Faculty Profile - Joseph Trunzo (Aug. 2022)- 460x460

Joseph Trunzo

I am a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Bryant University. I am also a licensed, practicing clinical psychologist with expertise in the psychological management of chronic medical illnesses such as cancer and Lyme disease, as well as the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, especially OCD. I serve on several professional committees and belong to a number of professional organizations.

Ph D, MCP Hahnemann University

MA, MCP Hahnemann University

BS, Marywood College

Coleman, J.,Trunzo, J., Personality, social stress, and drug use among college students, Psi Chi Journal, 2015.

Trunzo, J.,Samter, W.,Morse, C.,Volkman, J., College students’ use of energy drinks, social problem solving and academic performance, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs/Taylor & Francis, 2014.

Trunzo, J., Smoking related cancers: A brief report on problem solving, distress, and risk behaviors in patients and caregivers, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology/Taylor & Francis, 2014.

Trunzo, J., Lyme and tick-borne diseases: A primer for mental health practitioners, Practice Innovations, 2022.

Trunzo, J., Long Haul COVID: A Survivor's Guide, Changemakers Books, 2021.

Trunzo, J., The Best Life Possible: Thriving with Chronic Illness, Aeon Magazine, 2019.

Trunzo, J., Sailing Into the Storm: How to use ACT to Lead a Values Driven Life in the Face of Dark Emotions & Trauma, Aeon Magazine, 2018.

Trunzo, J., Living Beyond Lyme: Reclaim Your Life From Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness, Changemaker Books, 2018.

Trunzo, J., Is Technology Altering Human Intelligence? More Negatives than Positives are Coming From this Technology, Invited Research Essay, 2014.

Morse, C.,Volkman, J.,Samter, W.,Trunzo, J., The Influence of Uncertainty and Social Support on Information Seeking Concerning Illicit Stimulant Use Among Young Adults, Health Communication/Taylor & Francis, 2013.

Outstanding Student in Clinical and Health Psychology, 2000

Medal for Excellence in Psychology, 1993

I have taught several courses over my career, including Introduction to Psychology, Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theory and Practice, and Research Methods in Psychology. I enjoy being in the classroom with students, engaging them in the learning process, and helping them apply their knowledge to real world issues and problems.

College Students Health Behaviors, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Lyme Disease, Health and Clinical Psychology, Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer, ACT Based Approaches to Health, Smoking Cessation, Physical Activity, and Weight, Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness

Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences

International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society

Rhode Island Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Psi Chi