Robert Schwebel

Robert Schwebel
Robert Schwebel is a clinical psychologist who wrote and developed The Seven Challenges®. It is an evidence-based comprehensive counseling program that incorporates work on drug problems, first designed for adolescents and young adults, and now adapted for adults of all ages. Widely used across the United States, and in Canada and Germany, the program has been implemented in community agencies, residential treatment centers, public and private schools, treatment schools, juvenile justice facilities, and drug courts. Robert works closely with organizations to provide clinical support and oversight.

Over the years, Robert wrote several books including Saying No Is Not Enough; Keep Your Kids Tobacco-Free; and Who’s on Top, Who’s on Bottom: How Couples Can Learn to Share Power. He is regularly called for comments and interviews, and has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, CNN and other national media.

In his career, Robert directed publicly funded agencies that provide prevention and counseling services, and maintained a private practice for many years. Currently he works on program development; provides lectures and workshops; and has a special interest in promoting progressive public policy and social justice in his professional work. He and his wife live in Tucson, AZ, and seek out as much time as possible with their two young adult children.
  • Credentials
    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of California, Berkeley
  • Titles
    Clinical Psychologist; The Seven Challenges, Author and Program Developer
  • Expertise
    Comprehensive counseling that incorporates work on alcohol and other drug problems.