Sex Addiction

“Former Buyers: Why and How They Stop – A Preliminary Study of Men with Long-Term Abstinence from Paying for Sex”

To download the pdf of the final report, click here: Former Buyers Final Report

To Download the pdf of the Appendices of the final report, click here: Appendices Former Buyers Final Report

Multi-Dimensional Therapy: Six Resources for Healing

“Options for Healing: Integrative Multi-Modality Therapy”, self-published, 2011
To download pdf, click here: Options for Healing

“Social Competencies: Six Pathways to Better Relationships” (by Emily Ruppert & Joel Ziff), self-published, 2002.
To download pdf, click here: Social Competencies

“The Mind, Body and Soul of Violence” Transactional Analysis Journal, July 1994, pp. 161-177 (with Emily Ruppert).

“Playing the Blues: Case Study of a Remorseful Patient”, The Psychotherapy Patient, Summer, 1989.

Protocol for Multi-Modality Counseling, Privately published by author, 1992.

“Stress”, Lesley Magazine, Winter, 1991

“Differential Processing of a Human Relations Training Exercise”, Journal of Group and Organization Studies, June 1980.

Psychological Education and Developmental Theory: Differential Processing of a Human Relations Training Exercise Based on Self-Knowledge Stage Theory. Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1979.

Body Process

“Feldenkrais Method & Alexander Technique”, in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, edited by Mary Herring and Molly Roberts, Blackwell Publishing: Williston, VT, 2002, pp. 47-54, (with Josef DellaGrotte).

“I and Thou: The Client Practitioner Relationship in Somatic Education”, Somatics, Fall, 1989.

“The Body as a Bridge to Peace: A Stress-Management Seminar at Al Q’uds University”, The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice Issue 14, Fall, 2009. url:

Jewish Spirituality

Mirrors in Time: The Psycho-Spiritual Journey through the Jewish Year, Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996.

Lev Tuviah: On the Life and Work of Rabbi Tobias Geffen, Rabbi Tobias Geffen Memorial Fund, Newton, Massachusetts, 1988. (Editor).

Partzufim – Faces of Light: on On the Evolving Relationship with God” in The Fifty-Eighth Century. Jason Aronson, 1996.

“Shabbat as Therapy; Psychosynthesis and Shabbat Ritual”, Journal of Psychology and Judaism, Vol 7:2, Spring/Summer, 1983.

“The Neuroscience of Musar”, Self-Published article, 2011.

“The Neuro-Biology of Teshuva”, Self-Published Article, 2011.


The Classroom Meeting: An Alternative Approach to Management and Discipline. Marblehead Community Counseling Center, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1979. (Teachers’ guide to curriculum in classroom management).

Everyone’s Picking on Me!! Marblehead Community Counseling Center, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1978. (Teachers’ guide and curriculum to cope with problems of scapegoating and teasing).

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