During my postdoc at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute I ran a study entitled “Long term effect of opiates in the treatment of chronic pain.” I used my neuropsychology training during 8 years in CA dept of corrections and 25 years in the army. My second postdoc at the University of Utah Medical School was in biomedical informatics and rounded out my research credential. Having an office in the physiology dept there for several years made me aware of how metabolic imbalances affect mental health. I now have a practice that focuses on wellbeing, in areas of nutrition, mobility and lifestyle. Our women’s groups focus on a new approach.
My clinical skills are systems oriented, my approach described by the wikipedia definition of “narrative therapy.” The pain-point in our society is the increasingly difficult process of attachment to changing institutions and mores and decline of the social contract. This is exemplified by the Millennials, who seem to share a basic pessimism about society. I’ve recently added “resource therapy” to my repertoire, which is also searchable on wikipedia.