October 27, 2004 – Interviewed by Rachel Li.
Dr. Leo McCandlish was the Chief Psychologist at the federal prison in Seagoville, Texas, from 1970 - 1975, and later became the first Regional Psychologist in the Federal Bureau of Prisons in charge of all of the mental health programs in the South Central Region of the United States. He is currently retired and resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1958 from Loyola University in Chicago; having previously practiced with an M.A. in industrial psychology from Fordham University. Dr. McCandlish has a illustrious collection of achievement certificates and qualifications hanging on his office wall, all of which emphasize his lifelong passion and goal of helping those in need. Dr. McCandlish is a treasure, not only in the field of psychology, but as a man with principles and direction. His faith in God and ardent devotion to his wife of thirty-nine years has driven his success and achievements.