Curriculum Vitae

HARRIET B. BRAIKER, Ph.D.

 

EDUCATION and LICENSURE:

1970 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

1971 Master of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

1975 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical and Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

1980 California State Licensed Psychologist

License Number PSY 6408

 

HONORS and AWARDS:

B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

National Science Foundation undergraduate research scholarship, 1968

Phi Gamma Mu, National Social Science Honorary Society.

Biographee, Who's Who in American Women, 12th Edition, 1981; 17th Edition, 1986.

Mark Keller Award, 1981, for distinguished research in the field of alcoholism.

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

1994 - Present, Clinical medical staff, Las Encinas Hospital, Pasadena, California.

1994 - Present, Advanced professional training in diagnosis, assessment, treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

1983 - Present, Psychological aspects of Crisis Management; certification in Critical Incident Debriefing.

1980 - Present, Clinical psychologist in private practice with offices in Pasadena and Los Angeles, California.

1974 - 1980, Treatment outcome evaluation: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism centers for alcoholism treatment; United States Air Force alcohol and drug treatment programs.

1972 - 1974, Clinical internship, San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Center.

1971 - 1972, Clinical trainee, University of California, Los Angeles, Outpatient Psychology Clinic.

 

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE:

1995 to Present, Litigation Support: Consultant and expert witness for civil litigation plaintiffs’ and defendants' firms and municipal governments; includes comprehensive Independent Psychological Evaluations, review of records, and design, administration and analysis of survey research used for trial.

1983 - Present, Senior Vice President, Lexicon Communications, Los Angeles. Responsible for crisis management training and one-on-one counseling of corporate executives in decision making under crisis-induced stress.

1987 - 1989, Consultant to the Gallup Organization on design and analysis of nationwide survey of 1,000 working women.

1985 - 1986, Consultant to National Medical Enterprises on design of computer monitoring and clinical delivery system for nationwide Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

1982 - Consultant to National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism research project on women and alcoholism.

1974 - 1981, Rand Corporation consultant to United States Air Force and United States Department of Health and Human Services on health policy; consultant to Law Enforcement Assistance Administration on prisoner incarceration policy; extensive survey research experience.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1986 - Present, Clinical Supervisor of Psychological Assistants: personal instruction in clinical methods, assessment, and management consultation.

1979 - Present, Instructor, UCLA Extension, Department of Human Development.

1982 - Visiting lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles.

1973 - 1974, Clinical teaching and supervision, San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic.

1972 - 1973, Psychology teacher, The Windward School, a private high school, Santa Monica, California.

1970 - 1972, Teaching assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

1974 - 1981, Associate Social Scientist, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California. Research in areas of alcoholism and substance abuse, stress management, criminal behavior, health policy analysis, social psychology of close relationships, extensive survey research experience.

1970 - 1975, Research assistant on National Science Foundation grant. Supported research on the development and maintenance of close interpersonal relationships.

1968 - National Science Foundation undergraduate research scholar.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING and MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

1984 - Present, Extensive national experience as public speaker for health care organization- sponsored events, business groups, professional and fund-raising groups' meetings. Keynote topics include Stress Management, Mood Management, Psychological Techniques for Professional Practice Development, Decision Making Under Crisis-Induced Stress, and Work Family Balance.

1986 - Present, Seven nationwide media tours (television, radio, print) to promote and discuss four trade books: THE TYPE E WOMAN: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody; GETTING UP WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Depression; LETHAL LOVERS and POISONOUS PEOPLE: How to Protect Your Health from Relationships That Make You Sick; and THE DISEASE TO PLEASE: Curing The People-Pleasing Syndrome.

1988 - Ten-city publicity tour (all media) discussing results of Gallup survey on contemporary working women's attitudes.

1987 - Six-city tour of Australia and New Zealand to publicize foreign edition of THE TYPE E WOMAN.

1986 - Present, Frequent guest/expert source for television, radio and print coverage of contemporary psychological and social issues.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

TRADE and MASS MARKET

WHO'S PULLING YOUR STRINGS? How To Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life.  New York: McGraw-Hill 2003.

SEPTEMBER 11 SYNDROME: Anxious Days, Sleepless Nights - Seven Steps to Getting a Grip in Uncertain Times. New York: McGraw-Hill 2002.

THE DISEASE TO PLEASE: Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. (Paperback)

THE DISEASE TO PLEASE: Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

“Just Say No”, Working Mother, February, 2001.

LETHAL LOVERS and POISONOUS PEOPLE: How to Protect Your Health from Relationships

That Make You Sick Germany: Fishcher Verlag GmbH, 1993, (Translation).

LETHAL LOVERS and POISONOUS PEOPLE: How to Protect Your Health from Relationships That Make You Sick. New York: Pocket Books Hardcover, 1992.

"The Toxic Relationship," New Woman, July, 1992.

THE TYPE E WOMAN: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody. Japan Kosaido Shuppan, 1991, (Translation).

GETTING UP WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Depression. Italy: Sperling & Kupfer Editori, 1990, (Translation).

"The Power of Self Talk," Psychology Today, December, 1989.

"Great Expectations," Executive Female, December, 1989.

"Mood Indigo," New Woman, December, 1989.

GETTING UP WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Depression. London: Robson, 1989.

"Jousting with Jealousy," Lear's, September, 1989.

"What All Women Need to Know About Drinking," Working Woman, August, 1989.

"Decisions, Decisions," Lear's, August, 1989.

"Perfidious Perfection," Lear's, June, 1989.

"Fighting the Good Fight," Lear's, May, 1989.

"Giving Needs a Good Name," Lear's, April, 1989.

"Feeling Better About Yourself - Fast!," New Woman, April, 1989.

"A Look at the Examined Life," Lear's, March, 1989.

GETTING UP WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN: A Woman's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Depression. New York: Putnam, 1988.

"Stress-Less Holidays," Working Woman, December, 1988.

"The Etiquette of Love," Working Woman, November, 1988.

"How to Feel Better About Yourself," McCall's, September, 1988.

"Depressed? Or Just stressed?," Working Mother, September, 1988.

"A Society Despondent Over the Blues," Los Angeles Times, August 13, 1988.

"Why Depression is Different for High-Achieving Women. Working Woman, December, 1987.

THE TYPE E WOMAN: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody.
North Ryde, Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1987, (Translation).

THE TYPE E WOMAN: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody.
New York: NAL/Signet, 1987.

"Who is the Right Man for a Woman Like You?" Working Woman, January, 1987.

THE TYPE E WOMAN: How to Overcome the Stress of Being Everything to Everybody. New York: Dodd Mead, 1986.

"The Secret of Psychological Stamina," Working Woman, September, 1986.

"The Stress of Success," Working Woman, August, 1986.

"How to Handle the Back-to-Stress Season," Working Woman, September, 1985.

"Why the Stress Experts Are Wrong About Women," Working Woman, August, 1984.

"Women and Stress: A Gloom of One's Own," Adweek, Special Issue on Women, May 1984.

"At Last! A New Way to Manage Stress That Really Works for Women," Working Woman, August, 1984, (cover story).

 

ACADEMIC and SCHOLARLY

Therapeutic issues in the treatment of alcoholic women. In Beckman L., and Wilsnack, S. (Eds.), Alcohol Problems in Women. New York: Guilford Press, 1984.

The diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism in women. In National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Ed.), Special Population Issues. Alcohol and Health Monograph, No. 4.

The Course of Alcoholism: Four Years After Treatment. New York: Wiley Interscience, 1980, (co-authored).

Who Commits Crime? Cambridge, Mass: Oegeschtager, Gunn, and Hain, 1981, (co-authored).

Marital status and sex differences in problems reported by married and co-habiting couples. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1981, 6, No. 2, (co-authored).

Patterns of alcoholism over four years. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 41, No. 5, 1980, 397-416 (co-authored).

Doing Crime. A Survey of California Prison Inmates. Santa Monica: The Rand Corporation, R-2200-DOI, March, 1980, (co-authored).

Conflict in the development of close relationships. In Burgess, R.L. and Huston, T.E. (Eds.), Social Exchange in Developing Relationships. New York: Academic Press, 1979 (co-authored).

Alcoholism and Treatment. New York: Wiley Interscience, 1978, (co-authored).

"The Rand Report", some comments and a response. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 38, 1977, 179-193 (co- authored).

A Reply to "The Rand Report: A Brief Critique". Addictive Behaviors, 2, 1977, 147-150, (co-authored).

Outcomes in alcoholism treatment. Santa Monica: The Rand Corporation, P-5845, August, 1977, (included in 3rd Special Report to U.S. Congress, Alcohol and Health III).

Alcoholism and Treatment. Santa Monica: The Rand Corporation, R-1739, HEW, June, 1976 (co-authored).

 

PAPERS PRESENTED:


The Role of Significant Others in the Adjustment of Working Women. Invited Discussant, Symposium, 96th Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 1988.

Practice Development in Social Settings. Continental Association of Certified Public Accountants, Annual Meeting. New York, October, 1987.

Personal Marketing for Practice Development. California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Professional Marketing Conferences, San Francisco and Los Angeles, July, 1985.

Practice Development in Social Settings. California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Practice Management Conference, Monterey, California, September, 1984.

Stages of Courtship: The Development of Premarital Relationships. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association Convention, May, 1978.

Implications of Rand alcoholism research for the family practitioner. Paper presented at Fifth Annual Refresher Course in Family Practice, Panel on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Management. Los Angeles, California, July, 1978.

Some implications of Rand "Alcoholism and Treatment" study for alcoholism research. Paper presented at 85th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, September, 1978.

Outcome of alcoholism treatment. Invited discussant, International Conference on Alcoholism, Institute of Psychiatry, London, May, 1979.

Policy implications, limitations, and ethical considerations of offender classification models. Paper presented at 87th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, September, 1979.

Increased Participation of Women in the Labor Force. Implications for stress, alcohol, and drug abuse. Western Psychological Association Convention, Colloquium Chair, May, 1980.