Catalogue of Presentations,
Workshops and Scholarly Work
A catalogue of my recent professional activity in various specialty areas (Parenting, Adolescence, & Child Development; Couples & Relationships; 
Men & Masculinity; General Psychiatry; the Psychotherapy Process; the Training & Supervision of Psychologists; and Sexual Compulsivity & Addiction) is now available for review in abbreviated and comprehensive formats.  

The Dating and Relationship Group: Love in Midlife
The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has released two intriguing studies on the romantic tendencies of those in midlife (aged 45) and older entitled "Lifestyles, Dating & Romance: A Study of Midlife Singles" and " Sex, Romance and Relationships: AARP Survey of Midlife and Older Adults." These reports contain a wealth of information on all aspects of romantic love in this period of life including dating habits, emotional and physical intimacy, and attitudes toward relationships.  In the next meeting of the Dating and Relationship Group on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 to 1:15 PM noon, I will summarize the major findings of these works and describe my view of the implications of this research for current midlifers as well as for younger and older generations. 

The Men's Group: 
Understanding Personality 
The scientific study of personality has evolved over time in significant and rather unexpected ways.  Yet little of the knowledge gained in this area has been made available to the general public.  What is most unfortunate about this gap is that the psychological constructs concerning personality functioning hold great utility for any individual who is interested in understanding his/her intentions, motivations, emotional and behavioral tendencies, and inner life.   In the next meeting of the Men's Group on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM noon, I will trace the evolution of the study of personality beginning with the Ancient Greeks' notions of temperament and moving on to Freud's views  of mental conflict and defense, Jung's psychological and functional types, the Myers Briggs, Hans Eyesenck's groundbreaking theorizing, Brain-Type Theory, the DISC Model, Team Role Theory, and the Big 5 Factors.  Discussion will focus on how these diverse conceptualizations of personality relate to commonly-experienced stress and suffering, relationship difficulties, and psychiatric illness.  

To register for the January 16th meetings of the Men's Group and the Dating and Relationship Group:   If you would like to attend the Men's Group (10:45 AM to 12:00 PM noon) and/or the Dating and Relationship Group (12:00 to 1:15 PM) on Saturday, January 16, 2016, lease RSVP ASAP to Dr. Tobin at 949-338-4388 or There is a limit of 14 attendees for each group and registrants will be accommodated on a first-come/first-serve basis.  The fee is $25.00 and the location is The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  Please note that these groups are educational in purpose, not therapeutic.  
James Tobin, Ph.D., PSY 22074 | 949-338-4388 | 
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