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HOA Academy Author Bio
Professor Gary Solomon, retired tenured Professor of Psychology at the College of Southern Nevada. He has a BA in Psychology, MPH in Public Health, MSW in Social Work, Ph.D.in Psychology, and a Ph.D.in Social Work (abd).
Professor Solomon, for the last 5 years, has been researching homeowner's stress related symptoms caused by living in and being harassment by Homeowner Associations (HOAs). This hot topic has gone viral on the internet with homeowners telling their horror stories about being harassed by their HOA. After putting two and two together Professor Solomon compiled a series of lectures, HOA Academy, at hoaacademy.com.
The Professor began his work by investigating the psychiatric effects HOAs have on their residents. He then turned his attention to the businesses, Management Companies, Collection Companies and HOA attorneys, that support HOAs, and the impact they have on homeowners. He then addressed the political aspects of HOAs. Ultimately, he investigated and researched the science behind the harassment and abuse by the HOA Board Members, Management Companies, Collection Companies and HOA attorneys. Professor Solomon is the first to connect the scientific research in his lectures and in his latest book, HOA Academy, to the how, who, what and why of HOA harassment and abuse.
What the reader and viewer will get from HOA Academy, is an educational insight into the true workings of HOA communities. HOA Academy confronts the issues related to HOAs with a combination of lectures, scientific research, terms, concepts, and possible solutions to the HOA crisis, along with written and downloadable text for FREE!
After years of observing and speaking with homeowners who had been harassed and abused by their HOA, Professor Solomon fathered, defined and popularized HOA Syndrome, a psychiatric Anxiety Disorder with symptoms similar to PTSD and based in longitudinal stress.
HOA Syndrome is characterized by a cluster of signs and symptoms–psychophysiological indicators–such as: Anger; fatigue; anxiety; depression, to name a few-and- emotional, psychological and physical illnesses.
Professor Solomon fathered, defined and popularized the trademarked term 'Cinematherapy'®, viewing movies for their therapeutic value. Cinematherapy® is a therapeutic method that is used all over the world by many different disciplines. Professor Solomon has written three books on the subject: The Motion Picture Prescription, Reel Therapy and Cinemaparenting®.
Other books written by Professor Solomon are: A Psychiatric Diagnosis Primer, written for non-psychiatric medical professionals, therapists, attorneys, employers, teachers, students, parents, etc., to assist them in identifying and taking action relating to problem presentations of mental illness; A Ballad for Allison Porter, a psychological thriller novel; Why is Brian so Fat?, a children's book; The Phobia Quiz Book; The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge; as well as two plays, Boxcar and Cannibals and Headhunters. The Professor's latest book is HOA: Crisis in America, an on-line book.
To learn more about Professor Solomon: hoaacademy.com, hoacrisisinamerica.com, hoasyndrome.com, pitythepoorfool.com, hoaboardmonitoringservices.com, or cinema-therapy.com.
To contact Professor Solomon or to engage him as an expert witness: Dr. Robin Huhn, 702.812.4599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.