david skibbins: who am i?
I've devoted my professional life to answering that question. Here are some of the experiences that have led me to designing Insight Oriented Coaching.
Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Counseling:
- I was the founder of the coaching certificate program offered by the Department of Continuing Education at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA.
- I have been supervisor in the Certificate program at CTI for a decade years.
- I have my CPCC from Coaches Training Institute and my PCC from the International Coach Federation.
- I am a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. I was a Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor at Bay View Psychological Institute from 1981-2003.
- I co-led dream work sessions with Jeremy Taylor.
- I co-taught Enneagram classes with Helen Palmer.
- I taught graduate psychology courses in psychopathology, psychological assessment, human development, organizational development and group therapy.
- I was Director of Training at St. George Homes, a Jungian-based treatment center for schizophrenic adolescents.
- I led Sales Training Workshops and Accountability Groups at Prudential California Realty.
- I studied with some masters in the psychotherapy field:
Transactional AnalysisMary and Bob Goldberg
Family TherapyMarty Kirshenbaum and Shirley Luthman
Direct PsychoanalysisJohn Rosen
Sensory AwarenessCharlotte Selver and Charles Brooks
- I have a PH.D. in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.
- I wrote my dissertation on: Control Mastery theory and the Dreams of Women who were Sexually Abused as Children.
- I'm the author of Becoming A Life Coach (New Harbinger Publications, 2007), Working Clean and Sober (Hazelden, 2000) and four mystery novels.
- I am joyously married to Marla Morein Skibbins and the proud father of Heather Sage Skibbins.
- I have been a spiritual student in the Ridhwan School, studying under Hameed Ali and the other teachers there since 1990.
- Every morning I walk the bluffs overlooking the Pacific with my Portuguese Water Dog named Diva.
- I will never stop asking myself, "Who am I?"