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John Amodeo    

Psychotherapist; Author of "The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal"

John Amodeo, PhD, is the author of "Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships" (Quest Books), which received the Spirituality and Practice Award as one of the best spiritual books of 2013. His other books include "The Authentic Heart: An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love (John Wiley & Sons)"; "Love & Betrayal" (Ballantine Books); and "Being Intimate" (Penguin Books). He holds graduate degrees in both Clinical and Transpersonal Psychology and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 35 years. He has a popular blog site for Psychology Today. A former writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal for 10 years, he has conducted workshops worldwide on love, intimacy, and couples therapy, lectured internationally at universities, and has been featured on national television and radio programs that include CNN, CNBC, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. He has been interviewed or written for publications that include The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The San Jose Mercury News, The Rocky Mountain News and The Toronto Sun. He has led workshops at centers such as Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and The New York Open Center, and is an adjunct faculty member of Meridian University. He has trained in Somatic Experiencing, developed by Dr. Peter Levine for dealing with trauma and is a Certified Focusing Trainer. He has had training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples with Dr. Sue Johnson, and has co-authored a chapter with her in her edited book, "The Emotionally Focused Casebook: New Directions in Treating Couples" (2011).

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