Ofer Zur, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, writer, forensic consultant, and lecturer living in Northern California. He is a pioneer in the development of an ethical and effective managed-care-free psychotherapy practice and is a prolific writer and researcher. Dr. Zur taught for many years at several Bay Area, CA graduate schools and has trained thousands of psychotherapists in his seminars, lectures, and private consultations. Areas include Ethics with Soul, Therapeutic Boundaries, HIPAA, Dual Relationships, Standard of Care, Domestic Violence, Speed and Technology, Victims, and many others.
He co-edited the landmark book Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy (Springer, 2002), authored the HIPAA Compliance Kit and The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook, and has published dozens of cutting-edge and widely cited articles and book chapters on therapeutic ethics, standard of care, boundaries and dual relationships. His latest book, Boundaries In Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2007), is the most comprehensive book on therapeutic boundaries to date. Dr. Zur is the director of the Zur Institute, which offers unique and innovative online continuing education to psychologists, social workers, MFTs and counselors. He is one of the most prominent consultants and forensic experts in the area of therapeutic boundaries.
Dr. Zur's approach to consulting emphasizes health and healing rather than pathology and sickness. He coaches, guides, and helps people to find meaning in their lives, search for their vocation or calling, and explore their spiritual paths. In his courses and consultations for the general public, Dr. Zur focuses on loving relationships, children and television violence, psychology of men and women, chronic illness, the chronically mentally ill and their families, grief, modern technology and the pace of life, psychology of victims, and divorcing with dignity and integrity.