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James Eyman Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Menninger, 1985


Dr. James Eyman is a clinical psychologist practicing at the Heritage Mental Health Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and completed his internship at Topeka State Hospital. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Menninger Clinic, he continued on staff for the next twelve years working as a team leader in the adult hospital and then in the children’s hospital. He was also the Coordinator of the adult hospital neuropsychology service. While on staff at Menninger, Dr. Eyman taught at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and the Menninger Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and was awarded the Paul Pruyser Honorary Professorship for excellence in teaching and supervision.
In 2009, Dr. Eyman received the Best Practice Award for Health Plans for a program he helped create to assess suicidal ideation by telephone. Dr. Eyman was presented with the Dorland Health People Awards Honorable Mention in the field of psychology in 2010.
Dr. Eyman has published numerous professional journal articles and book chapters. He has served as an editorial consultant for the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Psychological Reports, Perceptual and Motor Skills, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. He has given many workshops and invited addresses and has presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting and the annual convention of the American Association of Suicidology, among others.
Dr. Eyman works with children, adults and the elderly providing psychotherapy, psychological testing (assessment of an individual’s psychological functioning), and neuropsychological evaluations (the assessment of brain performance and cognitive abilities). Some of the problems he treats include anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma, attention-deficit disorder, psychotic disorders, Alzheimer’s, Asperger’s Syndrome, and challenges with life changes and growth. Additionally, he provides behavioral pain management, and he conducts workers compensation evaluations.
Dr. Eyman accepts new patients who call directly to make an appointment, and referrals from physicians, other health care providers, and attorneys. To treat patients, Dr. Eyman uses a variety of psychological approaches that meet the best practice standards and are appropriate for each person and their problems. The treatment may include a brief intervention or require longer-term psychotherapy. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call the clinic office.
“I know that it is possible for a person to make significant and long-term changes in their lives with the proper care and treatment, and it is very rewarding to be part of that experience.”

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1984.
Internship, Topeka State Hospital, 1983.
B.A. University of San Francisco, Summa Cum Laude, 1978.
SPECIALTY TRAINING
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS 1985.
HONORARY POSITIONS AND AWARDS
2010: Dorland Health People Awards, Psychology.
2009: Best Practice Award for Health Plans and Health Networks, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
1991-1992: Paul Pruyser Honorary Professional for excellence in teaching and supervision, The Menninger Clinic.
PUBLICATIONS
Halderman, B., Hudgins, M. & Eyman, J. (2014) Providing Behavioral Health in Primary Care: An Emerging Model of Healthcare. Case in Point, 12 (1), 12-14.
Eyman, J.R., & Halderman, B. (2011). The Case Manager’s Role in Managing Depression. Case in Point, 9 (6), 18-21.
Eyman, J.R., & Halderman, B. (2010). Assessing Suicide Risk. Case in Point, 8 (2),34-36.
Halderman, B., Eyman, J., Kerner, L., & Schlacks, B. (2009). A Paradigm for the Telephonic Assessment of Suicidal Ideation. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 39, 639-647.
Halderman, B., & Eyman, J.R. (2009). Handling Hardship. Case in Point, 7, 32-33.
Eyman, J.R., & Kulick, E. (1996). An interpretation of Freud’s ideas about suicide. In A. Leenaars & D. Lester (Eds.) Suicide and the unconscious. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc.
Jobes, D.A., Eyman, J.R., & Yufit, R.I. (1995). How clinicians assess suicide risk in adolescents and adults. Crisis Intervention, 2, 1-12.
Colson, D.B., Eyman, J.R., & Coyne, L. (1994). Rorschach correlates of treatment difficulty and of the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy with female psychiatric hospital patients. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 58, 383-388.
Eyman, J.R. & Eyman, S.K. (1992). Personality assessment in suicide prediction. In R. Maris, A. Berman, J. Maltsberger & R. Yufit (Eds.) Assessment and prediction of suicide (pp. 193-201). New York: Guilford Press.
Eyman, J.R. & Eyman, S.K. (1992). Psychological testing for potentially suicidal individuals. In B. Bonger4 (ed.), Suicide: Guidelines for assessment, management, and treatment (pp. 127-143). New York: Oxford University Press.
Lewis, L., Athey, G., Eyman, J.R., & Saeks, S. (1992). Psychological treatment of adult psychiatric patients with traumatic frontal lobe injury. Journal of Neuropsychiatry, 4(3), 323-330.
Eyman, J.R., & Eyman, S.K. (1991). Personality assessment in suicide prediction. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 21 (1), 37-55.
Eyman, J.R., & Gabbard, G.O. (1991). Will therapist-patient sex prevent suicide? Psychiatric Annals, 21 (11), 669-674.
Eyman, J.R. (1990). Countertransference when counseling suicidal school-aged youth. In A. Leenaars & S. Wenckstern (Eds.), Suicide prevention in schools (pp. 147-157). Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere Publishing Corp.
Eyman, J.R. & Eyman, S.K. (1990). Suicide risk and assessment instruments. In P. Cimbolic & D. Jobes (Eds.), Youth suicide: Issues, assessment, and intervention (pp. 9-32). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Eyman, J.R., Mikawa, J.K., & Eyman, S.K. (1990). The problem of adolescent suicide: Issues and assessment. In P. McReynolds, J. Rosen, & G. Chelune (Eds.), Advances in psychological assessment (Vol. 7) (pp. 165-202). New York: Plenum Press.
Richman, J. & Eyman, J.R. (1990). Psychotherapy of suicide: Individual, group, and family approaches. In D. Lester (Ed.), Current concepts of suicide (pp. 139-158). Philadelphia: The Charles Press.
Allen, J., Lewis, L., & Eyman, J.R. (1989). A scale of measure patient collaboration in neuropsychological assessment. International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11, 66-70.
Miller, G., McLoughlin, K., & Eyman, J.R. (1988). Sexual function questionnaire for heterosexuals. In C. David, W. Yarber, & S. Davis (Eds.) Sexuality related measures: A compendium (pp. 134-138). Lake Mills, IA: Graphic Publishing Co.
Smith, K., & Eyman, J.R. (1988). Ego structure and object differentiation in suicidal patients. In H. Lerner & P. Lerner (Eds.), Primitive mental states and the Rorschach (pp. 175-202). Madison, CT: International Universities Press.
Eyman, J.R. & Eyman, S.K. (1984). Sexual dysfunction: A review of assessment strategies. In P. McReynolds & G. Chelune (Eds.), Advances in psychological assessment (Vol. 6) (pp. 151-193). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Eyman, J.R. (1984). The relationship between anxiety and coping among alcohol and non-alcohol subjects. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Nevada). Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 3936B.
PROFESSIONAL PAPERS
Eyman, J.R. & Halderman, B. (2010) Paradigm for the telephonic assessment of suicidal ideation: A replication study. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, August.
Eyman, J.R. & Halderman, B. (2008) A telephonic suicide assessment model. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Boston, MA, April.
Halderman, B. & Eyman, J.R. (2007) Telephonic assessment of suicide. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, August.
Eyman, J.R. & Kulick, E. (1996) The shadow of the superego: Freud’s views about suicide. Paper presented at the meeting of the Kansas City Psychoanalytic Society, April.
Eyman, J.R. (1993). Guidelines for processing the suicide of a hospital patient. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, San Francisco, CA, April.
Eyman, J.R. (1991). Suicide and sexual exploitation by the therapist. Paper presented at the meeting of the Kansas Psychological Association, Topeka, KS, April.
Eyman, J.R., Jobes, D., & Yufit, R. (1990). Suicide risk assessment survey. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, New Orleans, LA, April.
Colson, D., & Eyman, J.R. (1988). Rorschach correlates of the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy of long-term hospital patients. Paper presented at Austin Riggs Center Conference on Psychological Testing and the Psychotherapeutic Process, Stockbridge, MA, October.
Eyman, J.R. & Conroy, R. (1988). Suicide: The loss of a fantasy. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Washington, DC, April.
Eyman, J.R., Smith, K., Dyck, R., & Ryerson, D. (1988). A survey of school-related suicide prevention programs. Paper [presented at the meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Montreal, Canada, May.
Eyman, S.K. & Eyman, J.R. (1987). An investigation of Exner’s suicide constellation. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, New York, NY, August.
Eyman, J.R. (1987). Unsuccessful psychotherapy with seriously suicidal borderline patients. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology and the International Association of Suicidology, San Francisco, CA, May.
Eyman, J.R. (1987) Clinical issues in the delivery of neuropsychological services. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA, March.
Eyman, J.R. & Smith, K. (1986). Lethality trends in multiple suicide attempts. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Atlanta, GA, April.
Eyman, J.R. & Smith, K. (1986). Suicide motivation among adults and adolescents. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Atlanta, GA, April.
McReynolds, P., Eyman, J.R., & White, P. (1985). An instrument for differentiating cognitive anxiety and conditioned anxiety. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Berkeley, CA, March.
Eyman, J.R. & McReynolds, P. (1982). Depressive affect related to failure avoidant and success attainment motivations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA, May.
Eyman, J.R. & Miller, G. (1981). Development of a questionnaire to assess sexual dysfunction. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, San Francisco, CA, March.
Eyman, J.R. & Eyman, S.K. (1980) Failure to replicate an operant method for the treatment of enuresis. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, May.
O’Sullivan, M. & Eyman, J.R. (1978). The signal value of eyebrow movements in conversation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April.
O’Sullivan, M. & Eyman, J.R. (1978). Recognizing male and female faces: Infancy to middle age. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April.

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Presentation on " Understanding Alzheimer's Disease".  Kansas Silver Haired Legislature. Topeka, KS, October 3, 2017.
Workshop on “Integrating behavioral care and primary care”. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association Annual Fall Conference, “Body and Mind: Integrations in Science and Practice”. Overland Park, KS, December 7, 2012.
Workshop on “Crisis intervention with addiction clients”. First Annual Kansas Addiction Summit on Clinical Initiatives. Topeka, KS, July 28, 2009.
Invited Address, “Paradigm for the telephonic assessment of suicide”. URAC Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection. Orlando, FL, April 1, 2009.
Workshop on “Psychological injuries in workers’ compensation cases”. Kansas Association for Justice Foundation 20th Annual Workers Compensation Institute. Lawrence, KS, January, 24, 2008.
Presentation on “Managing cognitive problems with Multiple Sclerosis”. Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, Topeka, KS, June 12, 2007.
Workshop on “Suicide Risk Assessment”. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Counseling. Kansas City, MO, April 20, 2007.
Workshop on “A paradigm for the telephonic assessment of suicidal ideation”. Employee Assistance Professionals Association Annual World Conference. Nashville, TN, October 7, 2006.
Presentation on “Psychological aspects of cardiac and respiratory disease”. New Directions Behavioral Health, Overland Park, KS, May 12, 2004.
Invited Address “Identifying suicidal college age youth”. Washburn University, Topeka, KS, March 5, 2003.
Workshop on “Clinical interventions with survivors of suicide”. The Rocky Mountain Council of Community mental Health Centers and the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas 23rd Annual Conference. Kansas City, MO, September 12, 2002.
Invited Address, “Youth suicide prevention programs”. The Koch Crime Commission Conference on Youth Violence. Topeka, KS, September 12, 2001.
Workshop on “Conceptualization of suicide: Causes, diagnosis, assessment and intervention”. Menorah Medical Center, Leawood, KS, October 20, 2000.
Invited Address, “Suicide prevention programs”. Mayor’s Task Force on Prevention of Youth Suicide Conference. Topeka, KS, June 20, 1999.
Presentation on “Young adult and adolescent suicide”. Washburn University, Topeka, KS, February 3, 1999.
Presentation on “Youth suicide”. Auburn-Washburn Unified School District, Topeka, KS, December 14, 1998.
Invited Address, “Facts and Stats”. Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center Conference on Adolescent Suicide, Topeka, KS, June 18, 1998.
Workshop on “Ethics in dual relationship”. Leavenworth County Community Mental Health Center, Leavenworth, KS, June 12, 1998.
Workshop on “assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior”. The Family Medicine Residency Program of St. Francis and Stormont Vail Regional Medical Centers, Topeka, KS, July 19, 1996.
Presentation on “guidelines for the management and treatment of suicidal patients”. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center, Leavenworth, Ks, July 22, 1994.
Presentations on “Theories of suicidal behavior” and “Countertransference in the treatment of suicidal patients”. The Menninger Clinic Military Conference on Suicide, Topeka, KS, November 13, 2000; October 23, 19999’ April 2, 1999; November 21, 1998; March 12, 1998; October 21, 1997; February 5, 1997; July 22, 1996; February 26, 1996; February 26, 1995; July 11, 1994; February 21, 1994.
Presentations on “Duty to Warn”. The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS, November 17, December 15, 1993, February 2, 1994.
Presentation on “The new American Psychological Association ethical standards”. The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS, January 20, 1993.
Symposium on “Self-harm and suicide: Psychodynamics and treatment.” American Psychiatric Association 44th Institute on Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada, October 25, 1992.
Director of “Suicidal behavior in the military: The chaplain’s response.” The Menninger Clinic Conference on Suicide, Topeka, KS, April 19-23, 1993; September 15-18, 1992.
Workshop on “Nonsexual and sexual dual relationships.” Kansas Psychological Association Semi-Annual Conference, Topeka, KS, March 27, 1992.
Workshop on “Self-destructive behavior: Dynamics and treatment.” Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, NE, January 11, 1992.
Workshop on “Adolescent suicide: A workshop on prevention and treatment.” The Mental Health Association of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, January 14, 1991.
Workshop on “Assessment and prediction of suicide.” American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 26, 1990.
Workshop on “Adolescent suicide.” The Mental Health Association of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, April 5, 1990.
Workshop on “Principles of neuropsychological inference making with traditional psychological test.” Kansas Psychological Association Semi=Annual Convention, Wichita, KS, November 4, 1988.
Invited Address, “The differences between adolescent and adult suicidal behavior.” First Annual Kansas Scientific Symposium, Kansas City, KS, October5 27, 1988.
Director of “Treating the suicidal adult patient: Individual, family, and group therapy approaches.” The Menninger Clinic Conference on Suicide, Topeka, KS, November 5-6, 1987.
Invited Address, ‘The school system’s role in suicide prevention.” Emporia State University and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Emporia, KS, March 26, 1987.
Workshop on “Adolescent suicide: Intervention in the school system.” National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA, March 4, 1987.
Workshop on “Assessment and treatment of the suicidal patient.” Lewis and Clark Health Agency and the University of South Dakota Medical School, Yankton, SD, December 4, 1986.
Director of “Patterns related to suicide.” The Menninger Clinic Conference on Suicide, Aspen, CO, July 14-16, 1986.
Workshop on “Assessment and treatment of the suicidal patient.” Larned State Hospital, Larned, KS, March 13, 1986.
Invited Address, “Adolescent suicide and school suicide prevention programs.” Kansas Association of High School Principals, Wichita, KS, September 18, 1985.
Workshop on “Psychoanalytic psychotherapy.” University of Nevada, Reno, NV, February 8, 1985.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Suicidology
American Psychological Association
Division 42, Independent Practice, American Psychological Association
Kansas Psychological Association