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  • Undergraduate; University of Wisconsin, Madison

    • High honors

  • Northwestern Medical School in Chicago

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Psychiatric Training at UCLA included Master's degree in Public Health, 1965

  • Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst


  •  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

  •  Author of psychiatric textbook chapter on Adult Development

  •  Started Interactive Health Systems online

  •  Harvard Business Review: Men at Mid-Life

  •  Cigna Health Plan: Computer Assisted Therapy Program

  •  Consultant to Walter Reed Hospital

  •  Consultant to Johnson and Johnson

  •  Consultant to Telesis

  •  Consultant to U. S. post office

  •  Consultant to Citibank

  •  Principal in Bingham Foundation Study of Adult Development and Self Help Psychotherapy

  •  Consultant for Department of Defense

  •  Jury selection in Pentagon papers case

  •  Head of outpatient and community Psychiatry, UCLA

  •  Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

  •  U.S. Army Psychiatrist, Ft. Polk, LA

  •  Project and book with Erik Erikson on Love and Work


  • Shrink Yourself, John Wiley and Sons Inc.

  • Transformations: Growth and Change in Adult Life, Simon and Schuster


  • "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

  • "A model of common-sense reasoning underlying intentional non-action in stressful interpersonal situations and its application in the technology of computer based psychotherapy."
    In Journal of Intelligent Systems, Colby, K. M., Gould, R. L., Aronson, G., and Colby, P.M., 1991

  • "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, 1990

  • "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 Disease, Colby, K. M., Gould, R. L. & Aronson, G., 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

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