Name: Rick  Helms
 
Department: Psychology
Title: Instructor, Psychology
Office Location:
Levine, 3419
Levine Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-4387
Fax Number: (704) 330-4270
Email Address: Richard.Helms@cpcc.edu
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Responsibilities:
Teaching General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Forensic Psychology

Senate Delegate for Behavioral and Social Sciences Division

General Education Representative for Behavioral and Social Sciences Division

COURSES FOR SPRING 2014 SEMESTER
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
PSY281 (Abnormal Psychology) Section 01, LV1315 10:30-11:20
PSY150 (General Psychology) Section 11, LV1315 11:30-12:20

Tuesday/Thursday
PSY231 (Forensic Psychology) Section 01, Levine Campus Room 2305, Central Campus, 11:00-12:15
PSY150 (General Psychology) Section 03, Levine Campus Room 2305, 12:30-1:45

Online Courses:
Psychology 150 (General Psychology) Section 75
Psychology 150 (General Psychology) Section 76
Psychology 150 (General Psychology) Section 82


Spring Semester 2013 Office Hours:
Monday: 9:30am 10:30am; 12:30pm 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am 10:30am; 12:30pm 4:00pm
Friday: 9:30am 10:30am
 
Educational Background:
University of North Carolina - Greensboro, BA in Psychology 1980
Appalachian State University, MA in Clinical Psychology 1982
 
Educational Experience:
2002-2005 South Piedmont Community College: Student Success Counselor.

2005-2008  Central Piedmont Community College: Student Counselor (Harper Campus) Part-time Psychology Instructor, Harper Campus

2008 - present: Central Piedmont Community College: Psychology Instructor (Central and Levine Campuses)
 
Publications:
PUBLISHED NOVELS:

GEARY'S YEAR (1981)out of print
GEARY'S GOLD (1984)out of print
JOKER POKER (2000)
BOBBY J. (2001) (reissued from earlier edition)
THE VALENTINE PROFILE (2001) reprint
THE AMADEUS LEGACY (2001) reprint
VOODOO THAT YOU DO (2001)
JUICY WATUSI (2002)Nominated for the 2003 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award
WET DEBT (2003)Nominated for the 2004 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award
GRASS SANDAL (2004)
CORDITE WINE (2005) Nominated for the 2006 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award
SIX MILE CREEK (2010) Five Star/Cengage
THE DAEDALUS DECEPTION (2010)Amazon Kindle
THUNDER MOON (June 2011) Five Star/Cengage
THE UNRESOLVED SEVENTH (April 2012) Five Star/Cengage
THE MOJITO COAST (coming July 2013) Five Star/Cengage

SHORT STORIES
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO GORDON BLACK (published in 2007 in Thrilling Detective) Winner of the 2008 Short Mystery Fiction Society Derringer Award.
PAPER WALLS/GLASS HOUSES (written as Eric Shane, published in The Back Alley Webzine) Winner of the 2008 Short Mystery Fiction Society Derringer Award
SILICON KINGS (published in April 2010, Back Alley Webzine) Nominated for the SMFS Derringer Award
THE GODS FOR VENGEANCE CRY, (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 2010). Nominated for SMFS Derringer Award. Nominated for Mystery Readers International Macavity Award. Winner of ITW Thriller Award 2011.
BUSTING RED HEADS (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Coming Summer 2013)
SECOND SIGHT UNSEEN (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, coming Fall 2013)
 
Interests:
Academic Interests:
Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder). Forensic Profiling.

Personal Interests:
Gourmet cooking
Motorsports
Novel writing
Amateur astronomy
Building stringed musical instruments and Arts and Crafts furniture
Reading
Traveling
 
Other Information:
Professional History:
1978-1980: Peer Counselor, Health Education Department, UNC-Greensboro
1980: Student Career Counselor, Governor's School of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
1983-1984 Counselor, The Relatives, Inc, Charlotte.
1984-1987 Staff Psychologist, Catawba County Mental Health, Hickory, NC
1987-1993 Supervising Psychologist, Tom Ray Center, Charlotte, NC
1993-2002 Forensic Staff Psychologist, Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare, Monroe and Concord, NC
1994-2000 Professional Psychological Services (part-time private practice)Monroe, NC
2003-2005 Weekend Emergency Services Psychologist, Daymark Recovery Services, Monroe NC.

Licensed as a Health Services Provider - Psychological Associate, License #1033
Certified as NC Forensic Screener, 1992

Founding Member, North Carolina Association for Management and Treatment of Sex Offenders. Vice President 1995-1999. President 1999-2001.
 

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