I’m pleased to introduce our first male therapist — Dr. Daniel J. Tomasulo — to join our Ask the Therapist team, a feature we’ve been running for the past 5 years here on Psych Central.
Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D., TEP, MFA is a psychologist, psychodrama trainer and writer on faculty at New Jersey City University and formerly a visiting faculty member on fellowship at Princeton University. He has been in private practice for more than 25 years and works with individuals, couples, and groups, specializing in the use of psychodrama. He developed TheHealingCrowd.com, a research and training site devoted to the use of action methods in group psychotherapy.
His memoir, Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir, is his most recent book (Graywolf Press) and chronicles his particularly challenging experiences as a parent, and his life as a psychologist. He publishes regularly in a variety of scholarly journals and co-authored with his wife, 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. They were the first psychologists to be honored as Statewide Healthcare Providers by the ARC of New Jersey.
In addition to his general practice he has 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 an Innovator’s and Scholar’s Award for the development of this Model.
He is Reiki Master and is currently at work on The Participants, a memoir about opening an experimental group home for the inhabitants of the infamous Willowbrook. If he isn’t at the office or his writing desk, look for him jogging, cycling, or meditating, at the beach.