About Me

About Me

slides04By now you’ve probably caught on that my name is Frank Bevacqua and that I am a psychologist. For those of my readers who come from outside of the mental health field, let me take a brief detour to dispel any myths: 1) I cannot read your mind, and 2) I am not “analyzing you right now!” Now that we have that cleared up, if you read my home page, you’re also familiar with my purpose for creating this website: to help people by sharing knowledge with as many people as I can. What you might not yet know is where I came from, how I got here, and where I plan on going. Hopefully the information contained on this page can provide context for the information contained on others.

I was born and raised in New England: I graduated high school in Connecticut having lived in the same house since the day I was born. Three years later, I had graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. To fulfill my goal of becoming a psychologist, I headed out west and earned my doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. At this point, I moved several times within a couple of years. First from Arizona to Wisconsin to complete my internship for my degree, then a year later to Virginia for my first job, and then finally back to Arizona one year to the day after that. Looking back on my zig-zagging across the country, it became apparent that the first moves were motivated by my pursuit of formal education, the second to last move motivated by my desire for employment, and the final move back to Arizona motivated by love. I know it is no coincidence that the most important move and the last move were the same.

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Speaking

Speaking

If you are looking for someone to speak at an upcoming event, I am available to talk about a variety of topics. Currently, one of my strongest areas of passion is discussing the potential negative impact that technology has on our interpersonal relationships. I tend to write on topics about which I am passionate and have some personal investment, so any topic or topics covered on this site are likely fair game.

About my presentation style:

With over a half-decade of university teaching experience, I have come to learn that not all audiences are equally motivated to hear what the designated speaker has to say. I understand that it is my job to be captivating to my audience, not to have a captive audience waiting for me. As I came to offer more presentations as I advanced in my career, I leaned on my past experiences heavily; there isn’t much that is more difficult than engaging 18-21 year old students for three-hour stretches at a time.

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Blog

Blog

Why Am I Blogging? The answer to this question exists in other pages of this site as well, but I think it is particularly important to reiterate: I want to help people. I have seen time and time again that the difference between where you are now and where you want to be is simply a lack of information. In fact, that is exactly the topic that my next post will be centered on. I am utilizing this site (and this blog in particular) to share information, free to all, that can help you get from the point A’s in your life to the point B’s.

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Contact

Contact

General Feedback: I love hearing from my readers about the things they like, disagree with, or want to know more about. In particular, if you find this site or particular blog posts useful, the best “thank you” I can receive is to have you share that with others. Also, feel free to send a quick tweet to @Bevacqua_PhD on Twitter and let me know what you found helpful!

Invitations to speak: If you would like to invite me to speak at your event, I would love to hear from you! Please use the contact form below to reach me. If you have not already done so, you may check out my Speaking page to learn more about my style to determine if I am a good fit for your event or group.

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