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Trevor Dobbs

Trevor

Dobbs

Trevor Dobbs

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  • Pacific Oaks
Department
Human Development & Family Studies
Institution
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 55 Eureka St Pasadena CA 91103
55 Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Office Phone
626-529-8203
Email
Biography

Dr. Dobbs maintains a part time private practice in psychoanalysis, individual, and couples psychotherapy in Pasadena, California. His areas of interest include Object Relations Therapy, Couples Therapy, the integration of psychology and theology, and the integration of neurological research with mental health practice.

Dr. Dobbs has a multi-disciplinary background that ranges from computer science, to theology, to psychoanalysis and couples therapy. He actively consults for the Interdisciplinary Training Institute whose founder (and his wife), Dr. Connie Lillas, specializes in bringing together the many disciplines that address the needs of young children; from the hospital, to the consulting room, to the courtroom. Dr. Dobbs brings this model of integration to his teaching at Pacific Oaks, challenging students to identify and address their own personality traits and biases, and to pursue becoming a well-rounded mental health professional.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Supervising and Training Psychoanalyst Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Tustin, California 2003
Certified Psychoanalyst Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Tustin, California 1998
Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Tustin, California 1998
M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California 1983
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion and Computer Science Pepperdine University, Malibu, California 1978
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Faculty, Supervising & Training Psychoanalyst Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Pasadena, California.
Certified Psychoanalyst Member Newport Psychoanalytic Society, May 1998.
Clinical Member California Association of Marriage & Family Therapy
Licenses
Marriage and Family Therapist, California
Certified Psychoanalyst, California
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Educational Consultant Interdisciplinary Training Institute, Pasadena, California
Research Consultant Neuro-Relational Framework (NRF) Global Communities
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Marriage & Family Couples Therapy
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Clinical Neuroscience
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Family Systems Theory
Psychoanalysis
Trauma Complex Trauma
Trauma Informed Practices
Research

Dr. Dobbs currently is a research consultant for the Neuro-Relational Framework (NRF) Global Communities non-profit organization in assessing stress and stress responses with bio-metric watches. This is then applied to interventions with Sensory Toolkits to lower stress in children and adults.

Question and Answer
Please describe your teaching philosophy.

I employ a history and systems perspective within which to present the broad range of theories and approaches in the mental health field. I invite and challenge students to identify and articulate their own personality traits and biases, and then apply this to the variety of clinical approaches that they will learn in the program.

Presentations
Title Location Date

Conference Panelist and Presenter:Psychoanalysis and Couples Therapy: A Look Beneath the Surface, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute Spring Conference, February 2004.

Biofeedback for the MFT, Pacific Oaks College Continuing Education Workshop, November 21, 2003.

Psychology and Religion: An Object Relations View, Pacific Oaks College Continuing Education Workshop, September 29, 2001.

Psychotherapy of the Borderline Personality, Pacific Oaks College Continuing Education Course, October 15 -November 19, 1999.

Object Relations Theory and Therapy II: The British School, Pacific Oaks College Continuing Education Course, February 13 -May 1, 1998.

Object Relations Theory and Therapy I: The American School, Pacific Oaks College Continuing Education Course, September 18 -November 21, 1997.

Course Instructor: The Writings of Harry Guntrip, doctoral course in Psychoanalysis The Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Pasadena, California Spring 2009
Dream Analysis: Between the Covers Crowell Public Library, City of San Marino, California June 25, 2012
Applying the Neuro-Relational Framework to Training Foster Parents in Foster Children’s Stress Responses World Congress on Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland May, 2014
Gathering Physiological Data in Real-World, Real-Time to Enhance Treatment of Toxic Stress World Congress on Infant Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic June, 2016
Publications
Books

Trevor Dobbs (2007). Faith Theology and Psychoanalysis: The Life and Thought of Harry Guntrip. Eugene, OR: Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications.

Trevor Dobbs (2009). Faith, Theology and Psychoanalysis: The Life and Thought of Harry S. Guntrip. Cambridge, U.K.: James Clarke & Co.

Chapters

Trevor Dobbs (2002). John Macmurray's Influence on Object Relations Psychology. In Speidell, T. Editor (Ed.) On Being Christian . . . and Human (pp. Chapter 10). Eugene, OR.: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

Trevor Dobbs (2003). John Macmurray as a Philosophical Basis for Harry Guntrip'sn Object Relations Theory. In Speidell, T. Editor (Ed.) On Being a Person: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Personality Theories (pp. Chapter 6). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

Journals

Trevor Dobbs (2008). Transformation in Psychoanalysis and Religion as 'Persons in Relationship': The Influence of John Macmurray. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 28 (No. 5), 590-598.