Dr. Stephen Sideroff is an internationally recognized expert in resilience, optimal performance, addiction, neurofeedback and alternative approaches to stress and mental health. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA’s School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.
Dr. Sideroff presents seminars and professional training programs nationally and internationally. He has helped to establish innovative treatment approaches in psychosomatic medicine, optimal functioning and attention deficit disorder in China, Europe, and the U.S. He has conducted cutting edge research in brain and behavior at UC Irvine, McGill University in Montreal and UCLA. His published research using Neurofeedback in substance abuse is a model for applying this innovative approach and he has helped to establish such programs at Sierra Tucson Treatment Center and other addiction facilities. He is now applying a similar approach in research designed to alleviate symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment. Dr. Sideroff helped establish the Gestalt Therapy clinic in Los Angeles, and is also the founder and former Clinical Director of Stress Strategies, a hospital based program addressing stress, burnout and psychosomatic conditions at UCLA/Santa Monica hospital.
Dr. Sideroff has written and produced a number of self-help audio programs aimed at helping individuals develop greater resilience including: “Stress control with biofeedback” (which has been translated into four languages and has sold over 50,000 copies), “Journey into Sleep”, “Resilience”, “Peak Performance in Golf”, and his most recent, “Resilient Living”, in which he presents his new and innovative nine component model of resilience.
Dr. Sideroff was the Clinical Director of Moonview Treatment and Optimal Performance Center from 1998 to 2012. He helped develop the programs that became the foundation for Moonview, a unique treatment and optimal performance center that brought together wisdom and approaches from all over the world, both new and ancient. As Clinical Director, he integrated the skills and approaches of some of the most respected clinicians in the field to establish the Moonview Model, a trademarked treatment method that utilizes a novel team approach and a combination of mind, body and spiritual modalities.
A former college handball champion, Dr. Sideroff specializes in the strategies of peak performance in sports and the science of optimal functioning in all areas of life. He is a member of an elite sports psychology association called “The Mind Room”, first established in conjunction with AC Milan soccer.
He has worked with a number of elite athletes, as well as teams, including the UCLA men’s basketball team, the Pepperdine men’s basketball team, the UCLA women’s golf team, the US Men’s National soccer team, and the Nike women’s beach volleyball team. He has translated his experience with athletes into innovative performance strategies with executives and others.