Terry Marks-TarlowPsychologist, Speaker, Author, Artist
Art & Science
I grew up in New Jersey and moved to California where I received my B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. During graduate school, I was trained primarily in cognitive-behavioral work and sought additional training at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), eventually becoming President. I received training in hypnosis from Jean Holroyd and Michael Diamond at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, plus studied guided imagery with Muriel Fuller. I pursued analytic self-psychology from Lynne Jacobs.
For over a decade, I have been studying interpersonal neurobiology and regulation theory with Allan Schore. I have taught developmental neurobiology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and at Reiss Davis Child Studies Center.
I am currently an adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and core teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles where I conduct continuing education workshops and classes.
Terry is a regular contributor to The Neuropsychotherapist and one of our Science of Psychotherapy Experts.
As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box. “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of not being run by one’s own reactive mechanisms.” This idea immediately caught my fancy. As...
Within the somatically-oriented healing community, it is well-known that the body “bears the burden” (Scaer, 2001) as well as “keeps the score” (van der Kolk, 2014), especially with respect to trauma. Unprocessed emotions and other residues of traumatic events...
The second half of our talk with the talented and interdisciplinary therapist, researcher, teacher and artist who’s knowledge about the hard science of who we are is rather impressive.
SOP 12: Terry Marks-Tarlow talks complex systems, fractals, and non-linear dynamics for therapists Part 1 of a two part conversation with Terry Marks-Tarlow. She received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA....
Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy (From the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, 2017). Edited by Terry Marks-Tarlow, Marion Solomon, and Daniel J. Siegel. [wlm_private "1 Year Subscription|NPT Basic|3 Year Subscription|NPT Standard|Staff|NPT...
I Am an Avatar of Myself Fantasy, Trauma, and Self-Deception Terry Marks-Tarlow Go to the download (members free) Terry Marks-Tarlow employs neurobiology to help explore deception in nature and self-deception in human beings. She examines activities that may appear...
Terry is a prolific writer of papers and books. Here are a selection of her popular works:
Terry Talks A Little About Herself
Terry Marks-Tarlow in conversation with Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz on The Science of Psychotherapy Podcast.