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As many of you know Philip has been battling cancer and now is at home with 24/7 hospice assistance. He is being taken care of by his husband Geol Weirs and several of his family members. Philip is a dear friend and family member. Anyone who is close to him knows how loving, thoughtful and caring he is. He has touched so many of our lives in deep and meaningful ways.
Some may not know about all of his professional accomplishments. Philip Colgan, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He began his professional career as a faculty member at the Program in Human Sexuality where he was involved in the sexuality and disability program under the leadership of Sandra and Ted Cole. While deeply involved in the Sexual Attitude Reassessment Seminars (SAR) offered by the Program, he developed the first SAR for gay men in 1977. From there he was on the faculty of Department of Family Social Science where he directed the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Education Program. He also developed a private practice in the Twin Cities. He was also awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Minnesota
From there he moved his private practice to San Francisco and taught part time at City College and also at Diablo Valley College. Dr. Colgan was awarded the Exemplary Service Award at Diablo Valley College for excellence in teaching and service to the profession.
Dr. Colgan has also served on the advisory committee to the Center on Substance Abuse Treatment, National Addiction Technology Transfer Center. He has been a featured writer on addiction for McGraw/Hill, the educational publishers.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Colgan has specialized in treating individuals and couples with issues surrounding attachment, intimacy, and sexuality, as well as addiction. As a master teacher, he has trained people worldwide in effective ways of addressing these issues.