Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Richard H. Bost, Ph.D., BCIACRichard H. Bost, Ph.D., BCIAC
Professor of Behavioral Sciences


Education | Teaching | Research Interest | Clinical Practice | Recent Scholarly Activity & Publications | Patent

OPA Presentation Information


Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Clinical Internship, VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI


Dr. Bost teaches about Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders in the Psychiatry Curriculum. He also instructs in the Clinical Epidemiology course and the Advanced Interviewing Skills component of the Primary Care Clinic Clerkship. He is coordinator of the Clerkship in Psychiatry.

Research Interest

Dr. Bost’s research interests include efficacy of biofeedback and osteopathic manipulative techniques in tension cephalgia, and efficacy and effectiveness of computer-assisted techniques in rehabilitation of acquired brain injury.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Bost’s clinical activities focus on biofeedback and stress management interventions in psychosomatic disorders, and on rehabilitation techniques in acquired brain injury. He is a licensed psychologist.  He holds board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Rehabilitation Psychology, and is certified as a Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIAC).

Recent Scholarly Activity & Publications

Bost, R.H., Wen, F., Basso, M.R., 7 Cates, G.R.  (2008). Clinician Friendly Tools to Evaluate Significance of Patient Change. The Oklahoma Psychologist, October, 2008, 12-13.

Scherer, M., Blair, K., Bost, R., Hanson, S., Hough, S., Kurylo, M., Langer, K., Stiers, W., Wegener, S., Young, G. & Banks, M.  (in press).  Rehabilittion Psychology.  In I.B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.). The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4th edition.  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bost, R.H., Wen, F.K., Basso, M.R., & Cates, G.R. (2008).  Online Tools for Evaluating Patient Change: Statistical Foundations, Clinical Applications, Research Relevance.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 53(3), 313-320.

Bost, R.H., Wen, F., Basso, M.R., & Cates, G.R.  (2007).  Web-based Tools for Detecting Significant Change in Individual Patients.  [Software].  Available at: http://individualchange.okstate.edu.

Stevens, V.M., Redwood, S.K., Neel, J.L., Bost, R.H., Van Winkle, N.W., and Pollak, M.H.  (2007).  Rapid Review: Behavioral Science (2nd ed).  St. Louis: Mosby.

Cates, G.R., Stob, C., and Bost, R.H.  (2006)  Key Role of Primary Care Physicians in Managing Chronic Pain.  OklahomaD.O., May/June, 30-32.

Stevens, V. M., Redwood, S. K., Neel, J. L., Bost, R. H., Van Winkle, N. W., & Pollak, M. H. (2004). Behavioral Science (Rapid Review Series). St. Louis: Mosby.

Bost, R.H. (1992). Alleviating stress in residency training through enhanced communication: A practical guide. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 92(9), 1155-1158.

Bost, R.H., & Geeslin, R.H. (1993). Neuropsychological characteristics of myotonic muscular dystrophy: A case study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 8(3), 214-215 (abstract).

Bost, R.H. (1995). The PsyD to distinguish practitioners in psychology. (comment) American Psychologist, 50(7); 547.

Bost, R.H. (1997). Bridge between knowledge and practice in diagnosing depression. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 97(1); 49-52.


R.H. Geeslin, Ed.D., & R.H. Bost, Ph.D. (1998). "Automated Cognitive Rehabilitation System and Method for Treating Brain Injured Patients." U.S. Patent No. 5,711,671. Patent granted Jan. 27, 1998.



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