo Is Not a Four Letter Word: The Evolution and Neuroscience of the Placebo Response–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, March 10, 2009.

Darwin: Still On Trial After All These Years–Talk preceding performance of Los Angeles Theater Works Production of “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial” with Ed Asner, The Paramount, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 21, 2009.

How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways: Psychological Sex Differences and Psychiatry–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA., November 5, 2008.

Dying to Kill: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 15, 2008.

Why We Believe In God(s)–Secular Student Society, Washington & Lee School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, October 14, 2008.

Placebo Is Not a Four Letter Word: The Evolution and Neuroscience of the Placebo Response–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA, September 17, 2008.

How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways: Psychological Sex Differences and Psychoanalytic Therapy–Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 13, 2008.

We Few We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Center for Inquiry, Washington, D.C., December 2, 2007.

We Few We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Atheist Alliance International 2007 Convention, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2007.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpImeYCZKBk

Dying to Kill: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Eighteenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, Virginia June 1, 2007.

Dying to Kill: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 17, 2007.

The Comedy of Errors: The Use of Humor in Psychotherapy–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, December 6, 2006.

The Comedy of Errors: The Use of Humor in Psychoanalysis and Analytic Psychotherapy–Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, Virginia, November 17, 2006.

Dying to Kill: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, September 26, 2006.

**We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers (and Occasional Sister!): The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Eighteenth Biennial Congress, International Society of Human Ethololgy, Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2006.
** Noted in Science, September 22, 2006
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol313/issue5794/r-samples.dtl

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, June 21, 2006.

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–Virginia Community Services Boards Emergency Services Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 6, 2006.

Mad, Bad, or Sane: The Dynamics of Suicide Terrorism–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA., March 23, 2006.

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA., Mach 22, 2006.

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, Virginia. October 21, 2005.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Prozac but Were Too Depressed to Ask: Update on Psychopharmacology–Central Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychology, Three Hour Workshop, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 11, 2005.

Slapstick Brains: What Does the New Neurology of Humor Reveal about Its Evolution and Function?–Seventeenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, Texas, June 2, 2005.

Love’s Labors Lost: Why Depression and Suicide are Human Universals–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 29, 2005.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital Professional Association, Philadelphia, Penn., November 5, 2004

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Jefferson Institute of Life Long Learning, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 22, 2004.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Eastern Menonite University, Graduate Program in Conflict Transformation, Bridgewater, Virginia, October 15, 2004.

Do the Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants Jeopardize Romantic Love and Marriage?–Seventeenth Conference, International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium, July 28, 2004.

In Memoriam: Linda Mealey’s Clinical Legacy–Seventeenth Conference, International Society for Human Ethology, Ghent, Belgium, July 27, 2004.

Do the Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants Jeopardize Romantic Love and Marriage?–Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Free University, Berlin, Germany, July 24, 2004.

Case Discussion and Clinical Implication: Addictive Behavior Symposium–Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Free University, Berlin, Germany, July 24, 2004.

Captain Robert FitzRoy’s Darwinian Depression–Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Free University, Berlin, Germany, July 23, 2004.

In Memoriam: Linda Mealey’s Clinical Legacy– Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Free University, Berlin, Germany, July 22, 2004.

Do the Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants Jeopardize Romantic Love and Marriage?–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 25, 2004.

Do the Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants Jeopardize Romantic Love and Marriage?–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. April 26, 2004.

The Eye’s Mind: The Neurobiology and Evolution of Empathy–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. April 23, 2004.

The Eye’s Mind: The Neurobiology and Evolution of Empathy–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 10, 2004.

The Eye’s Mind: The Neurobiology and Evolution of Empathy–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, February 4, 2004.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Albemarle County Medical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia, September 4, 2003.

Despair, Dangerousness, and Psychotropic Drugs–Suicide, Violence, and Disruptive Behaviors on University Campuses, National Conference, University of Virginia, June 12, 2003.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. May 5, 2003.

An Introduction to Darwinian Psychiatry–Workshop, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, May 2, 2003.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the True Hijacker of September 11th–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn. May 2, 2003.

An Introduction to Darwinian Psychiatry and Human Evolution–Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, 2003 Spring Conference, Kohler, Wisconsin, April 4, 2003.

Psychopathology from a Darwinian Perspective: Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, ADD, and Eating Disorders–Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, 2003 Spring Conference, Kohler, Wisconsin, April 4, 2003.

Religion, Violence, and Human Nature–Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, 2003 Spring Conference, Kohler, Wisconsin, April 5, 2003.

The Psychopharmacology of Anorexia Nervosa–ABIDE public meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 19, 2002.

Religion, Violence, and Human Nature–Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 8, 2002.

Religion, Violence, and Human Nature–Richmond Psychiatric Society, Richmond, Virginia, October 3, 2002.

Religion, Violence, and Human Nature—Medical Center Hour, University of Virginia School of Medicine, September 18, 2002.

Killer Apes on American Airlines or How Religion Was the Real Hijacker: A Different View of September 11th–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, September 4, 2002.

Origins of Human Violence–Terrorism, Islamic Fundamentalism, and Ethnic Conflict: The Challenges to and Opportunities for America, Princeton Alumni Association Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, May 3, 2002.

Origins of Human Violence: Religion–Terrorism, Islamic Fundamentalism, and Ethnic Conflict: The Challenges to and Opportunities for America, Princeton Alumni Association Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, May 4, 2002.

Terror, Tears, and Timelessness: The Core Features and Treatment of PTSD–Terrorism, Islamic Fundamentalism, and Ethnic Conflict: The Challenges to and Opportunities for America, Princeton Alumni Association Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, May 5, 2002.

Darwinian Psychiatry: The One True Biological Psychiatry?–Plenary Talk, Psychiatric Society of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, April 27, 2002.

Optimal Foraging and the Blues: A Darwinian View of Depression–Grand Rounds, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, December 19, 2001.

Medication Management of Bulimia: Intensive Out Patient Treatment, A Case Study–ABIDE Workshop for clinicians, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 22, 2001.

Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: An Introduction to Psychiatry from an Evolutionary Perspective–Workshop at the Royal London Hospital (St. Clements), London, England. June 12, 2001.

Darwin Does Diapers: An Evolutionary View of Attachment and British Object Relations Theory–Symposium sponsored by the Under Fives Study Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 6, 2001.

Terror, Tears, and Timelessness: Core Features and Treatment of PTSD–Izmir Psychoanalytic Society, Izmir, Turkey, September 20, 2000.

Is the Mind Made for Murder?–Co-organizer and moderator of the homicide symposium sponsored by the Society for the Evolutionary Analysis in Law, Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 8, 2000.

Darwin Goes to Court–Twelfth Annual Meeting, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 8, 2000.

Darwin Does Dangerousness: An Evolutionary Psychology Approach to Prediction of Violence–ASCAP Society Annual Meeting, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 7, 2000.

Does God Help or Do I Help God or Neither–Discussant, 31st Annual Margaret S. Mahler Symposium on Child Development, Philadelphia, May 6, 2000.

Natural Born Killers: A Darwinian View of Homicide–Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, with Joe Cosgrove, M.D., January 4, 2000.

Individual Trauma and Adaptations–Society and Psychological Support, Conference sponsored by the Norwegian Refugee Council, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, August 9, 1999.

Evolutionary Psychology and Darwinian Psychiatry–Workshop for the Foundation of the Development of Human Resources, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, August 6, 1999.

The Psychodynamics of Prejudice–Dutch Psychoanalytic Society. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. March 22, 1999.

Post Traumatic States–Pharos, Foundation for Refugee Health Care. Utrecht, The Netherlands. March 22, 1999.

Prejudice, Trauma, and Children–Department of Psychology, Tblisi State University, Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. May 28, 1998.

An Overview of Traumatized Societies–Between Conflict and Reconciliation: Diagnosing Traumatized Societies. Nobel Laureates Conference. The Rotunda, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. October 13, 1998.

A Natural History of Fatherhood–A Forum on Fathers and Sons, Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction and the Under Fives Study Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. September 26, 1998.

Love’s Labour’s Lost: A Darwinian View of Depression–Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, Virginia. September 18, 1998.

Darwin’s Universal Acid: An Introduction to Evolutionary Medicine–Grand Rounds, Department of Family Practice, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. September 18, 1998.

Lee Harvey Oswald, Another Look–Richmond Psychiatric Society, Richmond, Virginia. September 10, 1998.

An Evolutionary Look at Dual Diagnosis–The Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Human Ethology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. August 21, 1998.

Edward Hagen’s Theory of the Functions of Postpartum Depression & the Implications for General Depression–Tenth Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, University of California at Davis, Davis, California. July 10, 1998.

The Serotonin Story–ASCAP Society Annual Meeting, Davis, California. July 8, 1998.

Individual and Societal Post-Traumatic States–Psychotherapy Department, the Royal London Hospital (St. Clements), London, England. June 4, 1998.

The Psychodynamics of Prejudice–Psychotherapy Department, the Royal London Hospital (St. Clements), London, England. June 4, 1998.

Post Traumatic Societies–Department of Psychology, Tblisi State University, Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. May 28, 1998.

Post Traumatic States–Noe Jordania Conference on Georgia and the Caucasus, Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. May 27, 1998.

The Psychodynamics of Prejudice–Presentation as part of a panel. At the Threshold of the Millennium: Culture, Environment, Gender. UNESCO sponsored International Conference, Lima, Peru. April 18, 1998.