Simcha Edward Sheldon, M.A., Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae


Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (1983, International College)

Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Child Development (1979, Antioch University)

Bachelors degree in Psychology and Education (1977, City University of New York, Honors)

Post-graduate studies Bar Ilan University – Senior Educators’ Fellowship – Israel 2000-01


Specialized & Comprehensive training in Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine (please see education sheets)

Specialized education, including: drug abuse; sexuality; learning disorders; marriage, family, and child therapy

Specialized training in the treatment of Trauma Disorders

Specialized education and training in C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and N.L.P. (Neuro-linguistic Programming)

Specialized education and training in Biofeedback

Specialized training in Mediation (Pepperdine University – Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (1999)

Professional Licenses & Certifications:            (To view licenses >>)

Licensed Psychologist (License 7879) since 2004

Specialist in Clinical Psychology (License 7205) since 2005

Specialist in Medical Psychology (License 7087) since 2005

Licensed Hypnotherapist (License 611) Since 2005

(Above licenses issued by the Ministry of Health, Israel)

Certified Family Therapist

    Israel Society for Family Therapy (Certification 1054) Since 2005

Certified Specialist & Trainer in Mind-Body Medicine

  Center for Mind Body Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and Hypnotherapist – (Licensed 1981-present)  

   The State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, United States

Certified Master Hypnotherapist

   The Hypnotists Examining Council

Approved Supervisor for Psychotherapy Interns (1983-2000)

   Provided supervision to interns and trainees for the Board of Behavioral Examiners, State of California

Approved Provider of Hypnosis Education for Licensed M.F.C.C.’s. (1981-present)

   The State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

Public School Teacher Certificate

   All subjects Nursery, Kindergarten, Grades 1-6; and Social Studies 7-9 

   The State Education Department of the State of New York

Public School Teaching Credential

   Multiple Subject & Social Studies Preschool, 1-12, adult classes

   State Education Department of California

Certificate of Qualification, School Counselor

    The State Education Department of the State of New York      

Memberships:  (present & past)
  • Israel Psychological Association
  • Israel Association for Hypnosis
  • The Israel Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • California Association of Marriage, Family and Child Therapists
  • California Association of Educational Therapists
  • American Society of Composers and Publishers
Professional Experience:
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Marriage, Family & Child Therapy & Counseling
  • Executive Coaching
  • Organization Development Consultant (Industry & Organizations)
  • Life Coaching
  • University & Professional Teaching
  • Workshops for Professionals
  • Author
  • Production of Educational Media
  • Community Education
  • Administrator – Director
  • Motivational Speaker

Psychology: Clinical, Medical, Educational & Organizational Psychology – Present
Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Practice (Private Practice – Israel 2000-Present  –  Los Angeles, 1979 – 2000)

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, C.B.T., Mind-Body & Behavioral Medicine, biofeedback, and N.L.P. Counseling Adults, couples, families, and children. Anxiety, depression, phobias; relationship, marriage & sexual function and dysfunction; personal growth; crisis intervention; behavioral medicine, psychosomatic disorders; stress, pain & trauma management; eating disorders; addiction & abuse; preparation for surgery & childbirth.
Clinical Director & Senior Supervisor (Integrative Health Services – Los Angeles, 1984 – 1989)

Provider of Training & Continuing Education for Health Facilities & Health Professionals – 1981 – 2000; and in Israel 2004 – present

Provided training, lectures, workshops and continuing education courses for health professionals, and hospitals, organizations and state health agencies, including the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board of Psychology, Board of Nursing & Board of Dentistry. Training was in a variety of areas including: psychology, medical psychology, hypnosis, self hypnosis, biofeedback, stress & pain management, marriage & family therapy, C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioral Therapies), hypnosis for obstetrics  gynecology, sexual disorders, and holistic health, as well as P.T.S.D, trauma, resilience and coping with war and terrorism.

Motivational Speaker, Trainer & Community Educator (1973 – present)

Create and provide motivational, inspirational, informative, and useful  presentations, lectures, classes, and media appearances on a variety of topics including: psychology, communication, relationships, stress management, mind-body medicine, personal development, marriage, parenting, family, sexuality, sexual identity, S.S.A., leadership, education, building community, meditation, mindfulness, Judaism and Israel. Audiences include: the general public, organizations, conferences, conventions, specific interest groups, educational institutions, business & industry, cruises, T.V., Radio and internet. To see a more complete list of topics click here. 

Aliyah Consultant

Provide a variety of Aliyah services

Mediation Services (Private Practice 1985 – present)

Provide mediation for disputing parties, including divorce, business, individuals and organizations

Creator & Facilitator of Community Support Groups

Create & Facilitate support groups for  life enhancement, couples, meditation, spiritual growth, teens, diabetes and others

Organizational Development & Consultant

Provide corporate organizational development consulting, problem solving & executive coaching. Clients include Huntington Health Systems, acute care facilities, nursing homes – U.S.

Psychology: Clinical, Medical, Educational & Organizational Psychology – Past Experience

Clinical Director & Senior Supervisor (Integrative Health Services – Los Angeles, 1984 – 1989)

Director & Senior Supervisor of multi-disciplinary behavioral & holistic medicine & psychology health center.
Supervised medical staff; created & coordinated treatment plans; developed special programs for multi-disciplinary behavioral medicine, holistic health center

Director & Senior Supervisor (Westside Counseling Center – Los Angeles, 1985 – 1988)

Supervised & trained Psychology and Marriage, Family & Child Therapist interns. Development of community mental health programs for individuals, couples, families, teens, and special groups. Crisis Line. Special programs for convalescent & acute care geriatric patients. Non-profit community counseling center

Clinical Supervisor (Los Angeles, California -1982 – 2000)

Provided supervision for interns, trainees, and licensed professionals in Clinical Psychology, Medical Psychology; Medical & Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy; Marriage Child & Family Therapy, C.B.T., N.L.P, Biofeedback, Holistic Health. Provided Supervision for students of Antioch University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine Universities, University of Southern California

Hospital Work in Medical Psychology (U.C.L.A.  Santa Monica Hospital – Santa Monica, 1982-1983)

Treated patients in Department of Labor & Delivery, hypnotherapy & psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, pain; family therapy. Crisis intervention

University Teaching- (Antioch University 1983)

Taught classes on hypnosis & hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programming, medical psychology, psychotherapy, and marriage & family relationships

Teacher/Trainer of Self-Hypnosis: Lectures, Classes, and Training

Trained hundreds of people – health professionals, clients, and the general public – in the use of self-hypnosis 1980 – 2000 in the United States & private patients in Israel 2005-present)

School Psychologist (Los Angeles Unified Schools District, 1979   – Beverly Center School, 1980 – 1981)

Counseled students, consulted with staff and parents; provided family therapy, educational therapy. Worked with emotionally handicapped and learning disabled children and teens

Facilitator of workshops & training for educators & principals (1986-present, & Israel)

Present on topics including: psychology, working with difficult students, communication, stress management, personal & spiritual development, teaching values in the classroom (Israel Department of Education, B.J.E., C.A.J.E., etc.)

Drug rehabilitation Counselor (Los Angeles, 1975)

Counseled drug addicts in residential treatment program


Professional Experience in the Fields of Education (past)
  • Executive Director of Grade & Middle School (1976-1977 – Los Angles,California)
  • Classroom teacher for grade school – multiple subjects
  • Classroom teacher of middle school & high school – mathematics, science, English, psychology, philosophy, Jewish studies
  • Special Education teacher – middle school & high school
  • School Counselor – middle school & high school
  • Educational Therapist – private practice – for students in grade school, middle school & high school
  • Facilitator of workshops & training for educators & principals – topics include: psychology, working with difficult students, communication, stress management, personal & spiritual development, teaching values (Misrad HaHinuch, B.J.E., C.A.J.E.etc.)
  • Jewish Community Education – Created and taught a community-wide education project called Project L.E.A.R.N., created through a grant of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
  • Scholar-in-Residence – for institutions including European Union of Jewish Students and synagogues
Experience in Administration & Management (past)

Owner & President – Integrative Health Services – a multidisciplinary center for psychological services, behavioral medicine & holistic health (1983-1989

Executive Director – PeopleCare, Inc – A non-profit community counseling center & psychotherapy training & internship program (1984-1989)

Director – Project L.E.A.R.N – A Jewish Community Learning & Teaching Project, in four cities and involved four generations of participants funded with a grant from the Jewish Federation of Los Angles (1996-1997)

Coordinator – Antioch University Counseling Center(1979-1980)

Executive Director, Emek Hebrew Academy – North Hollywood, California (1978-1979)

Media Appearances – (abbreviated list)

“The Alive and Well Show” – cable television health show series which is syndicated in the United States and in Canada.  I discussed and demonstrated techniques of biofeedback, holistic health, and behavioral medicine.

“To Your Health” – American Cable System health show.  Appeared as guest doctor, and was interviewed on the use of biofeedback, holistic health approaches to treatment of a variety of conditions, psychotherapy, and stress management.

KTLA TV (Los Angeles) News interview on hypnosis and self-hypnosis.

KMPC Radio – Appeared as guest doctor for call in show on holistic health and biofeedback.

Israel Radio – Reshet Aleph – Featured guest on program “From Morning to Night”

Israel Internet Radio – Featured guest speaker on Addiction

Yediot Achronot Newspaper – Feature article about my work

Published Works – Articles, Videos, Training Materials, Music
Psychology Videos

Creating Effective Relationships

Meditation, Visualization, and Relaxation

Overcoming Fears and Phobias

Overcoming the Obstacles To Successful Relationships

Reducing Stress & Pain

Creating and Living the Good Life

Making Friends



The Self-hypnosis Workbook – 1981

The Holistic Health Workbook – 1981

Hypnosis: The Mechanism for Pain Management In Childbirth Preparation – Dissertation – 1983

Stress Management for Supervisors and Employees – Video & Training guide – 1988

Study guides on a variety of health and psychology topics.

Jewish Educational Materials

Project L.E.A.R.N. Teachers’ Manual

Project L.E.A.R.N. Student Workbook

A Synthesis of Judaism and Psychology (Cassette)

Study guides and pamphlets on a variety of educational topics.

Music Works

Albums – Cassettes – CD’s

Live At C.A.J.E. – 1989 (cassette)

Let’s Be Friends – 1992 (cassette)

Unity – (CD soon to be released)

Shabbat Shalom – (CD soon to be released)


List of Composed Songs

(will be listed soon)