Janet Arceneaux, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, LSSP
Director of Psychological Services
When Janet decided to pursue a degree in psychology, she knew two things: (1) she wanted to gain knowledge and expertise in combining psychology and physiology within the context of a systems approach and (2) to achieve a doctorate that would allow her the freedom to pursue her goals. Janet knew this meant significant personal sacrifice. In January 1988, she entered the University of Houston and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in May 1990. She immediately entered the University of Houston-Clear Lake and completed her Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science-General Psychology in May, 1992. In August of 1992, she moved to Indiana and entered Ball State University to work with one of the most prestigious Neuropsychologist, Dr. Raymond Dean, and completed all course work, internships and dissertation in August of 1995. She also was researching and publishing at this time. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a specialty in Neuropsychology. This path was taken to gain as much knowledge as possible with children through adulthood with a full understanding of a systems environment.
In September 1995, Janet moved to Georgia where she had obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia-Department of Neurology/Pediatric Neurology with the prestigious Dr. Morris Cohen. She spent 2 years there to fully obtain knowledge of neurology /neuropsychology. She completed her post-doctoral position in July of 1997. In August of 1997, she began her position as Asst. Professor at the University of Alabama. Janet taught and supervised in a graduate program, researched and published, developed a liaison program between the School Psychology and Clinical Psychology Departments, as well as the School of Law and the School of Medicine. She also developed the first School Psychology Clinic in the State of Alabama. She began to engage in a pre-program in neurofeedback, for which she had begun an interest.
Having become a bit disillusioned in academics, Janet returned to her home in Houston, Texas. There she spent the next few years immersed in the Texas School system to learn as much as she could about the programs and the learning environment. A side-track occurred when she was offered a position using her skills with Children Protection Services (gaining experience in forensics) and the field of Geriatrics, which was the one area she lacked experience. Janet, again, immersed herself in geriatrics within nursing facilities. A few years later, Janet was contacted by Endeavor wishing to discuss her skills which appeared to be what they were looking for. All the previous years of breadth and depth of experience and skills have culminated to bring forth a Department of Psychology which will encompass the combination of psychology and physiology within a systems approach environment—Full Circle.