David Calof has practiced psychotherapy, family therapy and hypnotherapy in his native Seattle for 40 years. A highly regarded clinician, Mr. Calof has lectured and consulted frequently at educational institutions, professional associations, hospitals, mental health centers, and social service agencies across the United States, and in Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, and Japan on the treatment of posttraumatic and post-abuse syndromes, (with special regard to the dissociative disorders), self-injury syndromes, hypnotherapy, couples and family therapy.
He has authored two books and over 50 professional publications on hypnotherapy, marriage and family therapy, and the treatment of psychological trauma and child abuse.
David is author (with Mary LeLoo) of the popular primer Multiple Personality and Dissociation: Understanding Incest, Abuse, and MPD (Hazeldon, 1993)
Trained as a professional mediator, David has worked with individuals, families, and organizations seeking alternative approaches to dispute resolution. In 1995, he conceived and produced “Beyond Confrontation and Mistrust,” the First Northwest conference on family mediation for families conflicted over allegations of sexual abuse.
David is a Certified Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, and is a Certified Diplomate and Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.
David presented for Delphi in 1997.
Photo credit: Dwight Carter
– Mary Angelou