Dr. Joseph Dillard

Dr. Joseph Dillard

Joseph Dillard is a psychotherapist, author, and educator with over forty year’s clinical experience treating individual, couple, and family issues. Joseph also has extensive experience with pain management and meditation training. The creator of Integral Deep Listening (IDL), he is the author of over twenty books on escaping life drama, waking up, dreaming, Dream Sociometry, nightmares, near death experiences, and meditation.

Joseph received his Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Arkansas in 1979 and his PhD in Holistic Health Sciences/Health Education from Columbia Pacific University in 1981. He has received specialized training in psychodrama, Perl’s Gestalt therapy, hypnotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Reality Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Joseph has directed two multi-disciplinary pain-management programs. In a broad-based private practice since 1985, Joseph has treated anxiety, depression, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, couples and parent-child issues, and personal development issues.

In addition to work as a psychotherapist and author, Joseph is a life coach and seminar leader, teaching Integral Deep Listening to students in Berlin and at the beautiful Toskana Therme in Bad Sulza, Thuringia, Germany. As a life coach teaching communication and conflict resolution skills, Joseph accompanies adolescents on a three masted schooner during the first part of their six-month educational voyage to the Caribbean.

Dr. Dillard lives in Berlin with his wife Claudia, who is a German naturopath and art therapist. Together they provide joint therapy to German speakers as well as group excursions every year to Bimini, Bahamas, to free dive with wild dolphins, rays, and sharks. Their Bimini excursions incorporate IDL principles and practices. For more on transformative experiences with wild dolphins, go here