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About Joseph Burgo
Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. has practiced psychotherapy for 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his masters and doctorate at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. As an instructor, he has taught graduate students in psychology and supervised their training in community counseling centers. He is also a graduate psychoanalyst and has served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He spent 13 years in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
As a writer, he has published two novels, both works of genre fiction released some time ago and now out of print. He formerly wrote a column on parenting for a syndicate of newspapers in California and helped develop content for the World Bank's website, the Development Gateway. His own website, http://www.afterpsychotherapy.com, is designed for individuals who may have had some psychotherapy and want to continue to learn more about themselves and their relationships after psychotherapy ends. The site condenses insights garnered over a lifetime of work in the mental health field, and from his personal struggles to continue growing after his own therapy ended. He also writes a blog for PsychCentral, http://blogs.psychcentral.com/movies, which uses film as means to learn more about the human psyche.