While earning his degree Alasko studied at the Istituto di Terapia Familiare in Rome, Italy under Maurizio Andolfi, co-founder of the European Family Therapy Association and author of six widely-respected books on therapeutic technique. 

Following graduation Dr. Alasko trained extensively with Pia Mellody, author of Facing Codependence, and for many years thereafter used Mellody's model


in conducting two-day, small-group intensives focusing on recovery from childhood abuse. 

Alasko also served for ten years on the Board of Directors of Beacon House, a Monterey Bay recovery center, instituting a free public lecture series on the subjects of codependency, parenting and healthy relationships. 

Alasko's weekly blog for the Experts' online section ofPsychology Today attracts thousands of readers. 

His weekly newspaper column "On Relationships" has run in theMonterey County Herald for fifteen consecutive years.