Marian Stuart
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About Marian


Thanks for visiting my website. It is a pleasure to communicate with you using a method quite different from what I do in my usual professional life as a practicing psychotherapist, life coach, medical educator, and speaker on a variety of behavioral health topics. In my practice I work with both individuals and couples dealing with the stressors of daily lives and relationships. I specialize in treating patients suffering with chronic pain, who have been diagnosed as having TMS — a condition described by John Sarno, MD as Tension Myositis Syndrome. I welcome new patients.
Marian Stuart
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Marian R. Stuart, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "Retiring" after thirty years of teaching medical students, doctors in graduate training, faculty and practicing physicians the art of integrating mental and physical health practices, she continues as a consultant and lecturer as well as pursuing a private practice as a Licensed Psychologist in the Princeton area of New Jersey.

Senior author of The Fifteen Minute Hour: Efficient and Effective Patient Centered Consultation Skills, Sixth Edition (6th Edition, 2018), she is in great demand as a speaker on medical education, communications and stress management skills, successful aging, and the power of forgiveness. She has presented in a variety of formats in most areas of the United States as well as in the UK, Canada, Denmark and Israel. Both The Fifteen Minute Hour and Coping with the Stressed-Out People in Your Life, which she co-authored with Ronald G. Nathan, are available as Kindle publications. Listed in Who's Who in America, Dr. Stuart is the recipient of the 1997 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Excellence in Education Award, and a charter member of the Stuart D. Cook, M.D. Master Educators Guild of UMDNJ. In 2002 the American Academy of Family Physicians made her an Honorary Member, an extraordinary achievement for a psychologist.

Feel free to e-mail me to arrange for speaking engagements, workshops, and other presentations.

If you're looking for information about my book The Fifteen Minute Hour, it has its own website at

The Fifteen Minute Hour: Efficient and Effective Patient Centered Consultation Skills, Sixth Edition

  • The introductory section of the book is completely rewritten for accessibility and immediately introduces the practical BATHE technique.
  • Includes brand new case material based on real-world consultations
  • Adds techniques for managing chronic conditions including pain
  • A renewed focus on wellness and health promotion and a strong focus on patient-centered care

Please e-mail me with questions.

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