Pearnel Bell, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member

Dr. Bell is Director of Clinical Services at Human Relations and Communication Training Services as a generalist in the field of psychology. She specializes in child, adolescence, and adults interventions. She employs a variety of therapeutic modalities for clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. She runs a holistic center where she offers reflexology, massage, and relaxation therapy.  She has been a teacher both at the secondary and higher education levels for the past thirty-one years.

She taught for eighteen years at Montego Bay Secondary and was head of the Social Studies Department for eight years.  During her tenure at Montego Bay Secondary she was instrumental in motivating students labeled as non-achievers to perform at a high standard, achieving excellent results in the Secondary School Certificate Examination.  She is a training consultant, psychologist, social worker, and human resource manager. She also does organization development interventions and human resource management consultancy.


Post-Doctoral Certificate, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
PhD – Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Msc. - Nova Southeastern University, Florida
BSc. – University of the West Indies, Jamaica

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Professional Membership: 

North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)
Child and Adolescent Academy of Jamaica (CAAJ)

Professional Practice: 

Dr. Bell is the Regional Clinical Psychologist for the Northeast Regional Health Authority (NERHA). in Jamaica, W. I. In her capacity as Regional Clinical Psychologist she provides supervision for psychologists in three parishes in Jamaica. She does psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. She is also in private practice where she specializes in psychological assessment for both adults and children. She specializes in treating a number of psychological disorders including ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders.

Select Publications: 

Bell, P (2007) Words once unspoken: Poetry inspired by friendship. Indiana: Author House.
Bell, P. (2013) A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding the Disruptive Behavior Disorder: ADHD, ODD, and CD.  Indiana: Author House.

Select Presentations: 

Bell, P. & Eckstein (March 2, 2013). Ten Adlerian Principles and Three Clincial Cases: A Cultural Perspective.  18th Annual Florida Adlerian International Conference.
Bell, P. & Kelly, G. (July, 2011).  Grieve If You Must: Understanding the Developmental Stages of Grieving in Children.  American Association of Counselors, International Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica.


Academic History (higher ed experience): 

International University of the Caribbean 2001 - Present
University of the West Indies, Western Campus 1998- Present
Huma University of the West Indies 2010-2012


Areas of Interest: 

Areas of interest include but not limited to interventions with children presenting with disruptive behavior disorders and multicultural issues affecting psychological interventions.