Dr. Gilbert earned his Ph.D. (1973) and M.A. (1971) degrees in experimental psychology from Michigan State University, and his B.A. degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1966. Following completion of his Ph.D., he continued his studies at Columbia University, 1974-1975, where he received training in clinical psychology and became licensed in New Jersey. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, biofeedback, pain management, and respiratory psychophysiology. He has published numerous articles in these fields, and is a co-author of one of the leading “textbooks” in breathing pattern disorders. He is currently employed by Kaiser Permanente (San Francisco) as a clinical psychologist in their Chronic Pain Management Program.
Dr. Gilbert developed a biofeedback services program (1973-1975) and served as a staff psychologist (1975-1977) providing psychotherapy for patients suffering with psychosomatic disorders, for Central Bergen CMHC in Paramus NJ. He served as an instructor teaching courses in biological psychology and research methodology during 1978-1980, and then again as Assistant Professor of Psychology during 1997-1999, for Ramapo College in NJ. He served as a research and clinical consultant to Pascack Mental Health Center in Park Ridge NJ during 1980-1983. Dr. Gilbert is now a licensed clinical psychologist in California and is a BCIA-certified biofeedback practitioner. He is widely known for his expertise on the subject of breathing.