Dr. Linnda Durre', Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, author, writer, business consultant, international speaker, corporate trainer; TV and radio talk show host, media guest, and a magazine, Internet, and newspaper columnist. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, professional associations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. She has done customer service training, time efficiency and stress management seminars, conflict resolutions, strategic planning, downsizing preparation, communication techniques, assertiveness training, diversity awareness, sexual harassment prevention seminars, sales technique lectures, visualization and goal setting seminars, values clarification classes, and other empowerment workshops.
She received her B.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, and her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, now known as Alliant University.
She became licensed in California as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in 1978. She became licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington in 1994; and she received her license as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida in 2000.
Her second book, "Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against the Co-Workers, Bosses and Work Environments That Poison Your Day," was published by McGraw Hill on February 19, 2010, and is in bookstores all over the country. It also can be ordered online and downloaded as an ebook from Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Barnes & Noble. The book has also been published in South Korea and the Czech Republic.
She interviewed legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin for Forbes on his successful strategies in working with the Fab Four. And she wrote the captions for the accompanying 10 photo slide show, featuring archive photos of the Beatles and Martin. She has also written other business articles and/or columns for the following: Forbes Online, Orlando Business Journal, the American Cities Business Journals, www.eBossWatch.com, AOL, Yahoo, and Monster.
Her column, "The Doctor Is In," for Orlando Business Journal and American Cities Business Journals, can be found on www.bizjournals.com. She wrote a weekly newspaper column for a year, entitled, "Head Lines" for the Press Republican, and she has been a columnist for Holistic Health News, Orlando Leisure Magazine, A & U Magazine, Focus In newspaper, and In-Focus Magazine online, where she interviewed seven-time Emmy winner, five-time Golden Globe winner, and two term president of the Screen Actors Guild, legendary actor Edward Asner.
She has done crisis intervention training (CIT) for various police departments, including the Orlando Police Department, the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Department, as well as completing a graduate school internship with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. She served as an intern as well as a staff member at the Drug Rehabilitation Center at NAS Miramar in San Diego, and taught classes at the Drug Rehabilitation School, giving lectures on drug usage and diversity training.
Dr. Durre' hosted and co-produced two live call-in TV shows: "Ask the Family Therapist," on America's Health Network, a national cable TV station at Universal Studios, Orlando, which was associated with Mayo Clinic, where she was selected from over 200 applicants in a national search. She also produced and hosted, "Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durre'," on a PBS affiliate. For nine months, from May 2005 to February 2006, she appeared weekly on CW's syndicated morning show, "The Daily Buzz," as their resident "shrink," writing her own segments as well as the Q & A for the hosts.
From May 3, 1993 to April 18, 1994, she hosted and produced, "Let's Talk with Dr. Linnda Durre'," in New York on an NPR affiliate. From September 09, 2000 to January 06, 2001, she hosted and co-produced, "The Dr. Linnda Durre' Show," on WDBO in Orlando. From September 8, 2009 to July 1, 2010, she hosted and produced her third radio show, "The Linnda Durre' Show," on WEUS 810 AM that aired daily on weekdays from 12-1 PM (EST), and which streamed live on global audio as a celebrity interview show.
Some of her guests included seven-time Emmy winner and five-time Golden Globe winner, Ed Asner; Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Louis Gossett, Jr.; Tony winning producer, Hillard Elkins; Emmy, Grammy, and Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee, Pat Carroll; singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera; 15-time Grammy winning music producer, David Foster; American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard; Grammy and CMA winner, country superstar, Lynn Anderson; international opera singers Sherrill Milnes and his wife Maria Souves, international guitarist Ottmar Liebert; Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, which awards the Tonys; sports figures such as golfing legend, Arnold Palmer, former NBA superstar, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Jay Gruden, and many, many more.
She was an adjunct professor of psychology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, beginning in 1997 to 2003, teaching Developmental Psychology, and a course she designed called, "Life Transitions." She has taught and/or lectured and/or given seminars at the University of California at San Diego, University of California at Irvine, Valencia Community College, and Seminole State College, CSPP in San Diego (now Alliant University), many others colleges, universities, and community colleges.
Her volunteer work includes: Harbor House The Center Against Domestic Violence, Hotline, Winter Park Tech , NJ State Diagnostic Center, coordinator of San Diego's Women's Counseling Referral Service, Love & Sex Addiction Hotline, Strong on Self-Defense, Women's Business Exchange; Mentor Programs at five different high schools; and the local coordinator for Bill Moyers' PBS series, "Healing and the Mind."
She is on the Board of Directors for Lysa and Grant Heslov's charity, Children Mending Hearts (CMH) and is in charge of their internship program. She was on the Community Advisory Council for The Golden Rule Foundation, and was Vice President of The Bridge Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter for families.
Her past and/or present listings and memberships include: Mensa, American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Writers Guild of America (WGA), Women's Committee of WGA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, World's Who's Who of Women, World's Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in La Jolla, Outstanding Young Women of America, National Board of Certified Counselors, and Who's Who of Human Service Professionals.