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David B. Wexler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, specializing in the treatment of relationships in conflict. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute, which provides education and treatment internationally for relationship development and the prevention and treatment of relationship violence. He has also served as the Clinical and Administrative Supervisor for the NIMH-sponsored research study of domestic violence in the Navy from 1991 through 1996, and again from 2001 to 2006.
Dr. Wexler is the author of five books and many articles and book chapters, including:
- When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship
- Is He Depressed or What?: What to Do When the Man You Love is Moody, Irritable, and Withdrawn
- Men In Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment
- The Adolescent Self: Strategies for Self-management, Self-soothing, and Self-esteem in Adolescents.
He has been featured on the Dr. Phil show and the TODAY show, in the Washington Post, “O” magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Health, and on dozens of radio and TV programs throughout North America to help educate the public about relationships in conflict and how to resolve them.
Based on 25 years of experience in the field of domestic violence, Dr. Wexler has also authored a treatment manual with accompanying workbooks entitled STOP Domestic Violence: Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options, and Plans for Better Relationships. He has trained thousands of community professionals, military personnel, and law enforcement officials through extensive training seminars on the The STOP Program model throughout the world. The California Psychological Association has also designated Dr. Wexler as a Master Lecturer and he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award at their annual convention in 2003.
Dr. Wexler recently received the prestigious award of Practitioner of the Year from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association.