Thank you for your interest in my work.

Over the years, I have advised attorneys, authors, CEOs, doctors, patients, professors, scientists,  students, therapists and others, and throughout my career I have always considered it a duty to contribute to the profession at large for the benefit of those we serve. As such, my scholarly works have appeared decade after decade in scientific and professional journals and books. And as Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, for 15 years I helped to steer important science into the psychological literature.  Now, with the present website, I have chosen to provide a few of my thoughts with far less formality.

As a consultant, professor, scientist, therapist as well as other roles I have had the pleasure to serve in, there have been innumerable rewards – – the most gratifying being to help generate a major success in a most difficult case.

There is something so very special about helping a just cause overcome huge obstacles to bring about a most deserving outcome. I treasure them all.

Perhaps the greatest honor bestowed upon me occurred in 2011 when the 50,000 member British Psychological Society named me alongside three of the world’s most outstanding clinical psychologists in history for my work on case formulation, in the first ever issued guidelines devoted exclusively to it, required for all practicing British psychologists to follow.

Among the four of us identified by the British Psychological Society as “influential clinicians” who helped to create case formulation, was Hans Eysenck. You may ask, “who the heck is Hans Eysenck?” Some might say, almost as influential as Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx.

In 1997 A.R. Jensen examined who were the most often cited scholars in the world using Social Science Citation Index – – a measure of influence among scientists and academics. What he found was at the time of Eysenck’s death, the three most cited intellectuals in history were:

Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Hans Eysenck

That is a truly remarkable achievement. And with the British Psychological Society listing me in 2011 along with Hans Eysenck, it not only stunned me, it brought to mind a line used comically in a Seinfeld episode, which I borrow here with poetic license:

Freud. Marx. Eysenck. Turkat?

Ha! Of course not. Not even close.

Ira Turkat