Roger Dafter

Ph.D., Distinguished Faculty, Clinical Psychology

Dr. Dafter is a licensed psychologist and since 1994 Associate Director, Mind-Body Medicine Group, in the UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Dafter helps cancer and other medical patients access their inner resources through hypnosis, archetypal imagery, somatic therapy and mindfulness work to communicate with and help heal the body. His research interests include defining healing presence through a convergence of variables from infant attachment, empathic attunement, and meditative (compassion) research in understanding the strength of therapeutic relationships. Dr. Dafter is committed to training a new generation of psychotherapists about common mind/body pathways of therapeutic change and individuation identified by neuroscience, across all schools of psychotherapy. He has a private practice in the greater Los Angeles area.

Additional Work:

Dafter, R. E. (1996). Shifts of core emotional self-experience: Can they.. Advances: The Journal Of Mind-Body Health, 12(4), 63. 

Dafter, R. E. (1996). Why 'negative' emotions can sometimes be positive: The spectrum model of emotions and their role.. Advances: The Journal Of Mind-Body Health, 12(2), 6-19.

Dafter, R. (1990). Moving beyond blame in mind-body healing. Psychological Perspectives: A Semiannual Journal Of Jungian Thought, 22(1), 24-26.

Dafter, R. E. (1983, January). A comparison of biofeedback and cognitive therapy in the control of blood pressure under stress and no-stress conditions. Dissertation Abstracts International, 43, 2331.

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