Department of Education

Meet James Beauregard


Lecturer, Psy.D. Program

Ph.D., Northeastern University
M.S., Northeastern University
A.B, St. John's Seminary College

Phone:  (603) 860-3232
Email:  jbeauregard@rivier.edu

Specialties
  • Neuroethics and Bioethics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personalist Philosophy
  • Gerontology and Gerontechnology
  • Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias

Background

Dr. Beauregard is a clinical neuropsychologist and New Hampshire-licensed psychologist specialising in geriatrics. He has worked in clinical geropsyciatric settings in southern New Hampshire since 1997 providing inpatient and outpatient care to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Academically, Dr. Beauregard is a Member of the International Neuroethics Society and serves on the executive committee of the International Conference on Persons. He is also a member of the British Personalist Association and has presented papers at Oxford and York, England, and a member Spanish Personalist Association (Asociación Española de Personalismo), where he serves on scientific committees in both Spain and Central America. He is also a member of the International Neuroethics Society's Neuroethics Expert Bureau, which provides consultation and information to the media nationally on issues related to the ethical practice of neuroscience.

Dr. Beauregard teaches in the Psy.D. Counseling and School Psychology program in the areas of the Biological Bases of Behaviour, Neuropsychology, Ethics, and Mind, Brain and Education. His research interests and publications on neuroethics include ethical practice in the neurosciences, consciousness, neuroscience and personhood. He is an active researcher/writer in the field of Personalist Philosophy.

In addition to his clinical work in neurospychology, Dr. Beauregard also presents continuing education conferences on dementia across the United States, and serves as co-project manager of the forthcoming internet-based open access Encyclopedia of Personalism. He is the Principal Coordinator for the Bioethics for the Iberoamerican Personalist Conference, “Personalismo, justicia y ciudadanía: nuevos retos,” which will take place in September 2017 in Puebla, Mexico.

Recent Publications & Presentations
  • Beauregard, J. (2017). Dementia: Behavioral Health Assessments and 
Interventions for Practitioners. Nashville, TN: Cross Country Education.
  • Neuroethics: Building a firm Foundation. Poster Session, International Neuroethics Society, San Diego CA, 11/11/2016 Beauregard, J. (2016, in press) “Institutions Supported, Institutions Subverted: Thomas O. Buford on the Parables of Jesus” in Persons, Institutions and Trust: Essays in Honor of Thomas O. Buford. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.
  • Smith, S. & Beauregard, J. Eds. (2016). In the Sphere of the Personal: New Perspectives in the Philosophy of Persons. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.
  • Beauregard, James, M. Aftab, and A. Sajid (2016). “Consciousness, Neuroimaging and Personhood: Current and Future Neuroethical Challenges.” Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 4 (1): 1–11.
  • Beauregard, J, (2016). National Catholic Bioethics Center Podcast, “Human Dignity” September, 2016.
  • Beauregard, J. (2016). “Personalismo Ontológico Moderno en la Plaza Pública: Hacia una neuroética personalista” (Modern Ontological Personalism in the Public Square: Toward a Personalist Neuroethics). Paper presented at the X Jornadas de La Asociación Española de Personalismo, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain May 6, 2016.
  • Beauregard J. (2015). Personalism and Global Bioethics: The Contribution of the Modern Ontological Personalism of J.M. Burgos. Quién, 2, 77-89.
  • Beauregard, J. (2015). Sexuality, Dementia and Catholic Long-term Healthcare. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 15, 3 (Autumn) 2015, 493-513.
Courses Taught
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
  • Ageing Ethics
  • Advances in Mind, Brain and Learning

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