I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, and I am nationally board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). I have been licensed to practice in California since 1973 (License No. PSY 3987). I am listed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
I have completed training in clinical hypnosis, and I am an Approved Consultant certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. In 2003 I was awarded the Milton H. Erickson Award for Scientific Excellence in Writing on Clinical Hypnosis. In 2008, I received the Roy M. Dorcus Award for Best Clinical Paper from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. I am a Fellow of both the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. I have been president of the San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis and president of the San Francisco Psychological Association. I also belong to the California Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.
I have completed Level II training in EMDR and belong to the international association (EMDRIA). I also am a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).
Over the past 40 years, I have published articles in professional journals and I have presented papers at national and international conferences devoted to hypnosis and psychotherapy. My book, "Inner Strengths: Contemporary Psychotherapy and Hypnosis for Ego Strengthening", co-authored with Claire Frederick, M.D., is available at www.Amazon.com. Five self-hypnosis downloads are available on the subjects of Core Inner Strength, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, Test Taking Mastery, Overcoming Fear of Flying, and Mastering Public Speaking.
I continue to practice psychotherapy in my offices in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.