Nicholas Cummings

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Nicholas Cummings
Born (1924-07-25) July 25, 1924 (age 94)
Alma materUniversity of California at Berkeley, Claremont Graduate University and Adelphi University
Spouse(s)Dorothy Mills Cummings

Nicholas Andrew Cummings (born July 25, 1924) is an American psychologist and author.


Cummings first attended the University of California at Berkeley, receiving a bachelor's degree in psychology, before moving to Claremont Graduate University for his master's and Adelphi University for a doctorate in clinical psychology.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Cummings is a former president of the American Psychological Association (1979) and Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (1959-1979).[2] In 1994, he co-founded with his wife the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foundation.[3] The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring routine healthcare includes doctoral psychotherapy. He and his daughter Janet L. Cummings founded the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies in 2014.[4]

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Personal life[edit]

Cummings was born in Salinas, California. Cummings resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife, Dorothy Mills Cummings.[4] They have two children and two grandchildren.