Natan HarPaz, Ph.D, M.S.W, CGP, FAGPA
For close to 50 years, Natan HarPaz worked on himself in therapy, supervision, seminars, workshops and martial arts. He is a seasoned guide and expert trainer in successfully managing the fear and habitual character issues that drive the decisions and actions of men and women in today’s world. In his work with patients and clients, he empowers people of all walks of life, gender and race to harness their personal and professional power to succeed in a world of rapid change and conflict.
Early in his career, he faced head-on the difficulties and dangers of treating incarcerated youth. As a private practitioner, Dr. HarPaz together with his professional colleagues, helped develop a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment method of combined individual, group and body work to treat the many manifestations of anxiety and depression. This method guides patients/clients to challenge and ultimately conquer their irrational fear, habitual thinking and behavior. His approach also helps his patients and clients experience much greater success and satisfaction both inter-personally and professionally. He uses this background to inspire the work he does with patients and clients in therapy, counseling, coaching and as a supervisor and teacher.
As a fourth degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate, Dr HarPaz includes his knowledge and experience of martial arts as part of his teaching, training and therapy work with his patients/clients. Combining the complementary physical and philosophical discipline of martial arts with the insights and character challenges of the comprehensive psychotherapy method, he can create lasting and profound benefits.
- The Fielding University, Santa Barbara, California, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 1995
- Adams Martial Arts, Southfield, Michigan, current 4th Dan, 2016
- Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, M.S.W., Double Major: Casework/Group Work, 1968
- Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, B.S., Double Major: Chemistry/Psychology, 1966
- Midrasha, College of Hebrew Studies, Southfield, Michigan, B.H.L., Double Major: Hebrew Literature and Education, 1963
Current Professional Memberships
- Fellow | American Group Psychotherapy Association
- Faculty | Institute for Individual and Group Psychotherapy
- Executive Council Member | American Academy of Psychotherapists
- Contributing Editor | Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy
- American Psychological Association
- Michigan Psychological Association
- Michigan Group Psychotherapy Society
For a list of publications and presentations, please contact us HERE.