Dr. Shirley McNeal

Specialist in Self-Esteem and Anxiety Relief
Dr. Shirley McNeal
Dr. McNeal

Shirley McNeal, Ph.D., recipient of the 2003 Milton H. Erickson Award for Scientific Excellence by the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, is the author or co-author of over 20 scientific papers. Dr. McNeal is highly respected by the clinical hypnosis community as well as the many people who she has helped throughout her career.

Although she works with a breadth of issues, Dr. McNeal's work is unparalleled in helping people work with self-esteem and inner strength issues. Her work on increasing ego strength through hypnosis has wide applications in helping people with performance anxieties like public speaking and test taking.

Dr. McNeal's published work on the use of hypnosis for "Inner Strength and Ego Strengthening" is recognized worldwide as the standard by the clinical hypnosis community.

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Education and Professional Details

EDUCATION
  • B.S., General Studies, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology , University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
CERTIFICATIONS
  • California Community College Instructor, Credential in Psychology
  • Certification in Clinical Hypnosis from San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Approved Consultant Certification
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • San Francisco Psychological Association, Past President
  • San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis, Past President
  • Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Board Member
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Fellow
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Fellow
  • International Society of Hypnosis
BOOKS
  • Frederick, C. and McNeal, S. (1999). Inner strengths: Contemporary Psychotherapy and Hypnosis for Ego-Strengthening. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
PUBLICATIONS
  • McNeal, S. (2008). "Healthy narcissism and ego state therapy." International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 56:19-36.
  • McNeal, S. (2003). "Perchance to dream: Ego states and dreams." Hypnosis International Monographs, 6, 79-89.
  • McNeal, S. (2003). "A character in search of character: Narcissistic personality disorder and Ego state therapy." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 45: 233-243.
  • McNeal, S. (2001). "EMDR and hypnosis in the treatment of phobias." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 43:263-274.
  • McNeal, S. & Frederick, C. (1993). "Inner strength and other techniques for ego-strengthening." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 35:170-178.
  • Frederick, C. and McNeal, S. (1993). "From strength to strength: Inner strength with immature ego states." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 35:250-256.
AWARDS
  • 2008 Roy M. Dorcus Award for the Best Clinical Paper on Hypnosis, presented by The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • 2003 Milton H. Erickson Award for Scientific Excellence in Writing on Clinical Hypnosis, presented by the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Professional Experience

CURRENT
  • Psychologist, Private Practice, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA
PAST
  • Director of Training, Richmond-Area Multi-Services Outpatient and Prevention Services, San Francisco, CA
  • Private Practice, Psychological Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Private Practice, Marin Treatment Center, San Rafael, CA
  • Private Practice, Part-Time, Ukiah, CA
  • Staff Psychologist, Mendocino County Mental Health Services, Ukiah, CA
  • Staff Psychologist, Mendocino State Hospital, Talmage, CA
ACTIVITIES
  • Psychology Staff Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

Products by Dr. McNeal

Core Inner Strength - build self-esteem and self-confidence
Overcoming Performance Anxiety - speak or perform confidently in public
Test Taking Mastery - conquer test anxiety and raise your test scores
Overcoming Fear of Flying - eliminate your fear of flying

 

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