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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Fresno Campus



Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno CA 93727


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Cultural Diversity


Interventions in Health Psychology

Basic Foundations of Clinical Practice

Introduction to Health Psychology

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; complementary/alternative/integrative approaches to health care; psychodynamic correlates of self-care behavior; defense mechanisms and health

Bassman, L. (2009). A review of. A Therapist's Guide to Understanding Common Medical Conditions by Kolbasovsky, A. In American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 52 (1), 72-74.

Bassman, L. (2007). The Feel-Good Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Resource for Recovery. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Bassman, L. (2006). Toward integration and pluralism in American health care. A review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. PsycCRITIQUES, 51(25), no pagination specified (published online.)

Bassman, L. (2003). A review of Negotiating a Good Death by Robert Pool. In Psycho-Oncology, 12, 301-302.

Bassman, L. and Uellendahl, G. (2003). Complementary/alternative medicine: Ethical, professional and practical challenges for psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 4, 264-270.

Bassman, L. (1998). The Whole Mind: The Definitive Guide to Complementary Treatments for Mind, Mood and Emotions. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Lebovits, A. and Bassman, L. (1997). Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain Management. In A Practical Approach to Pain Management. M. Lefkowitz and A. Lebovits (Eds.). NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Bassman, L. (1997). Holistic Mental Health Care: Alternatives and Adjuncts to Psychotherapy and Medication. The Humanistic Psychologist, 25(2), 138-149.

Bassman, L. (1992). Reality Testing and Self-Reported AIDS Self-Care Behavior. Psychological Reports, 70, 59-65.

Bassman, L. (1991). Object Relations and Self-Reported AIDS Self-Care Behavior. Psychological Reports, 68, 915-923.

Bassman, L. and Lebovits, A. (1991). Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain. In Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book (vol. 10). P. Keller and S. Heyman (Eds.). Sarasota: Professional Resource Exchange, Inc.

Bassman, L. (1990). HIV Infection Prevention Scale. An instrument for the assessment of safer sex practices in a primarily heterosexual population. Listed with Educational Testing Service Tests in Microfiche.

Bassman, L. (March, 2009). A Clinician's Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Presented at the annual conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Albequerque, NM.

Academic History and Background

Licensed Psychologist, State of California, 1999

Certified Hypnotherapist, 1992



Listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology

San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association

Society of Behavioral Medicine

Fresno Wellness Connections

Professional Practice and Community Service

Director of the Health Psychology Emphasis

Director of the Integrative General Practice Rotation in the Psychological Services Center

Private psychotherapy practice

CE Workshop for the Fresno Area Psychological Association. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to Know.

Presentation to the Visalia, CA Area Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group.

Occasional guest speaker for two courses at Fresno State University.

Taught several courses at Whole Foods Market on Overcoming Obstacles to Healthy Eating.

Periodically give presentations to students from the Center for Advanced Research and Technology, a career-oriented high school program in Fresno.