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Albert Bartow Ray

Albert Bartow Ray, American psychologist, psychotherapist, consultant, educator. Licensed psychologist Florida, Georgia, certified addiction counselor.


  • Ray, Albert Bartow was born on July 2, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Albert B. and Virginia Lee (Young) Ray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University Georgia, 1969. Master of Science, University Georgia, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1976.


    • Research assistant Animal Behavior Laboratory, University Georgia, Athens, 1968—1969, equipment coordinator, 1969—1970, teaching assistant, 1970—1971. Research assistant to director Athens Unit, Georgia Retardation Center, 1970—1975. Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurology instructor Emergency Medical Technology Courses.

      Guest instructor practical nursing Athens Area Vocational Technology School, 1973—1975. Instructor department psychology University Georgia, Athens, 1974. Assistant professor biological psychology State University of New York, Brockport, 1975—1977.

      Assistant and associate professor psychology Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, 1977—1981. Staff Sumter Regional Hospital. Director, president Alcoholism Recovery Services, Inc., Americus, 1979—1982.

      Instructor Sumter County Driver Improvement Clinic, 1980—1982. Substance abuse, addiction and mental health counselor, consultant Peach County Hospital, Fort Valley, Georgia, 1981—1982. Program co-director Ithical Place, Treatment Center Chemical Dependence, Goldenrod, Florida, 1981—1982.

      Adjunct counselor Pastoral Institute Americus, 1981—1982. Owner, director Horizons Unlimited Counseling and Enrichment Center, Americus, since 1982. Adjunct faculty San Francisco Theological Seminary, since 1983.

      Private practice Americus, since 1984. Consultant psychologist International Hqr. Habitat Humanity, since 1985.

      Co-owner Blackshear Psychiatric and Psychological Services, since 1986, Associates Mental & Behavioral Health, Americus, 1996, Disability Assistance, Americus, 1996. Founder, principal Excelsys Inc., 1993. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed psychologist Florida, Georgia, certified addiction counselor.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member of Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Southern Society Philosophy and Psychology, Florida Association Practicing Psychologists, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (board directors, statewide chairman certified board), Georgia Citizens Council Alcoholism, Sumter County Mental Health Association (director 1979-1980, Certified Appreciation award 1980), Florida Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, Psi Chi (president 1969).


    • Married Barbara McGarity, October 8, 1994. 1 child Albert Bartow IIIstepchildren: Tripp Stripling, Holly Stripling, Lynn Stripling.
    • father: Albert B. Ray
    • mother: Virginia Lee (Young) Ray
    • spouse: Barbara McGarity
    • children: Tripp Stripling Ray
    • Holly Stripling Ray
    • Lynn Stripling Ray
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