Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., holds doctorates in both English and Psychology. Formerly an English professor at Queens College (CUNY) and Cleveland State University, he now lives in Del Mar, California, where he has maintained a general private practice since 1986. With clinical specialties in anger, trauma resolution (using EMDR and IFS), couples conflict, compulsive/addictive behaviors, stress control, and depression, he has also taught some 200 adult education workshops on these subjects. In addition, he has served as a consultant both to corporations and publishers.

The author of The Vision of Melville and Conrad, he has also written numerous articles on literature and psychology. He is best known for his professional guidebook Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy, which describes a wide array of seemingly illogical therapeutic interventions. These powerful techniques can help therapists resolve difficult individual and marital/family problems when more straightforward methods have failed to do so.

His many varied posts for PT have received over 41 million views.

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Evolution of the Self

This blog is mostly about helping readers develop deeper insights into themselves and others. Aiming to be as practical as possible—and adopting a non-blaming, non-shaming perspective toward our various foibles—it suggests ways in which we may become more aware, more contented, and happier, individuals. The therapist and writer's posts have over 41 million views.

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