Prominent influences in my professional development as a psychologist and psychotherapist.
Early to mid 20s – Psychology at university
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Psychology as an empirical science
Early to mid 20s
- Transactional analysis and Gestalt therapy – Bob and Mary Goulding
- Psychoanalytic approach to child psychotherapy – Julia Solomon
Late 20s – early 30s
- Gestalt therapy – Jim Simkin
- Bioenergetics – Michael Conant
30s until present
- Study in a variety of modalities, particularly transference based therapies
- Family therapy of Milton H. Erikson
- Teenagers and their therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Couples therapy
- Parent-child therapy,
- Residential group therapy
Other training over the years which has influenced me in particular
- Ellyn Bader & John Dusay – Couples therapy
- Stan and Ruth Caplan – Sex therapy
- Jeff White – Encounter group
- Sue Helfgott – Drug and alcohol therapy
On the job learning that has impacted me significantly
- Singapore Airlines – Organizational psychology
- Conducting training and supervision in a variety of psychotherapies
- YMCA and St John Ambulance Service – Trauma and trauma counselling
- Palmerston Drug Rehabilitation – Drug and alcohol problems and enablers
- Association of the Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill – Chronic schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar and borderline personality
- Acacia Prison – Antisocial personality, schizophrenia, narcissistic personality, drug and alcohol problems, methadone as a treatment, suicidality and self harm.
- Private practice – Depression, anxiety, realtionship problems, teenagers, children, insomnia, eating disorders, sexual abuse, grief and death.
As of 2013 it is estimated I have done between forty to fifty thousand hours of counseling.