On October 13, 2012 I was granted Honorary Membership in the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Ontario Division. This is a great honor for me, and I look forward to ongoing participation in the Ontario Division's  educatonal programs.

Welcome to my Website




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   I am a Board certified psychiatrist who practices in TahoeCity, California, USA. I am Distinguished Consulting Faculty in the College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies at Saybrook University where I also teach with the College of Mind-Body Medicine. I have received several awards for my writing, teaching, and clinical work including the Cornelia Wilbur Award for original contributions to the field of dissociation. I have been named one of America’s Top Psychiatrists for 2007-2011. I am a Past Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and I am the co-author of Healing the Divided Self: Clinical and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Conditions and Inner Strengths: Contemporary Psychotherapy and Hypnosis for Ego-Strengthening.

It is my hope that this website will allow me to share with you some information about my clinical practice, my practice location and policies, some of my views about psychotherapy, my publications, my workshop schedule, and a number of resources to which I have links.

This web site crashed in August, 2012. September 2012 is a month of reconstruction. It will always be a work in progress. It was launched on 6/2/09.