About the Author
Michael Batshaw is a New York City-based psychotherapist, author and nationally recognized relationship expert. His expertise on a variety of relationship issues has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Encore Magazine, sheknows.com, lifescript.com, thedailybeast.com, and bettyconfidential.com, among others. Mr. Batshaw graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in Philosophy, completed his Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, and did his post-graduate training at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy. He is on the faculty of the New York Open Center (www.opencenter.org), offering seminar courses on overcoming the obstacles to true intimacy, and he has served as the clinical director of HAN, an agency of New York City psychotherapists treating individuals suffering from chronic, physical illness. He has also trained and worked as a staff psychotherapist in both an alcohol/drug treatment program and a grief psychotherapy center in New York City. In addition, Mr. Batshaw is a professional opera singer and trained with teachers from The Julliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Academy of Vocal Arts, making his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 as the tenor soloist in the Berlioz Requiem. He is also on the faculty of the New Triad for Collaborative Arts Foundation (www.newtriad.org) where he teaches on the Psychology of Collaborative Partnerships for classical musicians.