Stephen Ragusea, PsyD, ABPP

Licensed Psychologist

129 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837



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  • LICENSURE: Stephen A. Ragusea is currently a licensed psychologist in both Florida and Pennsylvania.

  • EDUCATION: Stephen A. Ragusea received his Doctor of Psychology degree from the APA approved program in clinical psychology at Baylor University.

  • PRACTICE: In late 2004, Dr. Ragusea established a private practice in Key West, Florida. From 1980 to 2004, he worked in a large group practice as a clinical psychologist at the Child, Adult and Family Psychological Center in State College, Pennsylvania. Experience was gained at community mental health centers, as well as in state and community hospitals. He was founding CEO and Clinical Director of The Meadows, a 92 bed private psychiatric hospital and was Psychology Section Chief at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

  • Dr. Ragusea’s psychological practice involves individual and family psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment and consultation including forensic evaluation, child custody evaluation and neuropsychological evaluation. He has also worked as consulting psychologist in the Monroe County HIV Clinic for the Florida Department of Health from 2004 to the present.

  • RESEARCH: From 1995 to 2004 Dr. Ragusea served as founding chair of Pennsylvania’s Practice-Research Network, an effective model uniting practitioners and research psychologists to conduct clinically relevant and scientifically rigorous psychological research. See: Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, V8 N2, pp 155-167 and other more recent publications on the Pennsylvania PRN.

  • PUBLIC SERVICE: Dr. Ragusea was appointed to the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology by Governor Tom Ridge and served on the Board from 2001-2004

  • TEACHING: Dr. Ragusea has served on the faculty at Penn State University, Harvard Medical School, Florida Keys Community College and presented numerous workshops across North America on topics such as family therapy, forensic psychology, medical psychology, the need for prison reform and the importance of developing practice-research networks.

  • PUBLICATIONS: He has published more than 70 articles and book chapters related to professional psychology and served on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

  • BROADCASTING: Dr. Ragusea has appeared as a psychologist on a wide variety of television and radio shows.

  • AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Dr. Ragusea is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives for 6 years where he also functioned as Chair of the State and Provincial Caucus. He has served on numerous APA task forces and working groups including the presidential task force on Envisioning and Accessing New Professional Roles. See: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32, 79-87.

  • FLORIDA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Dr. Ragusea is a member of the Florida Psychological Association and has published numerous articles in the Florida Psychologist. Dr. Ragusea has served on several committees, the Board of Directors, and as Ethics Advisory Committee Chair since 2005.

  • PENNSYLVANIA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: Dr. Ragusea is a Fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and has served as PPA’s President, Clinical Division President, Hospital Practice Chair, PennPsyPAC Board Member, and founding chair of PPA’s Practice Research Network. He has also served on numerous PPA task forces and working groups.

  • CERTIFICATIONS: Dr. Ragusea has held four special certifications including the ABPP Diplomate in Family Psychology, ABPN Diplomate in Neuropsychology, ACFP Certificate in Forensic Psychology, and the American Red Cross Certificate in Disaster Mental Health Services.

HONORS: Dr. Ragusea received the Award for Distinguished Service to Psychology and the award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology, conferred by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He was also the recipient of the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy, conferred by the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association awarded him the Michael P. Spellman Award for Ethical Contributions to Psychology.