Skilled in the field of psychology, Dr. Jay Joerger always had an interest in how things worked since he came from a background in engineering. He wanted to work in a field that was equally as complex and challenging and found that there was nothing more complex and perpetually interesting than the human mind. In his current endeavors, Dr. Joerger leverages his skills and expertise in private practice in New York and Pennsylvania, and, since 1991, as the president of the Mentors Resource and Development Corp. From 1993 to 1994, he provided his services as a member of the group practice, Carmel Psychological Associates and from 1993 to 1997, held a similar role with the Center for Stress Reduction. Earlier in his career, Dr. Joerger served as an associate psychologist, as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Community Workshop in Glen Falls, New York and as a drug abuse counselor with the Drug Abuse Council in Norwich, New York.
Dr. Joerger prepared for his career in psychology by first earning a Bachelor of Science at Union College in 1980. He continued at Colgate University, whereupon he received a Master of Arts in 1981. In 1987, he received an EdD from Columbia University. He is a certified medical examiner, registered hypnotherapist, board-certified forensic examiner, and certified in homeland security. He is licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and New York along with several other designations. Throughout his career, he has imparted his knowledge as an educator at Iona College and Lehman College. In addition, he has served as a forensic psychological consultant and expert witness, as well as a coordinator for the drug and abuse counselor at the Lehman College training program.
Throughout all the highlights of his career, Dr. Joerger is most proud of the development of relaxation exercises, as it is such a simple, inexpensive, but powerful vehicle for people to learn relaxation and to learn the calming method. Not only that, but patients also learn how to put the pain in perspective as Dr. Joerger specializes in chronic pain and injury. Dr. Joerger has received many accolades over his methods, such as the Excellence in Psychology Award from the Harlem Valley of Psychologists in 1990. Furthermore, he has supplemented his career with affiliation to many professional organizations. These include the American College of Forensic Examiners, the New York State Psychological Association and the Westchester County Psychological Association. Dr. Joerger has also contributed a number of published works to his field, including “A Participant Manual for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers,” “Living Successfully: A Self-Study Guide,” and “The Physical, Psychological and Social Effects of Chemical Abuse – A Clinician’s Workbook.” He has also been involved with the book and CD of “Living Successfully: Relax and Enhance Your Life” and the CD, “Letting Go of the Physical.”