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Doctor Matthew May

Dr. Matthew May is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Licensed by the California State Medical Board to practice Medicine and Psychiatry in the state of California.

Since 2006, Dr. May has served as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, offering training and supervision to resident physicians as well as formal instruction within Stanford's Core Psychotherapy Sequence.  

He was the primary instructor for the Stanford-Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Consortium/Palo Alto University course: "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" as well as an instructor for the American Psychiatric Association, in uses of Medical Hypnosis.  
He offers advanced psychotherapy training to therapists, worldwide, through the Feeling Good Institute.

You can learn more about Dr. May by reading, online:

"Mind over Misery" Stanford Magazine Article on TEAM (advanced CBT) therapy
(stanfordmag.org/contents/mind-over-misery)

"Treatment of Postpartum Depression in Private Practice" (ch. 31 pgs. 287-306) How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
(www.borhan.org.sa/files/How%20to%20Practice%20Evidence-based%20Psychiatry%20-%20Basic%20Principles%20and%20Case%20Studies.pdf)

"The Girl Who Hid Behind Her Hair" (Treatment of Social Phobia) presented at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
(scv-camft.org/luncheon-reviews/4289820)

You can also listen to Dr. May in live demonstrations of psychotherapy in several podcasts:

Treating "Marilyn", a woman experiencing depression in the context of terminal cancer: (The Feeling Good Podcast, with Dr. David Burns, episodes 49, 59, 159)
(feelinggood.com/2017/08/07/049-live-session-marilyn-testing-empathy-part-1/)
(feelinggood.com/2017/10/26/059-live-session-marilyn-the-tune-up/)
(feelinggood.libsyn.com/159-live-therapy-with-marilyn-what-if-i-die-without-having-lived-a-meaningful-life)

Treating "Kristen" an artist who feels anxious about displaying her work publicly: (The Spark with Stephanie James) (Episode 29, with live work beginning at time: 23:49)
(podcasts.google.com)

Finally, you can hear Dr. May discuss the problem of Loneliness with an expert in the field of addiction (1000 Days Sober, The Truth about Alcohol; interview by Lee Davy)
(www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bcm9f_SUEU)


(Dr. May received his medical training at the Stanford School of Medicine and completed specialty training in Psychiatry at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Haverford College, with dual degrees in Chemistry (with honors) and Biology (with high honors).  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He has received several awards for research in chemistry and biochemistry.)

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The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Visiting this website does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.  Information found on the internet cannot substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment by medical or mental health professionals.  All written materials are the exclusive copyright of Dr. Matthew May, ©2020.

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