Professional Chronological History

1957-1963: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Clinical training in psychodynamic therapy with adults and children and psychological assessment of both adults and children. Received MA degree in 1961, Ph.D. degree in 1963.

1963-1966: Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCLA.

1966-2003: Private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California.

1966: Co-founded Mental Health Clinic at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church.

1967: Co-founded Topanga Center for Human Development.

1966-1971: Training with Fritz Perls, MD, the founder of Gestalt Therapy and James Simkin, Ph.D. Certified by Perls and Simkin as Gestalt Therapist in 1971.

1969-1985: Co-founder and member of Gestalt Therapy Center of San Fernando Valley, a Gestalt training and treatment center.

1971: Co-Founded the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA).

1971-1985: Trainer, Past-President and Chairman of the Certification Committee, GTILA.

1975-2002: Supervisor of Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy interns, Southern California Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA.

1976-1979: Training in neo-Reichian therapy with Drs. Phillip Curcuruto and Allen Darbonne.

1976: Training in Transpersonal Psychology with Brugh Joy, M.D.

1966-2002: Taught classes in psychotherapy methods, Gestalt Therapy, group therapy, and Self Psychology at California State University at Northridge, California School of Professional Psychology, Antioch University, Pepperdine University. Previously taught at Ryokan College and Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute. Also published articles on Gestalt Therapy, Self Psychology and the integration of existential-humanistic therapy and psychoanalysis.

1966-1985: Gave talks and conducted workshops in Gestalt Therapy at various growth centers in the United States, Canada and Europe.

1983-1990: Consultation with Judith Broder, M.D. in Self Psychology.

1985-2003: Member, Psychological Service Associates, West Los Angeles.

1986-1998: Training of therapists in theory and methods of Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity in ongoing training and supervision groups.

1995-2001: Consultation with Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D. in Intersubjectivity and Relational Gestalt Therapy.

1998: Training in Eye Movement Therapy and Desensitization (EMDR)

2002: Certification as EMDR therapist by EMDR International Institute.

2002-2018: Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute.

2002-2017: Adjunct Faculty, Ryokan College.

2003: Relocated to Portland/Vancouver area, Licensed Psychologist in State of Washington.

2004: Licensed Psychologist in State of Oregon.

2004: Established office in West Linn, OR
Moved office from Vancouver, WA to Northeast Portland, OR.

l957: Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.
1960-1961: United States Public Health Service Fellowship

Formerly: Association of Humanistic Psychology; Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles ; EMDR International Institute; Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration; Washington Psychological Association Currently: Oregon Psychological Association; American Mental Health Association (Oregon); Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.

Categorization styles as a function of category width and level of abstraction. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, l963.

Self-support, wholeness and gestalt therapy. Voices, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 5-l2, l969-l970. Also published in Behavior Disorders: Perspectives and Trends, Third Edition; Wahler, R.G. and Milton, D. (Eds.), J. B. Lippincott, Phila., PA., l973.

Saying goodbye in gestalt therapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 8, No. 2, l97l. Also reprinted in The Handbook of Gestalt Therapy, Hatcher, C. and Himelstein, P. (Eds.), Jacob Aronson, New York, l976; and Gestalt Is, Stevens, J. (Ed.),Real People Press, Moab, Utah, l975.

Gibberish, Voices, Vol. 6, No. 4, p. 57, l973.

MIBTTBUD, Voices, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 2l-23, l973.

Self support in Gestalt therapy. Gestalt Is, Stevens, J. (Ed.), Real People Press, Moab, Utah, l975.

Self-disorders, gestalt therapy and self psychology. The Gestalt Journal, Vol. 5,No. 2, Fall, l982, pp. 3-44.

Gestalt therapy and the self: reply to Yontef. The Gestalt Journal, Vol. 6, No. l, Spring, l983, pp. 7l-90.

Lacks and Shortcomings in Gestalt Therapy. The Gestalt Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring, 1985, pp. 65-71.

A Case Presentation in Gestalt Therapy. The Gestalt Journal, Vol. VIII, No. 2, Fall, 1985, pp. 27-48.

Self Psychology as a Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Existential-humanistic Psychology, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter 1990, pp. 14-63.

A Comparison of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology and Rogers' Person-Centered Therapy Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter, 1991, pp. 9-33.

Use of the Therapeutic Relationship in EMDR for Self Strengthening and Creating a Safe Place. Unpublished document.

Accelerating the Process of Transmuting Internalization by Integrating EMDR and Self Psychology. Submitted to Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 

Review of Cartesian and Post-Cartesian Trends in Relational Psychoanalysis , by Stolorow, Orange and Atwood. Gestalt!, 2002,Vol. 6, 2, 1-7.

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration; Washington Psychological Association, International Gestalt Journal, 2004, Vol 21, No. 1, pp. 55-82. 

The Integration of Relational Gestalt Therapy and EMDR: International Gestalt Journal, 2004, Vo. 27, No. 1

I welcome inquiries from professionals seeking consultation and supervision. I schedule in-office supervisions as well as telephone and internet consultations. If you'd like to schedule an appointment or to request additional information, please email me or contact me by phone at 503-699-5534.