A clinician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Singer was the first woman and first clinical psychologist elected president of the American Psychosomatic Society. She has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Psychiatrists, Mental Health Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Institute of Mental Health, American Family Therapy Association, and many others. She is a professor emeritus in psychology of the University of California, Berkeley.
The author of 100 journal articles, Dr. Singer actively speaks to the media, consults, and offers expert testimony on coercive persuasion. She has served on national boards, including President Ford's Biomedical Research Panel, American Psychological Association, American Board of Forensic Examiners, and National Academy of Sciences (psychological effects, chemical and biological warfare). Most recently, Family Process Journal honored her outstanding contributions to family therapy, and she received the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Aware for best clinical paper of 1994.
Dr. Singer has co-authored two popular books on psychological freedom, Cults in Our Midst and Crazy Therapies. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of two.