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Rick Trammel

Associate professor




  • B.A., Government and International Studies, Chapman College, 1974
  • M.I.M., Masters in International Management, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, 1981
  • M.C., Masters in Counseling, Arizona State University, 1994
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University, 1998


Dr. Trammel earned his Masters in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the PsyD program and has been a faculty member in graduate psychology at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Hawaii since the fall of 1998. Dr. Trammel has also taught as an adjunct instructor for Argosy University's Marriage and Family Therapy program since 1999, and the Undergraduate Psychology program since 2005. He has clinical and research interests in existential/humanistic psychotherapy, group therapy approaches, substance abuse and addictions, suicide, forensics, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues, and organizational development and consultation. In addition to his degrees in the field of counseling and psychology, Dr. Trammel has a Masters Degree in International Management and has lived and worked in Africa and the Middle East.


  • Existential/Humanistic Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy approaches
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions
  • Suicide
  • Forensics

Selected Publications

  • Simpson, M., Earles, J., Folen, R., Trammel, R., & James, L. (2004). The Tripler Army Medical Center's LE3AN Program: A Six - Month Retrospective Analysis of Program Effectiveness for African American and European American Females. Journal of the National Medical Association, 96, 1332-1336.
  • Trammel, R.L., Metha, A., Kurpius-Robinson, S., (1998). Substance abuse and student teachers: Drug use attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 43, 64-74.


  • American Psychological Association; Division 17 & 44


  • Baker, D.R., Hill, M., Leary, R., Moffat, N., Piburn, M.D., Sidlik, L., Trammel, R.L., Wallin, M. (1992). Letting students speak: A study of students' attitudes toward science. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Baker, D.R., Leary, R., Trammel, R.L. (1991). Myth or reality: Gender differences in science attitude. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Arizona Educational Research Organization, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Max, S., Tyson, K, Ludolph, S, Trammel, R. (2006 ). Preventing burnout: A mental health professional's guide to self-care, endurance, and resilience. Hawaii Psychological Association's Annual Meeting, November 2006.
  • Moffat, N., Trammel, R.L., Sidlik, L., Baker, D.R., (1992). Career development: Strategies for science education. Paper presented at the annual of meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
  • Robinson, S., Metha, A., Webb, L. D., Trammel, R.L., Silberman, S., Gloria, A. (1994). Project REAL: Evaluation of a model program for school personnel for reducing youth at-risk behaviors. Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Selected Lectures

  • Trammel, R., & Bediz, P. (2007). Substance abuse in HIV+ individuals. Life Foundation of Hawaii.
  • Trammel, R. (2009). Substance abuse in LGBT patients/clients: SMI populations. Hawaii State Hospital--Mental Illness Substance Abuse Program.
  • Trammel, R. (2009). LBGT issues in the workplace: Implications for human resource managers. Invited presentation to the Argosy University Hawaii "Lunch & Learn" Community Outreach Program.