A bit more from Stephen...
There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
I could have sworn hearing these words in my ears as a young boy, the narrative voice of a strange but magic childhood. I grew up in San Francisco, coming of age in the late 60s. Even though my family’s Catholicism was severe, I could still feel the divine through its repressive strictures. I went to an all-boys Jesuit high school, right on the border of the Haight-Ashbury hippie haven. From very young I was astonished but amazed that the words people spoke often didn’t match what I felt and saw in them. I knew from early on that psychotherapy was my calling: Somebody in that family and culture had to volunteer for the job.
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1977
Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University, 1983
Psychologist (California PSY 11735)
American Psychological Association
Lifetime Achievement Award, Milton Erickson Foundation, 2004