Preventive Medicine Lecture Series: Doug Lisle, PhD

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Date(s) - 26 April
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building


PMS_April2017_flyer_PROOF3_revDoug Lisle, PhD

“The Psychology of Healthy Eating and the Pleasure Trap”

Dr. Doug Lisle shares his experience and insights into behavior change- specifically how certain factors can affect your desires and behaviors. He lectures extensively and is well known for The Pleasure Trap co-authored with Alan Goldhamer. The book explores why we do things that are not in our best interest?

Douglas Lisle is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Virginia. He was appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and was on the staff at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Lisle worked as a forensic psychologist for the criminal justice system in Dallas, Texas and as a consultant for the National Institute of Health Clinical Trial on Cognitive Therapy for Recurrent Depression at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He delivers lectures nationally to health professionals on topics including: evolutionary psychology, cognitive therapy, lifestyle modification, relaxation & stress management, and weight loss.

Dr. Lisle has been the clinical psychologist in private practice conducting psychotherapy at the TrueNorth Health Center for over 30 years. 

Event Information

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please note that event seating is first-come, first-serve. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Geisinger Commonwealth is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Geisinger Commonwealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The lecture will be held at Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building, which is located at 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509. Click here for directions.


Please use lots B, C, or D. Handicapped parking is available in lot G.

If you choose to use street parking, please be aware that parking meters run from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Questions? Please call 570-504-9065.

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