Dr. Gould's Papers and Publications

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate; University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1955
  • Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, AOA, 1959
  • Psychiatric Training at UCLA included Master's degree in Public Health, 1965

Career Highlights

  • U.S. Army Psychiatrist, Ft. Polk, LA
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Head of outpatient and community Psychiatry, UCLA
  • Jury selection in Pentagon papers case
  • Consultant for Department of Defense
  • Principal in Bingham Foundation Study of Adult Development and Self Help Psychotherapy
  • Started Interactive Health Systems online
  • Project with Erik Erikson on Love and Work
  • Author of psychiatric textbook chapter on Adult Development
  • Honored by the Smithsonian as a pioneer in the use of computers in mental health
  • Created the Therapeutic Learning Program
  • Created the Mastering My Life Program
  • Created the ShrinkYourself online program for emotional eating
  • Created the My Virtual Shrink online program


  • ShrinkYourself, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2007
  • Transformations: Growth and Change in Adult Life, Simon and Schuster, 1979

Publications (partial list)

  • "Reengineering Mental Health." In Curry, W. (Ed.), Reengineering Health, The American College of Physician Executives, 1998
  • "The Use of Computers in Therapy." In Trabin, T. and Freeman, M. (Eds.), The Computerization of Behavioral Healthcare, 1996
  • "Development, Problem Solving, and Generalized Learning: The Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP)." In Miller, M., Hammond, K., and Hile, M. (Eds.), Mental Health Computing: Computers and Medicine, 1995
  • "Brief Psychotherapy and Adult Development and Computer Assisted Therapy in an HMO Setting." In Mental Health and Managed Care, American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1992
  • "Clinical Lessons From Adult Development, Nemiroff, A. and Colarusso, C. A. (Eds.), New Dimensions in Adult Development, Basic Books, Inc.,1990
  • "Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP): Computer Assisted short-term Psychotherapy." In Talking to Strangers: Mediated Therapeutic Ablex Publishing Company, l990
  • "The Therapeutic Learning Program." In Mezirow, J. (Ed.), Adult Learning, 1990
  • Some Pros and Cons of Computer-Assisted Psychotherapy." In The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 1989
  • "Adulthood." In Kaplan, H. I., M.D. and Sadock, B. J., M.D. (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 1989
  • Author: "The Therapeutic Learning Program (TLP), A Computer-Assisted Short-Term Treatment Program." In Computers in Psychiatry/Psychology, 1986
  • "Three Vice Presidents in Mid-Life." In the Harvard Business Review, 1981
  • "The Phases of Adult Life: A Study in Developmental Psychology." In Readings of Adult Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives, 1981
  • "Psychoanalytic Theory of Adulthood Consciousness." In Greenspan, S. I. and Pollack, G. H. (Eds.), The Course of Life/III: Adulthood and the Aging Process.
  • "Transformations in Mid-Life." In New York University Education Quarterly, 1980
  • "Transformations During Adult Years." In Smelzer and Erickson (Eds.), Themes of Love and Work in Adulthood, 1980
  • "The Phases of Adult Life: Study in Developmental Psychology." In The American Journal of Psychiatry, 1972
  • "Preventative Psychiatry and the Psychoanalytic Field Theory of Reality." In The Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 1970


  • "Aging and Alcoholism." The 26th meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New Approaches in Psychoanalysis, 1982
  • "Recovery from Childhood." The University of Kansas, Division of Continuing Education, 3rd National Conference on the Adult Life Cycle: From Theory to Practice-Developing Through Relationships, 1982
  • "Life Transitions as a Challenge to Learning from Experience: Breaking Specific Stress Patterns." New Perspectives on Life Transition and Adult Learning: Implications for Practice, A National Conference for Adult Educators. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1982
  • "Developmental Tasks: Men at Mid-Life." In Generations, Western Gerontological Society, 1979
  • "Self Tolerance." In Psychology Today, 1975