About Dr. Kane

Dr. Micheal Kane earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University/Seattle Washington School of Professional Psychology in 2005.  In addition he received masters degrees in social work from the University of Washington in 1983, clinical psychology from Argosy University/Seattle in 2002 and postgraduate studies in Traumatology from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, (Vancouver, BC) Canada.  Dr. Kane is a certified trauma specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) and holds two clinical diplomates, the Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Board Certified Diplomate from the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE).

Dr. Kane has served on the clinical faculties of the University of Washington, School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the UW School of Social Work.  In addition Dr. Kane has served as a consultant in complex trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder to the Congressional Black Caucus Veteran’s Braintrust.  In addition Dr. Kane is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Social Work.

Dr. Kane has maintained a private practice since 1985 working with individuals, couples and families.  His theoretical framework is self-relational psychotherapy (i.e. psychological self) that is integrative and reflecting themes based on psychodynamic, reality and cognitive-behavioral approaches.  Dr. Kane’s specialties include domestic violence, anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and ethnic minority mental health issues.  He has experience in gay/bisexual concerns as well as biracial relationship issues.  Dr. Kane’s research interests are focused on the integration of domestic violence and trauma and its implications within the psychological self.


– Our Blood Flows Red: Trauma & African-American Men in Military Service, Clinical Implications for Working with African-American Veterans with Complex Trauma.  Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.  Kane, M. (2005).

– A Review Study of the Clinical Implications for Working with African-American Veterans.  (Doctoral dissertation, Argosy University-Seattle, 2005) Dissertation Abstracts International 25, 144.  Kane, M. (2005.)

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