(650) 367-7797

Nicholas Hayes Ney, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
499 Seaport Court, Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 367-7797


The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.

– W.E.B. Du Bois

Curriculum Vitae // Nicholas Ney, Ph.D

Education

  • Stanford Alcohol Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA. Post-doctoral Intern (1985-86)
  • California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA. Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Accredited by the American Psychological Association (1986)
  • California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA. M.A., Clinical Psychology (1982)
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. B.A. Cultural Anthropology & Creative Writing (1977)

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Psychotherapy (1990-present)
  • Supervisor, Psychological Assistants in private practice, (1993-2013)
  • Group Therapist, Medical Psychotherapy Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. (1995-2003)
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1997-present)
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1991-1997)
  • Associate, Addictions Institute, Menlo Park, CA (1990-2000)
  • Contract Psychologist, Chemical Dependency Specialist, Services to Industry, Mid-Peninsula Family Services Agency, Palo Alto, CA (1990-92)
  • Staff Psychologist, Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA. (1990)
  • Coordinator, Structured Outpatient Program, Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA. (1986-90)
  • Director, Intensive Outpatient Program, Chemical Dependency    Institute of Northern California, Campbell, CA. (1985-86)

Teaching

  • Instructor, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependence (Summer terms 1991,1992, 1993,1995, 1997 & 1998)
  • Instructor, University of San Francisco, School of Education, Masters in Counseling Psychology Program, San Francisco, CA. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.( Summer, 1992 & Fall, 1992)
  • Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford  Medical School,  Stanford, CA. Co-taught Medical Ethics class with James Corby, M.D.(Spring terms 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1991)

Forgiveness: Training & Teaching

  • Forgiveness Workshop Facilitator, Alta Mira Recovery Programs, Sausalito, CA.  Lead bi-monthly, 2-day Forgiveness In Recovery workshops as part of their ongoing curriculum. September, 2014-present
  • Instructor, Forgiveness: Learning How to Heal, Lutheran Volunteer Corp, Oakland, CA. October, 2011
  • Instructor, Advancing Forgiveness in the Mediation Process, Antioch University Continuing Education, Seattle, WA.   September, 2011
  • Speaker, Forgiveness and 9/11: Steps Toward Healing. Cyprian Catholic Church, Sunnyvale, CA. September, 2011.
  • Presenter, Sophomore College Reorientation Forum session, “BeWell Student Passport Program: Unwind.” Stanford University, Stanford, CA. September, 2011.
  • Instructor, Forgiveness as a Therapeutic Tool For Treating Clinical Disorders, UC-Berkeley Extension Continuing Education Workshop, Belmont, CA.   July, 2011.
  • Instructor, National Fallen Firefighter’s (NFFF) Survivors Program. Led 2 Forgiveness Workshops. San Antonio, Texas. May, 2011.
  • Co-teacher. Forgiveness Presentations with Fred Luskin in Napa, CA (Fall,, 2010), Stanford University (Fall/Spring, 2011) and Santa Clara University (Spring, 2011).
  • Trainee, Forgiveness Training Workshop, Fred Luskin and Jed Saul. Received Forgiveness Educator Certificate. Montclair, New Jersey. October, 2009, March and June, 2010.

Publications

  • Shi J, Potash JB, Knowles JA, Weissman MM, Coryell W,  Scheftner WA, Lawson WB, DePaulo JR, Gejman PV, Sanders AR, Johnson JK, Adams P, Chaudhury S, Jancic D, Evgrafov O, Zvinyatskovstiy A, Ertman N, Gladis M, Neimanas K, Goodell M, Hale H, Ney N, Verma R, Mirel D, Holmans P, Levinson DF. Genome-wide association study of recurrent early-onset major depressive disorder. In Molecular Psychiatry, 2011; 16 (2): 193-20
  • Brown, Stephanie, Yalom, Victor and Ney, Nicholas: Treating Alcoholism with Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. Volume I:The Developmental Model In Action. San Francisco: Jaylen Productions. Consulted on screenplay.
  • Ney, Nicholas: Our Commitment to Chemically Dependent Psychologists. In California Psychologist, 30:9 (September), 1997, p.31
  • Ney, Nicholas: When Being Present Is Imperiled. In California Psychologist, 30:1 (January),1997, p.13.
  • Ney, Nicholas Hayes, Ph.D. and Cooper, Alvin, Ph.D.: Caught in the Web of Net Affairs. In Self Help & Psychology Magazine www.cybertowers.com/selfhelp. (August, 1996)
  • Katz, Renee S. and Ney, Nicholas Hayes: Preventing Relapse. In Treating Alcoholism, Stephanie Brown, Ed., Jossey-Bass, SanFrancisco, 1995, pp. 231-276.
  • Ney, Nicholas: Committee counters professional distress and suffering. In California Psychologist, 28:3 (April ), 1995, p. 33

Presentations

Over 60 professional presentations and seminars in the areas of Forgiveness, Relapse Prevention, Ethical Enigmas,   Psychotherapy and Professional practice, Dual Diagnosis, Professional Distress & Suffering, Axis II Disorders, Conflict Resolution with Difficult Patients, ACAs and Moral Development.

Professional Leadership

  • Chairperson, Ad-Hoc California Psychological Association  Committee on Substance Abuse. Palo Alto, CA (1998)
  • Chairperson, Colleague Assistance and Support Program, California Psychological Association Committee. Palo Alto, CA (1997-99)
  • Trustee Emeritus, Hampshire College Board of Trustees, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. (1996-present)
  • Vice Chairperson, Colleague Assistance and Support Program, California Psychological Association Task Force. (1992-97)   Member, Stanford University Medical Center Committee on Ethics, Stanford, CA. (1986-90)
  • Director, Hampshire College National Alumni Organization, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
  • Member, Advisory Council, Community Dispute Services, American Arbitration Association, San Francisco, CA. (1981-85)
  • Trustee, Hampshire College Board of Trustees, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. (1980-84)

Awards

  • Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Granted by the Board of Governors of the APA College of Professional Psychology. (1996-99)
  • Member, National Directory of Who’ Who in Executives and Professionals for 1996-97.

References and additional information upon request.