Richard L. Gilbert is Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and the Director of The P.R.O.S.E. (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) Project (www.proseproject.info), a lab that is conducting a systematic program of behavioral research on the psychology of 3D virtual environments. He also serves as the Co-Chair of The Psychology of Immersive Environments (PIE) Technology Working Group within the Immersive Education Initiative. In addition to his work in psychology, he has a background in the creative arts as a Grammy Award winning songwriter and a published novelist.
How We Change Volume II describes how individuals change in the course of relationship-oriented psychotherapy. The model it presents draws upon principles of human development and combines psychodynamic and humanistic perspectives on change.
How We Change Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of the major theories of psychological change. It discusses the childhood formation of identity, explores the range of experiences in adult development that have the potential to bring about significant changes in an individual’s life, and presents a variety of therapeutic models that attempt to explain the process of psychological change.