About the Author

abouttheauthor1Michael Staples holds dual licenses in Radiation Therapy and Depth Psychotherapy. He is the author of over twenty journal articles in these fields, and has worked in both large academic institutions (University of California at San Francisco, Stanford Medical Center), and in a number of private clinics and community based hospitals. While at Siemens Medical Systems, he helped design and develop the Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) method of radiation delivery now a standard in the Industry. He work Alayna in Paris, France developing a micro-MLC for Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Resonant Medical in Montreal, Canada developing Ultrasound Localization. He is currently the Manager of Radiation Oncology at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

Michael is also a psychotherapist. He is the founder of Sonoma Psycho-Oncology, a 501c3 non-profit psychotherapy organization providing low-cost therapy for those involved with Cancer treatment, and founded the Center for Intersubjective Studies, as well as building one of the early websites enabling MFTs and LCSWs to earn Continuing Credits online.

abouttheauthor3In the 1970s, Michael was one of the primer U.S. writers in the martial arts field, his area of focus being Chinese martial arts. He was the author of four books; White Crane Gung-Fu (the first book about the White Crane style in English), Hop-Gar Kung-Fu (the first book about the Hop-Gar in English), abouttheauthor2Tibetan Kung-Fu, and Wushu of China (the first book about the Compulsory routine in China called Chang-Chuan, or Long-Fist). He published a little over seventy feature magazine articles, served as Chinese styles editor for one of the first Encyclopedias of martial arts, Chinese styles editor for a Dictionary of martial arts, and wrote a Special Edition magazine, in its entirety, entitled The Elegant Wushu of China, published by “Inside Kung-Fu” magazine, while he was a Contributing Editor.

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  • Staples, M. 2008, In Letter to the Editor: Human Nature. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review: Escondido, CA, Fall 2008.
  • Staples, M. and Valerie Hinard2010,The Scapegoat Archetype and the Need to Be Right: Depth Approaches in Organizational Cultures: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 13:3, Fall.
  • Staples, M. 2004, Guided Imagery in Cancer Therapy: Advance for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals, Vol. 17 No. 20,  Sep. 2004.
  • Staples, M. 1999, Technology and Non-Efficient Practices: Spring. A journal of Archetype and Culture, Lost Souls Special Edition, Spring/Summer (Woodstock, Connecticut).
  • Staples, M., 1999, Technology and Non-Efficient Practices. Spring. A journal of Archetype and Culture, Lost Souls Special Edition, Spring/Summer (Woodstock, Connecticut). A phenomenology of the psyche and its technological orientation to being-in-the-word.
  • Staples, M., 1999, The Meaning of Sportsmanship (Screenplay). PBS Children's weekly Series entitled "Adventures with Kanga Roddy." Aired, Summer of 1999 on Chanel 9, SFO.
  • Staples, M., 1997, Befindlichkeit: Hearing our Patients by Listening to Ourselves. Journal of Administrative Radiology, XVI(IV/V). A psychological consideration of an intersubjective methodology associated with the Heidegger's use of the term "Befindlichkeit".
  • Staples, M., 1992,  Concepts in Funding Development Projects. he Radiology Business Management Association, Bulletin 27 (9), September.
  • Staples, M., 1991,  Profit Maximization in Referral-Based medical Practices. Journal of Administrative Radiology, X (III),
  • March. Staples, M., Van Gemeren, 1990,  Hiring Technologists as Temporary Workers without Annoying the IRS (Defining the Independent Contractor). Journal of Administrative Radiology, IX (III), March.
  • Staples, M., 1989, Motivation and Job-Design in Radiation Therapy. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VIII (V), May.
  • Staples, M., 1989,  Approaches to the RT Shortage. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VIII (III), March, 14-16.
  • Staples, M., 1989,  Reevaluating Job Design Models in Radiologic Technology. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VIII (VI), Jung.
  • Staples, M., 1989, Changing Perspectives to Ease RT Shortage.  Advance for Radiologic Technologists (Special ASRT Conference Edition), 2 (26), June. Staples, Michael. Changing Perspectives to Ease RT Shortage. Advance for Radiologic Technologists (Special ASRT Conference Edition) 2, no. 26 (June 1989).
  • Staples, M., 1989, A Diagnostic Instrument for Motivational Analysis in High Reliability, Redundant Job Designs. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VIII (VII), July.
  • Staples, M., 1989, Applications of the Hackman & Oldham Job Diagnostic Survey Instrument to Radiologic Technology. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VIII (VIII), August.
  • Staples, M., 1988,  Time-And-Motion: Improving Efficiency in Radiation Oncology. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VII (IX), September, 35-41.
  • Staples, M., 1988,  Concepts in Funding Radiotherapy Facilities. Journal of Administrative Radiology, VII (V), May, 54-57.
  • Staples, M., 1987, Three Geometric Models for Gaping Adjacent Radiation Fields.  Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 53 (3), Nov/Dec, 237-240.
  • Staples, M., 1986,  Tibet. World of the Supernatural. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, November, 80-82.
  • Staples, M., 1984, The Hop-Gar Horse Set. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 20-24.
  • Staples, M., 1984,  A History of San Francisco's Tong Wars. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December.
  • Staples, M., 1984,  The Kung-Fu Platform. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December.
  • **Corcoran, John, and Emile Farkas. Chinese Entries. In The Overlook Martial Arts Dictionary,  Michael Staples, ed. New York: The Overlook Press, 1983.
  • **Corcoran, John, and Emile Farkas. The Principles of Martial Arts. In Martial Arts Traditions, History and People; Kung-Fu; Wushu;Weapons, Equipment & Training Devices; History, Michael Staples, ed. New York: W.H.Smith Publishing, Inc., 1983.
  • **Staples, M., and A. Chan, 1982, The Elegant WuShu of China (Los Angeles: Unique Publications).
  • **Staples, M., 1981,  A Preview of Wushu. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, May, 21-24. Staples, Michael. A Preview of Wushu. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, May 1981, 21-24.
  • Staples, M., 1981, The Origins of Mi-T'sung-I. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 77-83.
  • Amiot, P., 1980,  Notice du Cong Fou: An 18th Century Jesuit Account of Kung-Fu, Staples, M., Trans. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, May, 38-41.
  • Staples, M., 1980, From State-of-theArt to Art-of-the-State. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, March, 47-49.
  • Staples, M., 1980,  Rock Climbing Offers Adventure. Argus-Courier, March.
  • Staples, M., 1980,  Kung-Fu in the Chinese Cinema. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, June, 44-47.
  • Staples, M., 1980,  Anatomy of a Northern Stylist. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, July, 36-38.
  • Staples, M., 1980,  Look Up, Look Down, Look Out! Here Comes Anthony Chan! Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 26-32.
  • Staples, M., 1980, The Fall of the Shaolin Temple. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, August, 24-31.
  • Staples, M., 1980,  Kung-Fu in Korea. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, April, 38-41.
  • Staples, M., 1979,  Kyuk-Sool-Wan. Official Karate Magazine Annua, Winter, 28-31.
  • Staples, M., 1978, Plans Skills Test (Headline). Argus-Courier, August.
  • Staples, M., 1977,  The Eagle Claw Fan-Tzu Style of Gini Lau (Part I). Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, November, 14-17;49-50.
  • Staples, M., 1977, Wushu in the People's Republic of China. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, May/June, 24-27.
  • Staples, M., 1977,  Man, Magic and Immortality. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, March, 11-12.
  • Staples, M., 1977,  Lui-Lo-Fu. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 42-43.
  • Staples, M., 1977, The Eagle Claw Fan-Tzu Style of Gini Lau (Part II). Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 31-34.
  • Staples, M., 1977,  The Progressive Kung-Fu of Anthony Chan. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, August, 1977.
  • Wong, D., 1977, Introduction. In, edited by Staples, M. (Los Angeles: Unique Publications).
  • Lew, J., 1977, Introduction. Edited by Staples, M. (Los Angeles: Unique Publications).
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Lo Han Technique. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, Winter, 31-33.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Law-Horn Hop-Gar: A Style within a Style. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, Winter, 29-30;78-79.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  The Korean Warrior's Secret Martial Art. Official Karate Magazine, September, 30-33.
  • Staples, M., 1976, Tale of the Devil. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, May, 48-52.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  The 5-Elements Internal Exercise. Official Karate Magazine, March, 33-37.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Crestliner Appointed (Headline). The Courier, January.
  • Staples, M., 1976, The Jew Leong/Hung-Sing Kwoon. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, January, 32-33.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Pat-Mei Kung-Fu. Official Karate Magazine, February, 36-39.
  • Staples, M., 1976, Wushu of China (Cover Story). Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 10-15.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Scuba Diving the California Coastline. Driver Magazine, August, 1-6.
  • Staples, M., 1976,  Doc-Fai-Wong: Kung-Fu's Man of Moderation. Official Karate Magazine, April, 36-37;64.
  • **Staples, M., 1976, Tibetan Kung-Fu (Los Angeles: Unique Publications).
  • **Staples, M., and D. Chin, 1976, Hop-Gar Kung-Fu (Los Angeles: Unique Publications).
  • **Staples, M., and A. Chan, 1976, WuShu of China (San Francisco: Willow Publications).
  • Staples, M., 1975, Kung-Fu in China Today. Official Karate Magazine, Winter, 30-33.
  • Staples, M., 1975, The Hidden Coins of Chen-Yung-Ching. Official Karate Magazine, Winter, 67-71.
  • Staples, M., 1975,  The Money Machine. Action Black Belt, September, 31-33;62-63.
  • Staples, M., 1975, I-Ching, The Book of Changes. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, October, 8-10.
  • Staples, M., 1975,  Turning Heads and Minds with Kyuk-Sool-Wan. Karate Illustrated, October, 50-53.
  • Staples, M., 1975,  Chinese Weaponw. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, July, 28.34.
  • Staples, M., 1975, Be a Good Teacher.Set a Good Example. Action Black Belt Magazine, January, 44-46;65-66.
  • Staples, M., 1975,  Seattle Kung-Fu. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, January, 24-27.
  • Staples, M., 1975, The Return of the White Crane. Black Belt Magazine, December, 30-38.
  • Staples, M., 1975,  Hop-Gar Lama Kung-Fu.  Oriental Fighting Arts, August, 40-50.
  • Staples, M., 1975, The World Tae-Kwon-Do Federation. Karate Illustrated, April, 36-37.
  • Staples, M., 1975, Rock Climbing: Dangling by a Finger Tip.  San Francisco City Magazine, April, 26-27.
  • **Staples, M., 1975, White Crane Gung-Fu (Los Angeles: Ohara Publications).
  • Staples, M., 1974, Ginseng: The Manshaped Root. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, October, 8-11.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  Return of the White Crane. Black Belt Magazine, October, 28-30.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  An Art for the People. Black Belt Magazine, November, 25-27.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  Standing Room Only.  Black Belt Magazine, November, 18.24.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  Year of the Cat.  Black Belt Magazine, June, 16.17.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  Kung-Fu Bridges Political Gap at Chinatown Festival.  Blackbelt Magazine, February.
  • Staples, M., 1974, The Chinese Lion Dance. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December, 23-34.
  • Staples, M., 1974,  Restraining Maneuvors. Inside Kung-Fu Magazine, December,  44-45.
  • Staples, M., 1973, Gung-Fu Federation Formed in California.  Black Belt Magazine, May.
  • Staples, M., 1973, California Gung-Fu Federation, February.
  • Staples, M., 1973, Acupuncture. A Link to Kung-Fu. Black Belt Magazine, August.