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The Author

Dr. George Cave graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Subsequently he obtained his Master of Arts degree and his Doctorate in Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

Being a psychologist is Dr. Cave’s second career. His first career was that of an airborne system integration and test engineer and engineering project manager. Dr. Cave made a career change after participating in psychotherapy for himself. After seeing and feeling the effects of research-based treatment, he decided to dedicate his life to helping others.

Dr. Cave has worked with a diverse population of patients during his training and practice at a psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment center, adolescent mental health treatment center, the children’s (up to 21 years old) crisis team and private practice. Dr. Cave has worked with thousands of individuals, couples and families over the course of his career. His observations and research has indicated that the influence of a father is paramount for the psychological well-being of his family.

Dr. Cave continues to be clinical director at Balance Treatment Center, a residential and intensive outpatient programs for adult, adolescents, and their families who are suffering from psychiatric issues. Dr. Cave is also clinical director at Prominence Treatment Center, an inpatient and intensive outpatient program for those suffering from dependency of alcohol and substances. Dr. Cave’s treatment philosophy is that “no one suffers alone,” whether it be from depression to schizophrenia or substance use, the entire family suffers. Dr. Cave also remains a member of the Children’s Intensive Response Team help children (up to 21 years old) and their families who are having intense psychological problems. Dr. Cave also maintains a private practice.

Author George Cave, Ph.D., has conducted and been involved in research in the area of the importance of a father’s influence in the developing child. Dr. Cave has worked with a diverse population of patients during his training, research, and practice. The settings have included an inpatient psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment center, adolescent mental health treatment center, children’s crisis team, and private practice.