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Roger Gould, M.D.
Education and training


Education and Training
  • Undergraduate; University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1955
  • Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, AOA, 1959
  • Psychiatric Training at UCLA included Master's degree in Public Health, 1965
Career Highlights
  • U.S. Army Psychiatrist, Ft. Polk, LA
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Head of outpatient and community Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Jury selection in Pentagon papers case
  • Consultant for Department of Defense
  • Principal in Bingham Foundation Study of Adult Development and Self Help Psychotherapy
  • Started Interactive Health Systems online
  • Project with Erik Erikson on Love and Work
  • Author of psychiatric textbook chapter on Adult Development
  • Honored by the Smithsonian as a pioneer in the use of computers in mental health
  • Created the Therapeutic Learning Program
  • Created the Mastering My Life Program
  • Created the Shrink Yourself online program for emotional eating
  • Created the My Virtual Shrink online program
  • Shrink Yourself, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2007
  • Transformations: Growth and Change in Adult Life, Simon and Schuster, 1979
Publications (partial list)
  • "Reengineering Mental Health." In Curry, W. (Ed.), Reengineering Health, The American College of Physician Executives, 1998
  • "The Use of Computers in Therapy." In Trabin, T. and Freeman, M. (Eds.), The Computerization of Behavioral Healthcare, 1996
  • "Development, Problem Solving, and Generalized Learning: The Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP)." In Miller, M., Hammond, K., and Hile, M. (Eds.), Mental Health Computing: Computers and Medicine, 1995
  • "Brief Psychotherapy and Adult Development and Computer Assisted Therapy in an HMO Setting." In Mental Health and Managed Care, American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1992
  • "Clinical Lessons From Adult Development, Nemiroff, A. and Colarusso, C. A. (Eds.), New Dimensions in Adult Development, Basic Books, Inc.,1990
  • "Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP): Computer Assisted short-term Psychotherapy." In Talking to Strangers: Mediated Therapeutic Ablex Publishing Company, l990
  • "The Therapeutic Learning Program." In Mezirow, J. (Ed.), Adult Learning, 1990
  • Some Pros and Cons of Computer-Assisted Psychotherapy." In The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 1989
  • "Adulthood." In Kaplan, H. I., M.D. and Sadock, B. J., M.D. (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 1989
  • Author: "The Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP), A Computer-Assisted Short-Term Treatment Program." In Computers in Psychiatry/Psychology, 1986
  • "Three Vice Presidents in Mid-Life." In the Harvard Business Review, 1981
  • "The Phases of Adult Life: A Study in Developmental Psychology." In Readings of Adult Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives, 1981
  • "Psychoanalytic Theory of Adulthood Consciousness." In Greenspan, S. I. and Pollack, G. H. (Eds.), The Course of Life/III: Adulthood and the Aging Process.
  • "Transformations in Mid-Life." In New York University Education Quarterly, 1980
  • "Transformations During Adult Years." In Smelzer and Erickson (Eds.), Themes of Love and Work in Adulthood, 1980
  • "The Phases of Adult Life: Study in Developmental Psychology." In The American Journal of Psychiatry, 1972
  • "Preventative Psychiatry and the Psychoanalytic Field Theory of Reality." In The Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 1970
  • "Aging and Alcoholism." The 26th meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New Approaches in Psychoanalysis, 1982
  • "Recovery from Childhood." The University of Kansas, Division of Continuing Education, 3rd National Conference on the Adult Life Cycle: From Theory to Practice-Developing Through Relationships, 1982
  • "Life Transitions as a Challenge to Learning from Experience: Breaking Specific Stress Patterns." New Perspectives on Life Transition and Adult Learning: Implications for Practice, A National Conference for Adult Educators. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1982
  • "Developmental Tasks: Men at Mid-Life." In Generations, Western Gerontological Society, 1979
  • "Self Tolerance." In Psychology Today, 1975


Praise for Dr. Gould's book
"Obesity is an epidemic in America, and numerous experts have tried to identify its causes. Drawing on his background in psychiatry, Roger Gould makes a major contribution to our understanding of it by identifying the basic emotions that give rise to unhealthy eating habits and offering a manageable step-by-step program for readers to combat it."

—Senator Edward M. Kennedy