Ernest L. Lotecka, PhD, has practiced behavioral health psychology for three decades. He has worked with a wide range of clients on successful solutions to life’s challenges and complexities.
Born in Philadelphia, his home has been in San Diego County since 1976 – first in North County and currently near Balboa Park. His education was at Drexel, Pennsylvania, Duquesne and Union universities.
He has worked with adults, children and families in a variety of outpatient, residential, home and day treatment programs.
Dr. Lotecka’s approach has emphasized pragmatic coping with adversities and improving quality of relationships. The courses he teaches, at National University and diverse San Diego organizations, focus on useful psychological concepts and their applications in everyday life.
His history includes community services, training, and research through NIH, other federal, state, and local grants.He is a Sierra Club activities leader and director of the APAL Foundation’s communication skills programs.
His writings for HELP include:
“POV: A Practical Progression”, also published in October/November HELP Newsletter.
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