BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE OF DR. IRENE KASSORLA
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DR. KASSORLA IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PSYCHOLOGIST, LECTURER AND AUTHOR. SHE HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE TEN MOST INFLUENTIAL TREND SETTERS IN THE WORLD BY USC'S PANHELLENIC COUNCIL, AND ONE OF THE TEN LEADING AUTHORITIES IN EDUCATION TODAY BY QUEST EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION. HER BEST-SELLING BOOKS HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO DOZENS OF LANGUAGES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. WELL-KNOWN TO TV VIEWERS AND RADIO LISTENERS, HER SPECIALS, DOCUMENTARIES AND INTERVIEWS HAVE BROUGHT HELP TO AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE.

AWARDED A PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP FROM UCLA, TO THE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, SHE RECEIVED HER DOCTORATE THERE IN 1968. DR. KASSORLA'S RESEARCH EXPERIMENTS IN LONDON WITH SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS KICKED OFF AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER WHEN HER PATIENT WHO WAS MUTE AND CATATONIC FOR 30 YEARS, BEGAN TO TALK. CREDITED BY THE LONDON TIMES AS A "MIRACLE WORKER," THIS STUDY FASCINATED THE MEDIA AND CULMINATED IN WORLDWIDE FAME WITH FREQUENT RADIO AND TV APPEARANCES. THIS STUDY IS NOW A BOOK THAT HEARST ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONED FOR A "MOVIE OF THE WEEK."

WHILE STILL A STUDENT IN LONDON DR. KASSORLA MADE FOUR DOCUMENTARIES WITH THE BBC AND WON THE EQUIVALENT OF BRITAIN'S ACADEMY AWARD, THE COVETED "PRIX ITALIA."

DR. KASSORLA HAS WRITTEN THREE INTERNATIONALLY BEST-SELLING BOOKS INCLUDING THE MARRIAGE-SAVER PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, NICE GIRLS DO WHICH ADORNED THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER'S LIST FOR OVER SIX MONTHS, AND GO FOR IT, A POPULAR TEACHING MANUAL FOR MOTIVATIONAL EXCELLENCE. THESE BOOKS CAN BE READ IN FRENCH, HUNGARIAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH, DUTCH, PORTUGUESE, GERMAN, FINNISH, SWEDISH, HEBREW, CHINESE, ETC.

DR. KASSORLA'S BOOKS AND MEDIA APPEARANCES HAVE LED TO LECTURE INVITATIONS, KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AND WORKSHOPS WITH CORPORATIONS, SALES ORGANIZATIONS, TEEN GROUPS, TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PARENTS' ORGANIZATIONS, CHARITABLE GROUPS, TEACHERS' ASSOCIATIONS, MEDICAL GROUPS, EXECUTIVE AND MANAGEMENT GROUPS, BUSINESS CONFERENCES, PROFESSIONAL GROUPS, MEN'S AND WOMEN'S FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, UNIVERSITIES, DEPARTMENT STORE CHAINS, HOSPITALS, ETC.

DR. KASSORLA HOSTED HER OWN PROGRAM ON CNN WORLDWIDE; HOSTED A NATIONAL RADIO TALK SHOW ON ABC-TALK RADIO NATIONWIDE; BROADCASTED WEEKLY ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA," ABC-TV; HOSTED A SERIES OF MINI-DOCUMENTARIES ON EYEWITNESS NEWS, KABC-TV; STARRED ON A WEEKLY TV PROGRAM, "GROUP THERAPY WITH DR. IRENE KASSORLA," ON KNXT-TV; BROADCASTED REGULARLY LIVE TO AUSTRALIA ON TALK-TV AND TALK-RADIO; BROADCASTED WEEKLY TO KMOX IN ST. LOUIS; AND HOSTED RADIO SHOWS IN CANADA, GREAT BRITAIN, AND THE VOICE OF AMERICA, WORLDWIDE. DR. KASSORLA'S CAREER IS NOW EXPANDING TO ACTING, HAVING PLAYED HERSELF IN SEVERAL EPISODES ON ABC-TV'S "GENERAL HOSPITAL," AND H.B.O.'S SPECIALS.

AMONG DR. KASSORLA'S NUMEROUS HONORS AND AWARDS INCLUDE THE "PRIX ITALIA," AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR TV/RADIO EXCELLENCE; CITY OF HOPE'S "WOMAN ON THE YEAR AWARD;" HONORARY DOCTORATE, SCHOOL FOR HUMANISTIC STUDIES; UCLA'S "EMIL TAUSSIG FELLOWSHIP" FOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH STUDIES ABROAD; UCLA'S "ALUMNUS RECOGNITION AWARD;" TELACU'S "WOMAN OF THE YEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD." ALL WERE IN RECOGNITION OF HER INTERNATIONAL WORK AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERT IN THE FIELDS OF PARENTING, CAREER AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. DR. KASSORLA HAS CONDUCTED PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH WITH MENTALLY-ILL ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND LECTURED EXTENSIVELY AT UNIVERSITIES AND HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD INCLUDING: SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL IN TOOTING BEC, ENGLAND; BELMONT HOSPITAL IN SURREY, ENGLAND; MAUDSLEY HOSPITAL IN DENMARK HILL, ENGLAND; SHEFFIELD HOSPITAL IN SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND; MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL AND ST. GEORGE'S HOSPITAL IN LONDON, ENGLAND; VRIJE UNIVERSITY IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND; NORTHRIDGE STATE HOSPITAL IN NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA; CEDARS-SINAI HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES; NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE AT UCLA; CAMARILLO STATE HOSPITAL IN CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA; EMORY UNIVERSITY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA; SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS; AND FRESNO STATE, FULLERTON COLLEGE, UC SANTA BARBARA, UC BERKELEY, IN CALIFORNIA. SHE HAS LECTURED IN CHILDREN'S CLINICS IN HONG KONG, TEHRAN, DELHI, ROME, SAO PAULO, AMSTERDAM, AND THE UNITED STATES. DR. KASSORLA HAS ALSO TREATED AUTISTIC CHILDREN IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD AND MADE SEVERAL FILMS ON MENTAL ILLNESS.

DR. KASSORLA LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTERS IN LOS ANGELES WHERE SHE HAS A PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE. MANY OF HER PATIENTS ARE TREATED BY TELEPHONE, CALLING FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD. HER FAMOUS CELEBRITY CLIENTELE PROMPTED MERV GRIFFIN TO DUB HER "SHRINK TO THE STARS."


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