Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D., TEP, MFA is a psychologist, psychodrama trainer and writer on faculty at New Jersey City University and former visiting faculty member on fellowship at Princeton University. He gained international recognition for development of IBT, the Interactive-Behavioral Therapy model of group psychotherapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, and has won both the Innovator's and Scholar’s Award for it’s development. He was recently appointed to the position of Executive Editor for the new Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, and is the lead author of the DM-ID, Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disabilities chapter on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He writes The Healing Crowd for Psychology Today as their expert on Group Therapy, and offers advanced training for therapists seeking certification in group psychotherapy and psychodrama. Dr. Tomasulo is co-author of Healing Trauma: The Power of Group Treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the American Psychological Association’s first book on psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities. He was the first psychologist to be honored as Healthcare Provider of the Year by the ARC of New Jersey.
He has been in private practice in New Jersey for more than 25 years working with individuals, couples and groups.
In addition Dr. Tomasulo writes the popular daily column, Ask the Therapist, for PsychCentral.com, as well at Proof Positive blog on practical applications of positive psychology.
Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir, is his latest book by Graywolf. It chronicles his particularly challenging experiences as a parent, and his life as a psychologist. Royalty proceeds from this book are donated to various agencies working with the intellectually disabled and the chronically mentally ill. His play Sticks, Stones and the R word, recently won the International play competition for the RETHINK Theater Challenge. It premiered October 9th and 10th , 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently a candidate for a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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