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My approach is to provide you with support, to leverage wellness and motivation for change, to facilitate personal growth and relational wellbeing, to provide feedback, and to respectfully assist in your search for meaning - in order to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

somov's books

  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    by Pavel Georgievich Somov, Ph.D.
  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    by Pavel Somov, Marla J., Ph.D. Somova
  • Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    by Pavel Somov
  • Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    by Pavel Somov Ph.D.
  • Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    by Pavel Somov
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    Mindfulness-focused workshops in AU

    (through Tatra Training Services)

    16-17 June 2016 – Sydney, Australia

    20-21 June 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

    23-24 June 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

    27-28 June 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

    30 June and 1 July 2016 – Perth, Australia

     

    Experience/Education:

    Licensed psychologist; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York (at Buffalo); 20 years of clinical experience (15 of which are post-licensure).  

    Member of the Advisory Board for The Mindfulness Project (London, UK).  Domestic and international author-speaker on the topic of mindfulness.

    Trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, which include: psychiatric hospitals, university counseling center, county jail, community mental health centers, family medical practice, cancer hospital, veterans' hospitals, pain clinics, and private practice.

    Eclectic treatment approach that consists of: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Meta-Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic and Behavioral Therapy, Logotherapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Brief-Dynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Gottman style couple's therapy

    Publications [Books]

    Mindful Emotional Eating (PESI, 2014): Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation, and Optimize Coping

    Anger Management Jumpstart: a 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change (PESI/PPM, 2013)

    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating (New Harbinger, 2012)

    Smoke-Free Smoke Break (New Harbinger, 2011, in press).  Somov, P.G., Somova, M. J.

    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering the Essential Self (New Harbinger). Somov, P.G. (November 2010)

    Present Perfect: from Mindless Pursuit of What Should Be to Mindful Acceptance of What Is (New Harbinger). Somov, P.G. (June 2010)

    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating, One Meal at a Time. In stores November 2008, New Harbinger Publications. Somov, P. G. (2008)

    Recovery Equation: Motivational Enhancement, Choice Awareness, Use Prevention: an Innovative Clinical Curriculum for Substance Use Treatment. Somov, P.G. & Somova, M. J. (2003)

    Publications [Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals]

    Somov, P. G. (2008)
    A Psychodrama Group for Substance Use Relapse Prevention Training.
    The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38, 151-161.


    Somov, P.G. (2007).
    Meaning of Life Group:Group Application of Logotherapy for Substance Use Treatment.
    Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 32 (4), 316 - 345.

    Somov, P.G. (2000)
    Time Perception as a Measure of Pain Intensity and Pain Type.
    Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 14(3), 111-121.

    Somova, M. J., Somov, P.G., Lawrence, J. L., & Frantz, T. T. (2000).
    Factors associated with length of stay in a mid-sized, urban hospice.
    American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 17(2), 99-106.

    License/Certifications:

    Licensed as Psychologist in PA
    Certified in Rational Hypnotherapy

    Certified (Level 1) in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

    Certified (Level 1) in Gottman couple's therapy

    Professional Affiliations:

    Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)
    Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA)

    Military Service:

    1987-1989: L/Cpl, OMSBON