Dr. Micheal Kane earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University-Seattle Washington School of Professional Psychology in 2005. He received masters degrees in social work from the University of Washington in 1983, clinical psychology from Argosy University-Seattle in 2002, and completed postgraduate studies in Psychological and Complex Traumatology from the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Kane's doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of psychological trauma on African-American men in military service from the American Civil War in 1861 through the first Gulf War in 1991.
Dr. Kane is a certified trauma treatment specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) and holds two clinical diplomates: the Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW).
Dr. Kane has served on the clinical and practicum faculties of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the UW College of Arts and Sciences School of Psychology, and the UW School of Social Work. He has served on the advisory board and teaching faculty of the UW Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma and the advisory board of the Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center. Dr. Kane has also served as a consultant in complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder to the Congressional Black Caucus' Veteran's Braintrust, and is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Social Work.
Dr. Kane has maintained a private practice since 1985 working with individuals, couples and families. His theoretical framework is self-relational psychotherapy that is integrative and reflects themes based on psychodynamic, reality, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Dr. Kane's specialties include anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and ethnic minority mental health issues. He has experience in LGBTQ+ concerns as well as biracial self-image and relationship issues. Dr. Kane's research interests are focused on the integration of complex trauma with the psychological self and its impact on the individual's life.
Dr. Kane's latest publication, Our Blood Flows Red: African-American Men in Military Service, was utilized as the research basis for awarding the Congressional Gold Medal for valor honoring the valor and heroism of the Montford Point World War II Black Marine veterans. This publication focuses on assisting mental health clinicians in working with African-American veterans experiencing complex trauma. It is being taught and referenced in graduate schools and utilized by organizations providing veteran services.