Dr. Michael L. Bishop
Dr. Michael L. Bishop is a Tampa based licensed school psychologist and an expert on all areas of school performance improvement including behavior modification and learning disability treatment. Dr. Bishop's interventions are result-oriented. A disbeliever in, "lay on the couch and say what comes to mind" treatment, Dr. Bishop assesses behavior, develops realistic treatment plans, and measures success each step of the way. Dr. Bishop has treated thousands of adolescents and teens in his career and has been interviewed by national and international media outlets as an expert on changing behavior.
Some of Dr. Bishop's career achievements include appearing on national and international media outlets and working with State Senators on various mental health issues. Dr. Bishop was employed as Executive Director of Wellspring Academy and Camps for six years where he assumed a key role in developing a therapeutic boarding school featured on the reality TV show, "Too Fat for 15" which appeared on the Style Network. Under Dr. Bishop's supervision students often made significant behavioral changes. His career experiences include forensic psychology duties as an expert witness for the State of Georgia for Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) hearings. Dr. Bishop has held leadership positions in community behavioral health organizations and regional hospitals.
Dr. Bishop only works with a limited number of select clients at any given time. To explore the possibility of an appointment, please call Dr. Michael Bishop at (813) 454-1050.
Selected News Articles / Interviews:
Dr. Bishop quoted in Time Magazine article, "Do Parents Discriminate Against Their Own Chubby Children?"
Dr. Bishop quoted in FoxNews.com article, “Parents of Children on TLC's 'Toddlers in Tiaras' Hurting Their Kids, Critics Say”
Dr. Bishop quoted in FoxNews.com article, “Do Babies Ruin Bodies? 'Biggest Loser's' Jillian Michaels Won't Give Birth”
Dr. Bishop quoted in Washington Post article, "Teenage Stars of 'Huge' Television Series Aren't Just Acting Overweight"
Dr. Bishop quoted in Baltimore Sun article, “Parents Cutting Down on Easter Candy”
Dr. Bishop quoted in Toronto Sun article, “Summer Gains”
Below are stills from some recent interviews on various topics:
Additional Inteterviews and Articles:
Local media interviewing Dr. Bishop in St. Petersburg Times Article, "Parents, Help Your Kids Shape Up This Summer"
Article featuring Dr. Bishop for, "Parent Reviewers"
Movement for Social Justice interview, "Does Marriage Make You Fat?"
Dr. Bishop's quote from an interview with Juju Chang for ABC News / Nightline
Dr. Bishop's interview for Sheknows.com titled, "Kids at Risk for Heart Disease"
Dr. Bishop quoted for Washington Post article, "Nutrition Buzzwords Make Hay Out of Grains of Truth"