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About Dr. Solomon

Dr. Gary Solomon, aka The Movie Doctor®, was the first to write on the topic of using movies as therapy. He coined the term ‘Cinematherapy®’. His first book, The Motion Picture Prescription: watch this movie and call me in the morning, was written as a therapeutic tool for therapists to use for treating patients, clients and groups. It was soon discovered that patients and clients found benefit for their own personal use.

He has lectured all over the world on the topic of Cinematherapy®. Dr. Solomon has been on national television and worldwide radio.

He currently teaches psychology at the College of Southern Nevada in Henderson, Nevada. He was nominated ‘Professor of the Year’ in 2009.

He is the author of a number of books on diversified topics.  Please click on the Books ticket to the right to find out more about Dr. Solomon’s other publications.

Dr. Solomon lives in Henderson, Nevada where he has resided for over 12 years.

Articles Written About Dr. Solomon

The Henderson Home News, August 2007, Doctor sending families to the movies by Derek Olson.

The Henderson Home News, January 13-19, 2005, Doctor prescribes movies as cure for many
emotional problems by Ben Stephens.

Coyote Press, November 2002, Media Violence and Reality by Nathan Fairbanks, Page 5.

Tri-city Herald, Monday, (Life Trends and Leisure, Section D) November 4, 2002, Reel Help by Genoa Sibold-Cohn.

Prevention Magazine, February 2002, Got a Problem? Feeling Bad? Go to the movies! By Ellen Michaud, Page 114.

Henderson Home News, Thursday, March 22, 2001, Solomon Prescribes films for therapy by Carla Riddle, Page 12.

Bottom Line, September 15, 2001, Volume 22, Number 18, Movies to Lift Your Mood, Page 13.

Las Vegas Sun (Accent Section), Monday, September 18, 2000, Lights! Camera! Treatment! By Kirk Baird.

Entertainment Weekly, August 20/27, 1999, Feel Good Flicks by Cheryl Klein, Page 14.

First for women Magazine, June 16, 1997, The healing power of movies.

The Toronto Sun, Friday, March 7, 1997, Find solace on the silver screen by Elaine Moyle.

Cue, Sunday, May 11, 1997, Mother inferior, The reel world has some catching up to do when it comes to portraying mothers by Barry Caine.

The Sunday Times-London (Psychological Health), April 6, 1997, Putting therapy in the pricture.

Self Magazine, February 1997, Reel Therapy-The healing power of movies by Steve Mirsky.
The Toronto Sun (Lifestyle), Friday, September 27, 1996, Psychotherapist prescribes movies to heal wounded self-esteem-Self-help is all on celluloid by Eleaine Moyle.

Campus Activities Today, August 1996, Gary Solomon’s Movie Prescription, Page 24.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Living Section, Thursday, April 11, 1996, ‘The Movie Doctor’ contends that films can cure what ails you by Carol Cling.

Mid-county MEMO, March 1996, Local therapist recommends “Watch this movie… by Rich Reigel, Page 4.

Los Angeles Downtown News, Volume 25, Number 3, January 15, 1996, Reel Therapy Emotional Healing, Via Video by Victoria Looseleaf.
Oregon Group Psychotherapy Society News, Fall 1996/Volume 2, Number 4, A Conversation with “The Movie Doctor”Ô aka Gary Solomon, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. by Etta Martin.

Arizona Republic, April 6, 1996, Rewind, unwind and focus by Cathryn Creno.

America West, THIS and THAT, December 1996, The Movie Doc by Susan G. Hauser.

Gazette Telegraph, August 2, 1996, Healing Through Hollywood by Jeremy Simon.

Los Angeles Times, Saturday, April 6, 1996, One Picture Is Worth a Thousand Sessions by Susan G. Hauser, Page F14.

The Globe and Mail (Canada’s National Newspaper), Saturday, August 10, 1996, Trade in your valium for videos, therapy’s gone celluloid by Susan Hauser.

USA Weekend (The Week Section), December 1-3, 1995.

The Willamette Writer, November 1995, The Movie Doctor; Promotion, Promotion, Promotion by Kristi Burke.

The Wall Street Journal, Friday, December 22, 1995, Staying Sane the Video Way by Susan G. Hauser.

The Columbian (Life Section C), Sunday, November 12, 1995, Feeling blue? Just follow the yellow brick road: a cinematic journey of healing by Brian Willoughby.

The Oregonian (Living-Between the Covers), Reel life stories can be the best prescription for real life woes by Kristi Turnquist.

Willamette Week (Portland’s Newsweekly, Cinematherapy? By Dale E. Basye.

The Guardian/London, New couch therapy taps films as a tool by Stuart Millar.

Articles Written by Dr. Solomon

EAPA  Exchange, January-February 1997, CinematherapyÔ Watching for Better Health, Page 26.

Treatment Today, Winter 1997, Cinematherapy: The Motion Picture Prescription, Page 8.


Millenium Man-A Men’s Conference, Community College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, Saturday, April 17, 1999, Fathers and Sons Through Film by Dr. Gary Solomon.

OGPS Annual Fall Conference, Friday, September 20, 1996, The Motion Picture PrescriptionÔin Group Psychotherapy by Dr. Gary Solomon.

The Institute for Integral Development Presents: 14th National Conference on The Family in Stress and Crisis, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 17-20, 2000, “Reel” Therapy: The Family (Both Real and Humorous) in Cinema; Cinematherapy: The Addict’s Quest As Portrayed in Film; “Reel” Therapy: Using Movies and Videos in Counseling and Therapy; and Fathers and Sons: Struggles and Successes as Portrayed in Film by Dr. Gary Solomon.

The Institute for Integral Development Presents: National Conference on the Family, Addictions & Relationships, Nashville, Tennessee, October 24-26, 1996, See This Movie and Call Me in the Morning: The Use of Movies in Healing Addictions; Techniques for Using Film and Video in Treatment and Recovery; and “Reel” Therapy: Addictions Within the Family as Portrayed in Film by Dr. Gary Solomon.

The Institute for Integral Development Presents: 11th National Conference on the Family in Stress and Crisis, Theme: From Addiction and Dysfunction to Wellness, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 24-27, 1997, Cinema and the Family: How Issues and Problems are Portrayed in Movies; Crises in Film: From Abandonment to Sexual Abuse; and Cinematherapy by Dr. Gary Solomon.

The Institute for Integral Development Presents: National Conference on the Family, Addictions & Relationships, Nashville, Tennessee, October 30, 31 & November 1, 1997, Dual Diagnosis: “I Learned It at the Movies; Cinematherapy: Using Movies in Counseling; and The Family, Addictions and Relationships as Portrayed in Modern Cinema by Dr. Gary Solomon.

Evergreen Training Group, Portland, Oregon, Friday, January 31, 1997, Cinematherapy: Movies that Heal by Dr. Gary Solomon.

Evergreen Counseling Services, P.C., Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 1996, Medford, Oregon, October 19, 1996 and Bend, Oregon, November 2, 1996, Reel Therapy: Cinematherapy® Training by Dr. Gary Solomon.

The Oregon Psychotherapy Consortium, Portland, Oregon, 1995, The Motion Picture Prescription by Dr. Gary Solomon.

Book Reviews

The Recovery Exchange, Review of The Motion Picture Prescription: Watch This Movie and Call Me in the Morning, Reviewed by Marvin Phillips.