Dr. Beischel is from a large Midwest family, the eighth of nine children. He holds a doctorate in psychology from Indiana University, studying on a fellowship at the Institute of Child Study in Bloomington. He also holds a Master's degree in School Counseling and undergraduate degrees in philosophy and theology.He has a varied employment history as a high school teacher and counselor, Nebraska State Penitentiary psychologist, psychiatric hospital psychologist, and private practice psychologist specializing in neglect and abuse with children and adults. With all of this Dr. Beischel believes that his best education on attachment came from being a foster and adoptive parent.For the past ten years Dr. Beischel has gone back to the classroom at Peru Stat College where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and education. He still sees a few patients from the past when they need him.