September 26, 2012
Irvin L. Steinbach, a retired court psychologist and avid urban walker, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at Roland Park Place. He was 86. The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Irvin Lee Steinbach was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place. After graduating from City College in 1945, he was drafted into the Army. Mr. Steinbach served with the Army for 14 months in Japan until being discharged in 1946. After returning to Baltimore, he worked with his father, who had founded the Maderia Bonded Wine and Liquor Co., a beverage distributorship.
October 14, 2011
Arthur Beneckson, a retired Baltimore County public schools psychologist and guidance counselor who was also a popular summer camp counselor for 30 years, died Oct. 4 from coronary artery disease at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. The longtime Lutherville resident was 85. The son of a pharmacist and a homemaker, Mr. Beneckson was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended public schools, graduating in 1940 from Erasmus Hall High School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and served as a radioman in South America, said his wife of 28 years, the former Patricia A. Young.
November 16, 2011
At Monday's press conference at the Castle in Owings Mills, Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was not in the best of spirits after Sunday's 22-17 loss to the 3-6 Seattle Seahawks, scoffed at a reporter who asked if the Ravens might have tripped over a psychological hurdle in their three road losses. "I'm not a psychologist,” Harbaugh said. “I think what you do is you look at football. … We have to coach better, we have to play better, and we'll win those three football games.
June 16, 1999
Q. My 8-year-old son has been struggling with reading. A friend suggested I take him to a psychologist for I.Q. testing. How will psychological testing help determine what his problem is with reading?A. Assuming your child has had a medical examination and there is nothing physically interfering with his reading, then contacting a psychologist who has experience working with children and expertise in psychological testing may be your next course of action.Psychological testing provides a sampling of your child's academic functioning and is useful for helping determine teaching strategies to use with him.The psychologist will probably start by interviewing you about his developmental and educational history, and for an understanding of your son's problems from the parental perspective.
September 16, 1990
Well-known Columbia psychologist Dennis M. Harrison, 43, lost court appeals last week to block the revocation of his state license for unethical conduct.After the state Board of Examiners of Psychologists revoked Harrison's license Monday, Harrison's attorney attempted to have the order blocked and the file sealed in Howard County Circuit Court Monday afternoon.Circuit Court Judge J. Thomas Nissel refused to seal the file. A full hearing to determine whether the revocation order should be blocked is scheduled for Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court.
August 21, 2009
Nancy J. Bowers, a retired psychologist who had taught in college and specialized in family therapy, died Aug. 10 of cancer at her Tuscany Canterbury home. She was 68. Nancy Joan Johnson was born in Chicago and raised there and in Washington. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1963 from the University of Cincinnati. She held a master's degree in Montessori education, which she earned from Xavier College in 1966, and a doctorate in psychology in 1975 from Tulane University.