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Published:February 18th, 2010 12:45 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with R.J. Cole, Author of The Dragon's Treasure

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

 

Bob Cole is a retired psychologist who, for over thirty years, worked with children with severe mental health issues. He has authored and presented academic material on dreaming, meditation, and behavior intervention. For eight years he taught at a local University the skills for working with children who had severe emotional disabilities as well as strategies for supporting their families. Dream analysis was an integral part of his work with the children and their families in that it opened doors of insight and communication that had often been closed to them as they struggled with the events of their lives.

For the last 15 years of his career, Bob developed and administrated mainstream, day treatment programs for the school districts in Santa Clara County. He coordinated the efforts of several mental health and residential service agencies that served children with special mental health needs.

Bob has also lead over 200 workshops, seminars and trainings for educators, psychologists, probation officers and private management in areas as diverse as acknowledgment, communication, coaching, affective education, management effectiveness and conflict resolution. 

Bob currently lives with his wife in San Jose, California and interprets the dreams shared by their four grown children and two grandchildren and anyone else who dares to share them with him.