After receiving my Ph.D. in 1976 and doing a two-year postdoctoral residency at the University of California-San Francisco, I was for more than three decades a staff psychologist for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.  I also have authored and edited a dozen books, and have taught numerous workshops and given keynote speeches both across the U.S. and internationally.
    I live in Northern California with Jennifer (my wife) and Maxie (a German shepherd) and Kingster (a Maine coon cat).  We have one son (Alex), who is married.      
Ph.D. Yale University 1976; B.S. UCLA 1970
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Brief psychotherapy, therapist inspiration and renewal, social constructionism, humor and therapy.
Personal Interests
Family and friends, reading, sports, music, movies, gardening.