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Dr. Charles Bonner - Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice
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Charles Bonner, Ph.D. PA. Lic. PS-007719-L
5873 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-9160 ext. 2 FAX: (412) 422-8180
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Dr. Bonner earned his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at Clark University in Worcester, MA. In 1993, Dr. Bonner earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, which is the only Ph.D. program in the country that specializes in existential phenomenological psychology. In addition to this orientation, while at Duquesne Dr. Bonner became well versed in the psychoanalytic and psychodynamic traditions.
From 1990-2000, Dr. Bonner worked as the Assistant Clinical Coordinator of the Services for Teens at Risk Program at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. This program specializes in the treatment of depressed and suicidal teens. At WPIC, Dr. Bonner became fluent in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and wrote a therapist treatment manual for developing emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills in teens (Bonner, 2002; for free download of this manual, scroll down to the 8th manual on the list at this link)
Since leaving WPIC, Dr. Bonner have been in full-time private practice for 11 years and has dramatically expanded his range of therapeutic methods-- particularly to include experiential interventions that work with “ego states,” treat trauma, and draw upon the interdisciplinary tenets of what has been called "interpersonal neurobiology". These methods include E.M.D.R. & Brainspotting,Affect Management Skills Training, the Internal Family Systems Model, Coherence Therapy, and Voice Therapy. In addition. Dr. Bonner has retained and developed his specialty in treating adolescents and providing consultation to parents.