Frank Ricci Authority





























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 self-improvement seminar/clinics regarding self-esteem, stress and stress-related issues such as weight management, smoking cessation, insomnia, pain, and addictive behavior.

Lectured to over 200 organizations nationally including city, county and state governments; major corporations, law enforcement, firefighters, health organizations, educational institutions, professional associations and native American tribes withl attendance exceeding 160,000 people.


1999-2000   Doctor of Philosophy of Theological Counseling - American College of Metaphysical Theology, nonprofit theological institution, Minneapolis, MN

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


  • Study of the family from the spiritual and metaphysical perspective

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

  • Applied psychology which influences the work of ministers and teachers 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   Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist - HMI College of Hypnotherapy, Tarzana, CA. A Nationally Accredited College, Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

Formal Training 360 hrs

Internship 4,033 hrs


  • Theory of the Mind

  • Relationship Counseling

  • Literal and Inferred Suggestions in Therapy

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Weight Management

  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

  • Gambling Addiction

  • Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Depressive Behavior

  • Insomnia

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Neurotic Behavior

  • Progressive Relaxation

  • 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

  • Stuttering

  • Children Bedwetting

  • Specific Client Behaviors

  • Counseling the Heterosexual Relationship

  • Counseling the Homosexual Relationship

  • Intellectual Sexuality

  • Characteristics of Physical and Emotional Suggestibility

  • Dominant Laws of Suggestibility

  • 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, 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


2020-Present  Producer and Host of "The Minute Report" Radio Commentary Show for Health, Wealth and Happiness

1994-Present  Co-Founder of The FREND Group Clinic for Self-Improvement

National leader in Life Management and Behavior Modification.

Conducted self-improvement training/clinics to over 200 organizations nationally with over 160,000 attendees.

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

1971-1994   Director/Co-Founder of FRENDCO Entertainment Productions. Produced and Performing in over 6,000 international events

A Las Vegas Headliner, dubbed "The Vitamin E of Las Vegas" because of his boundless energy and ability to excite audiences emotionally. Las Vegas Panorama  wrote. "One of the really dynamite vocalists today"

Recognized as one of the best singers and showman in America, appearing alongside Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Don Rickles, and Marty Robbins to name a few.

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

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

1960 - 1966  United States Air Force

Computational Geodetic Programmer, Graduate of Army Corp School of Engineering, Washington, DC. Scientific discipline dealng with the measurement and representation of earth.

Awarded Secret Clearance

Supervised an Aerial Geodetic Surveying Computational Team


A Member of "Marquis Who's Who in America"

Humanitarian Award for work with Down’s Syndrome children

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

Commended by the "American Cancer Society" for his national "Improving the Quality of Life" proprietary charitable program

Testimonials and Endorsements


Former Member of the American Counseling Association

Former Member of The American Hypnosis Association

Knights of Columbus Council, Advocate / Editor


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)