Cover Letter


For a quarter century I have been a practicing clinical psychologist. I continue to enjoy, as well, teaching at local universities and colleges. Also, I attended the University of Washington on a fellowship where I completed my graduate work.

I was born in Long Beach, California. I not only grew up in California, I have chosen California as my home. I worked my way through school and college in various industries including hardware, agriculture, cold storage warehousing, lumber, canneries, the railroad, merchant marines, sales and construction. After graduating from San Francisco State College, I volunteered to join the United States Army and served a tour of duty in Viet Nam.

Upon leaving the Army, I returned to San Francisco State College to continue my studies. Following my Masters program I received a fellowship to the University of Washington, Seattle. There, I completed my graduate work with a Ph.D. in the psychology of communication. Upon graduation, I was appointed as a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota where I developed a leadership communication course for the department of communication studies and the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine ROTC programs.

I continued my education in post doctoral studies in clinical psychology and, as well, and later taught at UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, American River Community College, Sacramento City College, and Sierra Community College. In 1990 I formed my own business, Elliott and Associates Psychological Services located in Auburn , California, where I provide counseling and assessment for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and seniors and domestic violence prevention. My wife and I have raised three children and currently have four grandchildren. We reside on a small ranch in Auburn where we enjoy raising livestock and gardening.

I have provided community service work for Placer County Probation, Placer County Mental Health, and Placer Women's Center. I provide services currently as the director of CALM, a domestic violence rehabilitation program. As well, I have developed a course in family communication. My concerns have always been for the well being of people.

Dr. Michael Elliott, Ph.D.