W. Twemlow, MD began his professional career as a High School teacher
in New Zealand, his country of birth, and teaching has been a part of
his life ever since. He is Professor of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences Menninger Department of Psychiatry Baylor
College of Medicine Houston, Texas.
Twemlow has wide experience in psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and social
systems interventions. He has published numerous scientific
articles, books, and book chapters, including many on social and
psychological aspects of individual and community violence. He is the
Editor-In Chief of The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic
Studies and sponsors and delivers lectures and symposia on issues and
applications in the field of Applied and Community Psychoanalytic
Studies for international audiences.
directing the Peaceful Schools and Communities project, he has engaged
in wide ranging consultation on conflict and peace to cities and
governments in the United States and Jamaica about creating healthy
communities and resolving labor disputes, including consulting to the
F.B.I. on school shootings.
has an equally absorbing commitment to the martial and meditative arts.
He is ranked 7th Dan in the Okinawa Weapons system, and 6th Dan in
Okinawa and Hawaii Kenpo Karate, with a master teacher's license
(Renshi). He also holds a black belt rank in Shinko Kaiten Aikido (1st
Dan) and Eagle Claw Kung Fu (2nd level).