Dr. Beckman is a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Certified Educator in Personal Finance.  She currently practices in a health psychology department at a university hospital.  She works with individuals who need to make changes in personal health habits or lifestyle in order to optimize their ability to cope with illness.  She is a reflective person and creative thinker, and she believes in the application of sound scientific principles to many different domains of human behavior.  She has written journal articles and book entries, and she has given numerous presentations on personal change to a variety of academic audiences and community groups.