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Dr. Betty Grover Eisner

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Eisner, Dr. Betty Grover Sept. 29, 1915 - July 1, 2004
Betty Grover Eisner was born September 29, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri, where she attended Sunset Hill School. Majoring in political science at Stanford, she was Phi Beta Kappa, graduating in 1937. Willard Eisner became her husband and they moved to Los Angeles. During WWII she was a Red Cross volunteer. At UCLA she obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. After Will's death, she married Bill Micks. Her drive and intellect resulted in a myriad of interests and accomplishments. Professionally, she was a pioneer in using LSD and other hallucinogens for therapeutic uses. In addition to writing several articles, she authored a book "The Unused Potential of Marriage and Sex" and helped found The School for Learning, which enabled teaching English in Mexico. Under the name, Rev B, she wrote lyrics. She continued writing on her work until her death on July 1, 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Maleah, son, David, step-daughters, Pat and Anne Micks and grandchildren, Chad, Meagan, Anna Leah and Daniel. Donations may be made to the Hefftner Research Institute, 369 Montezuma Ave. #153, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 2004
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