Frank Ricci





























Curriculum Vita'

Frank Ricci III, PhD, CHt




Born: April 12, 1941, Providence, RI
Military: United States Air Force (1960-1966)
Marital Status: Married (5 children, 12 grandchildren)


Conducted over 6,000 inspirational and life improvement events.

Lectured on stress management, weight loss, smoking cessation and addictive behavior to more than 200 organizations nationally including city, county and state governments; major corporations, law enforcement, firefighters, health organizations, educational institutions, professional associations and Native American Tribes for stress reduction, weight management, smoking cessation, insomnia and pain.


1999-2000 Doctor of Philosophy of Metaphysics and Theological Counseling - American College of Metaphysics, nonprofit theological institution., Minneapolis, MN

Metaphysician: A psychological counselor, spiritual comforter and healer that facilitates a closer relationship between the psychologist and the spiritual healer.


  • Study of the family from the metaphysical and spiritual perspective.

  • Dynamic principals of personality adjustment and maladjustment as they apply to the work of counselors and the counseling pastor.

  • Applied psychology which influence the work of teachers and ministers in handling emotional and physical problems of youth and maturity, and in dealing with the sick and dying.

  • Principles of the conscious awareness of thought to discover we are not a "victim" of circumstance. Acknowledgement that life follows a natural pattern according to conscious and subconscious thoughts.

  • Investigation of the first causes of existence and knowledge. Seeks to explain the nature of uniting man's physical, mental, and spiritual character into its true nature of holism.

  • Binding psychology and spirituality

1993-1996 Clinical Hypnotherapist - Graduate of HMI, Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy, Tarzana, CA (Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.)

Formal Training 360 hrs and Internship 4,033 hrs


  • Theory of the Mind

  • Characteristics of Physical and Emotional Suggestibility

  • Dominant Laws of Suggestibility

  • Literal and Inferred Suggestions in Therapy

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Weight Management

  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

  • Gambling Addiction

  • Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Depressive Behavior

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Progressive Relaxation

  • Relationship Counseling

  • Treatment Modalities

  • Hypnotic Inductions

  • How Sexuality is Formed

  • Physical and Emotional Sexuality in Terms of Psychoanalysis

  • Biofeedback GSR (Galvanic Skin Response)

  • Circle Therapy

  • Visualization

  • Suggestive Imagery

  • Corrective Therapy

  • Memory Improvement

  • Insomnia

  • Stuttering

  • Children Bedwetting

  • Specific Client Behaviors

  • Counseling the Heterosexual Relationship

  • Counseling the Homosexual Relationship

  • Intellectual Sexuality

  • Neurotic Behavior

  • Suggestibility Tests and Conversions.

Accreditation and Approvals:

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Approved by the California Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE).

  • Approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBS) as a provider for continuing education credits for California licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and licensed Clinical Social Workers.

  • Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as a provider of continuing education credits for Registered Nurses.

  • Approved by the Dental Board of California (DBC) as a provider of continuing education credits for licensed Dentists and Dental Assistance.

  • Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Approved by the Hypnotherapist's Union Local 472 as an educational provider for Certification in Hypnotherapy.

* 1965-1966 Certified Computer Programmer, Graduate of Electronic Computer Programming Institute (ECPI), Providence, RI


  • Machine Language Programming

  • Fortran IV Programming Language

  • SPS-Symbolic Programming System

  • Autocoder

  • 083 Card Sorter

  • Unit Record Equipment

  • 407 Accounting Machine

Computer Proficiencies:

IBM and Macintosh computer platforms. Scientific Computer Programmer proficient in Machine Language and Fortran IV. Microsoft Word, Excel, Entourage, PowerPoint, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Scanwise, Appleworks, Discus, Imovie, Quicken, Dreamweaver, FileZilla, TechTool Pro, Audacity, Quicken.

1963 Florida State University Majoring in English, Tallahassee, FL


1994-Present Executive Director/Co-Founder of The FREND Group Clinic and Institute for Self-Improvement

A charitable organization and national leader in life management and behavior modification.

Conducted training/clinics to over two hundred organizations nationally.

Mission: To improve the quality of life for people in need and help reduce chronic stress, tension and anxiety and stress-related issues such as smoking and obesity through education, inspiration and treatiment helping organizations reduce health care costs.

1971-1994 Executive Director/Co-Founder of FRENDCO Productions. Produced and Directed over 6,000 special events internationally

   Vocal Artist performing Internationally and Headlined in Las Vegas co-starring alongside Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and more

1967-1971 Scientific Computer Programmer for Interstate Electronics U.S. Defense Aerospace Corporation

Software Development for underwater sound detection and identification, and missile guidance tracking

1960 - 1964 United States Air Force

Graduate as Computational Geodetic Programmer of the Army Corp School of Engineering, Washington, DC, a scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of earth

Awarded Secret Clearance and headed a computational team in Aerial and Geodetic Surveying


Supported by The American Cancer Society for my charitable health program that improves the quality of life

Humanitarian Award for my work with Down’s Syndrome children

Recognized by the Urban League for my work with inner-city youth.


Member of the American Counseling Association - Former

Member of The American Hypnosis Association - Former

Knights of Columbus Council Advocate


Leon Sherman, Mayor (Ret.), City of Eagle Point OR (2003-2011)
                       Contact: (541) 826-4974

Jane Turner, City Manager (Ret.) , City of Phoenix, OR (2008-2012)

John Discola, General Manager/Founder, DPRX Corporation (1988-Present)