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New TV Interview of Dr. Richard Miller - Senior Perspectives March 2011
Founder and CEO, Wilbur Hot Springs, Inc.
Richard Louis Miller, M.A., PhD., began the present Wilbur
Hot Springs Sanctuary for the Self in 1972 to revitalize the ancient healing
method of Balneology: the therapeutic use of natural hot mineral waters
- and to combine the safety and security of the Wilbur environment with
a modern personal health philosophy emphasizing dignity and respect
As the Founder of the internationally acclaimed Cokenders
Alcohol and Drug Program, Dr. Miller integrated his techniques of humanistic psychology
and psycho-physical fitness training with social model rehabilitation.
During the 1980s, he helped detoxify over 1,500 persons at Wilbur Hot Springs.
Not one of these people was medicated or hospitalized during their residential
treatment at Wilbur, and Dr. Miller believes the therapeutic qualities
of the mineral hot springs and the Wilbur environment significantly aided
in his patients' recovery.
Dr. Miller's innovative approaches to healing have been the subject of
national television news reports, including segments on the news programs
of Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, David Brinkley and Phil Donahue, print media
- Time, Newsweek, and US News & World Report and, two film documentaries
and the book Gestalting Addiction.
In order to share information with the general public, Dr. Miller co-authored
a weekly news column in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1980s and co-hosted
a weekly radio program that was syndicated to 16 stations
Dr. Miller has presented his work at national conferences of the America
Psychological Association, the American Academy of Psychotherapists and
the White House Conference on Drugs. He has also served as a consultant
to the California State Assembly and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice.
Dr. Miller has spent the last 40 years studying, teaching, researching,
administering and practicing psychology, health education, psychotherapy
and Executive Consulting. His experiences include:
• Fellow, U.S. Public Health Service
• Faculty, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor
• Founding Board of Directors, California School for Professional Psychology
• Founding Board of Directors, Gestalt Institute for Multiple Psychotherapy
• Founder, Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program
• Vice President, Parkside Medical Services Corporation
• Executive Consultant
Dr. Miller continues both his professional work and his ongoing position
as "Wilbur Caretaker."
Listen to Dr. Millers' radio program "Mind Body Health & Politics", on National Public Radio affiliate KZYX the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9AM on your computer on KZYX.org
Dr. Miller is in private practice in Tiburon and Fort Bragg, California. Visit Dr. MIller's website here.