Education

 
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Major: Psychology
Degree: B.A., Honors in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 1972
 
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Major: Clinical Psychology (APA-Approved)
Degree: Ph.D., 1985

Honors and Awards

 
National Institute of Mental Health Stipend–UNR, 1980, 1981
Western Psychological Association Research Scholarship, 1984
V.A. Palo Alto Health Care System Performance Awards, 1985, 1986

Professional Experience

3/88-present
Private Practitioner–Psychotherapy
Palo Alto, CA
11/05-present
Mind-Body Program Coordinator since 9/08
Founder, Stress Reduction for Fertility 8-Week & 1-Day Programs
Group Leader, Researcher, and In-service Staff Trainer
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California,
San Jose, CA
1/07-1/08
Leader, Mind-Body Fertility Groups
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
5/05-6/06
Founder, Mind-Body Fertility Quarterly Retreats
Zouves Fertility Center, Daly City, CA
9/04-9/07
Founder, Mind-Body Fertility Groups/Retreats
Founder, Quarterly Surrogacy Workshops
RESOLVE of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
9/99-9/06
Member, Board of Directors; Director, Resource Committee
RESOLVE of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
3/99-9/04
Leader, Infertility Support Groups
Founder, Monthly Surrogacy Support Groups
RESOLVE of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
4/93-1/05
Medical Community Staff Member
Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
3/87-7/91
Staff Psychologist; Coordinator Internship Program
Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Psychiatry Dept.
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
9/88-7/91
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA
4/85-5/87
Staff Psychologist; Supervisor Pre-Doctoral Interns; Researcher
V.A. Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
9/75-6/80
Special Education Teacher (CA-credentialed)
Clearwater Residential Treatment Center, Philo, CA
11/74-6/75
Learning Specialist
Canyon Elementary School, Canyon, CA
9/73-6/74
Elementary Teacher (CA-credentialed)
Flood School, East Palo Alto, CA

Publications

Marotta, J. 2013. 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion. Oakland, Calif.: New Harbinger Publications.

Marotta, J. 2010. Stress Reduction Techniques to Reduce Patient Dropout Rates During eSET. Chapter translated in Italian in booklet for Momento Medico, Italy.

Marotta, J. 2009. Stress Reduction Techniques to Reduce Patient Dropout Rates During eSET. Chapter in Single Embryo Transfer. Pages 159-170 in Gerris, J., Adamson, GD., DeSutter, P. & Racowsky, C. (Eds). Cambridge, UK.  Cambridge University Press.

Burling, T., Marotta, J., Gonzalez, R., Moltzen, J., Welch, R., Eng, A. Schmidt, G., Ziff, D. & Reilly, P. 1989. A Computerized Smoking Cessation Program for the Worksite: Treatment Outcome and Feasibility. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57(5), 619-622.

Marotta-Sims, J., Nishi, L. & Kolinsky, B. 1980. Autism Project In-Service Manual and Autism Project Sound Film Strip. Mendocino County Schools.

Sims, G & Sims, J.M. 1973. Does Face-to-Face Contact Reduce Counselee Responsiveness with Emotionally Insecure Youth? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 10(4), 348-351.

Newsletter, Articles and Blogs Posts

Articles for Infertility Related Newsletters

Marotta, J. The Paradoxes of Infertility. RESOLVE of N. Calif. Newsletter, Fall, 1999.

Marotta, J. A Gift from God. RESOLVE Illinois Newsletter, Winter, 1999.

Marotta, J. The Heart of Surrogacy. RESOLVE of N. Calif. Newsletter, Winter, 2000.

Marotta, J. Between a Rock and a Hard Place. RESOLVE of Northern California Newsletter, Spring, 2000.

Marotta, J. The Surrogacy Experience. Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Website, 1998.

Marotta, J. Nursing from your Soul: How to Nurse your Baby from Adoption or Surrogacy.  Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Website, 1998.

Marotta, J. Opening to the Surrogacy Experience. Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Newsletter, Fall, 1997.

Articles for Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Esteem Related Newsletters/Blogs

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem–Website Interview. Tiny Buddha. June, 2015.

Mindfulness: A Great Wellness Goal for 2015. Los Altos Town Crier. January, 2015.

Infertility Treatment—How to Cope. My Life Stages Sutter Health Ask the Expert Healthy Living Blog. April, 2015.

Greeting Pregnancy with Mindfulness. Beyond Infertility. December, 2014.

Giving the Presence of Mindfulness. Beyond Infertility. December, 2014.

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Health Blog. December, 2014.

The Paradox of Self-Esteem. Santa Clara Country Psychological Association Newsletter. Winter, 2014.

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. Interview with Janetti Marotta and Michelle Skeen. Relationships 2.0 Radio. May, 2014.

Mindful Self-Esteem: An Interview with Janetti Marotta and Lynn Crocker. Create Your Reality Radio. April, 2014.

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. Website Interview with A.R. Silverberry. March, 2014.

Improve Inner Awareness and Live a Life Free of Harsh Self-Judgments with 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. New Harbinger Publications Consumer e-Newsletter. December, 2013.

How to Use Mindfulness to Help Clients Move Past Distressing Emotions. Quick tips for therapists. New Harbinger Publications Consumer e-Newletter. December, 2013.

Presentations

Marotta, J. Seminars on 20+ infertility/mind-body topics. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California, Nov. 2006-current.

Marotta, J. Seven Factors of Awakening—Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2016.

Marotta, J. & Miller, C. The “Ins and Outs” of Professionally Led Support and Psycho-Educational Groups. Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Nov. 2015.

Marotta, J. Eight Great Thoughts: An 8-Week Speaker Series based on Anuruddha Sutta—Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2015.

Marotta, J. A Series on Strengthening Mindfulness—The “Presents” of Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2015.

Marotta, J. & Wesson, N. Mindful Self-Esteem Practices within a Psychotherapy Group. American Group Psychotherapy Association National Convention: Feb. 2015.

Marotta, J & Wesson, N. Mindful Self-Esteem Practices within a Psychotherapy Group. Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Oct. 2014.

Marotta, J. Mindful Self-Esteem: A Course in Cultivating Qualities for Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion. Santa Clara County Psychological Association & Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Feb. 2014.

Marotta, J. 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: An Evening of Meditation & Teaching. Insight Meditation South Bay: Feb. 2014.

Marotta, J. & Sims, G. Book signing event–An Afternoon of Mindfulness and Peace. Lucie Stern Center: Jan. 2014.

Marotta, J. The Mind-Body Approach to Chronic Pain. Agile Physical Therapy Center–staff training, Jun. 2007.

Marotta, J. Symposia presenter on 20+ infertility/mind-body topics. RESOLVE of Northern California, Jun. 1997-Oct. 2005.

Marotta, J. Marital Variables & Treatment Completion, April 1986; Differential Effects of Marital Status on Treatment Completion: Addicts vs. Alcoholics: Annual Conference of the National Council of Alcoholism: Apr. 1986.

Marotta-Sims, J.: The Continuity between Dreams and a Vision Quest; Marital Status and its Relationship to Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Attrition; The Sense of Injuring and its Relevance to Analog Research on Aggression. Western Psychological Association Convention: Apr. 1984.

Specialized Training

Trained and practiced in Transcendental Meditation, Zen Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation (1971-current)

Participated in a 9-day professional training program under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D. and an 8-week MBSR professional training program under the direction of Bob Stahl, Ph.D. ( 2003-2005).

Certified in Mind-Body Groups for Infertility by Alice Domar, Ph.D. (2005).

Certified as Vision Quest Guide by Rites of Passage (1994).

Obtained training in Behavior Therapy from Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D. (1971), Group Therapy from Irv Yalom, M.D. (1990), and Family Therapy from the Family Program, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA (1984-1991).

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association (APA)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association

* References available on request.