About Don Ferguson, PhD-Psychologist
My goal is to help you and your organization to maximize team potential at every level. My approach emerges from a positive psychology perspective. I focus on expanding strengths first, but pay attention to analyzing and treating impediments to your success. I am also careful about assessing whether my services are best suited to you and your organization, or whether one of my colleagues would be more appropriate.
From my time as a stock boy in a Chicago grocery store, through military service and living in Germany for eight years, and through my training as a psychologist, and finally through my work in administration and with numerous organizations, I have learned a lot about groups and change. As we understand more about how the brain is affected by stress, we can predict and manage group responses to change. We can maximize our mental resources and influence the general health of the organization.
I have consulted and presented throughout the U.S. and Canada with a wide range of clients and target groups including:
Health care organizations including administrators, physicians, nurses and other clinicians, psychiatric and mental health centers, engineers, IT, attorneys, emergency response and law enforcement, military, private businesses, insurance, and professional associations.
I teach therapists, particularly in the area of relationship counseling and group dynamics.
Owner and Psychologist: Infinite Relationships, LLC
Adjunct Professor: Edgewood College: Graduate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy
Board of Directors: Wisconsin Psychological Association
I worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Dean Health Systems from 1988 to 2009, with roles as the Clinical Director, Staff Psychologist and consultant for the Dean Solutions leadership outreach team. Prior to that, I was the Clinical Director for Community Addictive Treatment Center in Topeka, Kansas and staff psychologist for Memorial Hospital, also in Topeka.
Book-Reptiles in Love (Jossey-Bass, 2006) plus articles, book chapters, columns and ongoing blogs on relationship issues and organizational dynamics.
A note on confidentiality: With my work in medical programs and psychotherapy, privacy is second nature.