Nicholas Cummings

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

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


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

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

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.


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