Lincoln has been told many times; “you should write a book.” But busy, in his 40 year career as a psychotherapist, time and energy were not available.
He is a 1958 graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois with a major in anthropology and the UCLA School of Social Welfare where he was awarded the MSW degree in 1969. He maintains California state licensure both as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Lincoln taught for seven years in the California State University system and four years at two California Community Colleges where he taught courses in substance abuse prevention and Native American wellness. He was a pre-licensure candidate examiner for ten years for the California Marriage and Family Therapist Examining Board.
He was in private practice for 22 years and served in state mental hospitals, prisons and a Native American community clinic. He volunteered his services on the boards of directors of several community mental health and substance abuse treatment agencies, the California Society for Clinical Social Work and the Solano Partnership Against Violence.
Most recently, Lincoln provided counseling to military members and their families on military installations in Alaska, Germany and California, where he won commendations and awards for his service.
Now, in retirement and pushing toward his 79th birthday, time and motivation are both available and with the help of mentors, support of his soul-mate wife and the grace of God, his first two books of the Irish Odyssey Series are complete and the third will appear soon.
Lincoln is married and lives with his wife in Fairfield, California.