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About Bill Shearer




William Carey Shearer 

Licensed Psychologist, PSY5077
wcshearer@calmchoices.com

909-798-4668, 24 hour voice mail
 

AN EXPERIENCED THERAPIST, BUSINESS CONSULTANT, AND MEDIATOR         
“It’s a challenging job and uniquely rewarding.”

Specialist in Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders,and Relationship Issues.

A leading area therapist, educator, consultant, mediator, and wellness coach since 1975. Licensed California Psychologist (PSY5077) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC12373). Over 70,000 therapist hours since 1975.

Widely recognized skills in treating addictive behaviors, eating disorders, stress and relationship problems, and Health and wellness issues. Consultant in workplace conflict resolution, and in organizational development.

RESPECTED TEACHER AND EDUCATIONAL INNOVATOR                             
“Teaching puts all of my experience into sharp focus and helps me move to greater understanding.”

Former 12th grade U.S. History teacher. College history professor.

Has taught leadership, organizational behavior, management, American History, Addiction treatment and psychology, for thirteen colleges and  universities.

Extensive experience in managing training and education programs.

Frequent workshops on managing conflict in the workplace..

Professor, Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Chapman,Brandman University. Instructor, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, University of Ca. Taught Management and Leadership for five years at University of Tennessee. Instructor, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Human Services, Conflict Management, University of Phoenix. Capella University, Argosy University, University of the Rockies(Online).

EXTENSIVE AND VARIED EDUCATION                                                                    
“There is no such thing as completed education.”

Frequently involved in continuing education to upgrade knowledge and skills.

                Bachelors degree in history has been followed by five graduate degrees over a twenty-five year period, including:  University of Tennessee, PepperdineUniversity and LomaLindaUniversity. These include doctorates in counseling psychology and Health Services Administration (Ed.D., Ph.D.) as well as masters degrees in Education, Business Administration and Public Health (M.A., M.B.A., M.P.H.). He has a certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation from the University of California. Extensive training in mediation.

                Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO COUNTRY
“I’ve spent much of my life in uniform.  It’s a connection I enjoy maintaining.”

Over twenty-four years of active duty and reserve Air Force experience.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel.

Air Force experience consisted largely of directing human relations training and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, in counseling Air Force couples and families, and in organizational development and team building for a wide variety of Air Force units. Numerous awards for voluntary service to military families.

 


Hi - I'm Dr. Bill Shearer and I’d like to tell you something about myself beyond degrees and certifications.  I’ve got those, but I’d like to tell you a bit more so you can visualize a real person.

I'm a Southern California psychologist and organizational consultant. I and my wife Robin (also a therapist and consultant) live in the San Bernardino Mountains and run a business (psychological center/organizational consulting) in Redlands. 

Our clinical work is quite varied, but we have three main specializations. First, we do mediation and deal with troubled relationships. Over a third of our work is marriage counseling. 

Secondly, we have also worked for many years in the treatment of addictions, compulsive behavior, and eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia. We frequently provide training and continuing education on eating disorders. Many years ago we created the first academic certificate program anywhere on eating disorders, an idea that has spread nationwide. I teach Medical Aspects of Eating Disorders online.  

Finally, we specialize in treating stress and anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. We see people individually and in group therapy. Our highly structured stress and anxiety treatment program is called “Life Choices.”

In my organizational work I am a consultant/executive coach working with several city governments and corporations. I work primarily with problem managers and directors who are "coachable," and others who are doing well but want focused leadership skill development. I am also working with a university on a year-long mind-body healthcare initiative focusing on stress management, exercise, and nutrition.
My consulting clients have included Kaiser, PacifiCare, the cities of Corona, Big Bear Lake, and Redondo Beach, various water districts, Riverside District Attorney’s office, The California District Attorney’s Association, The Mid-Peninsula Open Space District. GE Capital, Ikea, Los Angeles World Airways, Ontario Airport, the University of Redlands, the University of Phoenix, Boys and Girls Clubs, Beaver Medical Clinic, Corona Police Department, and numerous other public and private organizations.

Robin and I do various business and organizational workshops, along with team building, strategic planning, and executive coaching.  We do frequent public presentations.  

We love what we do almost as much as we love hanging out together with our Dalmatians “Burney,” and "Charli" in a small mountain community that seems far removed from mainstream California. 

I'm also a historical and wildlife artist and my biggest conflict is not being able to spend more time in the mountains. My passions are jazz and blues, Dalmatians, art, nature photography, and wild places.

I've had a varied career. I started out in New Jersey as a high school United States history teacher until accepting an Air Force commission. I continue to have a love of history and have taught history classes for a dozen colleges and universities . My particular historical interest is American military history.

I entered the Air Force in 1966 and was stationed initially at Vandenberg Air Force Base California as a brand-new second Lieutenant. Prior to retiring as a Lt. Col. I had served as a nuclear weapons instructor, an adviser to the Royal Saudi Air Force, an ROTC instructor, and the director of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and Air Force counseling center. I know those things don't really go together, but that's often the case with a military officer's career. 

My psychology doctorate is from the University of Tennessee. My MBA is from Pepperdine. My MPH (Masters in Public Health) is from Loma Linda University. I also have graduate degrees in education, and health services administration, five graduate degrees altogether. I guess that means I'm into education and I like variety (or it means I've been a long time figuring out what I'm going to do when I grow up). 

I teach organizational leadership classes, human services classes, mediation, and various graduate psychology classes for several California universities. 

I have been continuously involved in teaching since 1964, when I became a twelfth grade US history teacher at Shore Regional High School in West Long branch, New Jersey. Upon entering the Air Force and throughout my Air Force career, I taught college classes wherever I was stationed, including teaching English to Saudi students while stationed in Saudi Arabia in 1969. Altogether, I have taught for 14 colleges and universities and I am presently affiliated with several. Having degrees in five different areas, I enjoy teaching in each area and the schools I work for have been very accommodating in providing diverse assignments. As a result, I teach courses as varied as Human Nutrition, Professional and Technical Writing, Addictions Treatment, Organizational Behavior, Team Building, Organizational Consulting, Human Sexuality, Cultural Diversity, and others. I believe that teaching adds a special dimension to my life.

I'm a licensed psychologist and also licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have an extensive background in counselor training and supervision. Beginning during my doctoral program at the University of Tennessee, I supervised counseling practicums. While in the Air Force I was frequently engaged in counselor training, at one point having over 25 college and university practicum students and trainees. I’ve also worked as a supervisor and trainer for school counselors. Additionally, I have over 25 years of experience teaching students in a marriage and family therapy MA program.

My main professional interests are relationship difficulties, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, conflict management in the workplace, mediation, coaching and mentoring, and the development of collaborative team skills utilizing insights and strategies from research in Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness. Most of all, I enjoy facilitating growth and change in others. I look forward to being a part of your growth.

Dr. Bill Shearer


 

 

 


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