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Dr. Tony Cedolini

Anthony Cedolini (aka Tony), Ph.D., was born in upstate New York in 1942. At age 16, his family moved to San Jose, California, where he currently resides. He married Clare Marie DeRose in 1964, and they have three children. Dr. Cedolini has worked with children and parents for more than 50 years. He spent his first twelve years as a school psychologist and the remaining years in private practice as an educational psychologist, marriage, family, and child counselor. He and Clare, a learning diagnostician, worked together at their Educational Associates practice.


Tony initially attended the University of San Francisco (1960-2), then earned a bachelor's and master's degree from San Jose State University. After extensive research, his book, "Occupational Stress and Job Burnout," was published by Columbia University's Teachers College Press. It became the vehicle for his Ph.D. dissertation in educational psychology from Columbia Pacific University. He is also the author of three previous educational books. His first "A Parent's Guide to School Readiness" was published in 1971, his second "The Effect of Affect" in 1975, and "Occupational Stress and Job Burnout" in 1982. Throughout his career, he has provided seminars, publications, and newspaper articles.

Tony completed the book "Passport—Your Journey to Wit, Wisdom, and Inspiration" in 2018 for his extended family and friends. He just completed a revised edition, "The Classroom of Life," for general publication. The Classroom of Life is available on Amazon

Tony's passion and time have been primarily focused on helping children excel with the purpose of making their world a bit better. Consequently, he was recognized by Academic Therapy Publications as one of the "Outstanding Teachers in Exceptional Education". He has also been recognized by Who's Who In America for the past 35 years. He was co-founder and on the board of directors for Lyceum of Santa Clara County from 1971 to 2001. This Silicon Valley non-profit organization is self-supporting and relies on parent participation and professional volunteers. It provides after-school enrichment classes for intellectually gifted children, regardless of socio-economics. It has been responsible for some of the talented icons in high-tech Silicon Valley. Dr. Cedolini maintains interests in various organizations and activities outside of the mental health field. He especially enjoys reading, sharing ideas, humor, collects old coins and antiques. Tony’s other interests include classic cars, woodcarvings, travel, and winemaking. He has been semi-retired since 2017.

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