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About Donald E. Dossey, Ph.D.

As a behavioral scientist, media personality, and author, Dr. Dossey is an internationally acclaimed authority in the treatment of anxieties, phobias and stress. He is medias choice on disaster stress. Dr. Dossey is, as well, well known as an entertaining historian folklorian. 

He is the founder and marketing vice-president of Outcomes Unlimited, Inc., a production company that specializes in stress and phobia management, media presentation skills, sales, relationship, and management training seminars. 

During his years as a graduate instructor of clinical psychology at California's Pepperdine University, and a research assistant in conceptual psychiatry for the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Dossey developed revolutionary techniques for overcoming anxieties, phobias and stress quickly, predictably and permanently.

He, a former graduate university instructor, founded the Stress Management Center/Phobia Institute of Southern California and in Asheville, NC. He has been a communications and behavioral consultant for over 25 years.

Dr. Dossey created, tested, and adopted a revolutionary new program of telephone consultation which has proven to be faster in obtaining results than any other known form of one-to-one therapy. He has produced audio cassette programs that have helped thousands worldwide. He is author of Holiday Folklore, Phobias, and Fun: Mythical Origins, Scientific Treatments, and Superstitious "Cures," and Keying: The Power of Positive Feelings: Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Stress. 

He has hosted his own radio shows "It's Time To Live" and "The Fear Buster." Dr. Dossey is a sought after guest on television and radio broadcasts nationally, as well as programs as far away as Australia and Europe. His insights have been published in national newspapers and magazines, discussed on hundreds of radio and television shows worldwide including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and numerous appearances on CNN, HARD COPY and National Public Radio.

He speaks and conducts seminars throughout the world. With his down home style and sense of humor, it's not surprising that Dr. Dossey is often described as the "Will Rogers with a Ph.D."

CONTACT: Howard Geer, Publicity, for media interview with Dr.
Dossey 828-258-1001 or 
or for any of the following:
a. Diagnostic evaluations
b. Telephone treatment programs
c. Live seminar programs
d. Speakers bureau

More About Donald E. Dossey, Ph.D.

Who is Dr. Donald Dossey and What is 
a Holiday Superstitious Reporter?  

Dr. Dossey is author of the fast-selling new book, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, PHOBIAS AND FUN: Mythical Origins, Scientific Treatments and Superstitious "Cures" and KEYING: The Power of Positive Feelings: Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Stress (Now in its 7th printing).

Dr. Dossey, is a resident of Asheville, NC, folklorian historian, and member of North Carolina Folklore Society. He has extensively researched legendary origins of the folklore, superstitions and phobias surrounding our holidays as well as unusual, often hilarious, old-timey superstitious "cures" for these fears.

Dr. Dossey is exciting and fun! The son of sharecroppers, his "down-home" style with audiences makes him a tongue-in-cheek, humorous, modern day "witch doctor".

Dr. Dossey is also an internationally acclaimed, thought-provoking authority on the safe, quick and effective treatment of anxieties, phobias and stress. He is an expert witness on Post-traumatic Stress Disorders and victims of crime.

Dr. Dossey is controversial. He challenges most current treatments in terms of their predictability, their cost in time and money and lasting effectiveness.

Dr. Dossey is informative. He contends that fear is the basis for every negative emotion, including anger, rage and depression. He asserts that fear is at the root of all relationship problems. (i.e. divorce, domestic violence and child abuse.)

Dr. Dossey is provocative. He contends that fear or any negative feeling is an addiction, much like smoking, drinking or over-eating.

Dr. Dossey, known worldwide as a behavioral scientist and a folklorian historian, has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate university levels. He founded the Phobia Institute and the Stress Management Centers of Southern California and SMC Asheville, North Carolina.

Dr. Dossey is an entertaining and experienced talk show guest. He has appeared on countless radio and television newscasts and talk shows including numerous times on CNN, HARD COPY, National Public Radio OPRAH and THE OTHER SIDE. He is known as the Holiday Superstition and Folklore Reporter and has been described as "the Will Rogers with a Ph.D."

CONTACT: Howard Geer (828) 258-1001 or 

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