Peter B. Bloch, MA, LLB, LLM

83 Glenholme Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6H 3B2
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Psychotherapist, Mediator. Group and individual therapy. Uses Meditation Therapy, Metaphor Therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Adlerian, and group encounter techniques. As a mediator, is very aware of legal, economic and interpersonal interests and responds sensitively to the needs of the parties, using techniques appropriate to the specific conflict.

Experienced teacher of meditation as a skill and as part of therapy. Created and maintains MeditateNow, with information about meditation, stress relief, relationships, troubled children,personal growth and the special needs of caretakers of the chronically ill.
Trained in win/win negotiation and in mediation.
Open and honest; skilled in communication and group facilitation.Experienced with couples and with people who suffer from personality disorders, addictions and abuse.
Familiar with issues faced by parents of troubled children and caretakers of the chronically ill.History of effectiveness: Retired Administrative Judge at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Director of the Commission on Law and the Economy of the American Bar Association, Senior Researcher for The Urban Institute.

Founded a non-profit, The Foundation, and led encounter groups from 1987 to the present day. Took EST and Lifespring (encounter groups) and assisted in many courses.
Completed over 160 hours of training in Gestalt Therapy under Rudi Bauer, Ph.D., Gestalt Institute of Washington, DC Completed nine months of personal psychotherapy with Rudi Bauer, Ph.D.
Completed practicum by leading group and individual therapy at The Methadone Clinics under the supervision of David Teplin, Ph.D. Led a seven week parenting course as another required practicum.
Publication: Peter B. Bloch: The Needs Of Well Spouses Of People With Kidney Failure : A Case Study. The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice. 2003. Volume 5 Number 2.
Current member, Board of Directors, OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists) Trustee, Alan Howard Waldorf School and McLean School of Maryland.
Chairman, Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman, Council of Religious Education, Cedar Lane Unitarian Ch., Rockville, MD
Member, Nuclear Arms Freeze, including leading a delegation to two U.S. senators. Prison Ministry, including work for the Prison Fellowship.
Editor-in-Chief, Tufts Weekly.
Women's History Month Award, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,1997.
Recognition for 22 years of faithful service to the U.S. government.
Honorary member, International Giraffe Association. Testified for women seeking equal treatment by San Francisco police
M.A., Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 2002. Certificate, Gestalt Psychology, Gestalt Institute of Washington, DC, 1989.
S.B., experimental psychology, Tufts University, 1962. LL.B., cum laude, and LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1965, 1967.
Completed courses in negotiation, advanced negotiation (Roger Fischer) and mediation (Frank Sander), Harvard Law School.

U.S. Citizen. Married to Canadian.
Landed status granted May 2003.