Psychology Professor Robert Resnick
Randolph-Macon College Psychology Professor
Robert Resnick was recently inducted as a charter member of the Virginia Psychological
Foundation Hall of Fame. Resnick was recognized for his lifetime contributions to
the state association and to the community, and for his demonstrated leadership.
Resnick has advocated for the expansion and increased availability of psychological
services since the 1970s. He helped organize and lead the Virginia Academy of Clinical
Psychologists; became a champion for freedom of choice legislation in Virginia,
which granted direct access and insurance payment to psychologists; and was the
plaintiff in the precedent setting “Virginia Blues” legal battle that took on Blue
Cross/Blue Shield and ended with a victorious U.S. Supreme Court opinion. The “Virginia
Blues” lawsuit established the autonomous practice of psychology. In addition, his
expertise has won him invitations to the White House for a national health briefing
and the honor of testifying before Congress on national health proposals and behavioral
research funding in psychology.
Resnick, who is licensed to practice clinical psychology, has a dedicated interest
in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which led him to develop and
direct one of the first ADHD clinics for diagnosis and treatment. He has presented
dozens of international talks and workshops on the subjects of ADHD and prescription
privileges for psychologists. In 2000 he authored the book The Hidden Disorder:
A Clinician’s Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults,
which was published by the American Psychological Association. The book is available
in the United States and internationally and has been translated into Japanese,
Italian and German.
Resnick earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, his master’s degree
from Temple University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He joined
the faculty at Randolph-Macon College in 1996.