About the Author

Andrew Erlich, PhD

Dr. Andrew Erlich is a prominent clinical psychologist, author and nationally-known speaker. His newest book, The Long Shadows, is a true-life novel about the remarkable life of his beloved uncle, Jake Erlich.

Dr. Erlich spent ten years researching and writing the book, which he describes as both a labor of love and an inspiring example of human resilience and transcendence in the face of adversity.

Dr. Erlich is the author of two previous books, Selling to Latinos: Building a Bridge to Understanding, and Exploring Culture: Cultural Overviews and Insights. Both books provide essential insights drawn from his nearly three decades of cross-cultural research, motivational analysis and studies of organizational development.

He is a frequent contributor to national news and business publications. His byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Adweek Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine and Advertising Age, among others. His cross-cultural insights and expert commentary have also been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Business Week, Newsweek and The New York Times. Dr. Erlich has appeared on a variety of local, national and international Spanish-language radio and television shows, including “La Nueva California,” a 19-part television series about the Latino population broadcast by Univision.

Dr. Erlich is also a renowned motivational speaker and educator whose speaking engagements include Freeing the Giant, The Yoga of Change, and Cross-Cultural Success.
In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Erlich was awarded the prestigious “Top5 Speaker” designation by Speakers Platform, one of the nation’s most prominent speakers bureaus. He also earned the “Platinum Speaker” designation offered by Meeting Planners International.
Dr. Erlich has been a clinical psychologist for more than thirty years. He began practicing in Los Angeles in 1981 and opened his current Scottsdale practice in 2002.

Dr. Erlich received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology. He also trained at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, the California Institute of Technology and the Affiliated Psychiatric and Medical Clinic at Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Erlich lives in Scottsdale with his wife Robin. He has two children, Ben and Danielle.



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