Barton Goldsmith Ph.D.

Humbled to be recognized by several professional associations, Dr. Barton Goldsmith is a multi-award winning psychotherapist, a syndicated columnist, author and radio host, as well as an international keynote speaker. He also is honored to have been selected as a Chair for Vistage Worldwide, where he consults with high performing CEO's.

Since 2002, his newspaper column, currently featured in The Chicago Tribune has also run in over 400 other publications including The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

He is also proud to be a blogger for Psychology Today and part of the PT community. His blogs travel the social media circuit with thousands of followers on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Stumble, Pintrest and others.

Dr. G also produced, wrote and hosted a weekly radio show on the NPR affiliate KCLU, with nearly 90,000 listeners from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara where he interviewed hundreds of Influencers in the fields of Psychology and Entertainment.

He has appeared on many national talk and news shows, most recently on CBS Sunday Morning and others including CNN, Good Morning America, NBC News, as well as dozens of radio talk shows. He is a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In addition, he has authored six books including the best-selling Emotional Fitness for Couples - 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship and the sequel, Emotional Fitness for Intimacy - Sweeten and Deepen Your Love in Just 10 Minutes a Day, both released by New Harbinger Publications along with The Happy Couple - How to Make Happiness a Habit One Little Loving Thing at a Time. Dr. Goldsmith also wrote Emotional Fitness at Work– 6 Strategic Steps to Success Using the Power of Emotion, published by Career Press, who also released 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence – Believe in Yourself and Others Will Tooand he was the co-author of the Career Press title: 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness.

            He received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for his work with survivors of the 1994 earthquake. Emotional Fitness was the winner of the Clark Vincent Award for Writing from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition, Dr. Goldsmith received the Peter Markin Merit Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for his humanitarian efforts. He has also been named as the recipient of the Joseph A. Giannantoino II Award in recognition of his contributions as an Outstanding Educator in the field of Addiction Medicine, given by The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors, who also inducted him into The CAADAC Hall of Fame. Dr. Goldsmith was a National Merit Scholar and a Professor of Psychology at Ryokan College, Los Angeles.

            Dr. Goldsmith connects with audiences worldwide with his energetic, uplifting and fun communication style. Not a button-down shrink, he has a unique ability to inspire and entertain which leaves his readers, viewers and listeners always wanting more. “Dr. G” began working in the field of psychology when his career in professional basketball was cut short because he only grew to five-foot six-inches tall.

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Emotional Fitness

"In his blog, Barton Goldsmith has done something unique. He has assembled a remarkable list of ideas and exercises for couples that will actually work. And he has done it without the befuddlement of theory, yet every post exhibits a theory of change. It’s simple. What would make marriage work for everyone is not rocket science. It is commonsense. Not a single suggestion or exercise is exotic or complicated or requires a college degree. All of them ring of commonsense. The only way a couple could fail is to not do the work." —Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

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