My Bio 9/5/13

Bob Dick, PhD, CGP, AC  Clinical Psychologist;  Decades of Experience
A Therapist’s Therapist

My special strength as a therapist and hypnotherapist is developing warm rapport through direct conversation and open, honest feedback. This usually leads to relatively rapid relief, problem-solving and personal change. I use a wide variety of strategies and tactics, especially Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral and Hypnotic. He works with adults & children in: Individual, Couple, Group, Hypnotic, Brief/Coaching, and Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing psychotherapies.

He leads: one or two  Friday ALL-DAY HYPNOSIS GROUPS a year: 1. Hypnosis & Self-Hypnosis,  2. Hypnotic Impasse Resolution, or  3. Hypnotically Enhanced Intimacy Skills — for Couples and Individuals.

Three Weekly Cognitive-behavioral/Interpersonal / Eclectic Psychotherapy Groups: Raleigh 1. Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM, and 2. Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 PM; and 3] Mondays in Carrboro 5:30-7PM.

A monthly Training/Support Group for professionals in psychotherapy, medical & other healing arts: Intermediate/Advanced, Raleigh, First Fridays, 10:00-Noon

I’m knowledgeable and especially helpful with:
• Depressions, Bipolar Disorder, and Low Self-Esteem
• Anxieties, Phobias, Panic, PTSD and Survivors of Child Abuse
• Mind/Body health issues – ADHD, pain, preparation for childbirth/surgery, rehabilitation, chronic dysfunction or illness and accompanying demoralization (for example, stuttering, blood pressure, headaches, MS, cancers, diabetes, sleep apnea, allergies/asthma, chronic fatigue, Tourette’s and other complex health issues)
• Men’s Issues and (Believe-it-or-not) Women’s Issues
• Anger management, stress; self-regulation – like smoking cessation, weight management, and nail-biting
• Spiritual/Religious issues

Couples skills, communication / interpersonal issues
• Enhancing and un-blocking artistic/creative expression and performance

I’ve been in practice and trained other therapists for over four decades. My PhD in Clinical Psychology came from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1971, with internship at a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital & child guidance clinic. I’ve traveled far and wide to continue advanced study with Milton Erickson MD, and other leading therapists.
I was a senior partner at HRC Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, PA, and a supervisor and trainer of professionals in psychotherapy, hypnosis, and group psychotherapy. I visited China in 1982 to teach mental health practices, particularly group therapy and hypnosis. In addition to the usual professional organizations, I’ve been a member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and a Founding Member of the National Register of Certified Group Psychotherapists (all inactive). I was an Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, have taught many local and regional ASCH workshops, and was a two-term past-president of the NC Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

I have two grown sons and live in the country with his wife, Peggy Payne, a writer who coaches, consults and teaches writers. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Duke University, and an Indo-American Fellow for 3 months in India. Her novel Sister India was a N.Y. Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent novel, Cobalt Blue, is a complex, elegantly crafted exploration of an artist’s life shaken by an unexpected and intensely upsetting burst of spiritual and sexual kundalini energy.

For fun, I drive an old car, study Tai Chi, apply Aikido to everyday life, enjoy dogs and read a lot. I was for 25 years a Supporter of THE PEOPLE’S PHARMACY with Joe and Terry Graedon, 91.5 FM, Saturdays 7:00 AM.

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