Richard M. Gray, Ph.D.

Richard Gray is Research Director for the NLP Research and Recognition Project. He serves as Principle Investigator for pilot studies of the RTM protocol for the Project. He has recently received an appointment as Instructor of Behavioral Medicine at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY. In July 2013, he retired after serving nine years as Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. Prior to his appointment at FDU, Dr. Gray served for more than 20 years in the US Probation Department, Brooklyn, NY. While working in Brooklyn he received the North East Regional Line Officer of the Year Award for 1999. Gray was the recipient of the 2004 Neuro-Linguistic Programming World Community Award in Education for his work with federal offenders with substance use disorders. The award was presented at the CANLP Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of Archetypal Explorations (Routledge, 1996); Co-Author with Lisa Wake and Frank Bourke of The Clinical Effectiveness of NLP (Routledge, 2012). He is also author of: Transforming Futures (Lulu, 2008), About Addictions: Notes from Psychology, Neuroscience and NLP (Lulu, 2015) and Interviewing and Counseling Skills: An NLP Perspective (Lulu,2011). Dr. Gray received his BA in Psychology, Central College, Pella, IA; MA in Sociology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY; and Ph.D. in Psychology, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. He is a member of the Canadian Association of NLP, The NLP Research and Recognition Project, The Institutes for the Advanced Study of Health, and the American Psychological Association.

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RTM was recently found to be one of only two interventions to effectively treat combat PTSD in Military Service Members and Veterans (Kitchiner, N. J., Lewis, C., Roberts, N. P., & Bisson, J. I. (2019). Active duty and ex-serving military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder treated with psychological therapies: systematic review and meta-analysis. European journal of psychotraumatology, 10(1), 1684226. doi:10.1080/20008198.2019.1684226).

We invite licensed Mental Health professionals to join us for our upcoming trainings at NYU's 42nd Street location. 

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Dear Colleagues,

A number of you have asked me what’s the next step in training after the RTM Protocol. I may have already told you about the Core Transformation work. This is the best next step I can think of. Core Transformation is reliably effective with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and it goes beyond transforming the issues to what many consider a spiritual shift. You know how powerful the RTM protocol is in resolving the traumatic core of PTSD, but as you know there are usually many other issues that still need addressing (such as anger, grief, regret, guilt, shame, anxiety, etc.). Core Transformation can help you kindly and effectively meet the needs many of our clients have for transforming these remaining issues.

Fortunately, there is a live training coming up with Tamara Andreas, who is probably the best Core Transformation trainer worldwide and the co-author of the Core Transformation book. It’s happening in Boulder Colorado March 20-22, 2020. The tuition is already very economical, AND you can still get the early bird rate on registration until this Sat. February 15th. You may be interested to know that Core Transformation already has some good research supporting it’s effectiveness. (Rick Gray is a co-author on the published article.)

Here’s the link where you can learn more and register:

If you have any questions you can learn more from the people putting on this training. You’ll find their contact info in the webpage above. They’re great folks who have been working with us on the RTM method since the beginning.

Frank Bourke and Rick Gray



The Road Back--our work with PTSD

New and Important: A listing of scientific references supporting NLP practices and fundamentals.

The new NLP Wiki for accurate information about NLP.

The results of the 2014 NY York PTSD study have been published in the JMVFH

Pauly Cast # 53, Well formed outcomes and addiction.

Rick's recent interview by Paul Dolman on the Pauly Cast #42

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