Gerald French (1941 – 2016) was a Certified Trauma Specialist and lead author of the book, Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), published by CRC Press in 1999. A graduate of Harvard (AB, ’64), he holds Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education (San Francisco State University) and Counseling Psychology (the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California).
French has taught and lectured in venues from Norway to Italy in Europe, and in the UK, and in Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as in the U.S., from Alaska to Puerto Rico to Oklahoma City, where he was among the first Operation Green Cross faculty, training local therapists following the 1995 bombing there. He saw a small number of private clients, and continued to travel and teach widely.
French is survived by wife Wendy French, daughter, Seri, and a son, Lindol.