Robert Guenther

Robert Guenther, Ph.D., ABPP, (RP)

Clinical Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 265-7810
Business Email: rguenthe@phhp.ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Former Chair of the UF Health Ethics Advisory Committee
2019-2021 · UF Health College of Medicine
Ethics Consultant on rotation to UF Health Shands Inpatient Services
2012-2021 · UF Health College of Medicine
Psychologist to the Adult Acute Inpatient Neurotrauma Service
2012-2021 · UF Health Shands Hospital
Director of Continuing Psychological Education
2010-2016 · UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Health Psychology Area Head
2009-2012 · UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Director of Transplant Psychology
2007-2012 · UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Director of Inpatient Consultation and Liaison Services
2005-2021 · UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Member of the Institutional Review Board for Human Research
2002-2005 · UF Health Science Center
Member of the UF Health Ethics Advisory Committee
2001-current · UF College of Medicine
Associate chair of the Committee for Social and Ethical Responsibility
2000-2001 · American Psychological Association, Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016,2018-2021
CLP7934 Special Topics In Clinical Psychology
2006-2022
CLP6407 Psychological Treatment I
2009-2012,2014-2024
CLP6946 Advanced Practicum in Applied Medical Psychology
2008-2018
CLP6905 Individual Work
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2017,2021
CLP6940 Supervised Teaching
2013-2016,2022-2024
CLP6947 Practicum in Intervention
2016,2022-2024
CLP6943 Core Practicum in Clinical Psychology
2013
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2011-2012
HSC4600 Psychiatric Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobia – simple/specific
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal cord trauma

Research Profile

Clinical Focus Dr. Guenther is a clinical professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology where he teaches clinical skills and provides clinical supervision to registered mental health counseling interns, graduate students, clinical psychology interns, and post-doctoral fellows. His primary clinical appointment is to the Psychological Specialties outpatient clinic in the UF Health Haile Plantation where he delivers psychological services designed to assist adult clients with a broad range of psychological needs.

Research Focus Dr. Guenther’s interests have included rehabilitation psychology, general clinical psychology, the practice of hospitalist psychology, and bioethics.

Areas of Interest
  • Assessment of medical decision-making capacity
  • Empowerment of persons with disabilities
  • Ethics in healthcare

Publications

2021
Systematic Analysis of Extracting Data on Advance Directives from Patient Electronic Health Records (EHR) in Terminal Oncology Patients.
Journal of palliative care. 36(4):211-218 [DOI] 10.1177/08258597211001153. [PMID] 33711237.
2020
Can an Integrative Care Approach Improve Physical Function Trajectories after Orthopaedic Trauma? A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 478(4):792-804 [DOI] 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001140. [PMID] 32032087.
2018
An integrated-delivery-of-care approach to improve patient reported physical function and mental wellbeing after orthopedic trauma: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Trials. 19(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13063-017-2430-5. [PMID] 29325583.
2018
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Outcome Measures and Mental Health in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients During Early Recovery
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 32(9):467-473 [DOI] 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001245. [PMID] 30130305.
2018
Pre-injury depression and anxiety in patients with orthopedic trauma and their treatment.
Injury. 49(6):1079-1084 [DOI] 10.1016/j.injury.2018.03.024. [PMID] 29636184.
2018
Preexisting psychiatric illness worsens acute care outcomes after orthopaedic trauma in obese patients.
Injury. 49(2):243-248 [DOI] 10.1016/j.injury.2017.12.004. [PMID] 29249534.
2008
Measuring the Expectations of Kidney Donors: Initial Psychometric Properties of the Living Donation Expectancies Questionnaire
. 85:1230-1234 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b13e31816c5ab0.
2006
Patient-Reported Outcomes for Open versus Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
Progress in Transplantation. 16(2):162-169 [DOI] 10.1177/152692480601600213.
2006
Psychosocial evaluation of live donors
Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. 11(3):234-240 [DOI] 10.1097/01.mot.0000227838.83710.ac.
2006
The expectancies of living kidney donors: do they differ as a function of relational status and gender?
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 21(6):1682-1688 [DOI] 10.1093/ndt/gfl024.
1998
Decision-making surrogacy as a potential violation of patient autonomy.
Rehabilitation Psychology News. 25(2):11-11
1997
The foundation and application of ethical principles in rehabilitation psychology.
Rehabilitation Psychology. 42(1):17-30 [DOI] 10.1037/0090-5550.42.1.17.
1996
Life-sustaining treatment decisions by rehabilitation patients: The uncontested high ground.
Rehabilitation Psychology. 41(1):73-86 [DOI] 10.1037/0090-5550.41.1.73.
1996
The role of an ethics committee in a rehabilitation setting
NeuroRehabilitation. 6(2):133-143 [DOI] 10.3233/nre-1996-6205.
1994
Empowerment of persons with SCI: Interpersonal influence strategies for the disabled.
SCI Psychosocial Process. 7(2):75-80
1993
Management of Behavior on a Spinal Cord Injury Unit
NeuroRehabilitation. 3(2):50-59 [DOI] 10.3233/nre-1993-3207.
1992
Spinal Cord Injuries: Psychological, Social, and Vocational Rehabilitation, Second Edition by Roberta B. Trieschmann – A Book Review.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2(1):81-82
1985
Attributions for real and hypothetical events: Their relation to self-esteem and depression.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 94(4):530-540 [DOI] 10.1037/0021-843x.94.4.530.
1981
Blaming – A sign of psychosocial tensions in the community: Findings from two surveys.
American Journal of Community Psychology. 9(2):209-224

Education

Post-doctoral Fellow in Rehabilitation and Medical Psychology
1989-1990 · University of Missouri – Columbia
Intern in Clinical Psychology – Medical Psychology Track
1988-1989 · Baylor College of Med, Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Texas Medical Center
PhD in Clinical Psychology
1984-1988 · Arizona State University
MA in Clinical Psychology
1979-1983 · Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
1975-1979 · Purdue University
Associate Degree, Electronics Engineering Technology
1970-1972 · ITT Technical Instutute, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-7810
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
1225 CENTER DRIVE, ROOM 3151
PO BOX 100165
DEPT CLIN & HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
8763 SW 27th Lane, #101
UF Health Psychology Specialties
GAINESVILLE FL 32608