Joseph Burgo, PhD is a clinical psychologist and graduate psychoanalyst with 30+ years in the mental health profession. He’s served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Burgo writes two blogs where he discusses issues that arise in treatment from a psychodynamic perspective: After Psychotherapy (his personal website) and Therapy Case Notes, which uses film as means to learn more about the human psyche.
His forthcoming book on psychological defense mechanisms will be released in Spring 2013 . He'll discuss recognizing your limits and making choices that respect those limits to lead a more realistic and fulfilling life. Thomas M. Sterner is the author of Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life. The book offers practical advice for making the most out of the practicing process to acquire new skills to achieve success and mastery.
He’s an accomplished musician, a private pilot, student of archery, and avid golfer. Sterner has also worked in the sound and video arts fields as a recording engineer, audio and video editor and processor, and musical score composer.
He's studied Eastern and Western philosophy and modern sports psychology and trained as a concert pianist. For more than twenty-five years, he served as the chief concert piano technician for a major performing arts center. Sterner has parlayed what he learned from his profession into a love of practice.
He's produced a radio show about The Practicing Mind and continues to teach his techniques to business people, at sports clinics, and to learners of all kinds.