Rae Deacon, Ph.D. has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist
since 1970. She did her undergraduate work at U.S.C. and
graduated with honors in 1964. Nominated by the Department
of Psychology, she received the Chi Omega award upon graduation
which recognized her as the department's most outstanding
female student. She continued her studies at U.S.C. and
obtained her Ph.D. in January of 1969. Upon graduation,
Dr. Deacon accepted a position, with the Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health as Chief Psychologist for the
Los Angeles Day Treatment Center. She designed and instituted
their internship training program. This was the genesis
of her 30 years of specialization in the training of other
professionals. As a Behavioral Science Consultant, Dr. Deacon
still trains approximately 100 therapists a year for the
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
formed Sharon Rae Deacon, Ph.D. & Associates in the
late 1970's. This afforded her the opportunity to continue
her training and supervision interests on a more in-depth
basis while at the same time providing psychological services
to a larger number of clients. Today, Sharon Rae Deacon,
Ph.D. & Associates employees three Licensed Psychologists,
a Psychology Intern, a Marriage and Family Intern as well
as an Educational Consultant. She is proud to be able to
provide services for all age ranges with the full spectrum
of psychological approaches available. Dr. Deacon personally
selects and matches each new patient with the therapist
she feels will be most suitable for each patient.
Deacon has developed for the practice two specialized programs
which are of particular interest to her. First is the Neurofeedback
Training program. Brain wave training has proved remarkable
effective in the treatment of numerous conditions. Most
discussion of this important technique has focused on Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, but Dr. Deacon is particularly
interested its its application to such health issues as
high blood pressure and PMS. In 1995 Sharon added 120 hours
of training to her already busy schedule in order to provide
this program. She is now considered a Diplomate in Neurofeedback.
second specialized program is also health oriented. Dr.
Deacon's dissertation was on the treatment of Diabetes.
She has maintained a long standing interest in medical conditions
which psychologically impact the individual. She has trained
other medical professionals in good health maintenance practices.
She was happy to add Habitex to her practice. With a combination
of hypnosis, sound diet practices and the Habitex triggered
suggestion system patients are seeing striking health benefits.
of Dr. Deacon's work would not be complete without citing
her 25 years of volunteer work for The American Red Cross.
She received the Spotlight award from the Los Angeles Chapter
in 1985. At that time over 250,OOO families had been helped
by professionals she had trained. She is recognized as a
national expert in the area of Parent Education. The number
of families impacted by Dr. Deacon's work is now approaching
one half million. This in part was the reason she was elected
to Who's Who in North America in 1990.