She received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University
and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. During graduate
school, she was trained primarily in cognitive-behavioral work and
sought additional training at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los
Angeles (GTILA), eventually becoming President.
She has received training in hypnosis from Jean Holroyd and
Michael Diamond at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, plus studied
guided imagery with Muriel Fuller. Terry has also pursued analytic
self-psychology from Lynne Jacobs.
For over a decade, she has been studying interpersonal
neurobiology and regulation theory with Allan Schore, taught
developmental neurobiology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
and at Reiss Davis Child Studies Center, and is currently part of
the teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles where she
is conduct continuing education workshops and classes.
Terry's Current Positions
Private Practice, Santa Monica, California
Teaching Faculty, the Insight Center, Los Angeles,
Visiting Professor, Italian Universita Niccolo Cusano
Research Associate, Institute for Fractal Research, Kassel,
Community Outreach Chair, Board, Los Angeles County
Advisory Board, California Dance Institute
Editorial Board, American Journal of Play
Member, Panel of Experts, The
We had a wealth of different topics to talk with Terry about.
The non-exhaustive list below are just some of the things she is
teaching and doing!
We kicked off our time with Terry by asking her the
And so the journey began. We are sure you will get a lot out
of this interview.