Alfred A. Barrios

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Dr. Alfred A. Barrios is a clinical psychologist (B.S. Caltech, Ph.D. UCLA) and founder and current Executive director of the Self-Programmed Control Center in Los Angeles.


Barrios has a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and received his PhD from UCLA.


Barrios puts on His 3-hour Instructors workshop for school teachers across the country after which the teachers can in turn teach the SPC program to students, this is the program which has been able to reduce school dropout from 56% to 16%;[citation needed] he also lectures to medical professionals across the country on the enhanced mind-body approach to reviving the body's natural defenses against cancer, an area in which he has achieved international recognition.[citation needed] In 1996, he received the first annual Cancer Federation Award in psychoneuroimmunology from the Cancer Federation,[1][not in citation given][third-party source needed] and was nominated for the Norman Cousins Award in Mind-Body Health.[citation needed]


Barrios is the author of four published books:

  • Towards Greater Freedom and Happiness (1978), ISBN 0-9601926-1-1 Search this book on Logo.png.;
  • The Stress Test (1983) Reached as high as #2 on the LA Times Best Seller List ISBN 9780960192632 Search this book on Logo.png.;
  • The Habit Buster (1987), ISBN 0-9601926-4-6 Search this book on Logo.png.;
  • Understanding Hypnosis: Theory, Scope and Potential (2009), ISBN 978-1-60692-709-0 Search this book on Logo.png..

24 Qualities That Geniuses Have in Common was an article written by Dr. Barrios that was first printed by the National Enquirer in 1980 and was later reprinted and distributed by L. Ron Hubbard.


  1. Barrios, Alfred A. (22 September 2009). "My Presentations at the Recent National Hypnosis Conference" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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