Alan  Downs , PhD

A clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of seven books Alan’s work is acclaimed internationally and has been published in over 27 languages. He is a sought-after conference speaker, workshop leader, and frequent media commentator on the psychology of gay men. He has more than 25 years of experience in working with individuals from all walks of life, and is currently the Executive Director of the Desert Palms Treatment Center in Palm Springs, California. In addition to his expertise in working with gay men, he is an intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist who has worked with individuals, as well as therapists, who are seeking to learn the mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills which are so effectively taught within the DBT therapeutic framework.