Area(s) of expertise: Trauma, dysfunctions, narcissism,
Summary of expertise:
Professor, psychotherapist, writer, speaker,former clergy, understand narcissism and those they abuse, PTSD, emotional impact of trauma, phobias, marriage issues, leadership, can help people to quickly heal from almost any type of negative trauma and resulting beliefs/outlook. Has helped many artists from the performing and visual arts field to unblock their creativity and potential.
Blog/Web site: http://www.DrSam.tv
Video Work at Dr. Sam Channel:
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2008, July 8). The Johari Window. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://www.psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/07/08/the-johari-window/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2008, July 28). Are You Burning Out?. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/07/28/are-you-burning-out/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2008, August 4). How to Spot a Narcissist. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/08/04/how-to-spot-a-narcissist/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2008, August 15). Harming Your Child by Making Him Your Parent. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/08/15/harming-your-child-by-making-him-your-parent/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2008, September 28). Facebook Scams of Narcissists. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/09/28/facebook-scams-of-narcissists/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2009, July 18). The Don. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/18/the-don/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2009, October 3). Babyman... Is This Your Man? Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/10/03/babyman%E2%80%A6-is-this-your-guy/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2010, March 29). Narcissists Who Cry: The Other Side of the Ego. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/03/29/narcissists-who-cry-the-other-side-of-the-ego/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2010, June 29). Emotional Trauma in the Womb. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/06/29/emotional-trauma-in-the-womb/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2010, November 13). Narcissists in Ministry. Posted on FaithWriters.com Web site: http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=28251
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2011, October 7). Avoiding the Traps of Extremism. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/10/07/avoiding-the-traps-of-extremism/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2011, November 7). The Incredibly Seductive Pull of a Very Skilled Narcissist. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/11/07/the-incredibly-seductive-pull-of-a-very-skilled-narcissist/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2012, January 21). "I LOVE ME!: A Q&A About Narcissism. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/01/21/i-love-me-aqa-about-narcissism/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2012, February 6). Media Manipulation of the Masses: How the Media Psychologically Manipulates. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/02/06/media-manipulation-of-the-masses-how-the-media-psychologically-manipulates/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2012, February 13). Dancing with Angels: Art from the Darkness and the Light. Posted on Psych Central Web site: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/02/13/dancing-with-angels-art-from-the-darkness-and-the-light/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2012, May 24). True Love: How do you know? Posted on Psych Central Web site http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/05/24/true-love-how-do-you-know/
Lopez De Victoria, S. (2012, September 28). Me-Monsters! Posted on Psych Central Web site http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/09/28/me-monsters/
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
State of Florida
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors, (http://www.nbcc.org)
Certification demonstrates having met national standards developed by counselors.
Prior media experience:
Interviewed by Miami channel 41 on the topic of PTSD in U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq. (May 9, 2008).
Interviewed by ABC News reporter Emily Friedman and quoted in article on topic of John Edward's admission of narcissism. Title: Politicians' Biggest Battle: Themselves. Published on August 12, 2008 at http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5559032&page=1
Interviewed by ABC News reporter Ki Mae Heussner and quoted in article on topic of how narcissists are attracted to social network websites such as Facebook. Title: Facebook: Where Narcissists Connect?. Published on September 26, 2008 at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/story?id=5887520&page=1
Tracy, L. (2011, February 18). Dr. Sam Helps Miami Artists Break Out of Creative Ruts. Posted on Miami NewTimes Blogs: Cultist Web site: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2011/02/dr_sam_lopez_de_victoria_will.php
Breen, S. (2011, September). Are you too in love with yourself? Stellar, (32), 46-47 Interviewed by Sara Breen and quoted in Ireland's top fashion magazine in an article concerning aspects of narcissism. Article link at: http://www.drsam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/NarcissismStellarMag.pdf
Interviewed by Mr. Nelson Rubio on the Spanish news program of radio station Actualidad (Miami AM 1020) on the topic of the "Profile of the Colorado Mass Murderer." (July 24, 2012).
Interviewed by Ms. Andrea Sanmiguel on a feature program of radio station MDCRadio on the topic of the "What is True Love?." (October 23, 2012).
Interviewed by Mr. Nelson Rubio on the Spanish news program of radio station Actualidad (Miami AM 1020) on the topic of the "Social Network Dangers." (December 14, 2012).
Interviewed by Mr. Nelson Rubio on the Spanish news program of radio station Actualidad (Miami AM 1020) on the topic of the "Morbid Jealousy... The Jealousy that Kills." (January 25, 2013).
Interviewed by Mr. Nelson Rubio on the Spanish news program of radio station Actualidad (Miami AM 1020) on the topic of the "Suicide: Youth Killer." (February 26, 2013).
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Trinity International University Graduate School, Deerfield, IL. December 2002.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a specialization in Family Psychology
Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. June 2006.
Research interests: gender issues, trauma theory, cognitive/emotive representation systems, multigenerational transmission, physical-emotive connection, cellular memories.
Dissertation: Infantilization Among Married Hispanic Men: A Pilot and Phenomenological Study.
Chair: Professor Malcolm Gray.
Studied under Malcolm Gray, Ph.D., Chair of the Family Psychology Department at Capella University, who was trained directly under some of the world’s most accomplished clinicians. These include Bowen, Ceccin, Boscolo, Haley, Hillman, Kernberg, Maturana, Masterson, Minuchin, Satir, Tomm, Whittaker, and many more.
Albert Ray, M.D. Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Pain Medicine (American Board of Pain Medicine) and Board Certified in Psychiatry. Past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Past president of the Southern Pain Society. Past Director of the American Board of Pain Medicine. Current Chairman of the Board of the National Pain Foundation. Tel. 305-595-1327/4681
Albert Zbik, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist, founder and director for twenty years of the Department of Rehabilitation, Baptist Health South Florida. Expert practitioner of E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Tel. 305-281-8888
W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., M.A.C., N.C.C., Clinic Director at Community Counseling Clinic at the University of Central Florida. Former chairperson of graduate counseling department of the school of education at Florida International University. Tel. 407-227-3072
Narcissism, celebrity mistakes and breakups, artists, motivation, family issues, marriage and couples issues, adolescent issues, PTSD, military emotional baggage, performance improvement among visual and performing artists, phobia cure, trauma effects, relationships (love, betrayal, and abuse). Religious fervor/extremism, political posturing, Generation Y (Millenials), adults going back to school, alternative psychological cures, enlightenment, recovery, 12-steps, family enmeshment, matriarchalism, abusive/bully women. Men issues, including performance, sex, self-image. The making of boys into men and vice-versa. Disappointment in relationships. Women alone and without men. Infantile men. Games people play. Politics people play. Healthy boundaries. Subconscious mind. Dark art. Hispanic issues and clashes. Spirituality and Science. Reading people.
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