Henry M. Weeks IV Ph.D.
February 01, 1937 – March 13, 2022
Henry M. Weeks, Ph.D., (Hank, as he is better known) of Carlisle, PA, died suddenly at home on March 13, 2022. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and attended Solebury School, Solebury, PA. He received his undergraduate degree in 1958 from Lafayette College, where he received the James McKeen Cattell Prize in Psychology. He obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1962 and a doctorate. in clinical psychology in 1963, both from Purdue University, where he was a psychologist at the Cass County Guidance Center, and at Logansport State Hospital, where he met his wife.
They moved to California, where he was a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage, family and child counselor. He also taught psychology at Modesto Junior College. He was a consultant clinical psychologist for Catholic Social Services and Stanislaus County Mental Health Services. He served as chairman of the Mid-Valley Behavioral Science Foundation, maintained a private practice in child psychology, and worked as a psychologist at Modesto State Hospital. He also coordinated the NIMH-HIP project which helped plan the closure of the public hospital there.
In 1967, he earned a license in PA and became director of psychological services at Harrisburg State Hospital, where he led the adolescent unit, and was given a special assignment to plan and implement the state goals to establish a mental health facility in a community hospital and to train volunteers for two new community addiction clinics. He was a consultant at the William Payne Drug Drop-in Center in York, PA, and a clinical psychologist for Mental Health Services in Camp Hill, PA, as well as a consultant clinical psychologist for the Carlisle Counseling Center.
In 1972, he became program director for the Holy Spirit Community Mental Health Center, starting and initially directing the newly constructed 27-bed facility, while remaining a clinical consultant at Harrisburg State Hospital. The PA’s mental health office appointed him director of the mental health administration training project. He was later appointed Special Assistant for Legislation and Policy to the Mental Health Office of the Department of Social Welfare, where he consulted on pending mental health legislation and was responsible for implementation at the statewide Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976. He was then asked to oversee the early stages of PA implementation of the Federal Nursing Reform Act. He then became director of psychological services at Haverford State Hospital. In addition, he was certified by the Board of Psychological Specialties in Clinical Psychology and Neurology.
He served as AP Governor for four consecutive terms on the AP Psychology Licensing Board and was appointed by the Governor to the Children’s Mental Health Task Force. He retired from the state in 2002, when he started as a contract reviewer for Social Security disability claims until 2017, when he fully retired.
Since 1969 he has maintained a part-time private practice. He has conducted forensic assessments for criminal defendants for guards, medical personnel, prosecutors and defense attorneys. He has also provided consultation and testimony on inmate competence, diagnosis and treatment potential, as well as custody and parenting competence cases, as well as education and job training assessments. He has been certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in EEG Biofeedback, and he has mentored and supervised psychology and neurotherapy professionals and students, as well as taught at Shippensburg College.
He remained a member of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (of which he was a member), the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Psychotherapy and Biofeedback, the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (also president Ethics Committee), Neuroethics Society, Neurotherapy and Biofeedback Certification Board, Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine, PA Society of Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback, PA Psychological Association, and Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis. He received the Joseph and Ann-Marie Horvath Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and the ISNR Presidential Award of Merit.
As a youth, Hank was the youngest Eagle Scout at that time, and he rode horses competitively until a knee injury sidelined him. As adults he and his wife moved to Echo Road where they farmed, had an orchard, gardened, on 11 acres, eventually building the “Pool House” where his parents Helen and Henry resided until their deaths, as well that the family building operated a boarding school, The Funny Farm, which closed in 1998. He enjoyed skiing and taught skiing at Roundtop Ski Resort and he flew his hot air balloon. He made jewelry and a dulcimer for his wife. He has enjoyed traveling to over 16 countries, as well as domestically. He bred and showed beagles, earning a championship for his dog Chip. He resided in Echo Road for 49 years until he moved during the Covid pandemic.
Hank is survived by Ruby (retired lawyer), his wife of 58 years – they would have celebrated their 59th birthday 3 days after her death. Hank is survived by two daughters, both of Carlisle: Kimberly Weeks, MS, and E. Noelle Weeks, VMD (Christian Pinney, VMD), as well as a younger brother, David F. Weeks (Kalle) of Solebury, PA. A younger brother, Russel G. Weeks predeceased him (Helma survives, of Philadelphia, PA). He is also survived by six nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.
Hank will be cremated followed by a wake and celebration of his life later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Sadler Health Center Corp, Carlisle, PA; Project Sharing, Carlisle, PA; Hope Station Opportunity Area Neighborhood Council, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Those wishing to share memories or condolences with the family are invited to visit CentralPACremation.com. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Central Pennsylvania Cremation Society, Harrisburg.
Published by Carlisle Sentinel on March 18, 2022.