Hershorn, Michael 1956-
Hershorn, Michael 1956-
PERSONAL: Born December 6, 1956, in New York, NY; son of Frank (an engineer) and Joyce (a homemaker; maiden name, Cohen) Hershorn; married Maryanne Denny (a medical assistant). Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Hofstra University, B.A. (psychology; summa cum laude), 1978; Syracuse University, M.S. (clinical psychology), 1982, Ph.D. (clinical psychology), 1986. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Performance driving, road courses.
ADDRESSES: Home—P.O. Box 9318, Coral Springs, FL 33075. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY, psychological intern, 1983-84; New York Police Department, New York, NY, police psychologist, 1984-86, clinical director of counseling service, 1985-86; clinical psychologist in private practice in New York, NY, 1984-86, Miami, FL, 1986-91, and North Lauderdale and Stuart, FL, both 1991-. American Board of Psychological Specialties, diplomate; National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, member; Imperial Point Medical Center, affiliate. Nova Southeastern University, assistant professor and clinical director of Community Mental Health Center in Coral Springs, FL, both 1986-92, adjunct faculty member, 1992-. Broward County Sheriff's Office, clinical psychologist, 1992-93. Military service: U.S. Army Reserve, served in Medical Service Corps; became captain.
MEMBER: American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists (founding fellow), American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, Broward County Psychological Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
AWARDS, HONORS: U.S. Public Health Service fellow, 1979-81; grants from National Institutes of Health, 1982, and National Institute of Mental Health, 1985-86; Guggenheim fellow, 1992-93; Alan Faber Memorial scholar; Hannah and Saul G. Shapiro scholar; Sarah Becker Award in Psychology.
Sixty-Second Anger Management: Quick Tips to Handle Explosive Feelings, New Horizon Press (Far Hills, NJ), 2002.
Cool It: Teen Tips to Keep Hot Tempers from Boiling Over, New Horizon Press (Far Hills, NJ), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including Violence and Victims, Community Mental Health Journal, Journal of Community Psychology, and American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
WORK IN PROGRESS: When Rivers Meet; Their Stories Go with Us, a collection of inspiring psychological case studies from the author's psychology practice.
SIDELIGHTS: Michael Hershorn told CA: "'You love to write' is what Dr. Bachrach said when he read my first psychological evaluation report during my internship. He is right and I valued his opinion, because Dr. Bachrach is a prolific contributor to professional journals. I have had my share of journal publications. Recently I have wanted to reach a larger audience by writing psychological self-help books. I have specialized for twenty years in the area of anger management. It was natural to focus on this area in my first two books.
"In the style of Dr. Oliver Sacks, I am working on a collection of psychological case studies from my experiences as a practicing clinical psychologist. Dr. Milton Ericksen believed that one could help people to change by telling them stories. My goal is to help readers to change by sharing the inspirational stories of some of my patients."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Wisconsin Bookwatch, June, 2002, review of Sixty-Second Anger Management: Quick Tips to Handle Explosive Feelings, p. 11.