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Dr. Ron Valle to Hold April 4th Book Signing for The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment

Dr. Ron Valle, instructor, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | San Francisco Bay Area, recently published The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment. The book, edited by Valle, is intended for us by for mental health professionals and addresses the question of how psychotherapists can best help in relieving their clients’ suffering.

Dr. Valle will hold a book signing at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, April 4, from 1:30 pm – 5 pm. The campus is located at 1005 Atlantic Ave, Alameda, CA 94501. To request accommodations in connection with this event, please contact the Student Services office by calling (510) 217-4700.

Valle has served as a professor in behavioral-experimental and existential-phenomenological departments of psychology within major universities. He’s published five books as well as over 40 professional journal articles. He’s also published book chapters in the areas of social, clinical, humanistic, existential-phenomenological, transpersonal, and philosophical psychology.

Following his post-doctoral clinical training, Valle served clinically as a psychologist for over 30 years, specializing in clients with chronic pain and stress-related disorders, and with those facing a life-threatening diagnosis and their families. A long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation, Valle developed the Integrated Therapy Program for Transforming Stress and Pain while director of an outpatient university hospital pain clinic. He is editor of Phenomenological Inquiry: Existential and Transpersonal Dimensions, senior editor of Metaphors of Consciousness, and first author of Opening to Dying and Grieving: A Sacred Journey.

He holds both a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Social Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University

Additional information about The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment is below. The book chapters were all written by current faculty at American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | San Francisco Bay Area

I.  Unfolding Perspectives in Assessment

Chapter 1:

Using Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment in a Psycho-Educational Context

Christy Hobza, Psy.D. & Heather Macdonald, Psy.D.

Chapter 2:

Assessing Comorbid Conditions in Children with Complex Trauma:  Shedding

     Light on a Critical Need

Harmony Satre, Psy.D.

Chapter 3:

The Evolution of Psychological Testing:  Embarking on the Age of Digital  


Hadas Pade, Psy.D.

II.  Psychotherapeutic Issues and Applications

Chapter 4:

Psychotherapy with Children with Disabilities and Their Families:

     A Developmental Perspective

Megan Carlos, Ph.D. & Ilke Kadioglu, Psy.D.

Chapter 5:

Intuition in the Room:  A Phenomenological Study of Psychotherapists'

     Intuitive Experiences

Carolyn Vaughan, Psy.D. & Jon Klimo, Ph.D.

Chapter 6:

Introduction to Neo-Kleinian Psychotherapy with Psychotic Individuals

Roger Karlsson, Ph.D.

Chapter 7:

The Care and Preservation of Private Experience and Beliefs:  On Creating a 

     Category of Diversity for Those with Non-Ordinary Experiences

Jon Klimo, Ph.D.

III.  Expanding the Scope of Clinical Treatment   

Chapter 8:

On Relieving Pain and Suffering:  The Integrated Therapy Program for Stress-

     Related Disorders and Chronic Pain

Ron Valle, Ph.D.

Chapter 9:

Ayurvedic Medicine:  Applying Ancient Wisdom to Contemporary Health


Nancy Floyd, M.D., Ph.D. & Ron Valle, Ph.D.

Chapter 10:

Mindfulness as Therapy:  How Buddhist Psychology Contributes to Enhancing

     Therapist Efficacy and Client Outcomes

Donna Rockwell, Psy.D. & Ron Valle, Ph.D.

Chapter 11:

Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

Gaston Baslet, M.D., Eric Prensky, Ph.D., & Megan Oser, Ph.D.

Chapter 12:

The Nature and Treatment Of Addictive Behavior:  A Transpersonal Psychology


Mary Mohs, L.V.N., M.A. & Ron Valle, Ph.D.

Chapter 13:

Grieving, Grief Therapy, and Synchronous Experience:  An Expanded View 

     Invited by Recent Research

Jennifer Hill, Ph.D. & Ron Valle, Ph.D.

IV.  Reflections on Selected Clinical Issues

Chapter 14:

Exploring the Clinical Supervisor/Supervisee Relationship:  An Innovative 

     Application of Attachment Theory

Eugene Dilan, Psy.D. & Eric Prensky, Ph.D.

Chapter 15:

Applying Neuroscience Knowledge to Therapeutic Intervention

Bong Walsh, Ph.D.

Chapter 16:

The Importance of Mindfulness Training in Being and Training a "Right-Minded" 


Anerien Botha, Psy.D. & Jon Klimo, Ph.D.

Chapter 17:

Web-Based Intervention for Adolescent Males with Anorexia Nervosa

Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D. & Pauline Lytle, Ph.D.

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