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David Skibbins, Ph.D. won the St. Martin’s Press 2004 Best Traditional Mystery Contest with his first fiction book, Eight of Swords. This successful first title in The Tarot Card Mystery Series was followed by High Priestess in 2006, The Star in 2007, and finally The Hanged Man, published in 2008. The hero of this series, Warren Ritter, is an ex-revolutionary manic-depressive, Tarot card reader on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue. Skibbins’ latest novel, Rose’s Little Handbook of Psychotherapy, fictionalizes his personal learning and professional experiences in the field of psychology.
Skibbins has been a practicing psychotherapist for twenty-five years. He is a certified life coach, and was the founding Coordinator of the of the John F. Kennedy University Life Coaching Certificate program. He also supervises coaches-in-training at Coaches Training Institute.
The Stake: The Making of Leaders, co-written with Henry Kimsey-House and published by CTI’s Co-Active Press, is a novelized exploration of that organization’s Co-Active Leadership training program. Skibbins’ latest non-fiction book, published by New Harbinger Publications is: Becoming a Life Coach, A Complete Workbook for Therapists. His previous self-help guide, Working Clean and Sober was published by Hazelden Press in 2000. Skibbins is working on the second edition of Working Clean and Sober, which will be released in 2016. David lives on the Pacific Coast at The Sea Ranch, California with his brilliant wife and his frisky Portuguese water dog. He is active in local community theater and appreciates the occasional deep conversation with his young grandsons. Here is the Amazon link to David’s books: amazon.com.
- Posted by William Bergquist
- On February 15, 2021
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