BiographyOfer Zur, Ph.D., is a consultant, licensed psychologist, writer, forensic consultant and lecturer from Sebastopol, CA. He is a pioneer in the development of the ethical and effective managed-care-free psychotherapy practice and is a prolific writer and researcher. Dr. Zur taught for many years at several Bay Area, CA graduate schools and has trained thousands of psychotherapists in his seminars, lectures and private consultations on Ethics with Soul, Therapeutic Boundaries, HIPAA, Dual Relationships, Standard of Care, Domestic Violence, Speed and Technology, Victims, and many more topics. He co-edited the landmark book, Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy, authored the mighty useful HIPAA Compliance Kit and The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook and has published dozens of cutting-edge and widely cited articles and book chapters on therapeutic ethics, standard of care, boundaries and dual relationships. His book, Boundaries In Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive book on therapeutic boundaries to date, was published in 2007 by APA Books. His latest book is an edited book Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy, and will be published by Routledge, New York in December 2016. Dr. Zur is the director of the Zur Institute, which offers a unique and innovative online continuing education to psychologists, social workers, MFTs and counselors. He is one of the most prominent consultants and forensic experts in the area of therapeutic boundaries. See Dr. Zur's CV at http://www.zurinstitute.com/cvita.html.
Dr. Zur's approach to consulting emphasizes health and healing rather than pathology and sickness. He coaches, guides, and helps people to find meaning in their lives, search for their vocation or calling, and explore their spiritual paths. More information about Dr. Zur's philosophy of treatment at http://www.zurinstitute.com/therapy.html. In his courses and consultations for the general public, Dr. Zur has focused on issues such as loving relationships, children and television violence, psychology of men and women, chronic illness, the chronically mentally ill and their families, grief, modern technology and the pace of life, psychology of victims, and divorcing with dignity and integrity.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Zur is one of the top experts in the field of psychological ethics, applying a non-dogmatic approach to multiple relationships and therapeutic boundaries. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, lecturer, ethics consultant, and forensic expert, as well as the director of the Zur Institute, Inc.
See Dr. Zur's "Personal Reflections on Life, Adventure, Boundaries & Meaning
A Pictorial Biography" at http://www.zurinstitute.com/biography.html.