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"What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!" - William Shakespeare

About Jay E. Fisher, Ph.D.

Dr. Fisher has been in practice as a clinical psychologist since 1983 in Bakersfield, California. His education includes a B.A. cum laude and with Distinction in Psychology from the Ohio State University (OSU), a Masters in Education in Counseling from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP).

He was awarded the Phillippe Reed Lawson Memorial Scholarship in Psychology in 1973. In 1974, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary society founded in 1776 for high attainments in a broad college curriculum. Post doctorate was at Porterville State Hospital where he learned Applied Behavioral Analysis.

In 1986 Jay E. Fisher, Ph.D. presented a paper based on a parenting course which he developed for his doctoral dissertation in San Francisco at the California Psychological Association Convention. From 2000-2004, he studied contemporary psychoanalytic theories, especially Self Psychology and Robert Stolorow’s Intersubjective Systems Theory at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Fisher was analyzed by William Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D., an analysand of Stolorow and major theorist of Complexity Theory and a significant contributor to modern self psychological theory.