About Dr. George Patterson
George Patterson, PhD, affectionately called "Dr. George" by his friends, peers
and clients, has been working in the field of intervention and therapy
for three decades. Dr. George's work encompasses individuals,
families, and businesses and includes specialized counseling within the
Awarded the Gratitude Award for Lifetime Achievement in mental health
and substance abuse treatment in the community by Sierra Tucson
Treatment Center, and as founder
of the Alpha Treatment Program at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Dr.
been recognized for his contributions in the areas of intervention and
dependency counseling by the President of the United States, Governor
of California, Senators Feinstein and Boxer, Congressman Adam Schiff,
the County of Los Angeles, and the Mayor of the City of Glendale,
Dr. George Patterson received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern
California, and Masters Degrees from the International Graduate School
of University of Stockholm, Sweden and California State University,
Northridge. His B.A. is from the University of Illinois. He
received specialized training and is certified in clinical hypnosis,
neural linguistic programming, the Spear-Raiter Systemic Family
Intervention process, and Arise Intervention Training.
While continuing his work in these areas, Dr. Patterson's current focus
has been profoundly influenced and greatly enhanced by his work and
training in what is now known as the Three Principles (formerly health
realization models). Using the innate mental health of the
individual, and working from the inside-out, a new, respectful and
empowering model of psychotherapy and intrapersonal change has evolved.
This model has been developed and refined in close partnership with his
friend, colleague and author Joseph P. Bailey.
A member of his church choir, and an avid fly-fisherman, Dr. George is
married and has three grown children.