Edward J. Frischholz
Edward J. Frischholz, Ph.D., 58, passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2014. Born in Miami, Florida on January 14, 1956, he attended Chaminade College Preparatory School and Biscayne College where he earned a B.A. in Psychology and English and a M.S. in Human Resources - Counseling/Family Therapy. He received a M.A. in Psychometrics - Psychology from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Frischholz was highly respected nationally and internationally for his extensive research and expertise in hypnosis which has been disseminated in scientific journals and publications, including the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He also was actively involved in the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Ed had an effusive joy of life. His ebullient personality and energy was felt by all who knew or came in contact with him. He was deeply spiritual, a loving and generous soul, an extremely loyal friend, a trusted and respected colleague and mentor, and a passionate defender for what he felt to be right and just. He will be deeply and sorely missed.
Dr. Frischholz is predeceased by parents, Elmer and Marie; and is survived by his beloved wife, Connie; sister , Marie (John) Mennes; nephew, Douglas Mennes; mother-in law, Connie Wimberly; sisters-in law, Pamela (Joseph) Gill, Barbara (David) Brown and Susan (Kevin) Downs; aunts, Eleanor Dixon and Ann Chirico; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Steven (Linda) Frischholz and their sons, Zachary and Erik.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 6 to June 8, 2014