Marlyne Israelian. Ph.D.

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Pauline Rose Clance, Ph.D., ABPP

Phone: (404) 593-3128

I am a clinical psychologist who has a deep respect for the power of clients to use the therapy experience to solve painful issues and to participate in their own healing and growth. It is extremely rewarding to participate in their journey of healing and growth. I work with clients who feel troubled or in distress as well as clients who are stuck in their work, their relationships or intimate systems or in some transitional stage of life. The clients in pain want to get out of pain and the clients who are stuck want movement. In their therapy work, many clients do gain more of what they want and value in life. I love to participate with clients in their life journeys and to see them gain or reclaim strengths. I think psychotherapy is both a science and an art. I use the valuable research that has been done on different issues to inform my work. I also use my clinical experience, my intuition and self awareness in developing a relationship with each unique person, intimate system, group or organization.

About Dr. Clance:

Pauline Rose Clance, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emerita, has been a Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, for 28 years, where she taught in the doctoral clinical program and supervised psychotherapy. She has also been in private practice as an individual, couples, and group psychotherapist for over 20 years. She has tremendous respect for the power of the client to be able to use the therapy process to solve painful issues and to actively participate in their own healing. She holds the belief that psychotherapy is a science as well as an art. Dr. Clance consults with other therapists regarding cases and she provides consultation for organizations (business and non-profit) and individuals. She works with clients, families, and institutions to enhance their internal and external supports to be able to better reach their potential and to actualize and see more possibility in their work and lives.
Along with workshops and consultation, Dr. Clance does research in clinical areas. Her research and publications have focused on: development of human potential and actualization, existentialism, body image, gender and multicultural issues in psychotherapy, internal barriers to success, psychotherapy process and outcome, touch in psychotherapy, emotional intelligence and interpersonal competence, coping with chronic illness, and differential parental bereavement in the loss of an infant. One of her most interesting research projects is on what men can learn from women and women can learn from men. She is author of The Impostor Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear that Haunts Your Success. She has appeared in many national and regional radio and television programs, such as Donahue, The Today Show, and Nightline, including several magazines, such as Self, Shape, and New Woman, discussing her work on the impostor phenomenon.  Since it’s conception over 15 years ago, many subsequent studies and research on the impostor phenomenon have been conducted worldwide and the topic still continues to elicit interest and new research each year.
In addition to being a national and international lecturer, she was President of the Southeast Psychological Association and was recently named Woman of the Year by Division F of the Georgia Psychological Association. She is a co-founder and a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Georgia and serves on several editorial boards including Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, Journal of Couples Therapy, and Gestalt Review.


Adult Individuals, Couples – intimate systems work, Group Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Training, Individual and Group Consultation.
A Woman’s Initiative (AWI): Consultation.  AWI is a membership-based organization to support personal and professional growth of women business owners and executives.


Woman of the Year Award by Division F of the Georgia Psychological Association, May 2000.

Received mentor award during Tribute to the Mentors reception at GPA Division E Midwinter
Conference, Marietta, Georgia, January 14, 2000.

Honored as Eminent Women in Southeastern Psychology, 44th Annual Southeastern Psychological Association, 1998.

1986 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Non-Fiction for The Impostor Phenomenon by the Dixie
Council of Authors & Journalists, Inc.

President, Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), 1982-1983.

Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contribution to the Journal of the Division of Psychotherapy (29),
American Psychological Association, January 24, 2001.

Exceptional Contribution as Editorial Consultant, Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training,
American Psychological Association, Division 29, 1998-2001.

Advancing Women’s Leadership: Styles, Strategies, & Tools. Nominated and accepted participant (1 of 20
national candidates selected) to ACE/OWHE 58th National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.,
June 5-7, 2001.

Appointed Senior Faculty Associate for the Advancement of Women/Task Force for the Advancement of
Women/Provost’s Office, Georgia State University, 1999-2003.



A.B.P.P. (American Board of Professional Psychology), 1984 Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., 1969, University of Kentucky
Major: Clinical Psychology; Minor: Experimental Psychology; Second Major: Modern Philosophy
Masters of Science, 1964
University of Kentucky
Thesis: The Verb as a Discriminative Stimulus for Two Response Classes
Bachelors of Science, 1960                
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia
Cum Laude; Major: Psychology; Minor: Social Science


Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Georgia, 1976-present

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of American Psychology (ABPP)

Certified Group Psychotherapist by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, 1996

Faculty Member, Pine River Psychotherapy Training Institute, 1984-present

Faculty and Co-founder, Gestalt Institute of Georgia, 1990-present

Faculty Member and Consultant, A Woman’s Initiative (AWI), 2002-present

Faculty Member, Board Member, and Director of Training, The Atlanta Institute of Living-
Learning (WILL), 1979-present

Professor Emerita, 2003-present

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