Biography

Professional

Dr. Gregory Lester has been licensed as a clinical and consulting psychologist for 25 years. He maintains private practices in two states, has held membership on the graduate faculty of The University of St. Thomas, is on the Continuing Education Faculty of Cross Country Education, and is Senior Research Director with the Improvement Research Group. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, The American Psychological Association, APA Division of Independent Practice, APA Division of Consulting Psychology, The Texas Psychological Association, The Houston Psychological Association, The Colorado Psychological Association, The Association for the Advancement of Psychology, The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, and The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

Dr. Lester’s research and articles have appeared in publications including The Journal of Behavior Therapy, The Western Journal of Medicine, Action Through Advocacy, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Yearbook of Family Practice, The Transactional Analysis Journal, Emergency Medicine News, The Houston Lawyer, The Handbook of Depression, The Priest Magazine, Restaurant Hospitality, The Skeptical Inquirer, The Independent Practitioner, Coping With Cancer, Living World, Dermatology Times, and Black Belt Magazine.

Dr. Lester is the author of five books: Power With People: How to Handle Just About Anyone to Accomplish Just About Anything, Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care, Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management that Works, Personality Disorders II: The Advanced Course, and the recently released Shrunken Heads: The Insane, the Profane, and the Profound on the Road to Becoming a Psychologist. Dr. Lester is currently finishing his sixth book: Medicine for Everyday Life: What the Spiritual Masters Discovered and Why It Made Them Happy.


Personal

Dr. Lester has been married to his wife Pam for 17 years, and maintains residences in Colorado and Texas. He is an expert skier, has been a ranked player on the competitive tennis circuit, holds Third Degree Black Belts in traditional Tang Soo Do and Olympic-Style Taekwondo, is an AAU certified Olympic-Style Taekwondo referee, and completed the 2004 Honolulu Marathon. And despite what you’re thinking, he really does sleep.


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