Dr. Ruth Richards once said, "You have a special gift. All you need to do is open it." Come to find out my special gift is to preserve multigenerational family stories and business histories. Dr. Steve Pritzker, my committee chair, supported me by allowing me to craft my Saybrook program into what we called, "The psychology and practice of personal history." I am forever grateful to Dr. Richards, Dr. Pritzker, and all my Saybrook professors.
Since graduation I have traveled worldwide to preserve 45 multigenerational stories and business histories in limited edition, heirloom books. (Think of coffee table books.) One of the books that is closest to my heart is "What Does It Mean to be Human?"--the book that celebrated Saybrook's 40th anniversary. I have learned that our stories shape us. They beat out the rhythm of life. They teach us who we were, who we are, and who we can be. They teach us what it means to be human.
Sure, Legacies In Ink, LLC is a business. I work with a support team of professional transcribers, graphic artists, and book binders/printers, but I handle all the particulars. I follow a time-tested, proven process that eliminates common barriers to success. It is task driven and timeline controlled. I deliver what I promise, when I promise. I call it my “easy guarantee."
Every day is a blessing. I wake up thankful that I will once again use my special gift to make a difference in lives. My legacy is to preserve your legacy.
2021. (Revision in press). Endangered Species: Saving Them and Ourselves.
White paper commissioned by Animals and Society Institute. 2021. (in press) Understanding the allure of suicide. With Stanley Krippner, Daryl Paulson, and Debbie Joffe Ellis. Palgrave.
2020a. Opera. The Encyclopedia of Creativity (3rd ed.).. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
2020b. Social change. The Encyclopedia of Creativity (3rd ed.)... Amsterdam: Elsevier.
2018. [They'd] Rather be certain than right. Unbound, February, 2018. Oakland, CA:
2015. Creativity and the long emergency. Ecopsychology, 7, (4), 238-244.
2014. Irene Dalis: Diva, Impresaria, Legend. Lafayette, CA: Print and Pixel Books.
2012. Endangered Species: Saving Them and Ourselves. White paper commissioned by
Animals and Society Institute.
2012. The need to treat childhood obesity with holistic methods. The Humanistic
Psychologist, 40, 308-328. With K. Hiatt & H. Friedman.
2011. The Green Foodprint: Food Choices for Healthy People and Planet. Lafayette,
CA: Print and Pixel Books.
2010. Friedman, H., Krippner, S., Riebel, L., Johnson, C. Models of Spiritual
Development. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 29(1), 53-70.
2007. Hiatt, K., Riebel, L., & Friedman, H. (2007). The Gap between What We Know
and What We Do about Childhood Obesity: A Multi-Factor Model for Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention.
Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 1 (1), 1-44.
2005. Review of Psychology and Consumer Culture. Psychotherapy: Theory,
Research, Practice, Training 42(1), 122-123.
2002. Eating to Save the Earth: Food Choices for a Healthy Planet.
Co-authored with Ken Jacobsen. Berkeley: Celestial Arts
2001a. Consuming the Earth: Eating Disorders and Ecopsychology. Journal of Humanistic
Psychology, 41 (2), 38-58.
2001b. Obligations and opportunities. American Psychologist, 56 (5), 455.
2000b. Hidden Grandiosity in Bulimics. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice,
Training, 37 (2), 180-188.
1998. Critical Thinking for Psychology and Human Science. Learning Guide for Saybrook
Graduate School. (with Charles Webel).
1996 . Self-Sealing Doctrines, the Misuse of Power, and Recovered Memory.
Transactional Analysis Journal, 26 (1), 40-45.
1995. The Family Passenger. The California Therapist, 7 (1), 37-41.
1993a. The Match of Adulation. In J. H. Straub & E. H. Tolan (Eds.), Integrative and
1993b. The Match of Adulation: The Mutual Seduction of Leaders and Followers.
The California Therapist, November/December, 56-61.
1992. On With the Show (Therapist as Actor). Family Therapy Networker, 16 (5), 32-37.
1991. Dieters, Diets, and Dilemmas. Et Cetera. Fall, 313-316.
1990a. The Dropout Problem in Eating Disorder Groups. Psychotherapy: Theory,
Research, Practice, Training, 27 (3), 404-410.
1990b. Doctor, Teacher, Indian Chief: The Metaphors Therapists Live. Journal of
Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy, 9 (2), 119-135.
1989a. Communication Skills for Eating Disordered Clients. Psychotherapy: Theory,
Research, Practice, Training, 26 (1), 69-74.
1989b. Someone You Love is Obsessed with Food: What You Need to Know About
Eating Disorders. Center City, MN: Hazelden.( Co-authored with Jane Kaplan)
1989c. A Day in the Life of a Private Practitioner. Family Therapy Networker,
13 (4), 69-71.
1988. Understanding Eating Disorders: A Guide for Health Care Professionals.
Sacramento: Robert D. Anderson.
1986. Usurpation: Strategy and Metaphor. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice,
Training, 22 (3), 595-603.
1985. Eating Disorders and Personal Constructs. Transactional Analysis Journal,
15 (1), 42-47.
1984a. A Homeopathic Model of Psychotherapy. Journal of Humanistic Psychology,
24 (1), 9-48.
1984b. Paradoxical Strategies: A Review of Rationales. Psychotherapy: Theory,
Research, Practice, Training 21 (2), 260-272.
1982a. Humanistic Psychology: How Realistic? Small Group Behavior, 13 (3), 349-371.
[This publication is now named Small Group Research]
1982b. Theory as Self-Portrait and the Ideal of Objectivity. Journal of Humanistic
Psychology, 22 (2), 91-110.
1979. Falsifiability, Self-Sealing Doctrines, and Humanistic Psychology. HPI Review,
2 (1), 41-59.