A highly regarded educator, author, public speaker, and recovery coach, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed nearly four decades to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities, including helping to develop their nationally accredited addiction studies certificate and mindfulness-based clinical training coursework. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in a broad cross-section of respected professional reference books, journals, and edited volumes.
Dr. Bob’s current work focuses full-time on addiction recovery, whether coaching (online and in-person), training healthcare providers in addiction treatment, and in-demand public speaking across the country. Throughout, he applies the principles of Integral Recovery (a holistic body/mind/spirit approach) to healing from shame and stigma on the way to sustained, successful addiction recovery. For fun, he loves to perform locally in southern California, as an avid, lifelong drummer, in his own highly praised jazz ensemble.
Areas of current writing and research interest for Dr. Weathers include:
- Addiction and recovery resilience – theory and interventions
- Shame and stigma reduction – theory and interventions
- Integral/holistic theories of psychology and spirituality (Ken Wilber and others)
- Interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory
- Psychology of creativity