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Gordon Emmerson

Gordon Emmerson received his Ph.D. at KSU (Kansas State University) in 1986. His Experimental Doctoral Dissertation was titled: A Psychological Analysis of the Effects Indirect Induction Hypnosis, Imagery, and Suggestion Have on Goal Achievement.

Prof. Emmerson went on to complete a one-year APA (American Psychological Association) approved Post Doctorate Internship in Clinical Psychology at MSU (Montana State University, Boseman), before returning to Australia to take up a role in the School of Psychology at Victoria University. Professor Emmerson has been on the Clinical Board of Psychologists with the APS (Australian Psychological Society) and currently maintains his registration as a Psychologist and membership in APS.

Professor Emmerson taught Ego State Therapy using his personality theory and therapeutic techniques in Australia and abroad prior to formally naming his distinct therapeutic and personality theory, Resource Therapy, in 2014. 

In January 2011, Dr. Emmerson and Dr. Peter Richard-Herbert founded the Australasian Ego State Therapy Association (AESTA) with Dr. Peter Richard-Herbert as the original and current President and Dr. Emmerson, Vice President. AESTA staunchly supports Dr. Emmerson’s evolved parts theory and therapy.

In 2014, Prof Emmerson founded Resource Therapy International (RTI). This is the only Official International Association for Resource Therapy.

The RTI provides accreditation and maintains ongoing support and resources to all local and international students, graduates, and trainers. The RTI assists with community interests in RT, including providing assistance to those searching for a specialist RT Therapist. Formerly the President, he now acts as a consultant to the Resource Therapy International Board.

Professor Emmerson has conducted workshops in Australia, South Africa, Europe, the UK, New Zealand, the US, Indonesia, and the Middle East. He has accepted and continues to receive invitations to make keynote addresses on his therapeutic approaches to conferences and conventions.

Professor Emmerson has provided Foundation Training, the Clinical Qualification in RT, and the Advanced Clinical & Train the Trainer program in Resource Therapy. He also has provided Statistical and Research Training for the Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research, Incorporated (ACSPRI) in Australia and the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) in New Zealand. He continues to see a limited number of clients. 

His books are on psychological therapies (in particular Resource Therapy), and Research Analysis & Publishing. 

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