Dr. Fuller’s varied experiences conducting research, treating patients, training professionals, and working with the public have given him insights into cognition, emotion, and behavior, enhancing his understanding of the human condition.

J. Ryan Fuller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

J. Ryan Fuller, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and has practiced for 20 years. He has presented scientific studies in the United States, Canada, Russia, and India on a number of subjects including Weight Loss, Aggression in the Schools,  Satisfaction with Life, and Anger Management.

He has published in peer reviewed journals as well as in other media on the role of therapy in the workplace, Positive Psychology, Anger Management, Coping Skills after Gastric Bypass Surgery, Loneliness in Obesity, and The Role of Interpersonal Relationships in Happiness.

Dr. Fuller has given professional trainings for federally funded programs such as C.O.R.E. and Look AHEAD to medical professionals and patients on such topics as Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Obesity Management in a Primary Care Practice; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Relaxation Techniques, and Social Support for Lifestyle Change in Patients with Diabetes and other Chronic Health Conditions; and Overcoming Overeating.

He has also provided professional training to mental health clinicians in the areas of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Anger Management, Addictions, and Couples Therapy.

Dr. Fuller has conducted workshops and given lectures to the public in areas as diverse as Dating in the 21st Century: Real Life and Internet Dating, Coping with Unemployment, Dealing with Clutter, and Time Management.

As an expert in the field he serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy and as an Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer for Health Psychology, Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and Psychological Reports.

He has held clinical and research positions such as Director of Research at the Albert Ellis Institute, Director of Behavior at the Obesity Research Center’s Weight Loss Program, and Clinical Research Psychologist at St. John’s University.

Recent press appearances include Good Morning America on ABC (Road Rage), Katie Couric, World News with Diane Sawyer, & The Daily (Domestic Violence & Anger Management).