Bien, Thomas (H.) 1953-

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BIEN, Thomas (H.) 1953-


Surname is pronounced like "bean;" born June 2, 1953, in Summit, NJ; son of Frank John and Arlene LaVerne (Gokey; later surname, Pyle) Bien; married June 24, 1995; wife's name, Beverly (an executive and writer); children: Joshua. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended University of Bonn, 1973-74; Rutgers University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1975; Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1978; University of New Mexico, M.S. (with distinction), 1990, Ph.D., 1992. Politics: "Liberal Democrat."


Home—12517 Conejo N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87123. Office—2501 San Pedro N.E., Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Agent—Meredith Bernstein, 2112 Broadway, Suite 503A, New York, NY 10023.


United Methodist minister, 1978-86; Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM, clinical trainee, 1987; private practice of psychology, 1988-92; Health Psychology Associates, postdoctoral intern, 1992-93; Samaritan Counseling Center, psychotherapist, 1993-94; Health Psychology Associates, clinical psychologist, 1994-96; private practice of clinical psychology, Albuquerque, NM, 1996—. Veterans Administration Medical Center, therapist, 1993-94. Teacher of classes at University of New Mexico, 1988-90, 1993-94, and Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute, beginning 1992; presenter of seminars.


New Mexico Psychological Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Scholarship for Germany, Federation of German-American Clubs, 1972.


(With Beverly Bien) Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Beverly Bien) Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2003.

Author of a booklet, "Helping People You Love to Change" RHD Associates (Sacramento, CA), 1992. Contributor to books, including Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse: A Practitioner's Handbook, edited by A. Washton, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1995; and Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives, edited by R. K. Hester and W. R. Miller, Allyn & Bacon (Needham Heights, MA), 2nd edition, 1995. Contributor to periodicals, including International Journal of the Addictions, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and In Session: Journal of Clinical Psychology.


Mindful Therapy: Psychotherapy as Spiritual Path, completion expected in 2005.



Library Journal, July, 2002, Antoinette Brinkman, review of Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction, p. 103.


Mindful Psychology, (December 10, 2003).