About Jay Earley


Jay Earley, Ph.D, is a big-picture thinker and social and psychological theorist.

He studies psychotherapy in a comprehensive way to arrive at a depth understanding of the human psyche and the process of transformation.

Jay is known for the clarity of his teaching and writing, his creative methods of demonstrating complex ideas, and his detailed description of therapeutic technique.

 Jay focuses on Internal Family Systems Therapy in all aspects of his work. He teaches classes in IFS both for the general public as a practice for self-help and for therapists who want to learn IFS. He is the author of Self-Therapy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inner Wholeness Using IFS, Self-Therapy, Vol. 2Self-Therapy, Vol. 3, Freedom from Your Inner Critic, Interactive Group Therapy, Transforming Human Culture, and Resolving Inner Conflict.

Jay’s book, Interactive Group Therapy describes his group therapy method in which people learn interpersonal relationship skills by working directly on their relationships with each other. 

Jay has a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University and is a licensed psychologist in California (PSY6973). He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1973.